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Drab January? No thanks.

It is officially freezing cold up North, naturally at this time of year. When your alarm goes off and you have to get out of bed it can seem a bit daunting, especially when you’re stepping out into the cold air from your lovely warm bed.

It’s true, January has been labelled one of the hardest months of the year. Christmas has gone, New Years is over, and everyone is back to work. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that this month has to drag. We are determined to make the most of it.

Whilst it’s too cold to walk outside, it is your perfect excuse to sit tight, tuck in and snuggle up with your family or friends and enjoy the warmth. Or, if you’re fully motivated to ‘get fit’, then head to the gym with a friend – just to make sure that you don’t bail (yes, we have all been there and have done that so there is no shame in admitting it!).

There are multiple things that you can do in January that will help to lift your mood, whether this involves relaxing or pumping some iron. So say goodbye to drab January, and say hello to dreamy January!

Is your popcorn at the ready?

Film nights, who doesn’t enjoy them? And if you have one every Friday then it is essentially equivalent to a cinema trip. It’s also a great way to socialise in a fun, cost-effective way.

So call your girls, call your guys, and sit on the sofa. Grab a blanket or a throw and pass over the popcorn – or crisps… or both! – and put on a fun loving film. Blissful.

Push it!

The classic New Year’s resolution? Getting fit.

A great way to feel less sluggish at this time of year is to get your blood pumping, arms shaking and legs moving. Exercise releases endorphins so, naturally, you feel better post-workout. Also a healthier option than a ‘quick-fix’ sugar hit. Fabulous.

So, this year, we challenge you to sign up to try something new which is fitness related. Whether this is a gym class, spinning, salsa dancing, you name it – just get yourself out and moving! You’ve got this.

Swish, Pop, Ahh.

The sounds that surround a bubble bath are comforting aren’t they? And so is having a bath. More time consuming but ten times more relaxing than a shower.

Unwinding and de-stressing is important after a long day and, when the days are darker for longer, tension feels higher. So, we find that a bath helps us out a lot during these days.

So select a Podcast, or hit play on your Playlist, and breathe in the tranquillity.

Yoga is a thing. A good thing.

Last year there was a growing trend in Yoga videos featuring on Instagram and YouTube. They were everywhere, and we loved it! Yoga has multiple health benefits, both physically and mentally.

Yoga allows yourself to escape the everyday stresses by focusing on your breath, and stretch to release any tension built up throughout the day.

With workouts which can last between 10-30 minutes, you can easily incorporate it into your routine, both in the morning or at night.


A new hobby doesn’t hurt.

New Years is often a time for reminiscing, and quite often we look back at years gone by at ‘the good times’. But we can easily forget that the current times can also be good times.

If you find yourself looking back and thinking ‘ohh, I used to love drawing’, or ‘I have always wanted to go there!’ then do it. Just this time period in January where the world is still half asleep, and maybe still recovering from the madness around NYE, to research and book activities.

Try an art class. Explore some stately homes. Visit some museum exhibitions. Book a weekend away… Have some fun!

 

January Colour of the Month – Neutral Tones

January is a time when all starts to wind-down. A time to chill after the Christmas rush and New Year buzz. A time to relax. With this in mind, we wanted our January colour of the month to epitomise tranquility. A way to turn your home into a hub of sanctuary, and secure a blissful start to 2019.

Neutral tones – our colour of the month! Sand, beige, stone. Light but earthy colours which create a spa-like feel in your cosy home. Balancing these two elements will enable you to escape a little bit easier, whilst remaining warm in the chilly winter. The right way to start the year. Looking for some inspiration? Have a look at our perfect picks:

Siam towels Pebble

Our Siam towels are a bolder statement design – and a beautiful one at that! The Pebble colourway fits into our Neutral colour of the month theme. This range is best placed in a spa-inspired bathroom, filled with lush wooden accessories or stone-tiled walls, and paired with out Santa Fe towel range.

Hepworth bed linen (online exclusive)

The Hepworth bed linen is a simplistic design which features a graphic white strip. This design merges modern design with earthy tones, creating a bed of relaxation. When layered with our Oslo throw in Ecru, this design becomes seasonal friendly as this love, thick knitted throw is sure to keep you cosy at night time.

250 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton sheeting

Plain Dyes are an essential part of your bed layout, they are the silver-lining during the cold months. The additional layer is always welcome, and in our 250 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheeting in Linen and Mink, it is a great match for your Hepworth bed.

