Home comfort.AS SIGNS OF AN ECONOMIC recovery continue to emerge, the New York International Gift Fair and the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week will both take place this month with plenty of new products. Textiles vendors exhibiting at the show and in the 7 W New York and 230 Fifth Ave. showroom buildings hope to take advantage of a growing optimism from retailers by unveiling a spate of new fashions, designs and colors.
1 One of Bella Notte's new bed ensembles features the Sophia Queen Coverlet in crimson matched with a linen standard pillowcase in white, a linen queen-size flat sheet in white and linen curtain panels in white. bellanottelinens.com 2 Pink Cabbage Rose is a new decorative pillow from Peking Handicraft made of linen and embroidered, which can be combined with it's new White French Rose embroidered decorative pillow. pkhc.com 3 Oil Cloth Alley used retro designs, "reminiscent of your grandmother's table," in its new collection of handmade tablecloths, baskets, runners and aprons. oilclothalley.com
Yves Delorme Collection
Regence is one of the newest bed ensembles introduced by the company. Made of Egyptian cotton, it's designed with an understated elegance that speaks to Yves Delorme's focus on delivering an entire lifestyle embodying French "art de vivre"--which seeks to delight the consumer with their design and bring restful sleep with their softness.
Even with the challenges presented by today's economic environment, Yves Delorme is staying true to its goal of manufacturing products of high quality and value. Jean Baptiste deJaham, the company's chief executive officer, said this focus is "the most critical of our strategies. In addition, however, we have expanded our basics to include a wider array of colors and styles to appeal to the more conservative buyer of today."
DeJaham said Yves Delorme would likely continue running up against those challenges for the remainder of this year. "Sales are certainly improving, but the upward climb will be gradual," he said. "We plan to stay on course with the essence of our company--quality, value and good service--and be as creative as possible with programs and promotions to stimulate growth."
1 The St. Petersburg comforter from Scandia Home is filled with Siberian white goose down of 850 to 900 fill power, and is hypoallergenic and customizable. scandiahome.com 2 Made in Italy, MacKenzie is a twill-weave bed ensemble from Sferra made of 100 percent Egyptian cotton, with duvet covers, pillow shams, sheets and pillowcases. sferra.com 3 Room Service LA borrowed from its apparel design and graphic experience to create its collection of home accessories and accent furniture pieces, including a complete line of modern throw pillows. roomservicela.com 4 Blissliving's Sherpa throw blanket is matched with the Argo Medallion throw blanket and the Sherpa decorative pillow. All are part of the Shangri-La collection. blisslivinghome.com 5 Elegant simplicity in pure white is the hallmark behind DownTown's new ensemble featuring the Metropolitan duvet cover and pillow shams, which are combined with the Monaco, Provence and Isabella sheet sets and pillowcases. downtowncompany.com
6 Rani Arabella is launching its Cashmere Equestrian collection of matching decorative pillows and throws, which are handmade in Italy of 100 percent cashmere and which include pillows in oblong and square shapes. raniarabella.com 7 Perfect Fit debuts its new showroom at 230 Fifth Ave. by presenting the Luxury Loft mattress pad, an addition to its line of basic bedding. perfectfitindustries.com