A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
And so begins LINENS: For Every Room and Occasion. What is more luscious on the bed than fresh linen sheets and cases, broken into velvety softness by regular use and proper laundering and pressing? And what is more inviting and festive at the dining table than tablecloths or placemats and napkins - colorful or natural, vintage or new, richly embroidered and monogrammed, or crisply tailored? Yes, these niceties require more attention than no-iron percale, or paper goods, but they are the hallmark of gracious living and entertaining, and we are drawn, more than ever, to these affordable domestic
pleasures, for our own every-day use, and for our treasured dinner and houseguests.
Offering both visual inspiration and practical information, Jane Scott Hodges' Linens: For Every Room and Occasions is the ultimate guide to living and entertaining with fine textiles. Whether your style is classic or modern, casual or formal, crisply pressed or nonchalantly rumpled, linens are uniquely adaptable to the way you live and decorate, and the surest way to put a personal stamp on your home.
Hardcover / 9.5” x 12” / 240 pages / 200 color photos Rizzoli New York / ISBN: 978-0-8478-4216-2