Nautica Home in Broad Bedding Ensemble Debut
Heath E. Combs -- Home Textiles Today, October 20, 2008
Nautica Home recently unveiled 14 new adult bedding ensembles and two new sheet sets as well as a new range of quilts.
The new sheeting includes a 700-thread line in muted tones of cotton sateen, embroidered with a subtle rope motif on the cuff. For the sporty look, a new 450-count line is made from 100% pima cotton and features a cool, crisp finish in 16 colors accented with the rope motif.
Nautica's bedding designs and home accessories for spring 2009 take inspiration from seaside living and feature vibrant colors, a variety of fabrics and graphic prints, many emphasizing the brand's stripes and coastal themes.
Block Island looks at seaside themes from a sophisticated aesthetic. The large navy and white check pattern on the comforter is created using both a jacquard weave and print technique. Constructed from cotton sateen, the comforter reverses to the same check pattern and coordinates with solid white Euro shams with a navy border.
Blue Lake uses shades of red, navy and chalk white to create a plaid print with a graphic, bold look. Pieced Euro shams add a modern effect, while the coordinating sheets and standard pillowcases feature bright, white cuffs that contrast with the patterned sheet.
Blue Grass features a large-scaled sea grass print in soft blue and tan. The reversible comforter includes a watercolor stripe pattern in earth tones. A quilted wave design on the Euro shams serves as an understated nautical detail.
Pure white and varied shades of pale green are found throughout Candlewood Lake's design, accented by chain link and rope motifs. The coordinating Euro shams feature a faille weave and are complemented with fresh green piping. A jacquard rope stripe finishes off the top of bed.
Catalina Island employs a neutral palette of coral and sand and Nautica's signature stripe. Intricate weaving patterns throughout the collection provide texture.
Using a traditional plaid print, Clear Lake incorporates a feminine color scheme. Diverse shades of pink add contrast to earthy sand tones. Euro shams feature dainty pintuck details. Yarn dye sheets, featuring a plaid design, coordinate with textured decorative pillows.
Cove Island features a faille weave in Atlantic blue and China blue. Seaside motifs such as chain link designs on the decorative pillows and Euro shams are incorporated in this ensemble. Atlantic blue standard shams are accented with white piping while coordinating sheets feature the classic Nautica stripe.
North Island features a contemporary square pattern and vibrant color palette of turquoise, green and white, framed by grosgrain ribbon. Horizontal stripes on cotton sheets and standard pillowcase are mixed with decorative pillows that include a pique and faille weave.
Port Washington uses a color scheme of seaweed green accented with varied shades of clay. A chain link motif is woven on the comforter, embroidered on the sheets and quilted on the Euro shams.
The Summer Island collection incorporates citrus colors and graphic prints. The comforter design features a deep coral that fades into a sunset shade, reflecting this season's fashionable hombre pattern. Botanical coral and chalk white prints are found on the coordinating decorative pillows.
Sea Grove includes a fully reversible comforter with sky blue on one side and fresh green with blue piping on the reverse. A detailed flat piping and contrast stitching is found throughout the design. Sea Grove uses cotton twill to give a "lived in" aesthetic. Coordinating sheets use a yarn-dye grid check pattern to complete the look.
Using the color palette of navy and oyster white, Sea Beach's comforter incorporates a seashell pattern in the center that is framed with a white grosgrain ribbon. Punches of vibrant yellow on the decorative pillows add an effervescent element. Rope detailing, grommets, and piping are featured on coordinating pillows.
Woodbridge Lake incorporates sand, pale blue and chocolate while stripes add a modern touch. Coordinating decorative pillows showcase pin tuck detailing.
Nautica also updated its quilt collection, broadening the assortment beyond its traditional patchwork looks to offer a more modern appeal. Graphic prints such as the hibiscus flower are also prevalent in the quilt collection.
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