Living In Linen

The fabric of choice today is linen or linen blends, as was obvious at this year’s Designer Markets. Linen is part of a movement back to essential values: calmer living, less is more, with simplicity.

Linen is as ancient as the Egyptians. It is sturdy, resilient as well as timeless. It only gets softer and more luxurious with age. Linen is also inherently ecological, amazingly comfortable and forever beautiful. It is such a versatile fabric that it not only offers comfort but also a sophisticated, tailored look to a room.

The beauty of using linen is that it can be clean and contemporary or soft and shabby chic. A popular choice seen today starts with a neutral base design in whites, grays or beige. Colors are used in pillows, rugs and other accessories to give your home the look you want. Simple touches added to a linen piece, such as a beautiful tape trim or contrasting fabric on the bottom of drapes or on a sofa skirt, are just a couple of options that can add interest to an otherwise

When deciding on your window treatments, consider the privacy needed as well as that beautiful Hill Country view you so love. Linen stationary panels with sheers or blinds may be the best choice for you. They are also an economical dressing for your windows especially through our new Drapery Program in which you get panels and hardware with a quick turnaround.

Let the versatility and quiet elegance of linen inspire a naturally beautiful approach to decorating your home.

By the way, the title of this article is from the logo of the beautiful new linen bedding from Pom Pom, now available at Cowgirls & Lace.

By Reba Byrd and Gerry Clampitt