Sferra Light Pink Linens
The secret of Sferra‘s enduring reputation lies in its insistence on the finest materials. Everything begins with first-quality fibers. Using only the natural fibers of linen and long staple Egyptian cotton, Italian and Western European textile masters apply state-of-the art technology to spin, dye and finish each individual yarn to the precise specifications and stringent standards required to create fabrics of distinction.
SFERRA Fine Linens have enlivened society homes, graced the tables at White House state dinners, and been selected for use in the sleeping quarters at the Vatican. A company rich in history with roots in Italy, SFERRA appeals to consumers who aspire to all levels of luxury by offering premier linen collections with thread counts ranging from 200 to 1,020-each of which possess SFERRA’s signature style and quality.
Sferra‘s Grande sheeting is styled after the sheets that grace the beds of some of the finest in the world. So if your’re wondering why you always sleeps so well in a five-star hotel-this may be the answer. Crisp white sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, and shams are framed in tailored double rows of colored satin stitching, and are woven by the masters in Italy to last through endless washing. They will probably be the nicecest 200 thread count Egyptian cotton percale sheets you will ever feel.
Choosing only the very finest, longest-staple Egyptian cotton, have it spun into gossamer yarn, then woven in Italy into a luminous sateen that is strong yet supple, sleek yet soft. The sheets, pillowcases, shams and duvet cover are finished with a classic hemstitched border, and coordinate perfectly with our Capri or Millesimo 1020 thread count sateen bedding. Please purchase on online www.etabletop.com
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Shedding Some Light on Gothic Style
Unfortunately today Gothic design or indeed anything Gothic related, is wrongly viewed with sinister undertones by the general public. Shock rockers like Marilyn Manson and moody teenagers who enjoy vampire movies and stealing the mother’s Eyeliner, have certainly not helped with the plight of this once much loved style. Given today’s misinterpretation of the style which meddles in dark imagery and black on black colour schemes, it may surprise many to discover that Gothic style was initially concerned with bringing light and colour into the gloomy Medieval spaces of its heyday. Architects of the Middle Ages devised an innovative way of building that allowed slender masonry walls to support large areas of glass so that the places of worship could be brighter, taller and generally more uplifting places to be. Out this was born the Gothic style as Ecclesiastical architecture began to become the main source of influence to design on a domestic level.
Now resurfacing as a very popular design movement, Gothic interior design is a wonderfully ornate and delicate style that is sure to add some splendour and romance to your home. Starting with the floor, a hard surface is the most typical- tiles, stone or a dark hardwood are all perfect though you may want to add a rug or two for comfort.
Other important elements are fireplaces, stained glass and wooden beams. For a really authentic look, recreate classic pointed arches in narrow areas of your home such as the hallway or above your windows.
Walls should be dramatically coloured by either painting or wallpapering with elaborate Gothic style motifs. Colours to include are crimson, ochre, dark green, black, violet and gold. Continuing the theme and palette with your fabrics will really see the Gothic period brought to life. Settees, cushions, bedspreads and curtains should all contain heraldic or floral patterns with curtains especially benefiting from extra attention. Really add drama with material such as velvet or satin and include beaded tassels, beaded tie-backs, pelmets and wrought iron tie-back hooks. For added effect, include extra fabric details around the home such as table runners, wall tapestries and windowsill cushions.
Furniture should be of heavy, hardwood construction and should be elaborately carved. Details to look out for are turned legs, arched designs, plush upholstery and carved details containing Medieval or religious elements. At this point your home will contain all of the main features that define the Gothic style whilst remaining unfussy and clutter free. If however, you do wish to intensify the theme, add details such as candles, wrought iron sculpture, gargoyles, crosses and stone statues. Though I would only advise you do so if your home has the necessary size and is much older, otherwise the final look will end up a little “theme park” and lose the all important scale.
Gothic interior design is a beautifully evocative route to follow if it is a dramatic finish you desire. It is certainly not the foreboding, doom and gloom style that movies and music have led us to perceive. Its many facets offer so much scope for personalisation and just as effective at simply adding a little softness to your home as it is at transforming it into a full on castle-like retreat. It is completely up to you how far you want to take it.
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Sferra Light Blue Linens
A discussion of luxury bedding would be incomplete without a nod to Sferra. World famous for their luxury linens, Sferra is always a mainstay in the highly competitive world of fine linens. The Witney linen collection from Sferra captures the essence of opulence and luxury in an understated and elegant fashion. This elegant Italian sheeting is masterfully woven of 100% Egyptian cotton to a 650 thread count to reveal an unusually smooth and sleek jacquard surface. The lovely floral damask design is instantly stylish and always classic. Everything begins with first-quality fibers.
Using only the natural fibers of linen and long staple Egyptian cotton, Italian and Western European textile masters apply state-of-the art technology to spin, dye and finish each individual yarn to the precise specifications and stringent standards required to create fabrics of distinction. SFERRA Fine Linens have enlivened society homes, graced the tables at White House state dinners, and been selected for use in the sleeping quarters at the Vatican. A company rich in history with roots in Italy, SFERRA appeals to consumers who aspire to all levels of luxury by offering premier linen collections with thread counts ranging from 200 to 1,020-each of which possess SFERRA’s signature style and quality.
Sferra Linens & Sferra Bedding has been creating exceptionally high quality linens since 1891, and the quality and attention to detail is undeniable. SFERRA serves more than 1,000 of the finest luxury specialty linen and home accent stores worldwide who carry its premium Italian sheeting and top-of-bed lines. Within North America, SFERRA is proud to count Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Horchow, and Bloomingdale’s among its stable of discerning customers. For more details visit http://www.etabletop.com/
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