I’ve always loved the chic interiors that DC designer Sally Steponkus creates, but no matter how mod she goes, she always knows how to sneak a little prep into the mix. Her method of choice? Leontine Linens. She favors the New Orleans bedding and linen company so much, in fact that she hosts trunk shows for them in her DC condo—and one of them is this week! It lasts through tomorrow (April 3), 9 am – 3 pm, so if you’re in upper Northwest (or even if you’re not), swing by to touch and feel these sumptuous linens.
The 600-thread-count sheets will run you about $500 for a fitted and flat sheet, plus some more, depending on how elaborate the monograms are. Leontine is best known for its monograms. You can choose one from them, or have a custom one made.
Sally totally swears by these sheets. She says they will last you forever. I might be willing to make that investment, considering that our own sheets from Bed Bath & Beyond are ripped and threadbare!
Here’s a look at all their offerings:
Here’s a closeup of one of the monograms, so you can see how intricate the stitching is:
So anyone who has appropriately monogrammed sheets and linens must also have the proper stationery, right? Jennifer Stephens is there to take care of that need with Maison de Papier. I adore all her fanciful designs, especially on gift tags, calling cards and note pads.
Sally’s office is just downstairs from her condo, so I went down to peek in before leaving. She and her ladies clearly have a lot of fun together:
Here’s another thing I love: Each designer has her own inspiration board over her desk, so you can see where her current obsessions are. I think I need one of these! Especially these framed boards from Ballard Designs:
I hope you’ll make it out to Sally’s for the last day of the sample sale. Here is the information:
WHERE: 3401 38th St. NW, No. 621, 202.237.9872
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Jenny Allen: 404.869.3435; email@example.com
Jennifer Stephens: 404.352.2377, maisonpapier.com