The most stunning Hamptons homes have one common thread: luxurious linens by legendary D. Porthault.  The whimsical patterns and pretty color palette of D. Porthault seamlessly suit Hamptons design which should come as no surprise, considering owner Joan Carl spends much of her time at her Southampton home.  Now brand fans can delight in pouring over D. PORTHAULT: THE ART OF LUXURY LINENS, a beautifully photographed new book by Brian D. Coleman with a foreword by Architectural Digest editor-in-chief Amy Astley and a preface by Joan which takes readers inside private homes and gardens to see why D. Porthault has been the favored French luxury linens brand for nearly one hundred years.

In D. PORTHAULT: THE ART OF LUXURY LINENS exclusive interiors are revealed that showcase the prints and embroideries “inspired by art and nature” that continue to make the D. Porthault name famous. Elegant bedrooms, sophisticated dining rooms, cheerful outdoor spaces, sweetly decorated nurseries and salles de bains highlight the hand-crafted artistry of Porthault’s bed, table and bath linens. Linens magically transform merely functional rooms into spaces of singular elegance and style. Owners whose homes are featured in this book choose D. Porthault to do just that.

This timeless tome also includes classic and contemporary decors in both the United States and France and chronicles the rich history of the Porthault company – it will surely appeal to interior design, architecture, and decorating enthusiasts. Smart Paris apartments, magnificent French châteaux, ocean-side retreats, mountain hideaways and spectacular homes and gardens enchant us with their original use of D. Porthault. From modern to old-world, bold to wistful, amusing to gently serene— colorful, whimsical prints live side by side with intricate hand embroideries in spaces large and small.

Meant always to be lived with and enjoyed, not stored away, Porthault linens are recognized and cherished as much for their luxurious quality as for their exquisite charm. The fascinating story of D. Porthault began in the 1920s when a newly wed couple in Paris created the first sheets in the world printed with designs. The family-owned company expanded from a design, weaving and sewing workshop to a second printing atelier in Normandy in the 1950s, and made its store debuts in New York City and Paris in the 1960s. Today D. Porthault continues to provide the ultimate in artisanal, private luxury for its clients across the globe.

To order this beautiful book go HERE (Gibbs Smith; Price: $60).