With the days finally seeming longer and the snow thawing, it really feels like Spring is on its way. The birds are singing that bit louder, buds are bursting from branches and in the air there’s a kind of sigh of relief that winter seems to be retreating. So we thought it would be a great time to look forward to some of our favourite linen essentials for Spring/Summer 2018.
Inga and the team recently spent some time in a beautiful house in France shooting pictures of our bedlinen, linen tableware, clothes and towels. The products all look so stunning against the gorgeous rustic stone of the French house, with its turquoise shutters, glimmering pool and the soft Mediterranean sunlight streaming through the open windows. If you need a bit of summer freshness and inspiration for linen clothes for your holiday or just for the new season, here’s some snapshots of what we’ve got in store for you.
Pour yourself a bubbly drink, add ice and lemon, grab a bowlful of olives and a chunk of artisan bread, and enjoy the feeling of a French summer’s afternoon. Wherever you are.
Our linen dresses and tunics are always bestsellers, and with good reason. They are versatile (great for layering when the evenings cool down), elegant and look effortlessly stylish. The kind of piece that will last you all through this summer and plenty more to come, whether paired with a sunhat and straw bag or worn over jeans. Linen also travels well, thanks to its innate, charming crumples and being so lightweight. This is a must-have item for Spring/Summer 2018.
So good they’ve warranted a post all to themselves, our new range of beach towels make the perfect travelling companions. Imagine plunging into that cool, blue water, swimming laps with the sound of chirruping cicadas in the background and climbing out to be enveloped in the soft, absorbent luxury of a linen towel. Summer doesn’t get much better than that.
One of the best things about Spring and Summer is being able to spend more time outdoors and in nature. Eating meals al fresco with friends and family is a joy, and one of those simple pleasures that memories are made of. For a special Spring gathering (maybe to mark the Equinox, Mother’s Day or just a celebration of togetherness) here’s how to set your table so that it looks gorgeous yet unfussy. We styled one of our Tuscany linen tablecloths with striped linen napkins, simple, fresh food and some foraged flowers. Candles always finish off any table setting. Use glass jars to shelter the candles if you are eating outside and dot along the table. Even in daylight a candle adds magic and focus to a table.
When your apron looks as great as this you won’t want to take it off. Whether you are harvesting the first bounty from your garden or preparing a home cooked supper, our supersoft stonewashed linen apron with handy large pockets will become your new home essential. They are machine washable and get better with every wash, making them a practical as well as pretty choice.
For lazy Springtime mornings treat yourself to some charming linen pyjamas and an always-useful linen robe. Perfect for lounging in bed with the morning papers and coffee, or pottering around the house doing a Spring tidy up.
Hooray for the changing seasons! Let linen bring a dash of Spring to your house and wardrobe, wherever you call home.