The Heather Taylor House 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 needed.” What was available on the market veered too fussy or too fashionable. She was after the feel and appear of classic French textiles—the right weight, the soft-yet-sturdy hand, the nuanced palettes and traditional patterns. However, she ranges, “You may’t all the time get to the Paris flea.” Her model, Heather Taylor House, launched in 2013, got down to create the following 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 contains practically 100 merchandise, her explicit model of preppy-modern is extra accessible than ever.
“I wish to throw a touch of classicism into no matter area you’re in,” says Taylor, who lives in a midcentury residence 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 flooring cushions.
Admittedly, the pandemic has modified issues for Taylor, who says, “I used to have quite a lot of events. And that’s gone for the second. Now it’s about discovering methods to make issues cozy and delightful for my household and getting that artistic satisfaction different methods.” Perhaps it’s setting new throw pillows on the couch or including a recent set of tea towels to the kitchen. Taylor, who tried out the gathering at her residence not too way back, is already planning her personal purchases: 10 blue plaid throws to put on the backs of chairs for an outside feast (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 mushy.”
It’s all stuff she’ll stay with, season to season. “I really like the concept of constructing a set,” Taylor explains of her merchandise, all specifically engineered to play properly with one another and age gracefully over time. Not surprisingly, she has quite a lot of repeat clients. “Principally, we’re constructing the following technology of linen closets.”