Thomasville Eschews Sameness in Bedding Lines
Brent Felgner -- Home Textiles Today, May 1, 2006
New York — Thomasville Home Furnishings' latest bedding fashions span a range from cabin looks to the beach, from country estate to hip youthful looks and still others with ready-to-wear influence.
The assortments' positive reception seemed to echo the larger home textiles market-wide tone that demanded more differentiation and eschewed some of the safer “me-too” looks. For example, Lola offered a loft look with a blue and white, positive-negative feel. Decorative pillows, which generally took a larger role in defining top-of-the-bed design this spring, added a heavy ready-to-wear influence with a gingham, featuring a bias braid. Dancing Shoes accented the lifestyle feel.
In a similar vein, Lara brought a “hippy chic” look to the fore with an onyx look in a pumpkin color.
And Abaco was a lively youthful design on cotton duck, in canary, blue, azure and red. A dec pillow in a plaid stripe topped the offering.
Yet, abandoning safe looks didn't mean ignoring the classic styles. Charleston brought a new twist on a country estate feel, enhancing that with a “shabby chic” influence.
Among the company's other introductions were Cheyenne, featuring a very funky fringe, and Breckenridge, a narrow woven plaid stripe. From the beach collection, Amagansett featured a cotton duck print with an airy open-window feeling. Blossom uses a cotton duck with merging florals, a pencil stripe and pink shell design.
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