Anne Lee Phillips, Michelle Peranteau, Janet Stein, Cherry Brown Damianoff (Photo by Johnny Than)
Lily Morris, Ashley Goforth, Elizabeth Fertitta (Photo by Johnny Than)
Courtnay Tartt Elias, Lila Malone, Nancy Bihlmaier (Photo by Johnny Than)
Avery Freeman, Trisha Allen (Photo by Johnny Than)
John and Melinda James (Photo by Johnny Than)
Michelle Peranteau, Janet Stein (Photo by Johnny Than)
Amy Kummer, Elizabeth Caddell (Photo by Johnny Than)
Catherine Giuffre, Daphne Laplante (Photo by Johnny Than)
Natalie Ariz (Photo by Johnny Than)
Tara English, Alex Stillwell (Photo by Johnny Than)
Matouk bedding (Photo by Johnny Than)
Meredith Chastang, Liz Mann (Photo by Johnny Than)
Caroline Brown, Jennifer Barron, Anne Lee Phillips (Photo by Johnny Than)
Linley Stroud, Kiley Jackson, Susie Tucker, Courtney Blair, Aileen Warren (Photo by Johnny Than)
Preslee Pye, Dan Pederson (Photo by Johnny Than)
Stacy Andell, Brooke Hutson (Photo by Johnny Than)
Molly Solich (Photo by Johnny Than)
Monica Bickers, Caroline Bean (Photo by Johnny Than)
Saba Jawda, Adriana Banks (Photo by Johnny Than)
Kara Smith (Photo by Johnny Than)
A select group of hostesses and interior designers were treated to a first look at Matouk’s fall 2019 collection of linens at Longoria Collection in Houston’s Uptown Park.
Over light brunch bites and mimosas, guests perused the myriad monogram and customization options Matouk offers with Janet Stein, Matouk vice president of global sales, who was in from New York with Michelle Peranteau, vice president of marketing.
Stein reflected on the storied 90-year history of the third-generation family-owned American luxury linen company and Longoria Collection’s Cherry Damianoff recalled a recent visit to the factory in Massachusetts, where she was able to see firsthand the impressive focus on traditional craftsmanship.
Numerous beds at the stunning store were dressed in beautiful Matouk linens with a few tables were set with the new Margot table linen collection, a personal favorite.
Yours truly, the Houston home design editor of PaperCity, revealed my top tips for how to prepare your home for entertaining and guests.
A few takeaways? Fresh bedding is key, along with an extra set of towels and linens wrapped in a pretty grosgrain bow so guests have no need to make an uncomfortable request. Multiple pillow options, from soft to firm, ensure guests will get a good night’s sleep. To make guests feel extra special, embroider the initials of a frequent guest onto pillowcases or hand towels for their bathroom (Matouk carries great in-stock options of initialed hand towels).
PC Seen: Longoria Collection’s Elizabeth Fertitta; Catherine Giuffre, Courtney Blair, Philippa Fraumeni, Ashley Goforth, Courtnay Tartt Elias, Lila Malone, Marie Flanigan, Nancy Bihlmaier, Tara English, Caroline Brown, Jennifer Barron, Stacy Andell, Liz Mann, Caroline Bean, Molly Solich, Janet Gust, Alex Stillwell, Maggie Vermillion, Jennifer Wizel, Rachel Manning, Michaela Williams, Saba Jawda, Adriana Banks, and Linley Stroud.