Wentworth throw

Soft to touch, with a delicate knitted trim border, our Camel Wentworth throw is a mid-season go-to. Whether you wrap yourself up on the sofa, or use it to dress up your bed, this throw can bring you cosy relaxation.

Metropolitan Cushions Pale Stone

Need a cushion to cuddle at night, whilst in-keeping with your new natural tone theme? Our Metropolitan cushions in Pale Stone may be the ones for you. This padded quilted design is versatile

and can be paired easily with multiple bed linen designs, like our Highgate Brushed Cotton and Peonia in Charcoal. And, if you get enough of the cushion, it is available in a throw too – result!

 

2018 Year Round Up

HELLO 2019! As we bring the New Year in, we are reminiscing on what has been a wonderful 2018. What a year it has been. Twelve months of great memories and beautiful designs, let’s take a look at a some of them…

January: BeFit Motivation Work Out

After the festive indulgence, in typical fashion, we brought in the New Year with a work out from our friends over at Be Fit Motivation. Who knew you that Christy towels would be the perfect get-fit partner?

Watch workout video here.

February: The month of love

Image: The Home That Made Me valentines image

We made Valentine’s 2018 extra special with our bespoke personalisation service on our best selling luxury bath robes.

Image by Charlotte Amor Valentine. Read blog post here.

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March: Christy Ambassador Victoria Pendleton

Decorated Olympian and Jockey Victoria Pendleton become a Christy ambassador for our Ascot collection – she wears our towels so well!

Read our Q+A here with Victoria here.

 

April: The Fletcher Family

In April, we were over the moon that the one and only Tom Fletcher was sleeping in our Christy Junior bed linen!

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May: Christy Customer… Zoe Sugg!

Team Christy did a little squeal one Friday night in May when we saw our coveted Jaipur throw on Zoe Sugg’s bed on Instagram. #BedroomGoals at it’s finest!

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June: A Royal towel fit for Champions

A summer of sport began with the most prestigious racing event of the year, Royal Ascot. As the official towel licensee and supplier to Ascot, we were proud to present Frankie Dettori with his very own monogrammed towel to celebrate the occasion.

Get your own towel here.

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July: Game. Set. Match.

#ChristyLoves Wimbledon – who doesn’t!? We were thrilled to provide the fantastic Roger Federer with a commemorative towel to celebrate his eight wins at Wimbledon.

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August: Limited Edition Luxury

The hottest colour of the year was a sell out! This towel was a must have for any fashion enthusiast. Be quick, we still have face cloths and bath mats left with 30% OFF!

Shop Prism Ultra Violet.

September: The Northern Blog Awards

We showcased our Christy bed of dreams at the fabulous Northern Blog Awards, an event which celebrates blogger talent in the North. Doesn’t this photo just make you want to jump in?

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October: SPOTTED: Christy Towels Everywhere!

Our famous towels are loved by celebrities. You can enjoy the same soft feeling as them by indulging in our Supreme Hygro towels.


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November: Duvet days

New in AW18, our Morrello Blossom Bed Linen a showstopper of the season. It was even featured in the Metro newspaper!

Shop bed linen here.

December: The most wonderful time of the year

Image: Noel from xmas shoot

Our Facebook hosted competition, 12 days of #ChristyChristmasRedefined, provided Christmas cheer through luxury product giveaways.

Make sure you like our Facebook page and follow us so you can be one of the first to enter our new competitions!

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NYE Prep: The Christy Pre-NYE Pamper Guide

3…2…1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Yes, the time has come to celebrate another New Year. Already!? Yes we know, the years continue to fly by but you have still got time to spend in 2018 yet. And we are here to make sure that you spend it wisely.

It is always essential to start a New Year with style, poise and comfort. 2019 should be no different.

Although sometimes New Years can be a bit over-hyped, it is still always a nice excuse to pull out your best, grab a glass (or bottle!) of prosecco and get your groove on. So, party prep is in full swing and it’s time to feel pampered…

Chill Time: Bubbles are not just found in drinks

I think that we all agree that bath time is a good time. Chilled and relaxing. Glass of fizz in hand, surrounded by candles, towel on a warm radiator – preferably our thick Renaissance for that luxurious feel – and music playing in the background.

The perfect start to your perfect night. Classy.

