SCATTER STYLE AROUND

Changing the style and colour scheme of your home is difficult if you don’t have the time and the budget to invest in such an exercise.  How often we wish for a magic wand to freshen and brighten our sitting rooms, bedrooms and other living areas.

Easy – invest in some of these beautiful scatter cushions. Simply match the exclusive designs and colours with your existing decor scheme, buy, and place on sofa/bed/chair.  Voila! You have updated and changed the look of your living spaces in one easy step.

They are made locally from top quality fabric and are sold with their inners, which are duck down and feathers.  Quality from outside to inside!

Look at the wonderful range of colours and styles – you will be spoiled for choice and there is definitely a scatter with your name on it.

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Celebrate The Colours Of The Rainbow With Hinterveld Song On The Radio

Like a song on the radio stirs a past memory, we hope our colours will also capture you in some small way…

Hinterveld’s Song On The Radio collection comprises brushed wool blankets that add a stylish touch to every occasion. They’re perfect for adding a pop of colour in the bedroom, on the couch, or even around the camp fire. Long-lasting and extremely durable, the blankets consist of 49% wool, 32% mohair and 19% nylon.

How to care for your Hinterveld Song On The Radio blankets:

Cold wash and rinse by hand only. Flat dry.

The range comprises 15 striking colours:

Hinterveld Song On The Radio Blankets are available on https://www.linendrawer.co.za/. Free delivery throughout South Africa.

SOULFUL SHADES

How would you choose colours for new products? The array of tones and shades is mind boggling and predicting what will be suitable for bed linen is a daunting task. Well, at Linen Drawer we aren’t easily daunted and, deciding to add colour to our range of Egyptian cotton percale, we set about making the choice in a methodical and analytical manner.

Trends identified were Plants/Nature, Nautical/Sea, Opulence, New Nostalgia and Traditions Reworked. Colours associated with these were varied but the emphasis throughout was on deep natural colours. The inspiration was taken from the plants, water, stones, minerals and animals that surround us.

Armed with this information we analysed our existing product colours in order to see what was ‘missing’. We decided that a we needed a light, medium and dark colour. The light colour we chose was Sand – a wonderful tone that will complement and highlight many of our existing colours, such as taupe, duck-egg, cream, grey and white. Entirely natural, yet sophisticated, it is a welcome addition to our range.

The medium shade we chose was Blue Vapour – the colour of the deep blue sea on a cloudy day. This intense blue is both silvery and blue, and sits very well alongside the colours that Linen Drawer use to produce their superb bed linen.

As our dark colour we looked no further than the fabulous Slate. Not black, not grey, but an intense mixture of the two. The result is a colour of incredible depth and resonance, reinforcing the modern trend of pared down opulence.

The result of our decision to enhance our offering to you, our customer, is that these new colours are available in 400 thread count Egyptian cotton percale. The sateen weave adds to the beauty of the fabric giving it a soft handle and wonderful depth of colour. The fabrics have been tested and have excellent colour and light fastness, meaning that they will stay beautiful for as long as you have them.

Look at the photos attached, watch our Facebook page, or visit our showroom in Paarl to see more examples of these luxurious new colours.

WELCOMING JOHANNESBURG

We set off early on Sunday 6 August on our journey to Decorex Johannesburg 2017. A very long drive lay ahead – symbolic of our journey to Decorex exhibiting in total. Fortunately, no murders were committed and no speed fines incurred in the course of the drive, and soon we were concentrating on our Tom-Tom’s directions to the apartment we had rented.

The two days that preceded the opening of the exhibition at Gallagher Convention centre were frantic. There was much Gautrain’ing, Uber’ing and shopping. Hard work and amazing co-operation from our agents and furniture suppliers characterised these pre-show days. The absolute dedication from Johann and Ernie du Toit, Ronel Currin and the teams from Blockhouse, Ultimate Mattress, Persepolis and Incanda who helped us set up the stand. The result was FABULOUS! Our products were showcased beautifully and the stand at Decorex drew very favourable comments and many compliments.

We kicked off the show on Women’s’ Day – 9th August- and we attracted many visitors with our offerings of sweeties to “celebrate” Women’s’ Day. This led to curiosity about who and what we were, and an entry into our competition. Fortunately, the sweeties lasted all day, and we were able to give one to just about every woman that passed the stand.

The rest of the days passed in a happy blur- meeting the extremely trendy and stylish exhibition go-ers, answering queries and making new contacts. The friendliness and interest from the public was very impressive. We have vowed to return next year, bigger better and even more ready to knock the socks off all exhibition visitors!

Our drive back seemed shorter although we were really tired.There was lots of laughter and teasing but no incidents. The road was relatively quiet and the weather was good for travelling. Arriving home on Monday evening was so great and a thoroughly good night’s sleep was had by all!

As you can see from the photo’s Gauteng welcomed us and we are truly grateful and happy to have had the opportunity to showcase wonderful Linen Drawer products at Decorex Johannesburg 2017.

The winner of the Linen Drawer Decorex Competition was drawn on Friday 18 August 2017. He is Mr Alan Salamon, who will be visiting Cape Town next week and promised to visit with us at Linen Drawer. Congratulations to you!

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PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP

September in the Southern Hemisphere is all about spring. Spring is in the air. Sometimes it is a chilly spring, and our optimism about summer’s arrival is quenched by rain showers and snow.

How to welcome spring into your home? Easy, have a look at your mattress! We have all seen mattress advertisements of the gazelle-like leaps out of bed. Incredibly these can become reality with a few basic checks.

