Nicknamed “the Queen of Seventh Avenue,” New York City-based fashion designer Donna Karan launched her label in 1985 with Essentials — an accurately titled collection of monochromatic, cashmere and jersey women’s separates designed for sophisticated working women. Karan’s creations achieved instant success, and her signature style moves — all-black ensembles, curve-hugging bodysuits, straightforward shapes — have been inspiring designers and chic city ladies ever since. These days the name Essentials refers to Karan’s designer bath and bedding collection — part of the Donna Karan Home label, launched in 2001. Cashmere, silk charmeuse, and high thread-count Egyptian cotton transform ordinary pillow shams and decorative pillows, throw blankets, sheets, and duvet covers into luxurious affairs, while distinctive graphics add extra panache to soap dispensers and wastebaskets. From the classic City Stripe bedding set to the calming simplicity of the delicately ruffled, all-white Pure Romance Collection, these Essentials will turn your bed and bath into relaxing oases.
You spend a third of your life in your bedroom—so it should inspire you. This selection will do just that: Ashvyn's sheet sets in soft colors are a smart start. Then add accessories like Aviva Stanoff's nature-inspired votives and vases. Complete the picture with Holly Hunt's industrial-inspired lighting, Fabulous and Baroque's bedside table, and whatever else speaks to you.
Refresh your master suite for summer (and well beyond) with these easy, breezy options. And, at these prices — up to 90 percent off — it’ll do you well to stock up for the guest room and the gift closet.
Retire your raggedy old beach towel, and lounge on these luxurious spreads instead. All are marked by bold prints or happy colors (sometimes both) — and major discounts.
Doing the bird thing and flying somewhere warm for the winter? These towels will have you made in the shade (or, actually sand). Their bright colors and happy prints will put you in a summery mood just in time for that well-deserved vacation. Now excuse us while we book a flight.