Saturday, 20 September 2014

Nancy Koltes Exclusive Event

Nancy Koltes

Exclusive Event


Please join us for afternoon tea and to meet international textile designer Nancy Koltes on Thursday, October 2nd at 4pm.
Nancy will talk about her life in New York and Italy and the luxury bedding and scarves she manufactures in Italy.
RSVP at to join us for tea - limited seating.

Enjoy a 20% courtesy discount on your purchase of Nancy Koltes linens during the month of October.

Store hours:
Tues., through Fri., 10am - 6pm
Sat., 10am - 5:30pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

We are very excited to share our newly launched e-commerce site.

Friday, 29 August 2014

New York Now

Our Fall buying trip to New York starts with a visit to our favourite department stores, Bergdorf, Saks, Barney's and ABC for inspiration and trend spotting. They have such an amazing selection of fashion and decorative objects for the home. Madison Avenue has the best boutique shopping with more personalised service and smaller independents mixed with intimate Euro-style restaurants for al fresco dining. The trends in fashion usually set the tempo for what will be shown in home decor- for example studs that have been very strong in fashion (Valentino bags), are now entering  home decor in bathroom accessories and frames. Colour and texture follow suit, with metallic yarns woven into fashion and home fabric; mixed metals remain strong with gold dominating this season. Colour range is vast suiting all tastes, grey and charcoal still reigns, cocoa is making a strong comeback, along with purple, blues, magenta, black, ink, winter white, camel, toffee, and  pea green. Accessories for the home are very opulent and may be juxtaposed with cleaner lines showing a renewed interest in adding collectible layers to home decor. Prints grounded in nature continue to be popular, updated in contemporary hues and more abstract.
New York is also superb for food, art and entertainment with Jeff Koons showing at the Whitney and Sigmar Polke at the MoMA. Our favourite food experience was at Esca by James Beard award winning chefs Dave Pasternack, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich,with a marvellous selection of seafood and wine. Now we are feeling nourished, fully inspired, and ready for the Fall/Winter season at  Fino Lino.
Cheers, Lauren

                                                                 Strong neutrals

Pantone Fall 2014 Colors

Jeff Koons art at Rockefeller Centre the exhibition is at the Whitney

Sigmar Polke at MoMA  
Lobster pasta at Esca
Branzino Mediteranean seabass cooked in sea salt

Accessories by Kelly Wearstler: lots of texture, interesting shapes and warm metals
Tabletop accessories are being shown in gold alongside natural materials

L'objet display at Bergdorf
Forget about no white after labour day!!!!
Winter white is hot in fashion as well as home accessories
and is an excellent base to add all the colour accents of the Fall Season
The Louboutin boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue showing hot pink, purple and grey
which are also being shown in home decor
Please enjoy the items we selected for the Fino Lino Fall/Winter Collection
The L'Objet showroom with lapiz and gold accessories on wood

Limited edition candles from L'Objet show the mixed metal trend with an accent colour
Fortuny serving dishes made under licence by L'Objet fit in any style decor as a collectable

Treasure boxes, bijoux tray and vases
Fortuny candles with fabric boxes

Black alligator desk accessories with gold trim have masculine appeal 
Our choices from the Designer Guild Fall Collection - very whimsical and painterly
Christian Lacroix pillows mixed with Designer's Guild to simplify the grouping
New colour in Arabesque trays

Decorative trays are fashionable and practical

   Printed floral tablecloths from France are making a great comeback in tabletop design

Le Jacquard Francais, 'Fleurs de givre' winter collection
shows great use of the hottest colours

'Fleurs de givre' winter collection is also available in on-trend
white mixed with icy hues

Cocktail napkins for holiday celebrations in gold and silver embroidery.

