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.

Oct 152015


The Persia Bedding design was added to the sheeting collection in 2005 and has become one of the most highly recognizable of all ANICHINI designs.  Why is it so beautiful?


The bedding is made up of 4 different fabric designs. A medallion, a wide awning stripe and 2 borders. This makes the construction complicated but very interesting. I know of no other bedding collection constructed like this.

In addition, all the fabrics are reversible. The reverse side is just as beautiful and interesting as the “right” side – and because we produce the bedding right here in our workroom we can customize the constructions. For example, we can leave off the flange entirely, or insert it into the body of the pillow cover.

Persia luxury jacquard sheets with alternate flange construction.

Allow me to go further. Persia is woven in Italy by one the very few remaining super high quality boutique weavers. This small factory, near Lake Como, embodies everything legendary regarding Italian textiles.

The product is a woven jacquard. The threads are of the finest, smoothest quality and 100% colorfast.  But the coup de grace is the fact that the weave itself is a twill weave. This twill translates into durability and longevity you cannot find elsewhere.  The bedding also requires little or no ironing due to the twill construction and the silkiness of yarns.

Persia is in a class by itself in the sheeting world. If you are interested in the best  of the best…..this is it.