BLOG

Kicking Off the Holiday 2022 Season in Style

As we close in on our first anniversary of living in Maine (again) and looking forward to our first full holiday season as “Maine-iacs,” we are taking advantage of all that this area has to offer.

We recently celebrated the birthdays of both my parents (seen here) and an early Thanksgiving dinner featuring a not-so-traditional lobster feast. We took full advantage of leaf-peeping season with a drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain as well as lunched at Bar Harbor and watched the waves crash against the rocky shores of the Schoodic Peninsula.
As the holidays get underway, I hope you will find the time and place to return to the seasons’s traditions of reconnecting with family and friends in celebration of gratitude, love, and togetherness.

Wishing you a very happy and healthy start to the 2022 holiday season in the company of your loved ones,

Shari

Come See us at HPMkt!

Headed to High Point Market? Be sure to Stop and Shop at TL at Home!

We’re kicking off Market week with a special pre-party TODAY in celebration of our NEW Showroom @Codarus + our NEW Everyday Luxury Bedding Collections. Here are all the details:

Brunch in Bed with TL at Home

TODAY, 9-11 a.m. 

Broad Hall, 300 W. Broad Ave.

Take the Red Line Shuttle to Stop #27 – we’re a FAST + FREE ride from anywhere you are at Market.

Fuel up on tasty bites and freshly brewed coffee + tea. You’ll be energized and inspired with our beautiful new batch of livable luxury linens.

Our showroom will be open all Market week, today through October 26. We welcome you with open arms, special promotions + discounts, and free gifts for our shoppers (while supplies last 😉

And ask for me: Shari Kline, owner + creative of TL at Home.

 

 

Meet Amber Dutton, TL at Home Production Manager

A valued and integral member of our team, Amber brings equal parts skill and positivity to her leadership role at our headquarter operations in Hudson, NY.

She is originally from the Hudson area, and joined our team about 18 months ago after studying and working in theater.

Earlier in her career,  she custom-crafted costumes for Broadway shows in New York City, and later managed the costume department for a theater in Albany, NY.

Since joining us 18 months ago, Amber has taken charge of our production department.

In her words: “I manage our inventory, I process all of the orders, I help her execute designs, I manage the made-to-order process, I even sew custom orders once in a while. Plus, I manage our website. I’ve even designed some of our pillows.”

Count Barrington, Brooklyn and Izzy among Amber’s original creations for TL at Home.

But one of her most valuable contributions is her ability to understand my design vision, as TL’s owner + creative.

Amber is similarly minded to me in how she organizes her thoughts around design. I can tell her anything and she totally understands what I want, and can offer constructive feedback to make it better. I don’t have to explain concepts to her from here to Sunday. She gets it all, from the get-go.

Amber is smart, capable and creative, and an all-around pleasure to work with. She has transformed our production department and has her hands on every order.

Our Promise to You: Quality, Service + Care

It is officially Autumn (as of Sept. 22), and yet it feels like we are weeks deep into the season with the many projects and preparations keeping us busy at TL at Home.

Last week, I returned home from a 2-day trip to NYC to attend the Home Fashions Market, where we met with many of our partner mills from Portugal to explore beautiful new product options.

Next month, we’ll be heading to High Point Market (Oct. 22-26), which is going to be especially exciting this time around because we’ve moved into a fabulous new showroom – Broad Hall – with our national sales management partner CODARUS. To usher in our bright, new space (on the 3rd floor), we’ll be hosting a special event, “Brunch in Bed with TL at Home,” to welcome the designer community to market.

(Don’t miss it! We’re giving away Vintage Velvet scarves as gifts to our guests!)

All the while, we’ve been developing new collections for the New Year, working on photo shoots and laying out our 2023 Color Catalog.

Amid the buzz of activity, I got to thinking about TL at Home’s mission statement. Up until now, it has been an unwritten yet understood tenet centered on our “Made with Love” motto.

It’s time to put on paper our pledge and promise to you, our valued customers + colleagues.  Please see below.

As always, with love,

Shari

 

TL at Home: A Tradition of Luxury, Quality and Service.

Fifty years and counting of crafting luxury bedding from only the finest fabrications, customizing to our clients’ specifications, and delivering livable luxury that cares because it is “Made with Love” – from fiber to finish.

Meet RUMOR: Think GIFTS, think SAVINGS! 

