How to Care for Your Linen

Each piece in the HMCo. collection is made with exquisite craftsmanship and designed to last, and by taking an equally considered approach to care and handling, your linen will become softer and more luxurious with every wash.  The benefits of pure linenWith roughly one-third of our lives spent sleeping, creating a healthy (and beautiful) sleeping environment should be a high priority. Pure linen is a beautiful, natural material derived from flax, which is 100 per cent biodegradable and recyclable. This durable fibre allows for optimal breathability and can absorb as much as 20 per cent of its dry weight before feeling damp, leaving you feeling cool and dry in all seasons.   Read more about the benefits of linen here.    Washing your pure linen sheetsA gentle, warm machine wash is recommended with like colours, and avoid overfilling the machine so the product can move freely during the wash. We suggest using a mild liquid detergent on all of our linen sheets. We recommend tumble drying safely on low to medium heat to keep your linen soft and maintain its textural appeal. Crush Linen Throw Blanket & Crush Double Linen Throw Blanket Wash separately in a gentle warm machine wash using a mild liquid detergent and dry flat out of direct sunlight. This product can be tumble-dried on a cool setting.  Flocca Linen Blanket Wash separately in a gentle warm machine wash using a mild liquid detergent. Our Flocca Linen Blanket can be dry-cleaned. We recommend that our Flocca Linen Blanket be tumble-dried on low heat.  Crush Merino Blanket Made from 100 per cent soft knitted Italian Merino yarn and pre-washed for softness, our Crush Merino Blanket is to be dry-cleaned only.  Basix Linen Quilt Dry-clean professionally or use a gentle machine wash (less than 40 degrees) in a commercial-sized, front-loading machine with mild liquid detergent. Our Basix Linen Quilt should be tumble dried at low heat. Flocca Linen BedspreadYour bedspread is not to be used or washed as you would a sheet, and we strongly recommend dry-cleaning this product.  Flocca Linen TowelsA gentle warm machine wash is recommended with like colours. While we recommend tumble drying your towels, high heat will cause temporary shrinkage. Once water is reapplied to your product it will return to its original size. NOTE: The premium density weave of our Linen Towels may cause lint. As a result, we strongly recommend washing and tumble-drying your towels separately. Tumble drying will expedite any lint shedding as well as keep your product soft to the touch and help to maintain its shape. FAQSWhich detergent should I use to wash my linen sheets?Use a mild detergent such as a wool wash. To maintain the colour of your linen, we advise not to use bleach or detergents with optical brighteners or the anti-pilling enzyme cellulase, and to avoid exposure to continual sunlight.Does linen shrink in the wash?Linen as a fibre naturally expands with wear and shrinks with washing. However, our linen sheets have been pre-washed and pre-shrunk at very high temperatures to ensure that with proper care, no further shrinkage than its original state should occur.Can you put linen sheets in the dryer?HMCo. linen sheets can be tumble-dried or line-dried. We highly recommend tumble-drying our sheets to maintain their shape. If using a tumble dryer, use a low to medium heat to help maintain its soft textural appeal. Drying at high temperatures will cause the linen fibres to overheat, making them brittle over time. When line drying, we recommend taking your sheets off the line while they are slightly damp and finishing them in the dryer to soften. Do linen sheets stretch? Linen as a fibre will naturally stretch with wear. HMCo. pure linen sheets are pre-shrunk and pre-washed ensuring the product retains its original quality from the first wash. To avoid deterioration from stretching and ensure longevity, we highly advocate tumble drying your linen sheets at least partially. Always be sure to check individual product care instructions as these may vary from product to product within the HMCo. collection.  Read more about how to care for your linen in our Linen Care Guide
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Palette Play: Chapter 2

