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November 2019- Dallas

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82 I n 1996, when Jane Scott Hodges made the decision to take on the staid and stiff monogram and infuse it with vibrant color and bolder scale, her company, Leontine Linens, was born. New Orleans-based Leontine has since led the way with contemporary monogramming for bed and tabletop and has become an unrivaled resource for couture- quality linens, handmade by Kentucky artisans renowned for their exquisite work. Each piece is custom and made to order via a visit to Hodges' charming Magazine Street-area store or through her website ( Hodges and her team also frequently make BY REBECCA SHERMAN. PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL COSTELLO. ART OF THE MONOGRAM house calls. "Visiting your home is the best way for us to see your personal style," says Hodges, who was recently in Dallas staying with friend and longtime Leontine fan Ann Hobson. Hodges acknowledges that not everyone wants the pressure of a home consultation, so she has scheduled two- day popups at Mecox stores around the country, including Dallas, this month. "The pop-ups at Mecox are a good way for people to be introduced to us and see what we have to offer," she says. "Mac Hoak (founder of Mecox) and I go back a long way — we started our businesses the same year, and I did my fi rst trunk show at his fi rst store in Southampton." Clients can design something totally unique, or they can choose from about 30 styles of embroidered and appliquéd monograms and borders ranging from classic to modern, in endless color combinations. Sheeting is made from Egyptian cotton and milled in Italy, then cut by hand at Leontine JANE SCOTT HODGES AND LEONTINE LINENS TOOK A DATED BUT DIGNIFIED CONCEPT — THE MONOGRAM — AND INFUSED IT WITH VIBRANT COLOR AND BOLD SCALE. THE MODERN MONOGRAM WAS BORN. HERE, BOTH JANE AND LEONTINE AT HOME IN NEW ORLEANS. Jane Scott Hodges at home in New Olreans Monogrammed napkin by Leontine Linens.

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