Planning ahead never felt so good!

Throughout September, now till the 30th, pre-order our new RUMOR throws and receive a 10% discount on your order when you purchase 4 or more.

Ready for shipping come October, our new RUMOR Collection is the perfect gift for family, friends, colleagues and clients – anyone and everyone on your holiday gift list!

RUMOR is elegantly packaged with our signature grosgrain ribbon so that it’s ready for delivery to your recipients, and they’ll know you took care to send them only the best.

Thoughtfully crafted, beautifully woven and tastefully designed, our luxuriously lightweight RUMOR is made of a natural blend of pure linen and BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton.

We are especially proud to work with BCI/Better Cotton  – a global, not-for-profit organization that is the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. It promotes better standards in cotton farming and practices across 21 countries.

RUMOR is oversized at 50X90, and is available in colors drawn from earth’s palette:

Forest Green | Ivory | Natural Linen | Steel Blue

Wrap it around your shoulders, layer it onto your favorite chair, take it to bed. 
To get 10% OFF your pre-order of 4+ RUMOR throws, shop our website or contact us at sales@traditionslinens.comor 518-851-3875 OR contact your CODARUSterritory sales rep

Our NEW Home in High Point, N.C.

We’re moving into a new showroom, with our national sales management partner CODARUS, just in time for the Fall 20220 edition of High Point Market, October 22-26.

Conveniently located at STOP 27 on the Redline Bus route, our showroom is at BROAD HALL. (The bus ride is free, and a map for Fall market will be available HERE in early October.)

Our colleagues at CODARUS have been busily revamping and remodeling the vintage industrial space – incorporating the necessary modern amenities while stoking the charm of its original exposed brick walls, hard-wood flooring and oversized windows that overlook High Point’s iconic Market Square + Tower.

TL at Home is located on the third floor, where our products will bask in the beauty of the space’s ample natural light.

In celebration of our NEW showroom, we at hosting a soigné sun-up soirée for the convenience and enjoyment of Market early birds (like us):

💐Brunch in Bed with TL at Home💐

9-10:30 a.m., on Friday, October 21

You’ll enjoy some tasty treats while perusing our newest bedding collections. And I will be there with our sales team, excited to greet you and give you a personal tour.

Made with love, our sheeting, duvets, coverlets, blankets and more are made of natural fibers and tout no-fuss attributes. Family friendly in every way, all of our items are designed to be enjoyed by your entire household (pets, too;) and easy to care for: Gentle cycle in the washing machine, low-heat in the dryer, then a firm shake and it’s right back to bed.

To make an appointment or for more info, contact us: sales@traditionslinens.com | 518-851-3975

OR reach out to your CODARUS territory sales rep for more assistance. Find your regional rep HERE.

 

Designer Spotlight: Kara Miller Interiors

“Light, airy and breezy.” These are attributes kindred to Designer Kara Miller‘s approach to designing + decorating.

They are also words that she uses to describe her affinity for TL at Home‘s luxury bedding, and why we are her go-to for her clients’ bedrooms.

“First and foremost, we love the quality of TL at home’s bedding. It has a very soft hand, and it ages well. We also love the flexibility of being able to dictate the colors I need. They offer a beautiful array of colors, and we always find the perfect one we need for what we are working on at that time.”

Miller, principal of full-service design studio Kara Miller Interiors, said her favorites from our line include two of our all-cotton stonewashed matelassé coverlets, Louisa and  Blair.

“We work a lot with color and pattern, and TL at Home makes it simple for us to create the look we need around crisp, white, natural bedding.”

Kara Miller Interiors is expanding its relationship with TL at Home via a new endeavor, “that we are about to launch, in the next few months.”

Without revealing too much, Miller excitedly shared a few details.

“We will be offering some of our favorite picks to a larger audience. People often ask us where we got this or that, so we’re developing a new website to reach a broader base of customers and give them access to some of our favorite things. That, of course, includes TL at Home and some other brands we also love.”

Stay tuned!

Summer Markets Recap + Looking Ahead

The summer season is not quite over just yet. There are still a few sit-back-and-relax days left on the calendar (thank goodness!) before we’re all back to school…back to life…back to reality.

We’re happy to report the summer markets (Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas) were better than expected. While traffic was a bit off, orders were high! We’re very encouraged by our customers’ collective BIG thumbs up for our new Summer 2022 intros – in particular, Georgie, Alice, Maria + Rumor.