We continue to explore our most coveted pure linen bedding combinations with styling guidance on how to bring each look to life in your space. This week's focus is on fresh, neutral layers of cloud-like whites and sea-inspired blues. Fresh White – Ayrton & Petra Soft and timeless Ayrton is a year-round favourite, offering a heavenly balance of freshness and classic style when styled with Petra, our pale stone hue. The latter is a versatile off-white that has been created with a melange weave combining Ayrton and warm, sandy Sable. Classic antique white Ayrton is ideal as a mid-hue, lending a brightening layer to Petra and creating a brilliant tonal scheme. Flocca Linen Duvet in Petra, Crush Linen Throw in Tempest, Basix Linen Quilt in Ayrton, Basix Linen Stripe Cushion in Ayrton/Nox, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Ayrton, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Ayrton, Flocca Euro Sham in Ayrton, Basix Linen Bed Skirt/Valance in Ayrton, Basix Linen Fitted Sheet in Ayrton Styling and variations  Any soft, light mid-hue will easily add an accent to this neutral white combination. Choose your accent hue based on the desired tone, for example, fo you wish for a cool palette, Argent, Fog or Azura will work beautifully, while Sable or Carmel are perfect for a warm palette. A set of pillowcases and or a flat sheet in your chosen hue will be enough to balance the tonal look. To enhance and add interest to this neutral scheme, look to stripe pillowcases and/or accessories – Ayrton/Russo or Sable/Brun for a warm palette, and Sable/Roy (for greens) or Fog/Tempest (for blue) or Ayrton/Nox (for both) for a cool palette. Quilts and coverlets add a luxurious, cloud-like final layer. See Shop our Style for pillow and accessory configurations best suited for you.  Flocca Linen Duvet in Petra, Basix Linen Quilt in Ayrton Mediterranean Blues – Fog & Roy Calming Fog and Roy evoke leisurely days of sun and sea, inspiring a look that has classic appeal yet can be easily adapted for a more contemporary aesthetic. Fog is the primary hue in this scheme, offering a soft, light blue that imbues a calming effect that won’t overpower your space. Our cornflower-hued Roy works as a tonal accent, with both Fog and Roy falling into the dusty side of the blue spectrum. Flocca Linen Duvet in Fog, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Roy, Flocca Linen Blanket in Roy, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Roy, Basix Linen Bed Skirt/Valance in Fog, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Fog, Crush Double Linen Throw Blanket in Petra/Kali, Flocca Long Linen Pillowcase in Fog, Flocca Linen Cushion in Roy, Flocca Macaron Linen Cushion in Roy Styling and variations  Both Fog and Roy can easily and effectively be switched over as primary and accent hues. Using Roy as the primary colour will make more of a statement, while still bringing tonal cohesion and calm to your space. Including a neutral hue such as Ayrton or Petra will brighten the scheme and add further coolness, and Sable will add warmth. All of these neutrals work wonderfully as a contrasting fitted sheet, pillowcases or accessories. These soothing blues are best styled loosely for a relaxed, effortless look. Flocca Linen Blanket in Roy  
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Palette Play: Chapter One

From fresh, light neutrals to rich, warm hues, our signature colour palette is designed to layer effortlessly. This week we highlight two of our coveted pure linen bedding combinations, a focus on rich earthy tones with variations and styling tips that will work in any space in your home. Flocca Linen Duvet in Armee, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Carmel, Flocca Euro Pillowcase in Russo, Basix Bolster Cushion in Sable/Brun, Crush Linen Throw in Brun, Basix Stripe Linen Pillowcase in Brun/Sable, Flocca Linen Bedhead - Ayrton Versatile Hues – Armee, Russo, Carmel & Sable There is no easier way to imbue your home with warmth and textural appeal than with the rich, earthy tones of Armee, Russo and Carmel. In this timeless scheme, Armee is the primary hue – a deep, textural khaki that is reminiscent of lush remote pastures. Carmel, a sun-bleached caramel, works as the mid-tone colour to balance the richness of Armee and Russo. As a warm, bold accent, Russo adds intensity, while Sable lends softness and provides a neutral base, as well as a visual break from the strong accent hues. Crush Linen Throw in Brun Hinterland Harmony – Brun, Nox, Russo & Sable  A soothing palette of natural hues and textural greys can be layered effortlessly with the dark melange of Nox, while accents of earthy Russo echo the outdoors. As the primary hue, Brun sets the tone for accents and adds texture with its beautiful melange weave. Nox and Russo both feature as accent hues, with Nox on the cool spectrum, bringing in moodiness and complementing the warmth and intensity of Russo. Sable is an optional base hue that can be useful for a neutral sheet rotation, offering freshness between bolder accent hues. Flocca Linen Duvet in Brun, Flocca Linen Body Cushion in Nox, Double Crush Throw in Russo/Sable, Flocca Linen Blanket in Russo, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Russo & Nox, Flocca Euro Shame in Brun, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Nox, Flocca Linen Bedhead Short in Sable Flocca Linen Duvet in Brun  
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Cottagecore Style