Get the Look: Tussled, towel dried hair

Okay, we know we shouldn’t do this but we all do it anyway – towel drying hair…

It’s a quick fix, pre-drying event that we all partake in at some time or other, and it kind of works in our favour this year. The tussled, bohemian hairstyles have taken Insta by storm this year, even more so when featuring plaits! And towel drying is the best way to get those beach wave-natural wavey look, with a little help from some hair products too…

So, if you are going to be doing any towel on NYE, make sure that you use the right towel. Our thick Supreme Hand or Bath towel would be our go too – super absorbent and available in fun, vibrant colours. Fabulous.

Upon reflection: It’s Make-up time!

Mirror check. Brushes, washed and dried, check. Charlotte Tilbury Palette ready, check. Wearing your flawless Luxury Egyptian Robe, double check. You are ready to go!

Make-up is an art form, and all artists should be equipped with the correct tools, be in the most inspirational environment and feel comfortable at all times. Wearing either Christy’s Luxury Egyptian or Super Soft Robes, we can guarantee that you will feel at your best during your make-up routine.

Dressed for success; Starting as we mean to go on

You’re almost finished. The time has come to put on your sparkling dress or suit and werk it on your NYE catwalk. And, of course, take your NYE outfit snap!

Don’t let your backdrop spoil this moment – this may be one of the last photos you post of 2018! If you do decide to take it in your bedroom then your bed should look as fabulous as you. Duvet pulled tight, cushions plumped and throws straightened you are on to a winner!

In our eyes, our perfect backdrop bedding has to be our 300TC Sateen Stripe Set in Platinum. Not only are these colours perfect for the season, it is chic, soft and features a minimalist detail which is timeless.

Now it is time to dance the night away! So head off and enjoy. You’re prep is done. You look amazing. Your vocal chords are prepped to take on Auld Lang Syne and share this moment with your wonderful family and friends. You are ready for 2019.

So, with love from Team Christy, have a Happy New Year!

x

 

Create your perfect luxury bedroom sanctuary with The Heritage Wardrobe Company

The bedroom should be a place of calm. Not just a room for sleeping but your very own luxurious sanctuary of serenity where you can relax, unwind and enjoy a moment of repose. Whatever your style, your bedroom should provide a sense of peace, tranquility and harmony. For this blog, we caught up with expert designers and creators of bespoke wardrobe solutions, The Heritage Wardrobe Company to discuss all the elements you should consider when planning your perfect luxury bedroom scheme.

So, where do you start? Begin as we all do with your dream Pinterest board, filled with inspiration and your chosen colour palette as well as ideas for storage and layout. The next thing you need to consider is how you will be using your bedroom. From arrangement and lighting to how certain colours will work in the room, to create your perfect luxury space you must consider every element from top to bottom, both aesthetically and practically.

Wardrobes & Storage

One of the most important parts of achieving the ultimate luxury bedroom scheme is ensuring your wardrobe is catered to you, your lifestyle and most of all, your belongings. A true investment piece, a fitted wardrobe is definitely something you don’t want to cut corners on, particularly when it comes to the layout, interior and the quality. Invest in a high quality, bespoke wardrobe and you are guaranteed to be well on your way to creating a beautifully organised and consequentially relaxing bedroom.

A lot goes in to planning a tailor-made wardrobe, so your next step should be speaking to an expert who can help you turn your luxury wardrobe dreams into a reality. The Heritage Wardrobe Company works closely with every customer each step of the way. From bespoke internal storage spaces to customised layouts and lighting, a specially-made wardrobe will lay the foundations for your ideal luxurious bedroom space.

Luxury Linens & Accessories

It’s a fact – most of your time in the bedroom will be spent in your bed and most would agree that nothing beats sinking into a freshly made bed of luxuriously crisp white bed linen. It goes without saying that the linen you choose will have a direct impact on how well you sleep and therefore how relaxed you will feel.

With each piece available in a thread count of 200 or higher, Christy’s luxury bed linen collections will provide you with a gorgeously soft, yet beautifully crisp look and feel, helping you to drift off into a peaceful night’s sleep. For those that favour traditional design, Christy’s Highgate and Picot collections offer an exquisitely simple yet opulent option for your master bed, whilst the equally luxurious Corinth, Deco and Enigma collections will add a subtle hint of pattern and texture to your bedroom scheme.

