Last week when I was in New Orleans, Lindsay of The Pursuit of Style recommended that I go to visit the Leontine Linens showroom. I was not disappointed. The space was beautiful, and the product? Well let’s just say I was in heaven. Between coverlets and shams, napkins and placemats, it was a full linen sensory overload. We had just come from an amazing lunch at Lilette, and ending our lunch outing ogling over beautiful linens was the perfect accompaniment. We had the pleasure of meeting Jane Scott Hodges, the woman behind Leontine Linens, and she couldn’t have been more fun, welcoming, and happy to chat, despite the fact that her book, Linens for Every Room and Occasion, hits stores today. The book is being published by Rizzoli, and has a foreword by Charlotte Moss. I was lucky enough to check out a preview copy at the shop, and I cannot wait to get my hands on one of my own. The book is available through Amazon here and Barnes & Noble here. After an experience like this, I will be hard pressed not to be ordering some napkins and a coverlet! The question is, how do I choose? Jane Scott and I have similar taste in china, she loves Herend Fish Scale like I do, and we agreed that the chopstick font (shown in the second picture) in green might be a great accompaniment to our Herend Fish Scale and Meissen Ming Dragon II. Any thoughts?
Lacquered Life • Olivia M. Brock