The Heather Taylor Dwelling x West Elm Collaboration Simply Dropped
Los Angeles–primarily based designer Heather Taylor all the time had a knack for setting the desk. However for a while, she laments, “I couldn’t discover linens that I wished.” What was in the marketplace veered too fussy or too stylish. She was after the appear and feel of classic French textiles—the right weight, the soft-yet-sturdy hand, the nuanced palettes and traditional patterns. However, she ranges, “You possibly can’t all the time get to the Paris flea.” Her model, Heather Taylor Dwelling, launched in 2013, got down to create the subsequent smartest thing: easy-to-shop, top-quality linens that put a contemporary twist on tried-and-true staples like stripes, ginghams, and plaids. And now, with a set for West Elm launching at this time that includes almost 100 merchandise, her specific model of preppy-modern is extra accessible than ever.
“I wish to throw a touch of classicism into no matter house you’re in,” says Taylor, who lives in a midcentury house in Laurel Canyon, the place the gathering was photographed. The road is, predictably, chock-full of her cult-favorite linens—checked napkins, plaid desk runners, gingham pillow covers. However Taylor additionally took the chance to enterprise into new territory. She launched gingham bathe curtains, a hand-crocheted hammock, and upholstered ground cushions.
Admittedly, the pandemic has modified issues for Taylor, who says, “I used to have lots of events. And that’s gone for the second. Now it’s about discovering methods to make issues cozy and exquisite for my household and getting that inventive satisfaction different methods.” Perhaps it’s setting new throw pillows on the couch or including a contemporary set of tea towels to the kitchen. Taylor, who tried out the gathering at her house not too way back, is already planning her personal purchases: 10 blue plaid throws to position on the backs of chairs for an out of doors banquet (she’s slowly easing again into entertaining); a set of white quilted scalloped placemats and matching coasters; a nutmeg-hued gingham quilt; luxe patterned tub towels—“they’re actually tender.”
It’s all stuff she’ll dwell with, season to season. “I really like the thought of constructing a set,” Taylor explains of her merchandise, all specifically engineered to play nicely with one another and age gracefully over time. Not surprisingly, she has lots of repeat prospects. “Mainly, we’re constructing the subsequent technology of linen closets.”