The Repose - Luxury Boutique Accommodation in Dubbo NSW @the_repose I Featured: Flocca Linen Duvet in Brun, Kristine Linen Flat Sheet in Ayrton While interior trends come and go, the desire to create a warm and welcoming space to spend time with loved ones is a constant. Enter cottagecore, the design aesthetic that, while not exactly new, has seen a resurgence in recent years due to social media influencers' sepia-toned snaps coupled with Taylor Swift's Folklore album touting forest strolls, cosy cardigans and freshly baked scones. This classic look is all about comfort, slow living and simplicity, and has been widely embraced as we've been spending more time at home. Interior: @heidiwoodmaninteriors | Photography: @nolancalischphoto I Featured: Basix Linen Coverlet in Sable, Kristine Standard Pillowcase in Sable, Basix Linen Bolster Cushion in Rosa/Floss With a focus on softness, layering and well-worn pieces that tell a story, cottagecore is the antidote to sleek minimalist and fast homewares. Derived from a bucolic farmhouse aesthetic that has been around for centuries, this trend has evolved beyond the rustic style we are familiar with as designers push the boundaries with considered clashes of colour and patterns. The resulting look is romantic, modern and personal – and most importantly, lived in.   Styling: @katelincoln.stylist I Photography: @ksoljointeriors I Published: @countrystylemag I Featured: Kristine Euro Pillowcase in Fog, Kristine Flat Sheet in Fog   The cottagecore colour palette is nature-inspired, with earthy neutrals providing an adaptable backdrop for patterns – think florals and nature motifs – and vibrant accents. Layering is key, as is a sense of laidback ease, so allow your bedding and accessories to fall naturally for a look that is fuss-free and uncontrived. Pure linen provides the inviting tactility and relaxed elegance necessary to achieve this look, while understated hues ensure that your space is grounding and timeless. Featured: Kristine Linen Euro Sham in Cep, Kristine Linen Pillowcase in Ayrton, Kristine Linen PIllowcase in Floss, Kristine Flat Sheet In Ayrton Whether you wish to transport yourself to the verdant English countryside or a cabin in the woods each time you step through the front door or retain a more contemporary look at home, there are elements of cottagecore that will work to elevate any space, whether maximalist or pared-back. Handcrafted ceramics or a piece of antique furniture can imbue an artisan touch to a modern interior, while soft furnishings and subtle, ruffled details lend elegance and cosy textural appeal to the bedroom, bathroom, living areas and kitchen.
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Youthful Adaptations

Designing a timeless space that showcases your distinct style requires a mix of old and new – a sumptuous layering of colour and texture and a pairing of luxury pieces and second-hand finds that lend a one-of-kind look. Knowing when to invest in classic staples can also help to achieve the right balance, with a few key pieces carrying you through many seasons and offering enduring style as your aesthetic changes and evolves.  Interior: @knot__.studio I Photography: @ameliastanwix I Published: @thedesignfiles I Flocca Linen Duvet in Fog, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Fog, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Petra While it can often take years for a home to perfectly reflect its owners, younger generations – whether renting or buying a property that requires some TLC – are fast-tracking the process with statement pieces from a range of eras. An appreciation for vintage and retro has seen a rise in mid-century modern and art deco styles, while colours and patterns are being used to add design-driven accents to a pared-back space. A bold feature wall can transform a room, while renters can introduce colour through soft furnishings such as a bedspread or cushion.   Interior: @studiocoandco I Photography: @ameliastanwix I Published: @thedesignfiles I Featured: Flocca Linen Macaron in Russo While many have had to adapt to small-scale living, prioritising items that uplift a space and express individual style has become more important than ever. This might mean investing in items such as artwork, cookware, and high-quality bed linen that will work in any future design aesthetic, while fun, second-hand finds can enliven your current space and be gifted, replaced or donated over time. A luxurious, pure linen throw blanket will instantly elevate an old armchair that was picked up on Facebook Marketplace, while richly hued Flocca Macaron Cushions can imbue a playful, elegant touch to a simple bed or sofa.  Interior: @studiocoandco I Photography: @ameliastanwix I Published: @thedesignfiles I Featured: Flocca Linen Duvet in Russo, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Russo, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Carmel, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Carmel Online platforms such as Instagram and TikTok have opened up a whole new world of design inspiration, with endless home tours offering budding stylists all the tips and tricks needed to achieve the look they desire. On a more aspirational level, interior inspiration can be found in the work of designers such as Flack Studio, YSG Studio and Kelly Wearstler, who all lean towards a more adventurous and playful approach to creating contemporary and unique spaces.  Interior: @ysg.studio I Photography: @smartanson I Published: @bellemagazineau I Featured: Flocca Linen Duvet in Roy, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Moro, Basix Linen Pillowcase in Roy, and our Flocca Linen Short Bedhead In Moro
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Focus on Maiz

