by Marisa Marcantonio

What a breath of fresh air! A discovery like this makes the whole trek across the trade show well worth it. VW's stand at the show was a cozy mecca of prints.

All Photos Courtesy of Virginia Witbeck Design LLC
Virginia Witbeck is a renaissance woman. As a former creative director at Ralph Lauren, she has an eye for style and understands the importance of details. She travels India, designs wonderful jewelry, and is now launching a home collection of soft goods for the table.
Virginia Witbeck Design LLC is located in New York City. If you are interested in finding a shop that carries the collection, please email her at

This collection will win over Porthault aficionados near and far. Young and kicky, it will not produce sticker shock (like the P word often does). Printed on soft cotton that gets better with age, you will want to give them to all your friends in warm climates. Each piece is trimmed in a solid piping that ties the colors together nicely. This pattern would make a great plush towel. Virginia, consider it for the next collection!

Leopard is hard to get right. A suggestion of an animal print, rather than an all out onslaught is so much nicer. The soft lavender and pink shades are delicious.

A royal blue colorway looks great with a touch of gold as shown above.

Ikat in a punched-up yellow would look great with royal blue china and sunflowers.

Primary colors suit this Ikat. I am glad to see the chocolate,since it has become a neutral and beloved part of today's palette.

Arabian horses march across cocktail napkins. What a good conversation starter these make!

Tutti fruti colors are sure to match most Jack Rogers sandals.

Graphic and patriotic in red and navy, this set a must if you live in the DC area. Get it now and you will be ready for July 4th.

Sweet dahlias and climbing vines would work nicely at a spring shower or tea.

Embroidered linens with a scallop edge are not too fussy and will match almost any china.