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The Contemporary Side of Custom Monogramming

  This post is going to dispel a myth: it’s the one that has some of you thinking custom monogramming belongs to your grandmother’s generation. Though there is a storied history (we’ll give you a bit of a primer below), monograms can be chic, contemporary and even quite sexy.     Take the monogram we created for Toma Clark Haines, aka The Antiques Diva, during her reign as our brand ambassador. She told us her wishes for her very unique insignia and we worked with her to realize it. Voila! A beautifully modern monogram with plenty of history behind it was born (she is the Antiques Diva, after all!). The top and bottom images in this post are of her...

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Giving More Than the Gift of Better Sleep

This Diary entry has grown out of some serious introspection we’ve been doing lately. As we ease fully into the summer months, our look within is inspiring us to share the stories of those whose lives have been changed by our products. If yours has, tell us how in a comment at the bottom of this entry and we will send you a free Pandora de Balthazár spa product and a coupon code for $20 off your next purchase. See the deadline details at the end of this entry. Our soul-searching has come about because we are often told how truly beautiful our products are, particularly when our European Sleep System (ESS) is intermingled with our antique textiles or our...

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Caring for Luxury Linens

While interviewing us, Coryanne Ettiene, who maintains the blog Kitchen Living with Coryanne and writes for Better Homes and Gardens, asked some astute questions so it occurred to us that sharing them with readers of our Pandora de Balthazár Diary would be fun, especially because she asked us about caring for luxury linens. Cynthia Bogart, whose remarkable site The Daily Basics holds an expansive mix of delicious design and lifestyle eye-candy, suggested that Coryanne speak with us and we were thrilled. We were also tickled to say that Coryanne is now a collector of our luxury linens: “I have gone into high gear turning my bed into what can only be deemed a ‘haven.’ Pandora’s Path to Luxury Linens The...

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Our Bedding Featured in Houston House & Home

Houston House & Home magazine published a wonderful article about The White House on the Hill, a soulfully designed bed and breakfast near Round Top, Texas, meant to be a retreat for only one or two guests. Beautifully written by Marsha Canright, the piece features wonderful photography by Natalie Lacy Lange. We’re thrilled to be included in the article, the shout-out for our down bedding and luxury linens music to our ears!   “High atop a grassy hill overlooking the pastoral fields of Washington County,” Canright notes, “a steepled structure rises from a rolling grove of olive trees and strikes a vivid silhouette against the wide blue sky.” If the photos hadn’t already enticed us, her lovely language would certainly...

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Style Statements at High Point Market

We’re already setting up at High Point Market—yes, it has come back around yet again—and something has been on our minds as we ready our booth for those who look for us at Market twice each year. It’s a question we keep feeling inspired to ask: what is the best way to present the varied aspects of our influence in the well-appointed home? Visit Us at High Point Market We’re motivated to ask because we have a bit of a dual personality where our products are concerned—our European Sleep System, down products, spa products and sumptuous Italian sheets are contemporary complements to our antiques, and you might be surprised how modern looking our antiques linens can be so we thought...

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