The black and white trend has been developing for some time and is being shown again in a softer version.
 18 Fresh Interior Design Trends to Watch For in 2014
Ironwork inspired bedding by Sferra in black and white/ blue and white
Charcoal and ivory simple border bedding and wool throw
Contemporary design with grey and gold accent colour

A very clean, modern embroidery from Dea
Contemporary bedding by Dea inspired by Carrera marble

New silver bedding from SDH with metallic thread 

Linen bedding by Leitner in strong neutrals

Cashmere throws from Italy showing strong use of texture in natural colour
with leather trim

Purple is a great accent colour with natural Linen borders made by Busatti in Italy

Hand-loomed guest towels with classic fringe

We are very excited to add Dayna Decker Couture candles to our Fall collection,
Pink Couture has always been a favorite with our customers
Frames with studs and black jewels by Olivia Riegel

New very decorative candle line made of beeswax and cotton wicks 

The Pratesi Collection - love the animal inspired coverlet
in soft black and white

Cashmere throws by Pratesi

 Japanese Komono  light fixtures by Canopy will be hung
behind our customer service desk at Fino Lino with the sconces on either side
Sconces for side lighting
The home collection by Oscar de la Renta, animal textures in contemporary hues

 White Lucite bathroom accessories are becoming even more popular than clear Lucite
Bathroom accessories with studs were a show favourite
fashioned after Valentino's handbag collection

We have already started receiving some of our orders and look forward to showing the
Fino Lino Fall/Winter Collection. If you wish to bring more beauty and comfort to your home
please call or visit Fino Lino. 604 736 1828
We are delighted to offer on-line shopping for your convenience.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

August Sale by Fino Lino


August Sale

By Fino Lino

Please visit us for our Annual August sale and enjoy a 20% - 50%
off on selected items in stock.

St. Geneve Down and Linens - 20% off in stock and special orders.
All sales are final.

*From Fri, August 1st ~ Tues, September 2nd.

Store hours:
Tues., through Fri., 10am - 6pm
Sat., 10am - 5:30pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

We are very excited to share our newly launched e-commerce site.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Summer linen

 Line drying your linens in a fragrant garden is among the most pleasurable experiences of the summer months

Linen bedding for the summer months is a natural choice. It feels cool and crisp, is very breathable, and presents a European savoir-faire to home decor. Ironed or gently wrinkled they envelop you in a luxurious cocoon. Woven linen jacquards in neutral tones play up texture and visual depth whilst ensuring a comfortable nights sleep. Many are produced without colorants and harsh chemicals, utilizing more natural sustainable production methods. 
Linen fabrics are very long wearing, naturally stain resistant and become softer as they age.  Simply washing gently then hanging to dry produces a crisper matte finish whereby five minutes in the dryer and a hot steam iron gives a smoother softer finish. 
Linen bedding and lounge wear.
Play on the texture against a natural Linen slipcovered headboard.
Apple green Linen jacquard bedding.
Spectacular raspberry linen throw, with jacquard bedding.
Soft blues have been very popular this season in linen.
Linen tablecloth adds charm to summer table dressing.
Crisp Linen towels in the powder room give a fresh feel.
A perfect time to make use of grandmother's Linen collection.
Natural Linen hand towels.
Linen tablecloths and towels from Italy great for layering.
Linen tissue box with lavender insert.
Sheer Linen panels give a cool ethereal feel to home decor. and
are easily exchanged for winter weight
Mix up the textures and colour for visual drama.

Linen bedding may be used all year around, just add layers for cooler weather bed dressing.
Gorgeous layers for winter bed dressing.
   Weaving silk yarn into Linen fabric adds sheen and provides an excellent sleeping layer in the summer. The coverlet shown may be layered over a duvet or blanket in the winter months.

Silk and Linen woven jacquard looks more formal but adapts well to a casual bed dressing style.

White shams with a natural linen border give a clean contrast.

Linen accessories are perfect for sunny rooms and are less prone to fading.

Keeping the bed styling more simple gives a more contemporary look to the bed and the desirable matte finish works well in simple decor.

Winter layering with an Etro wool throw. Textured monochromatic tones have broad appeal for summer sleeping environments.

Glorious woven jacquard Linen shams.

If we may answer questions about choosing Linen bedding and accessories, please call us at 604 736 1828 or visit our showroom at 2715 Arbutus Street at 11th. in Vancouver.