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

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.

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.

Why We Love Clive Daniel Home

Clive Daniel Home needs no introduction!

The renowned Florida interior design firm operates three iconic locations (2 in Naples, 1 in Boca Raton), and now has a 4th new showroom in the works in Sarasota, set to open Labor Day weekend.

Clients include full-time and seasonal Sunshine State residents and visitors who travel from all over the country and abroad to shop the showrooms and seek the professional design services the firm provides, with its ample team of 80+ designers.

TL at Home bedding is proudly a partner to Clive Daniel Home (CDH), both for design projects as well as its showroom inventory.

While furniture is at the core of CDH’s assortment, bedding is “definitely popular with our clients,” noted Amy Cummings, marketing specialist. “And that includes TL at Home.”

CDH accessories buyer Gloria Wade told us she loves TL at Home “because of the selection and customization options – which we’re all about at Clive Daniel Home.”

Our specialty sheeting is also a favorite among CDH’s team of designers, citing specifically our “beautiful trims, embroidery and overall quality.”

Especially popular are STELLA + VIENNA, which are both made to coordinate effortlessly across our own collection as well as with products from fellow bedding brands.

Shop our collection @CliveDanielHM or here on our website OR contact your CODARUS sales rep to place an order today!

🌿SPRING REFRESH: CREATE A SLEEP SANCTUARY🌿

AND Our Pricing Promise to You

Dust bunnies, be gone! It’s time to crack open the windows and let the fresh air breeze through the bedroom for a spell.

Complete the spring refresh experience with a cool + crisp set of luxury percale sheets and all-natural cotton and linen coverlets from TL at Home.

🏷️ Rest assured – we have NOT raised our prices. PERIOD.

Despite record-level inflation and other macro economic pressures impacting the home fashions industry (and every other industry, for that matter), we are TL at Home are maintaining our price points across the board.

That said, we just received a hefty shipment of our best-selling luxury bedding to our Hudson, NY-based warehouse, which means you can stock up, save and enjoy for years to come.

Here is a list of our NEW products that are IN-STOCK and QUICK-SHIP:

  • The Standard sheet sets (pictured here)
  • Louisa collection in white, ivory, linen, gray, navy + mist
  • Emilie collection
  • Cypress collection in ivory, gray + camel
  • Couture collection in white, cream + gray
  • Cooper duvets & shams
  • Clare collection in white, earth + linen
  • Boyce collection in ivory linen, sky linen + terra linen
  • Blair collection in ivory, linen + white
  • Alexa collection in white, ivory + linen

SHOP our selection here OR contact your CODARUS territory sales rep to place your order TODAY!

RETAILER PROFILE: PARKSIDE LINEN

Parkside Linen is “resolutely a brick-and-mortar establishment.”

So says owner Shandon Whistler, adding: “We do not do e-commerce.”

If a customer wants something from the upstairs home textiles and accessories boutique, “they can call us up on the phone, and we will send it over – anything they want that we offer.”

It’s the way Shandon successfully runs her longtime business, based in Indianapolis, IN. “We like to do one bed at a time, one table at a time. We’re very intentional about what we do.”

She goes on: “At Parkside Linen, we are considered experts at making beds. We create a sleep system for our customers from the mattress up, literally.”

Parkside carries Vispring mattresses, which are handmade in England, as the foundation of their sleep assortment – “and then we go from there,” she explained.

That means a robust offering of “wonderful down bedding products from many different sources” PLUS a variety of luxury linens.

TL at Home is proudly part of the product mix.

Shandon raves about TL’s bedding selection, which she described as broad and “all good! I can’t say enough of TL at Home. It’s a company that offers great products and the greatest service. That is their hallmark. If they don’t have something you need, they’ll help you find an alternative. They care and work hard to solve your problem.”

And our sampling, she stresses, “is wonderful! For a small store like ours, nice samples are hugely important, and Shari offers great samples.”

Thanks so much, Shandon! We ♥ ParksideLinen, too!

DESIGNER FRIENDLY IN COLORADO

Our Noah Atlantic duvet cover + shams and coordinating Noah Atlantic tassel pillows grace this beautifully appointed master bedroom of a private luxury home in Avon, CO.

Dubbed Wildridge, the eloquent design is the work of interior design studio LKW Design Associates (@LKWDesignVail), based in Edwards, CO.

Co-founded by Principal Designers Jamie Critchlow and Kayce Newell, the firm specializes in remodels, new construction and long-distance projects, nationwide.

We are honored to be included in this project, which graces the homepage on LKW’s website and was recently featured in Mountain Living Magazine.

Kudos and thanks to our local CODARUS sales manager Robin Dorn, who handles the three-state region of Colorado, Montana + Wyoming, for helping us collaborate with LKW on this project, and many others in her territory.

*Noah Atlantic is not in our current line. But it is available for custom orders. 

2022 = A Perfect 10

Happy New Year!

January is off to a humming start with three back-to-back major trade shows this month, alone – Dallas Total Home + Gift, Atlanta Market + Las Vegas Market – on our agenda.

And thank goodness for that!

Turning the page on a fickle year filled with starts and stops, we are fixated on forging ahead. We’ve become experts at adapting, adjusting, overcoming….When hiccups happen, we don’t hold our breath – we inhale, exhale and…prevail.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the year of the 🐅Tiger🐅 – a symbol of strength and courage.

Similarly, color authority Pantone calls Very Peri its ✨2022 Color of the Year✨ for the purplish hue’s “courageous presence [which] encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.”

So empowering 💟

…Which brings me closer to home: 2022 also represents a major milestone for me, as it marks my 10th ANNIVERSARY as the proud owner of TL at Home. Time flies when you’re having fun!

Whatever this year may bring, I’m ready and willing.

With 💜 love,

Shari

Holiday Lunch with Team TL

We’re so thankful for our dedicated team at TL at Home!

In gratitude for their hard work and in celebration of this season, we recently invited our staff to a gourmet, farm-to-table lunch at Local 111, where we were treated to specially prepared meal by Chef Josephine Proul.
 
You might recall she is a winner on Food Network’s Chopped – plus she was named Best Chef in Columbia County in 2015 + 2016, and was the 2013 recipient of the fourth annual Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award.
 
Toni-Anne, who heads our staff and customer service department, organized the lunch with restaurant owner + Chef “Jo”. Local 111 serves locally sourced New American fare & regional wines “in a laid-back space built from an old garage.”
The restaurant doesn’t typically serve lunch. But Chef Jo was kind enough to open for us for this private, 15-person event – and it was wonderful! The meal was very special! Among the many highlights: A mocktail from yuzu and cherries.
And each employee received a year-end gift.
We also invited Peggy Woodford’s husband, Dale, so the party served double-duty as a warm send-off to her as she prepares to embark on a new adventure. Our resident jill-of-all-trades Peggy is retiring from TL at Home after more than 19 years on our staff, adeptly working in many different capacities.
🤍We’ll miss you, Peggy🤍