Focus on Maiz

Basix Linen Bedskirt in Maiz, Flocca Linen Flatsheet in Maiz, Basix Linen Coverlet in Ayrton Offering gentle optimism and a soft, ambient glow, Maiz lends playful yet timeless colour to your home. As part of our signature range of classic, muted hues, this washed-out gold is perfect for imbuing spaces with year-round warmth and pairs just as beautifully with fresh, bright whites as it does with a rich, tonal palette Red Crest House I Interior: @simonehaag I Photography: @dylanjamesphoto I Published: @thelocalproject I Featured: Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Maiz, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Maiz The mustard gold of Maiz can make a bold statement or layer seamlessly into an earthy, understated scheme, adapting with ease to suit many different interior styles. Luxurious and radiant, Maiz offers a complementary balance to natural, organic textures and finishes such as timber, wool and rattan, as well as imbuing warmth and vibrancy to a cool grey backdrop of stone and marble. Crush Merino Blanket in Oro, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Maiz This iconic hue makes a recurring appearance in fashion and interior design, with a long history dating back to ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians and Romans who used gold extensively in their art and architecture. Gold leaf was often used to decorate buildings and statues, adding a sense of splendour while proving its timelessness, while modern designers are just as enamoured, featuring mustard gold tones in their collections to showcase its enduring style.  Basix Linen Tutto Towel in Maiz Maiz is available in an extensive range of products across our bedding, table linen and accessories collections. Create an inviting, layered bedscape with our signature Flocca sheet and duvet cover, or lend a luxurious touch to your bedroom or living space with a Maiz cushion or pillow. Tea towels, guest towels and table linen allow you to extend this radiant hue to every space in your home. 
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Staycation Inspiration

From dreamy design projects that evoke a year-round holiday at home to simple ideas on how you can transform your space into a luxurious haven, this curated round-up of online stories will inspire you to elevate everyday rituals and embrace the slow life in comfort and style.  Accommodation: @the_burrows_swansea Life/Style Migration: Satisfying a desire for a simpler life A craving for a slower pace has brought about a geographical and cultural shift, with many moving away from cities for a fresh perspective. Travelling from cosmopolitan capitals to the countryside or coast, these tree and sea-changers are bringing their contemporary sensibilities and taking a digital detox to create space for what feels meaningful and authentic.     Hosting Essentials: Thoughtful touches to make guests feel at ease   Whether it’s a beautifully presented table setting, a soothing, sensory bathroom or an inviting bedroom layered with soft and textural pure linen, a few thoughtful touches can go a long way in elevating everyday spaces to make visitors feel luxuriously at home.    Holiday at Home: Dreamy design projects that evoke a year-round vacation From a playfully reimagined barn in the Byron Bay hinterland to a Mediterranean-inspired haven overlooking Sydney's Pittwater, these dreamy design projects share a common thread – a thoughtful layering of rich textures and earthy hues that invite relaxed living and offer the feeling of a luxurious, year-round vacation.   Location: @riverfieldhomestead I Styling: @bellebrightproject I Photography: @marniehawson I Published: @countrystylemag  Making a House a Home: Styling tips for creating a home haven  While we can appreciate a perfectly curated interior, the most welcoming homes are often a natural extension of the people who live there, reflecting our everyday lives and offering a calm and familiar retreat from the busyness of the outside world. Here are two of our favourite styling tips for a warm and inviting home you’ll look forward to returning to.    Elevated Accessories: Pure linen touches to inject style and comfort  When it comes to imbuing your home with luxurious warmth and comfort, some small yet carefully chosen pieces can have a big impact. From an elegant cushion in your living space to a sumptuous towel in the bathroom, elevate any room with these pure linen accessories. 
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Flocca Body Cushion: A stylist's go-to

