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January 27, 2010,
Among the key introductions for Cuddledown at the New York International Gift Fair earlier this month is Water Lilies (pictured here), based on the company's long-standing Monet collection, which has been at retail for more than 20 years. Water Lilies' impressionistic pattern has a soothing color palette that coordinates with Cuddledown's embroidered dragon-fly sheets and decorative pillows. It is made with 300 thread-count, 100 percent organic cotton--a fabrication that is featured on many of the company's bedding collections. The company is also showcasing an expansion to its Seersucker collection, in the form of a fitted sheet with a durable and puckered weave. Cuddledown said the fabrication is as light and breathable as the apparel fabric, and the texture of the bedding gives a bedroom a soft and airy atmosphere. The third key introduction is an updated design of the Sophia bed ensemble. This is made with a 400 thread-count, 100 percent cotton sateen, and comes in a duvet cover and shams with a wrinkle-free finish. Also in the design is hand-sewn pin tucks, giving the design the look of comfort and a fresh feel. cuddledown.com
The throw manufacturer is seeking to maintain its reputation for leading the way in color trends in home accents with a series of throws it is launching early this year. Typical of this approach is Style VH ST-PIC (pictured here), a woven throw that combines pickle and fern tones in a lightweight stripe design. Style VH ST-PIC is available in two sizes--42-by-72 inches with a suggested retail price of $245, and 52-by-72 inches with a suggested retail price of $310. Two other new throws--Style NM-PL PAMR and Style NM-PL PNUT--make use of red shades. So does Style VH PL D4, which is being geared for Winter 2010 and which is part of a twill series combining shades of dark green, gold, red and brown. "For the holidays, it's always fun to design new red throws," said Judith Rose, head designer for Textillery. "Red seems to transmit both energy and joy, bringing smiles to customers' faces." Style HLT PL-PVA, a heavyweight plush plaid design, blends shades of gold, putty and lichen with accents of amaretto, and is woven with rayon chenille and cotton club yarns. Rose said this is her favorite new throw in Textillery's winter collection. "The throw is inherently interesting because of its many color changes, and yet it is neutral enough to go anywhere," she said. textillery.com
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