Nov 212017

Catherine Roehm's entertaining advice with Anichini linens

In the article What Oscar de la Renta And Bill Blass Taught Me, Carolyne Roehm, Architectural Digest‘s special projects editor, speaks of the entertaining advice she received from two special mentors in her life, Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass. Anichini is honored to have been one of her choices for the table.

“This particular (place) setting also echoes my love of the great Dutch flower paintings of the 17th century, with their rich shades and the romantic groupings of flowers and fruits. Roses, hypericum berries, and ripe peaches echo the tones in my favorite Greek dishes, as do the red candles; white Anichini napkins pick up a detail in the china. With this setting I served cream of red and yellow pepper soup, which enhances the color story and happens to be delicious, too.”

Featured are Anichini’s Grazuole napkins, whose classic design resembles a 19th century heirloom. They are 100% linen, hand finished with an intricate embellishment of drawn threadwork. They are nearly the last of their kind.

Read more of her entertaining advice here.

Images and excerpts from Architectural Digest.

“Style icon and lifestyle maven Carolyne Roehm has been part of American design culture for over four decades, with a career spanning the fashion, gardening, entertaining, publishing and decorative arts worlds. Finding a mentor in Oscar de la Renta, Carolyne worked alongside the couture great for 10 years before launching her own fashion house in 1985. A discerning eye and passion for beauty lead her into the world of flowers, where her books are often referred to as the best in their field. Subsequent entertaining and interiors titles cemented her position as one of America’s lifestyle experts.”

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Jun 082016


When a Midwesterner and her husband decided to make Arizona, where they often visited, home they had trouble finding the right fit. That is until they came across a newly listed house in Paradise Valley. “We walked through the doors, turned the corner, saw Camelback Mountain and that was is it,” she says. “My husband was sold. We just love those mountain views.”

While the home boasted large-scale, modern spaces, the couple desired a softer design with a vibe more in keeping with its desert surroundings. They enlisted the help of designer Jill Anderson of Wiseman & Gale Interiors in Scottsdale.

“We sat down with Jill in the great room and kept looking out at the pool, the backyard, the bougainvillea, and then Camelback with the corals, browns and greens,” recalls the wife. “That dictated how we wanted to start. We took the beauty of the outside and warmed up the inside with a lot of the same tones, but with more playful pops of color.”


For the master bedroom they chose the vibrant hues of our Taj bedding in green. The Taj fabric is an Anichini icon. The exquisite color selections have such depth, such intricate layers of color – that they match just about any room. The weave has 3 colors in the warp and three in the weft, creating nine separate colors. There is a depth to the design, which prompted one designer to quip “this fabric is alive”.

Content and images via Luxe Magazine.
Photo credit: Grey Crawford

Apr 122016

Anichini Cashmere Blanket in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest showcases Michael Hirtenstein’s remarkable redesign of a lower Manhattan apartment building originally designed by architect Enrique Norten. Working with Architectural designer Thomas Juul-Hansen and decorator Amy Lau, Hirtenstein consolidated five separate apartments into a showstopping three-floor spread that totals 8,600 square feet, with an additional 5,500 square feet of outdoor space.

“Michael is obsessed with tactile quality and dimensionality. You can see it in the exquisite fabrics and window treatments, which are like couture creations,” says Lau, who has worked with Hirtenstein on three previous residences. “He definitely likes bling, but the bling here has restraint—it’s a subtle knockout.”

For the bed, they chose ANICHINI’s cashmere, hand loomed in Nepal and available in three weaves and 160 colors, it is the most exquisite cashmere in the marketplace.

See more of the redesign here.