Filed under: Decor
D. Porthault is always inventing and reinventing itself with exuberant bed linens. As the first company to initiate screen-printed patterns on bed linens, Porthault started a revolution in "dressing the bed." In the 1920s when the company was founded, it was de rigueur to have pristine white sheets, yet Porthault opted for the sunny colors of the Impressionist painters. Today, those sunny colors ---in carefully controlled small doses ---continue to enhance and enliven their sheets, towels, tableware, and much more. Yet, it's not just color and patterns that distinguish the new creations, but hand-embroidery of the most delicate type. Consider the new Mimosa bed linens which have pale yellow and lime tiny flowers, probably inspired by Bonnard's painting "Studio with Mimosa." The look is rainbow-bright, yet still classic.