Finishing Touches

Sometimes it’s the finishing touches and smallest details that make all the difference when it comes to bedroom design. This is where you can bring some interest, personality and character into your scheme. From flowers and greenery to scented candles and the fretwork detailing on your wardrobe doors, there are a number of accents you can incorporate into the bedroom to create your dream luxury sanctuary. Introduce a warm and inviting atmosphere by layering neutral bed linen with textures and pops of colour. Christy’s collection of accessories is filled with chunky knit throws and scatter cushions in a range of rich and vibrant colours that will add a hint of luxury and romance to your bedroom. To achieve a perfectly coordinated scheme, work with a complementary palette throughout your room, from the paint on your walls to the fabrics on your soft furnishings. This will instantly create a feeling of harmony and relaxation.

 

Colour Of The Month – November – Red

It’s Christmas! Okay, maybe not just yet, but it is getting to the point where it is extremely close. Also it’s now past Halloween so we can totally talk about it.

At this time of year we like celebrate all things bright and beautiful. For this is the season of cosiness and indulgence. And what is a more indulgent colour that red?

A colour associated with energy, passion and desire. One that can liven the atmosphere. Thus, a perfect colour to incorporate during that décor transformation for all of the Christmas Cocktail Parties. Fun!

We can definitely help here…

Let’s Get Red-Ready with Christy, Festive Edition One.

1. Christy Chunky Knit Throw

Nothing screams luxurious like this Chunky Knit Throw in Carmine. Lusciously thick. 100% Merino Wool. Handmade… Simply a beautiful festive treat!

2. Prism Towels (Fire Engine) and Brixton Towels (Cinnabar)

Towels are a great way to add a dash of colour without having to redesign your home completely. Red is a great colour for this, as it tends to be easy to pair with other colours. So whether your bathroom incorporates neutral brown tones or pastel pinks and greens, our Prism Fire Engine or Brixton Cinnabar towels can spice up your bathroom in time for Christmas.

3. Finchley Flannelette Stripe Bed Linen Red

With all of the excitement (and stress!) surrounding Christmas it is so important to get a good nights sleep. Whether you have a seemingly never-ending gift list on your mind, or you have last minuted uni deadlines to hit, our Flannelette Bed Linen is the soft, end of day finish to help you escape into sleep.

4. Addison Towels and Rialto Towels in Wine

Tapping into rich pink tones, our Addison and Rialto towels in Wine are a fine asset to any bathroom. Wine is a favorite at Christmas, rich in flavour and sophistication. So, like the colourway suggests, it will come as no surprise that these towels are rich in colour and soft in texture.

 

Colour of the month – October

We’re saying goodbye to the sun in October. However a fashion forward colour from summer is here to stay for the Autumn season. Yellow is brightening up those dark winter days with a pop of vibrant colour. Enjoy!

Jaipur throw

A showstopper statement piece in both look and feel. Made with 100% cotton with a soft velvet front and sustainable linen reverse, add that ouch of elegance your bed craves for with the coveted Jaipur throw in Turmeric.

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Anya bed linen

With subtle pops of yellow detailing within the beautiful floral design, the Anya bed linen is subtle way to introduce the colour of the month into your bedroom. It is also the perfect companion for the Turmeric Jaipur throw.

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Haruki bed linen

A very popular bed linen set and we’re sure you can see why. Blooming with ochre Japanese inspired blossoms, this bed linen will send you to a place of tranquility and calm.

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Atlas throw

Complete the look and add those much needed autumnal layers with the Atlas throw in Chartreuse.

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Supreme Hygro®  towels

Bring back that 5* holiday feel to your home all year round with our Samba Sun Yellow Supreme Hygro® towels. Fun and vibrant, this collection will certainly transport your bathroom to warmer climates.

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Serenity towels

Fancy something a little more mellow Yellow? Our serenity towel range in Buttercup is the one for you! Whilst not being as bold as our Samba Sun Yellow it will still uplift your bathroom with a colour nothing short of fun.

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AW18 Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

Sunshine beams through the open glass window panes, which replace the standard brick walls found in a home, of the location space. The modern building is open-plan with a design aesthetic that is an edgy take on Scandinavian design. Deep mahogany wooden feature walls, paired with dark navy walls, create a cosy yet modern atmosphere. A perfect fit for a winter collection.

Shoot days are full of excitement, anticipation and movement. It is an atmosphere that we thrive in, a dynamic setting which gets the creative ideas flowing and adrenaline pumping.