Flocca Body Cushion: A stylist's go-to

With its relaxed elegance and generous proportions, it's easy to see why our Flocca Linen Body Pillow is favoured by stylists and designers alike. This HMCo. all-rounder instantly finishes a simple bedscape, sitting effortlessly alongside two standard pillows and leaving no need for additional decorative cushions.  Flocca Linen Body Pillow in Argent, Flocca Linen Duvet in Mare, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Argent, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Mare, Crush Linen Throw in Argent Whether your interior style is country, coastal, classical or minimal, our extensive signature palette offers the perfect hue for your space. Choose from warm, light neutrals, soothing blues and greys, or make a style statement with earthy pink Rosa or golden Maiz – our classic, understated colours are designed to mix and match with ease.  Interior: @jasesullivan I Photography: @prueruscoe I Published: @bellemagazineau I Featured: Flocca Linen Body Pillow in Fog Not only popular with stylists due to its aesthetic appeal, our body pillow is a family favourite, making it a luxurious yet functional addition to any space in your home. Rather than being confined to the bedroom, this all-rounder works wonderfully in the living areas when placed on the sofa or along the back of a window seat, and is large enough to snuggle up with on the floor with a book or to have on hand for casual gatherings.  Interior: @georgina_jeffries I Architecture: @inglisarchitects I Photography: @cricket_studio_3220 I Featured: Flocca Linen Body Pillow in Brun, Flocca Linen Duvet in Carmel The extra-long pure linen pillowcase of our body pillow is finished with a double stitch hem, beautiful hand-tufted edges, and secured with a hidden closure. Removable, easy-care covers require no more than a simple machine wash and medium tumble dry to maintain their sumptuous softness and texture.  Flocca Linen Body Pillow in Argent, Flocca Linen Duvet in Mare, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Argent, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Mare Our Flocca Linen Body Pillow makes a thoughtful and practical gift idea for those who prefer a high-end look without overloading on accessories such as scatter cushions. It has also proved an in-demand essential during pregnancy, offering superior comfort and back support. Featuring the same classic, textural appeal as our entire pure linen collection, our body pillow is designed to layer effortlessly into your interior scheme.
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HMCo Styling & Assistance

HMCo Styling & Assistance Browse through our journal to discover in-depth information on our product range and the properties and benefits of pure linen. You'll also find features on stunning architecture and design projects as well as interior trends and styling advice to inspire your dream pure linen look at home. At HMCo, we love helping our customers find the perfect pure linen look for their homes, which is why we offer a range of personalised services to assist with everything from colour selection to styling. Discover how we can support you in choosing the best pure linen bedding and accessories to elevate your space, providing superior comfort and timeless style for many years to come.  Pure linen swatches in Floss and Argent Shop Our StyleOur signature muted, earthy hues are designed to mix and match with ease, although choosing the best combination for your interior scheme can be tricky. We have a library of beautifully layered bedscapes, tablescapes and accessories to inspire you, from serene, coastal blues and rich, romantic pinks to neutral layers of cream and white, ensuring there is a palette to perfectly suit every aesthetic.  Basix Linen Quilt in Ayrton, Double Linen Crush Throw in Sable/Petra, Flocca Linen Cushion in Brun, Basix Stripe Pillowcase in Ayrton/Russo, Flocca Linen Euro Pillowcase in Petra Style ConsultationIf you have an idea for your space and would like support with the design process, or you simply have a space in dire need of a new look, we offer personalised styling assistance to help you create a classic, luxurious scheme you'll love. Head to our Styling Consultation page and fill out the form, providing as much detail as possible so that our styling team can best assist you with your needs.  Flocca Long Pillowcase in Nox and Russo, Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Nox, Flocca Linen Blanket in Bere In-depth product knowledgeDiscover detailed information about our products in our journal, with inspiring articles focused on individual pieces from our range that highlight their unique benefits and qualities. From sheets to blankets, as well as colour profiles and design notes, you'll find comprehensive features exploring the finer details of our signature collection.  Flocca Linen Blanket in Sable, Crush Linen Throw in Fonda, Basix Linen Coverlet in Gris, Crush Linen Blanket in Quill, Basix Linen Coverlet in Sable
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Deans Marsh House by Tecture

