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November 2019- Dallas

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85 Above: In the dining room, Ralph Lauren Home amethyst Ionian Sea wallpaper. Antique pear wood and iron table. Vintage lamp from Driscoll Design & Decoration. Right, from top: The family's wirehaired pointing griffons, Cocoa and Dulce, in the entry. Millwork in Benjamin Moore Moonlight White. In the kitchen, limed pine floors, Serena & Lily chairs, Cole & Son's Palm wallpaper. Favorite monogram. Etienne. It has a wonderful chinoiserie feel to it. It was one of our first monograms, and it's still my favorite. Modern times. Color and scale are paramount to giving linens a modern vibe. The letterform can be incredibly traditional, but all that seems to disappear when the monogram is a shade of chartreuse. Tips on caring for linens. • My number-one tip is to use your linens. They'll rot in a drawer but only get finer with use. • Linens are intimidating to a lot of people. So much so that we put together a care booklet that ships with every order. It's really not that scary, I promise! • All of our products are designed to be used and cared for at home. Nothing needs to be sent out. • Washing: Machine-wash warm, tumble-dry low. If you remove while still slightly damp, many pieces can be hand-pressed and folded or put right on the bed. • Ironing: Everything looks better ironed. But, really, it's your bed. Nobody else sees it, so don't iron your sheets if you don't want to. • Bleach: All kinds — chlorine or oxygen bleach — are corrosive and will break down the fibers in your linens over time. They also return your linens to their original greige state — most people don't know linens are dyed white. • Storing: Do not store in plastic or in direct sunlight. If you are storing for long periods of time, acid-free tissue is recommended to prevent yellowing. "I THINK THE HOUSE REFLECTS OUR JOY IN COMING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS, WITH ALL THESE BRIGHT COLORS. " — Jane Scott Hodges

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