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Just In: Frette Bedding In (Mostly) Colorful Patterns

When someone from luxury linen company Frette suggested I check out its offerings, I figured it was about time I did. Although there’s a Frette boutique in Boston, right across from the Apple store in fact, I have never been in, nor have I worked with Frette for local publications, since I didn’t have a contact. Hopefully that will now change.

Of course I am familiar with Frette bedding (oh, to have crisp Italian linens), especially the Frette Hotel Classic line. I was delighted to see a selection of fun prints too.

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The cashmere feather weight fringed throw is done in a new, clear shade of blue that coordinates perfectly with the Carline Euro cushion cover. The pillow’s graphic 1950s inspired sunflower design, embroidered on cotton canvas, is an homage to the French Atlantic coastal town of Biarritz. I love the playful crisscross petal pattern embroidered on the Bayonne sheet set, and the boho pattern of the Labourd printed duvet cover has the same graphic design as the pillow. 

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The Delft Tournai Collection takes cues from the Dutch hand painted tiles. the sheets features printed borders, while the quilt and sham use this small scale pattern all over cotton jacquard. The Bayonne sheeting from above mixes in well with it too.


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I’m not really a floral print person, but have been appreciating them a lot of late, with its resurgence in fashion and home decor. Frette’s Fiorito floral is fresh and pretty without being sweet. The palette is clear and strong, incorporating 13 different colors. And what my mother-in-law would do for that new violet colored lightweight cashmere throw. So totally her color. The Traviata Fleur de Saffran scented candle in a lilac porcelain  holder with platinum trim is the perfect touch for the bedside table.

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Now we’re into my personal decor territory. I actually have a similar duvet with gray border, in fact. This Bicolore Duvet Cover is part of the Frette Essentials Collection. To add the illusion of texture without color, try  tone-on-tone pieces, like this Cap Ferrat Tressage Euro Sham, which has a jacquard cotton upper with a vintage basket weave design. The gray-on-gray Lou Lou throw is a combination of silk, cashmere and cotton jacquard, decorated with an Art Deco stylized floral pattern inspired by Jean Cocteau. 

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Lastly, since Cape Cod is on my mind (just 2 1/2 weeks until school ends and we’re out of here), I couldn’t resist sourcing a little shopping list for my summer self. This Bicolore pillowcase in hemstitch cotton sateen reminds me of my wedding invitation; I love the creamy border on white. The Kishar slippers with silver embroidered logo seems so civilized, especially in butter yellow. Brings me back to Venice. I love the subtle contrast of the skinny braided straw handles on this white leather Idra tote, and the Demetrio teal leather keychain, which can go around your neck, on a hook, or slipped through your beach tote handles. 

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Giveaway: Matouk Linens

In addition to writing content for the newly launched Matouk blog and creating the Matouk Pinterest boards, the Massachusetts-based Matouk bedding company has asked me to participate in its blogger giveaway extravaganza. Each week over one month Matouk will be giving away a sheet set (top and bottom sheet) through a different blog. Marissa Marcantonio at Stylebeat kicked it off, and now it’s StyleCarrot’s turn. So scroll down, see what you need to do, and hopefully you’ll win!

Matouk StyleCarrot Sheet Set Bedding Giveaway

TO ENTER: 

1.  Like Matouk on Facebook

2.  Follow @Matouk on Twitter

3.   Leave a comment on this blog post with the size and color you’d like

Deadline: March 17, 2013, midnight ET

One StyleCarrot reader will be chosen at random to win the bedding in the next 3 weeks. Good luck!

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Matouk is also giving away a monogrammed Lowell Duvet Cover on its Facebook page.

For a chance to win, complete the following by March 17, 2013,  midnight ET,

1. Like Matouk on Facebook
2. Follow @Matouk on Twitter
3. Share a photo of a beautifully made bed on the Matouk Facebook wall, along with your bed size, initials, and preferred color.

 

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