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Springs Refreshes Court of Versailles

Springs Global US has expanded its Court of Versailles luxury collection, not only with more product classifications but also with a broader color palette.

"We are pushing color forward a little bit more," said Hermine Mariaux, director of licensing for the Court of Versailles brand. The latest introductions also nod toward seasonality, an important distinction for carriage trade retailers."

New top of bed introductions include:

  • "La Vie En Rose" — An old-fashioned rambling rose pattern in strawberries-and-cream combination. The accent in the all cotton jacquard weave is a soft ivory. Mercerized yarns give dimension, depth and texture to the flowers and vines. A cotton pique coverlet in cream with pink ribbon accents and matching shams lend a summery touch. Pillows are cotton sateen with petite rose embroidery.

  • "Cadeau" — A pattern of oversized ribbons and bows arranged in a horizontal layout with large scale motifs in a mineral blue tint. The jacquard woven is a silk blend. Decorative pillows woven from wide satin ribbons echo the design of the duvet. The companion piece is the "Chanterelle" quilt, featured in a pale mineral color.

  • "Marquis" — Classic appliquéd scroll work accented with embroidered floral vines in powder blue set against ivory cotton ground. The ground is textured in a mini Ottoman weave. The appliquéd scrollwork is repeated on standard and European shams as well as decorative pillows.

  • "Royal Brocade" — This detailed woven jacquard in rich tones of teal, bronze and cream forecasts deeper colors toward fall 2008. The strie warp sets off an intricate decorative pattern highlighted by a metallic glint. The duvet is trimmed with a twisted cord, and the decorative pillows are heavily embroidered in rich bronze tones.

  • "Valois" — A mocha quilt in silk with appliqué work in cotton velvet accents. Hand quilting outlines the appliquéd motifs. Shams and decorative pillows echo the beauty of this extraordinary quilt.

  • "Acanthus" — The Mediterranean plant acanthus leaf motif is featured on this cotton jacquard ensemble. The outer bed consists of a comforter rather than a duvet to offer a starting price point for a luxury ensemble. "Acanthus" is offered in several different colors: wineberry, seafoam and twilight blue.

In sheets, Court of Versailles has debuted Caprice, an embroidery in porcelain blue on white and gray. The 400-count sheet is available in six colors. Also new in sheeting is Chainette, an embellished sheet with a chain embroidered cuff. The 400-count sateen is offered in three colors.

Spring is introducing two new comforters in the collection. "Fleur de Lis" is a 400 count sateen baffle box comforter is framed with a flange embroidered with white on white fleurs de lis. The pillows are gusseted with the same embroidered emblems and offered in down or down alternative. "Lily" is a traditional damask updated from an archival swatch. Loose flowers trail over the face of the 300 count cotton damask, which is filled with white goose down in a baffle box construction for higher loft and lightweight warmth. Coordinating pillows are available in down or down alternative.

In blankets, Court of Versailles has added a new range of colors to Satine is a silk-filled blanket. "Cotton Caress" features twist cotton yarns woven into a simple balanced basket weave in natural, mist, honey, milk coffee and butter. "Twill" is a tailored option in this new cotton blanket in a diagonal twill weave, hemmed in a denser stitch to stabilize and hold the blanket's shape.

"Baby Alpaca" is a whisper weight throw woven in Peru on vintage Italian looms by master weavers using the finest natural alpaca yarns. Each throw is hand finished with a 3-inch hand twisted fringe. The throw is offered in three natural tones: ecru, heathery gray and heathery brown.

In bath, Court of Versailles introduced two bath towels to complement bedding. "Opulence" is woven of long staple, low-twist cotton from Turkey and features a generous jacquard border of leaf motifs adapted from the "Caprice" sheets collection. "Belle Epoque" is a yarn dye in a damask and coordinates with Opulence.

Springs also created new bath accessories collections. "Tea Leaf" in metallic luster takes its name from the subtlety of Asian tea papers, molded in softly rounded shapes hint at Eastern influences. "Belle Epoque" is a grouping of large mirrored pieces, overlaid with a formal damask design. "Hammered Metal" in silver tones is used on simple, clean pieces. "Repousse" features dimensional flowers and leaves sculpted in porcelain in two finishing options: glazed and unglazed.

Two shower curtains offer coordination to luxurious Court of Versailles bedding patterns. "Chateau" ties in with a Court Of Versailles bedding pattern of the same name. The design features embroidery across the top of the cotton sateen heading. It is offered in three colorways. "La Vie En Rose" is the classic cotton pique in ivory which coordinates directly with the summer weight top-of-the-bed spread and European shams of the newest of Court of Versailles bedding ensembles. All pique elements, including the shower curtain, are trimmed in pink gros grain ribbon.

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