Paris-based designer Bruno Lamy discovered the age-old tradition of hand-block printing while traveling in India. When he returned home, he began using the technique in his studio to depict the flora, fauna, and fruit of Provence on vibrantly colored linens and bedding. Couleur Nature's collections feature the traditional workmanship of fine French linens—think matelasse, hand-finishing and scalloped edging—and include everything from shams and quilts to tablecloths and napkins.
These linens’ soft, neutral hues and subtle patterns will lend a sophisticated yet effortlessly laid-back tone to your table. They make a timeless style statement for spring (and beyond).
Feather your nest at a fraction of the retail cost, thanks to our deep holiday discounts. Transform your bedroom into an oasis with luxurious linens and throws from Anichini and Kelly Wearstler (look for high thread counts and lovely embroidered details); and turn your bathroom into a spa with plush bathrobes from Molteni Home and modern accessories from the Donna Karan Home Collection.
Imbue your home with a beachy vibe—even if it’s anything but summery outdoors—with goods featuring the classic pairing of blue and white. Make a graphic statement with Judy Ross’ Spray handknotted rug, fashioned from silk and wool, or rest easy on Sferra’s Lindsay sheet set, with its floral-inspired jacquard embroidery. Finally, snag an elegant accessory, like Cenedese’s cobalt Murano-glass vase. Each is mouthblown in Italy, following centuries-old traditions.
If you want to be whisked away to the French countryside but don't quite have the time (or budget) to do so at the moment, why not start at home -- namely, with Couleur Nature's hand-finished, exquisitely-detailed bedding and accent pieces, handmade in India with an ancient printing technique. Classic, iconic French country patterns abound in pieces like the Manon sheet set, with its floral pattern, in chambray/blue hues; and the Melanie sheet set, in soft blue with a denser floral-toile pattern. Don't be afraid to blend this bedding into a contemporary setting — but, if you wish to keep the French country theme going, add accent pieces like beautifully weathered Barreveld wood trays and a collection of vintage-looking Vitrocolor narrow-mouth carafes.