Plus  our early 2022 introductions, including Cooper, Cypress, Piper and Paul, continue to grow and gain traction!

As we get settled back at home + our Hudson, NY headquarters, we are focused on photo shoots for new products, and I’m deep into new product development projects. 

More personally, I’m preparing to send my younger son off to college in the Fall. He’ll be attending Colby College, where he plans to study computer science.

Looking ahead, we are also in the midst of preparing to move into a new showroom in High Point, NC, with our national sales management partner, CODARUS. Renovations are well underway, and we are excited to welcome you!  Be sure to make plans to see us during Market, Oct. 22-26.

As always, with love,

Shari🤍

P.S. Our August 3rd newsletter is now live! Didn’t receive a copy? Email us at sales@traditionslinens.com and we’ll send you a copy ASAP 😉

Get caught up on lots of TL news, including: our upcoming launches for two new sheeting+duvet collections; expansions at Kara Miller Interiors; and much more.

CODARUS Spotlight: Courtney Delancey

Meet Courtney Delancey.

She joined our Codarus family about one year ago and is already rapidly expanding our business across her important territory – Los Angeles and Central California.

Armed with 23 years of career experience in the home décor industry, Courtney is adept at helping designers source exactly the right products for their projects and clients’ needs. That includes TL at Home – which she said was what convinced her to join Codarus.

“When I saw TL and it’s beautiful bedding line, that is what sealed the deal for me. I love its East Coast aesthetic that easily crosses over to California. I knew I could do a lot with the brand because it has a niche. Plus Shari is a powerhouse. She really knows her stuff.”

Courtney’s self-described “greatest value” is her “background and experience working with the Southern California sophisticated customer for many years.”

Before joining Codarus, she spent 11 years with iconic Los Angeles furniture emporium HD Buttercup, and prior to that with an interior design firm in Venice Beach, CA, where she still lives today.

“I am a wiz at sourcing. Designers send me their mood boards and get to work finding them what they need – from bedding to lighting to case goods.”

Off the clock, Courtney loves doing her own kind of sourcing for herself and loved ones – treasure hunting for vintage and antique pieces at flea markets and thrift shops. She also loves riding her bike around town and swimming in the Pacific Ocean every day.

Come meet Courtney Delancey in person during the Las Vegas Market. She’ll be with us July 24-28 at our showroom: @CODARUS: World Market Center, B-354

ONE MORE THING…

Check out our newly released newsletter, where you’ll read about our debuts for the Las Vegas Market (July 24-28) and our partnership with iconic Colorado company HW HOME.

Not subscribed to our twice-monthly newsletter? You definitely should be! Email us today at:

Sales@TraditionsLinens.com

We’ll send you today’s edition + add you to our mailing list in time for our next newsletter, August 3.

 

We’re at Atlanta Market – Come See Us!

Atlanta Market is now live, and we’re here through July 18 to showcase our new SUMMER 2022 Collection– and much more!

From earthen clay to green leaves to the night sky and in between, our Summer 2022 Collection pays homage to the ultimate expert in beauty: Mother Nature.

Come explore this fresh assortment of sustainably designed and artisan-crafted luxury bedding, accessories and fabrics that we’ve specially created for customers who seek thoughtful, beautiful quality that cares.

And don’t fret – we also have our customers’ favorites on hand for perusal and purchase. Take our LOUISA coverlet, which recently got a rave review from Terry Manown of Southern Threads:

Louisa White Dutch 4“I just opened the box with the white [LOUISA] coverlet. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! It cannot be made any finer. It is for a new client and I can’t wait to take it over to her. I want one for every bed in my house! Thank you so much for an outstanding product!”

Thank you, Terry, for that glowing review – and more so, for your loyal patronage to TL at Home. We love working with you and Southern Threads, and providing the just-right products and services for your clients.

TL at Home adds polish and personalization to any project or product presentation: We specialize in MADE-TO-ORDER, FULLY CUSTOMIZED products that promise to impress your clients and elevate their experience.

Come by our Atlanta showroom: CODARUS, B1, 15-A-1

I’m here this week, and would love to see you!

With love🤍

Shari

P.S. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next summer stop:

Las Vegas Market, July 24-28

@CODARUS – World Market Center, B-354