Bow Time

That special day (for some) is almost here and a plethora of people (lets just be honest its mainly ladies) are waiting for a pretty package all wrapped in a bow. We felt some bow inspiration brewing and created our own little mood board for the occasion…

ILINKA Collection Sateen Baby Pillows ILINKA Collection Sateen Baby Pillows
Jeff Koons Jeff Koons
Cor Sine Labe Doli Ceramic Bow Ties Cor Sine Labe Doli Ceramic Bow Ties
1970s Tiffany & Co. Brooch 1970s Tiffany & Co. Brooch
Bow Tie by Andy Warhol Bow Tie by Andy Warhol
Moschino Coca Cola Moschino Coca Cola
Minnie Mouse Minnie Mouse
Vintage Chanel Black Satin Bow Hair Clip Vintage Chanel Black Satin Bow Hair Clip
Graffiti Bow Graffiti Bow
Bow Chic, Channeling YSL Bow Chic, Channeling YSL
Catherine Deneuve, 1960s Catherine Deneuve, 1960s
Dior Bow Ring Dior Bow Ring
Jeff Koons Sacred Heart Jeff Koons Sacred Heart
Vintage Hermes Gloves Vintage Hermes Gloves
Ladurée Coeur Ispahan Ladurée Coeur Ispahan
Saint Laurent Leather Triple Bow Tie Saint Laurent Leather Triple Bow Tie
Vintage Mid-Century Bow Tie Lucite Chairs Vintage Mid-Century Bow Tie Lucite Chairs
Prada Prada
Vintage YSL Vintage YSL
Brass Bow Tie Chair Brass Bow Tie Chair
Marie Pergay Ribbon Pouf Marie Pergay Ribbon Pouf

Maison Love

Finally, we made our way to the recently opened Maison Assouline where quite simply we fell in love. Perfectly placed in Piccadilly and steps from the Royal Academy, it features a glowing bar, stunning new furniture collection, vintage books + furniture, and walls of beautifully curated shelves filled with Assouline treasures. The sales staff are beyond helpful and inviting; including the charming Paolo, Assouline’s in-house binder, who can create bespoke book covers for any Assouline gem of your choice; or, something completely original upon request. Now, if we can just decide on what book to bind…

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Maison Assouline Bar Maison Assouline Bar
Assouline Embroidered Book Bag Assouline Embroidered Book Bag
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Limited Edition Assouline Books Limited Edition Assouline Books
Assouline Interiors Assouline Interiors
Assouline Interiors 'High Society Bookcase' Assouline Interiors 'High Society Bookcase'
Assouline Interiors Assouline Interiors
Assouline Interiors 'Allure Coffee Table' Assouline Interiors 'Allure Coffee Table'
Assouline Interiors Fabric Samples Assouline Interiors Fabric Samples
Assouline Interiors 'Allure Bookstand' Assouline Interiors 'Allure Bookstand'
Assouline Interiors 'High Society' Desk and Chair Assouline Interiors 'High Society' Desk and Chair
Assouline Interiors Antiques Assouline Interiors Antiques
Vintage Pierre Cardin Bar Table Vintage Pierre Cardin Bar Table
View from the Mezzanine View from the Mezzanine
Book Binding Samples Book Binding Samples
Paolo, Assouline's Binder at work Paolo, Assouline's Binder at work
Latest Purchase - 'Dinner Diaries' Latest Purchase - 'Dinner Diaries'
Assouline Shopping Bag Assouline Shopping Bag
Assouline Gift Wrap with Wax Seal Assouline Gift Wrap with Wax Seal
Street View Street View

Wild Dining

Baby, its cold outside and sadly al fresco dining is a rarity in London. Any place that brings the outdoors in is our friend this time of the year. Winter weekends at Petersham Nurseries in it’s enchanting green house dining room with trees climbing up to the glass top roof, and our boots touching the (surprisingly very clean) earth covered floor are extra special. Whether its a cozy solarium, green house or exotic dining room we love all places implanting us on a journey into the wild…

Petersham Nurseries in Richmond Petersham Nurseries in Richmond
Petersham Nurseries Petersham Nurseries
Château de Vallin, France Château de Vallin, France
El Pais Semanal, Lorenzo Castillo El Pais Semanal, Lorenzo Castillo
Green House Dining Green House Dining
India Jane Birley's Marrakech House India Jane Birley's Marrakech House
Kenneth Jay Lane, 1973 Kenneth Jay Lane, 1973
Kenneth Jay Lane Kenneth Jay Lane
Green House Green House
Moroccan Dining Moroccan Dining
Oscar de la Renta, Connecticut Home, 1986 Oscar de la Renta, Connecticut Home, 1986
Piero Castellini, House & Garden Piero Castellini, House & Garden
Tony Duquette Tony Duquette
Pierre Berge's Paris Dining Room Pierre Berge's Paris Dining Room
Indoor Garden Indoor Garden
Shoreditch House, London Shoreditch House, London
Tropical Birds Mural, by Pablo Piatti Tropical Birds Mural, by Pablo Piatti
De Gournay Wallpaper De Gournay Wallpaper

Très Chic Catroux

François and Betty Catroux are chic. We know ‘chic’ is a word used often, however with these two they are the definition. Betty’s natural beauty and charisma charmed the likes of YSL (he called her his twin) and Tom Ford. Her husband, François is a renowned French interior designer who curates the perfect landscapes and interiors for them to dwell. Together they make being stylish and ‘chic’ seem effortless. Their Paris flat and country house in Provence are proof…

