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.
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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.
Marie Antionette herself would envy this luxurious selection of fine home accoutrements. And we have them for you. First, drape your table with Beauville’s bold and tasteful cloths, like the floral Pivoines. Next, chill your champagne in Mauviel’s impeccable copper-and-bronze ice bucket. Then dine amid the scent of Seda France’s Belgian Marigold candle. Afterward, bed down on Coleur Nature’s gorgeously printed botanical sheets that have the lush look of the French countryside.
Add some understated chic to your boudoir with this Parisian company’s cotton linens, whose patterns are inspired by classic Provençal designs. Choose sheets in bright florals and cool stripes—the coordinating hues make them easy to mix and match—or opt for colorful Kantha throws and quilted shams, the latter with scalloped flanges. Like all of Couleur Nature’s bedding, each piece is hand-stitched and intended to last for decades.