December 01 2009
I first discovered Lindolino’s luxe Italian bed linen while staying at la Sauzade (www.lasauzade.com), a beautiful 18th-century house in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, one of the prettiest villages in France. The châtelaine of la Sauzade, Laura Pitt, is also the owner of Lindolino – it means “beautiful linen” in Spanish – which she launched in 2007 after a previous career in City marketing.
The pure linen pillowcases (from £30), fitted sheets (from £100 for a double) and duvet covers (from £200 for a double) are made in Italy and very reasonably priced. There are just two choices of design: one features a classic two-line hemstitch trim; the other, a slightly more contemporary, single-row cord design. The hemstitch, synonymous with antique French linen, has a more enduring appeal, but both designs are simple and understated – exactly what one wants from investment bed linen – and are available in crisp white or cream. In addition, Pitt has just launched a range of equally luxurious table linen.