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Haute Obsessions! Our June Top 10 Picks for the Home

This is the first of a new series of monthly posts where I’ll be highlighting my top 10 picks for the home that I’m obsessed with right now! Hope you enjoy!

1. Pottery Barn Grand Embroidered Duvet Cover & Shams

Crisp white cotton percale with three-stripe embroidery detail make this bedding chic and timeless. I just ordered this duvet set for my bedroom with monogrammed shams and I LOVE it! The best part? The collection is on sale! $79.99 for a full/queen duvet and $19.00 for a standard sham.

2. Nate Berkus Dhurrie Rug with Fringe from HSN

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Diane von Furstenberg Inks Deal for Home Collection

This just in…Fashion designer, CFDA President and all around style icon Diane von Furstenberg is launching a home collection! She is collaborating with Springs Global, a worldwide supplier of bed, bath and home fashion products. The licensing deal was announced yesterday and Von Furstenberg’s collection of  home accessories, bedding, bath and tabletop items will debut in select department and better specialty stores in Spring 2011. The designer’s first foray into the world of home was in the 1970s when she partnered with Sears on a line. That program did close to $100 million in sales, according to HFN. Von …

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Edmond’s Bardot Bedding Collection

I have a minor obsession with beautiful bedding and was excited to learn that Italian linen purveyor Frette recently launched a chic new brand extension called Edmond, named after the 150-year-old company’s founder Edmond Frette. The Edmond line has a more youthful and relaxed vibe than Frette’s conservative main line and is aimed at a younger, aspirational customer. Think eclectic mix and match bedding separates in a variety of animal, ethnic-inspired and geometric prints.

Edmond “Trio” bedding. Top sheet, $200, bottom sheet, $155 and pillow case, $75

The line also includes solids that are a modern …

7 Secrets to Keeping Your White Bedding Bright

Image: Lindsey Coral Harper

A friend recently asked me how I keep my white bed linens so crisp and white so I thought I’d share some of my top tips for laundering your white linens here.

1. Wash your white linens separately. Mixing them with non-white laundry or with dissimilar textures (such as towels) can often cause pillage.

2. Always wash in cold water. Unless your linens are heavily soiled, there’s really no need to wash on any temperature other than cold. High heat can break down the fibers in your linens, thus reducing their durability and lifespan. …

Raksha Bella Organic Textiles

A while back I was shopping the organic bedding section at ABC Carpet and Home and I stumbled upon the most beautifully dressed bed covered in Indian paisley printed bedsheets by Raksha Bella–a new brand that I was thrilled to discover. Raksha Bella is an eco-friendly line of 100% certified organic cotton bedding that is hand block printed using non-toxic, low impact dyes. The line is produced by a group of fair trade women workers in India who are recovering from poverty. Raksha Bella was founded by Carrie Peters who is truly passionate about sustainable design and what I …