Deans Marsh House by Tecture

Creating a connection with the natural environment through thoughtful design can imbue a sense of calm and stillness in a space, as evidenced in this contemporary residential project by Melbourne-based architecture and interior design firm Tecture. Situated in regional Victoria, the pairing of raw materials and a tonal, earthy palette echo the landscape and allow this luxurious yet modest home to sit in contrast to its rural surroundings while nestling harmoniously into its bushland setting.    Architecture & Interior: @tecture_ I Styling: @sideproject_projects I Photography: @timothykaye I Published: @thelocalproject Overlooking treetops and valleys, the dwelling offers a series of pavilions separated by a central passageway, with rammed earth walls and natural stone elements providing a balance of luxury and simplicity while nutty brown timber floorboards from Made by Storey offer depth. The furnishings and finishes marry a warm, mellow colour scheme with organic, tactile surfaces, forming an intrinsic link with the outdoor environment.  Architecture & Interior: @tecture_ I Styling: @sideproject_projects I Photography: @timothykaye I Published: @thelocalproject This gentle palette carries effortlessly from exterior to interior, reflecting the tranquil beauty of the surrounding landscape and offering the feeling of a private sanctuary connected closely with nature. In the bedroom, our timeless pure linen bedding follows the principle of tonal layering with three subtle variations –  grounding Bere, muted Brun, and a bright, rich accent of Russo  – to beautifully complement the relaxed, minimalist design and craftsmanship imbued in each space. Architecture & Interior: @tecture_ I Styling: @sideproject_projects I Photography: @timothykaye I Published: @thelocalproject I Featured: Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Russo, Basix Fitted Sheet in Brun, Flocca Linen Blanket in Bere, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Russo A tonal, layered scheme features our Basix Linen Fitted Sheet in Brun, our Flocca Linen Flat Sheet and Flocca Linen Pillows in Russo and our Flocca Linen Blanket in Bere.  "Bucolic tones and hues were chosen to complement the rammed earth walls," says Tecture's Benjamin Whittaker. "The diverse styles and colours of HMCo. linen welcomes – and somewhat necessitates – layering, providing the luxurious look and feel the home deserved."  Architecture & Interior: @tecture_ I Styling: @sideproject_projects I Photography: @timothykaye I Published: @thelocalproject I Featured: Flocca Linen Flat Sheet in Russo, Basix Fitted Sheet in Brun, Flocca Linen Pillowcase in Russo 
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The Perfect Drape

Imbuing your space with a sense of calm and wellbeing is key to feeling relaxed at home, and an elegant way to achieve this is with sheer curtains. Maximising natural light and enabling unobstructed views while still offering privacy, sheer curtains create a seamless and soothing connection to the outdoors. Featuring: Basix Linen Curtain in Ayrton, with Linen Bedding in Cep and Petra hues.Pure linen is the ideal material for providing just the right delicate, sheer finish to your curtains, with a sumptuous drape that only gets better over time. Wonderfully textural and easy to care for, our Basix Linen Curtains are designed to fall with a natural flow, working to soften the harsh lines of window frames and interior walls. Image via @sailorswhisk | Photo: @marniehawson | Featuring: Basix Linen Curtain in Fog.Pure linen curtains are effortlessly adaptable to any interior scheme, bringing a natural tactile appeal to a sleek, contemporary look while blending beautifully into coastal and country abodes. Available in six exclusive hues to allow for personalisation, choose from classic neutrals and subtle, muted colours to achieve your dream look. The Range Byron Bay, Published @thedesignfiles | Photo: @caitlinmillsphotography | styling @annieportelli | Featuring Linen bedding in Floss, Rosa and Sable Hues.The warm, earthy qualities of Russo, Rosa and Sable ideally complement timber finishes, softening heavy interiors with tonal blending and pairing perfectly alongside other natural materials such as sisal and terracotta. These understated tones offer gentle, grounding colour while elegantly framing an outdoor landscape. Architecture & Interiors: @kennedy_nolan | Photography: @derek_swalwell | Via: @voguelivingOn the cooler end of the spectrum, the blue undertones of Fog and classic charcoal Tempest are excellent for diffusing bright light and creating a serene, grey-toned aesthetic that is both modern and timeless. For a bright and inviting space, our white Ayrton hue is a classic allrounder that brings a fresh and airy quality to any room. View colour collection here.
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A Table for Two