We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping or in bed. It makes sense that the comfort we experience here impacts on all aspects of our lives. If you think you need a new mattress because you wake up bent double and in pain, have a look at the following:

When last was your mattress turned and aired? Do you need a mattress-topper to improve the sleeping comfort of your mattress? Do you sit on your mattress when dressing? What does your bed base/frame look like? Who is jumping on your mattress?

Your decision to purchase a new mattress depends on your answers to the above. Should you look at a new mattress purchase consider the following:

Bed frames – height and design will be dictated by your décor scheme and personal preference. As your mattress lies on the base, it needs to ‘work’ with your mattress and not hamper the comfort you should experience.

Mattress – for a couple the recommended mattress is often a high-quality pocket sprung mattress, as it is beneficial to both sleepers. For those suffering from allergies a memory foam mattress is suggested as it offers comfort and is made from materials which are less irritating to sensitive individuals. Memory foam mattress also benefit those who suffer from joint pain.

There are other choices of mattress, of course – like futons, air and waterbeds in which air and water respectively provide the support. Adjustable beds with their specialised mattresses are also an option and provide comfortable sleep options.

At Linen Drawer, we specialise in ‘dressing’ your mattress – whatever your choice! We recommend pure cotton or linen bedding, and can custom make to fit any type of mattress you choose. Our motto is ‘comfort and style’ and we stand by that. We would like you to make the best choices for your sleeping comfort to ensure that the spring in your step remains there – throughout all the seasons!

Sources: http://mybed.com/mattress.html

http://www.guidemetobed.com/sleep-advice/sleep-ideas/

LONGER NIGHTS AND SHORTER DAYS

Winter used to be a time of hardship and suffering, characterised by starvation and death. Fortunately, that is no longer the case, and enjoying the winter months is a very real option for many of us. With this in mind, may I make a few suggestions for filling the rather short winter days and long evenings?

Take advantage of the time indoors and take an online course or tutorial – learn to make something or polish an existing skill. Take a nap – of course under your Linen Drawer bedding or throws, but make serious and guiltless use of time indoors. Take this idea one step further by having a whole day as a ‘pyjama day’. Involve the family and read or watch television or home movies whilst lounging in bed.

Make some cookies or soup, and invite friends to share – a short winter’s day becomes even shorter when shared with friends and family. Lay the table beautifully, using your beautiful Linen Drawer table linen, polish the crystal glasses and treat your guests to a luxurious meal. The simplest food, presented beautifully, tastes absolutely delightful. If you don’t want the hassle of a full meal, try giving an afternoon tea party. Involve all members of the family in the preparing of tea time treats and decorating the tea table.

Does this sound too tame? Well then spend an hour doing some exercise or yoga. Online courses are often aimed at absolute beginners and it could be a fun way of involving the whole family for a couple of hours. Take advantage of a crisp winter’s day to take your dog for a walk – dress warmly, be brisk and the great feeling of being outdoors will warm you all day.

If you have smaller children, a story time hour is always fun- either read stories aloud, or make up your own. Give them a chance to add to the story. Get comfy under warm blankets and enjoy discovering the extent of a child’s imagination.

My ultimate favourite winter pastime is snuggling under a warm throw from Linen Drawer, a cat on my lap and reading a book by a favourite author. This is not very sociable, as my family reminds me repeatedly, but it is the only time that I can zone out and enjoy some ‘me’ time. When their nagging gets to me, I spring into action; cook something hearty and healthy, tidy a drawer or cupboard, sort out a wardrobe and generally perform domestic miracles until they beg me to go back to my book! Mission accomplished!

DECOREX – OUR JOURNEY TO JOHANNESBURG

My to-do lists have been made since we exhibited at the Cape Town Decorex show, but I think that this is going to be a very different experience from the Cape Town exhibition. We had follow up, post-mortem and strategy meetings in order to clear our minds and prepare for the Johannesburg Decorex show.

Decorex will be held at the Gallagher Convention centre and stretches across many halls. The Linen Drawer stand is in Hall 5 and we are in stand L24. It is a corner stand so we are not easy to miss.

You are cordially invited to please visit us at the stand. Jimmy (our CEO), myself, Johan, Ernie and Ronel will all be in the stand at various times. We can assist you with any queries you might have about our extensive product range and how to get the most out of your bed, bath and table linen and you will have the opportunity to experience the wonderful Linen Drawer products first hand.

We are also running a competition – merely placing your business card in the proverbial “hat,” entitles you to an entry! For those who don’t have business cards, fill in the competition entry forms and voila! You could be a winner. The prize we are offering is a set of 400thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen in your chosen bed size in one of the new colours we are launching at Decorex Johannesburg.

New colours? Yes, you heard correctly: We are launching a new mini range of 400thread count colours, which will be showcased for the very first time at our stand at Decorex. They have been chosen because the fabric is excellent quality, wonderfully soft and lustrous, and the colours are on trend; dovetailing beautifully with the current Linen Drawer range.

Our agents will have the colours available to show you should you not be able to visit our stand. Watch our Facebook page for the sneak peeks of the colours and photos of the stand at the exhibition.

At Linen Drawer in Paarl, we have been very busy. Samples, brochures, hand-outs, freebies, ‘feeler’ samples, ‘waterfalls’ and embroidered items have been made and are ready to be displayed for all to see, feel and experience the wonderful Linen Drawer products. We have given our best and are happy to share it with you, so do pay us a visit and meet the team!