Williamsburg debuts new collections via six licensees

Brian Carroll, Retail Editor 3, July 22, 2011

Atlanta -- Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Williamsburg program launched several new home furnishings collections with six of its licensees in Atlanta during the recent AmericasMart's Gift, Home & Rug markets.

From palms and birds to pineapples, equestrian themes and magnolias, new Williamsburg products include decorative pillows by Michaelian Home, and gifts and home accents by Creative Co-Op, Department 56, Jim Shore, Andrea by Sadek, and Winward.

Williamsburg noted that many of the new product assortments incorporate design aspects, such as florals and ikats, from the brand's home furnishing textiles lines developed by fabric house P.K. Lifestyles.

"The breadth of the launches in Atlanta showcases the depth of Williamsburg's product offerings and the richness of the design inspiration found in Colonial Williamsburg's archive collections," said Jim Easton, vp of products for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. "With debuts from six licensees, Williamsburg continues to blend today's trends with design traditions of the past."

The Williamsburg Noble Palm collection of home décor and gift items by Creative Co-Op brings tropical style into the home with fish and turtle themed pieces with an ikat accent.

Michaelian Home will debut two sporting pillows based on prints in the Colonial Williamsburg collection. The pillows, titled "On the Hunt," feature midnight black horses silhouetted against a plaid background in varying shades of red and blue, making them a perfect traditional accent for a den or family room.

Elegant magnolia and hydrangea set the tone for Winward's new Williamsburg offerings, which are reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg's gardens.

The purchase of Williamsburg products supports The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's award-winning educational programs and mission.


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