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Kate Spade reveals new bedding collection

Carole Sloan -- Home Textiles Today, April 5, 2004

Simple motifs and a crisp color palette of chocolate, sky, gray and yellow highlight the new bedding collection at Kate Spade Home.

The company also is introducing its first bath collection which consists of towels, shower curtains and decorative bath accessories in Tiverton ceramic.

Solid-color sheets of cotton Oxford cloth are in the same four color palette to complement the bedding and accessories. Attached hems feature a contrasting stitch color.

In bedding, St. Moritz is a graphic dot bed with embroidered dots of different sizes for the duvet cover. Striped sheets of yarn-dyed cotton poplin are tailored with a white cuff. Pillow covers are one of the four colors and white. A barratto stitch is used as detailing on the pillow cases and solid-color flat sheet hem.

Litchfield Lea is an engineered print, subtle but colorful in sky, chocolate and green. Signature Kate Spade details such as gussetted embroidered pillows and solid reverse pillows add to the crisp look.

Meade Commons is a yarn-dyed Oxford cotton that mixes stripes and window pane designs. Pillowcases feature an inner gusset that uses different colors of the bed which comes in green or yellow with sky stripes and blue with coral stripes.

With the bedding launch last market, only queen and king sizes were offered. Based on retailers' requests, twins and fulls are now offered.

In bath, Larabee Dot towels in 11 colors is the company's debut in the category. The bath at $24.99 sale is 18 pounds at 30-by-54 inches. Shower curtains, interpreting the designs of the beds, are canvas, sateen and poplin, and include the bedding details. Retails are $70 and $80.

An all-cotton coverlet, Quilted Noel, uses sateen for the face and reverse in the classic Kate Spade "noel mark."

A yarn-dyed New Zealand wool blanket with a grosgrain border at $280 for the queen, and a cashmere throw blanket in a herringbone weave and grosgrain trim is $259 queen.

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