A Table for Two

When it comes to creating a memorable dining experience at home, the setting is just as important as the meal itself. Make your loved one feel extra special this Valentine's Day with a thoughtfully styled space that is both relaxed and refined, allowing your guest to feel at ease while enjoying some elevated touches. Basix Linen Runner in Fonda, Flocca Linen Tablecloth in Rosa Embracing pure, textural linen in rich, romantic hues is a simple way to create a sense of occasion, starting with our generously sized Flocca Linen Tablecloth as a versatile backdrop for layering. With a sumptuous drape that lends understated drama, our pure linen tablecloth is available in an extensive palette that ranges from soft neutrals to rich, decedent hues, all mixing and matching effortlessly with our pure linen runners and napkins. Basix Linen Runner in Moro, Flocca Linen Tablecloth in Rosa  Lighting can instantly transform the mood of a room, and there is no better way to achieve a warm and intimate setting than with candlelight. A few tealight candles provide a soft and subtle glow, while taper candles and tall candlesticks imbue a hint of formality. Flowers make the perfect finishing touch ­­– add a pop of vibrant colour with a bright posy, or opt for the understated elegance of a single stem in a tall vase.  Flocca Linen Tablecloth in Rosa, Basix Linen Napkin in Rosa, Basix Stripe Napkin in Ayrton/Russo  Napkins are a post-dinner necessity, and our Basix Linen Napkins offer the ideal balance of style and practicality. Pre-washed and softened for a relaxed, textural look and feel, a set of handcrafted napkins makes a luxuriously functional addition. They can also introduce beautiful accents of colour, with delicious berry, caramel and toffee hues lending sumptuous tonal layers to your table setting. Chocolate Buttermilk CakeThis delectable recipe by Tilly Pamment is the perfect dessert to impress your special guest.  MAKES ONE 18 CM (7 INCH) LAYER CAKE  225 g (8 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour 50 g (1¾ oz) Dutch (unsweetened) cocoa powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) ¼ teaspoon salt 275 g (9¾ oz) caster (superfine) sugar 2 eggs 125 g (4½ oz) unsalted butter, melted and cooled 250 ml (9 fl oz) buttermilk, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste   CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM 125 g (4½ oz) unsalted butter, softened 20 g (¾ oz) Dutch (unsweetened) cocoa powder 240 g (8½ oz) icing (confectioners’) sugar 40 ml (1½ fl oz) buttermilk sprinkles or chocolate buttons (melts) to decorate, optional   Preheat the oven to 160°C (315°F) fan-forced. Grease three 18 cm (7 inch) round cake tins well with butter and line the bases with baking paper. Sift the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Add the salt and caster sugar and stir to combine.  In a separate bowl, place the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix on low until smooth. Scrape down the side of the bowl, then beat again, this time on medium speed, for 1 minute or so, until the mixture is smooth, fluffy and lighter in colour. Divide the batter evenly between the tins and bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes, or until the cakes have risen and are cooked through. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 5 minutes or so, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. When the cakes are cool, make the chocolate buttercream by combining the butter, cocoa and half the icing sugar in the stand mixer bowl with a paddle attachment.  Mix until smooth before adding the buttermilk and remaining icing sugar. Beat well, scraping down the side of the bowl a few times, until the buttercream is light and fluffy. To assemble, place one of the cakes on a serving plate and spread with one-third of the buttercream. Top with the second cake and spread with another third of the buttercream. Sandwich the final cake on top and swirl on the remaining icing. Decorate with sprinkles or chocolate buttons if you like; otherwise, slice and eat as is.  Any left-over cake will keep happily in an airtight container in a cool place for a day or two.  Images and text from The Plain Cake Appreciation Society by Tilly Pamment, photography by Tilly Pamment. Murdoch Books RRP $39.99. 
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