It can start with a handkerchief, or a cocktail napkin or two, and before you know it- you've been bitten by the Porthault bug. At least that's how it began with me. I'm absolutely smitten with any and all Porthault prints- clovers, millefleurs, lips- it doesn't matter because I love them all. Now I know that some of you linen purists out there won't understand this, and that's okay. Every linen closet should have plain white sheets and towels. But what's wrong with having a little fun? At least that's the excuse that I use every time I hit the Porthault store. I've got the hankies, the cocktail napkins, the china, and even a wastebasket, and as God is my witness- I will own a set of Porthault sheets someday soon!!!
But, in the meantime, I can just daydream by looking at these beautiful beds adorned with my dream linen.
Todd Romano rescued this paisley print from the Porthault archives for his guest bedroom. In my opinion, it's the perfect Porthault print for a man. (Image from House & Garden)
Rita Konig obviously likes it too, although she chose a more muted pattern (image via Domino)
The resourceful Deeda Blair used her trousseau Porthault sheets to create bed curtains (House Beautiful, 9/2001)
Harry Slatkin chose crisp, clean blue and white for his bedding (photo courtesy of House & Garden)
Diana Vreeland's floral print Porthault sheets don't really clash with the other prints in the room- they just add to the vibrancy of it.