François and Betty Catroux in their Paris flat, 1974 François and Betty Catroux in their Paris flat, 1974
François and Betty, 1970 François and Betty, 1970
François and Betty in their Paris Flat François and Betty in their Paris Flat
Coffee Tables in Paris Flat Coffee Tables in Paris Flat
Paris Flat Paris Flat
Paris Flat Living Room Paris Flat Living Room
Paris Flat Paris Flat
Provence Country House Provence Country House
Provence Country House Kitchen Provence Country House Kitchen
Provence Country House Bedroom Provence Country House Bedroom
Provence Country House Living Room Provence Country House Living Room
Provence Country House Dining Room Provence Country House Dining Room
Provence Country House Dining Provence Country House Dining
Provence Country House Sitting Room Provence Country House Sitting Room
Provence Country House Patio Provence Country House Patio
Provence Country House Garden Provence Country House Garden
François and Betty on their Wedding Day François and Betty on their Wedding Day
Cap Ferrat, 1968 Cap Ferrat, 1968
YSL, Pierre Bergé, François & Betty, 1969 YSL, Pierre Bergé, François & Betty, 1969
Betty, YSL & Loulou de la Falaise, 1969 Betty, YSL & Loulou de la Falaise, 1969

Did you know…

It’s a New Year (Happy 2015!) – the time when we reflect on the year before and move forward with the motivation to improve ourselves and live life to the fullest. So…

Did you know you spend 25 years of your life sleeping (mainly in your bed)?

Did you know you spend 1.5 years of your life in the bathroom?

Did you know you spend 3.66 years of your life eating?

It’s amazing how we tend to focus more attention on things like a fancy dress, jewellery or even a dinner out rather than on the personal necessities we use daily. ILINKA Collection specialises in enhancing these daily rituals and changing the way you sleep, dine and bathe – for the better of course. If there is anything that should be personalised and made especially for you we think (and looking at the statistics above one could agree) it should be on the things you use the most.

So what sets ILINKA Collection apart from the rest? We have an extensive interiors background that gives us an eye for colour, attention to detail and a better understanding of how products need to be constructed to not only look beautiful, but also function well. We provide a very personal experience for the client that is hands-on and can offer designs from our existing collections, or create something completely unique for the client. The relationships we have developed with our suppliers and craftspeople across Europe ensure the finest quality product and the best results and service for bespoke creations.

What to do next? Feel free to contact us via email at info@ilinkacollection.com or call +44 (0) 20 7373 3365 to discuss your needs further. New Year = New Bedding!

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Festive Films

It’s that time of the year when nostalgia sets in and certain films bring you back in time in the best of ways. Here are our Top 10 Holiday films presented with a twist – think scenes with robes, PJs, beds and all things ILINKA Collection related…

A Christmas Story A Christmas Story
Miracle on 34th Street Miracle on 34th Street
Bing Crosby's White Christmas Bing Crosby's White Christmas
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's a Wonderful Life It's a Wonderful Life
How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Mickey's Christmas Carol Mickey's Christmas Carol
Home Alone Home Alone
Home Alone Home Alone
The Family Man The Family Man
The Holiday The Holiday

It’s Official

Thursday, November 20th ILINKA Collection took over the Presidential suite at The Beaumont Hotel in London to launch our new [very cool] brand and Spring/Summer 2015 collections.  The amazing response [thanks InStyle and Vogue for the instagram love!] is beyond exciting and we are so happy to share images from the launch with you.  The ILINKA Collection studio is now officially open for business…

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ILINKA Collection Monogrammed Beach Towels ILINKA Collection Monogrammed Beach Towels
ILINKA Collection Beach Towels ILINKA Collection Beach Towels
Hand-embroidered Tablecloth Hand-embroidered Tablecloth
Ilinka Lukic Ilinka Lukic
ILINKA Collection Colour Trimmed Towels ILINKA Collection Colour Trimmed Towels
ILINKA Collection Bath ILINKA Collection Bath
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ILINKA Collection Spring/Summer 2015 Bedding Collections and Breton Table Linens ILINKA Collection Spring/Summer 2015 Bedding Collections and Breton Table Linens
ILINKA Collection Bedding ILINKA Collection Bedding
Bespoke Monograms by ILINKA Collection Bespoke Monograms by ILINKA Collection
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ILINKA Collection hand-painted linen gift bags ILINKA Collection hand-painted linen gift bags
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Afternoon Delight

A trip to London is not complete without indulging in afternoon tea where a plethora of cakes, sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and of course tea overwhelm your senses (in an amazing, very full way!). With the holidays approaching and friends + family visiting, this is the perfect quintessential British thing to recommend. Check out our short […]

Destination London

London is the birthplace of ILINKA Collection (along with Ilinka’s new baby girl!) and in homage to our home; London is our current destination for inspiration…

Claridge's Green & White Afternoon Tea Claridge's Green & White Afternoon Tea
Rows of White Columns Rows of White Columns
Liberty of London's Tudor-Style Liberty of London's Tudor-Style
Cecconi's Green, Black & White Cecconi's Green, Black & White
The Wolseley's Black & White Floor The Wolseley's Black & White Floor
Hyde Park in Autumn Hyde Park in Autumn
London Red London Red

Ode to PJs

Iconic faces in their evening’s best…for more people in PJs follow us on Pinterest

Catherine Denevue Catherine Denevue
Steve McQueen Steve McQueen
Natalie Wood Natalie Wood
Greta Garbo Greta Garbo
Marilyn Marilyn
Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft
Jane Fonda Jane Fonda
Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard
Ryan Gosling Ryan Gosling