Boxes are unpacked. Product is steamed and ironed. The bed is dressed. Lighting is set. Camera is in position. It is time to call Action!

Our NEW AW18 range draws from a wonderful array of inspiration. Featuring beautiful rust tones, and icy silver hues, this new collection creates a warm wintery feel in the home effortlessly.

We love the idea of layering up. Creating a space which you can snuggle up in and enjoy Christmas films and hot cocoa. Combining knitted, cotton and cashmere textures, and collaborating multiple tones, it is easy to create a Winter retreat. Thus, our winter photoshoot inspiration.

For this photoshoot we wanted to incorporate as much warmth as possible – there is no better feeling then getting into a warm bed when there is ice greeting the grass overnight! Our winter warmers come in the form of knitted throws the year. Our Agnes throw in Rust, and our Oslo throw in Ecru, embrace autumnal hues and high quality materials.

Silver is our colour of the season. The beautiful icy tones of our 300TC Sateen Stripe bed linen, coordinated with our premium 900TC Sateen Plain Dye, create a bedroom fit for a Winter Queen. Against the warm mahogony wall, paired with brass and concrete décor, the bed linen sings and instantly becomes the main focus of your bedroom – rightly so.

To add a pop of colour, we decided to incorporate our luxurious Jaipur Throw in Magenta. A simple way to lift the intricate detail.

Don’t just take our word for it though, look at how cosy our beautiful model Lara looks inside this bed of dreams!

Need some more inspo? Take a look at some other ways to make your home a winter haven this year.

 

Limited Edition Chunky Knit Throw

Now we know how it is when the days start getting that little bit shorter and nights that little bit cooler. Those late August barbecues that end up inside as the air begins to drop and your guests enter your home to end the party. A setting that seems rather bare as your comfier statement accessories are still away in your linen cupboard.

Well fear not because this season’s statement throw has arrived!
AND it’s available in four stunning colours!

Our limited edition Chunky Knit throws are all beautifully hand made in Britain. Each piece is knitted completely by hand from giant yarns of Merino wool which shows in the intricate detail of each piece. These throws are one of a king and feel just as good as they look.

How are they knitted by hand you may ask? Well we do literally mean by hand… and arms…

The Lady behind these giant knits is Miriam Evans. Miriam creates these exquisite throws in her home studio in Leeds using just her arms and hands. We know you were imagining gigantic knitting needles and huge balls of never ending yarn, but were afraid not. However, they are made from the chunkiest of pure unspun Merino wool which is sourced locally in Yorkshire. The reason that Merino wool is used is because it is naturally stained and is also water and odour resistant. Meaning each throw is hypoallergenic, naturally flame resistant AND anti-static. The perfect accessory for your bed.

Does it get any better?! Dust free? Child proof? We’re sold.

Well we don’t like to boast but it does get better because we have a colour to suit every home, room and person!

For the softer toned lover we have the Dusky Pink throw. This is a shade of dusky mink with the perfect hint of pink. Not too much, but just enough!

 

Be Bold. Be Daring. Be Carmine. This electric pop of colour is not for faint-hearted and will certainly make a statement in any setting.

Taking it a shade darker… The Chunky Knit throw in Dark Teal is such a stunning shade, similar to the head of a mallard. It brings warmth just by looking at it.

Deep, dusky and bang on trend. The Mulberry coloured Chunky Knit Throw is a fashion statement alone, so imagine how amazing it would look paired with a set of Christy bed linen. Exactly what dreams are made of!

The only downside of this piece you ask? Well it is Limited edition meaning there are only a handful of these show stopper throws available. So make sure you grab yours before anybody else!

How could you resist?! Look how stunning they look in the home. A versatile must-have which shines through in any setting.

As seen on Come Down To The Woods Instagram. Layered with our Jaipur velvet throw in Jade and Belgian Linen in Silver.

I absolutely love making these blankets. Merino wool is a wonderful material to work with. It’s super soft, squishy and delightfully tactile.  The fineness of the merino wool means that it can be dyed in incredibly vibrant colours.  Using such glorious colours makes a real impact in any room, and can really pull a design together. Crafted in the simplest of knit stitches, the giant sized yarn creates tremendous texture and pattern, allowing each stitch to sing!

Turning a bundle of unspun wool into the blanket that you receive, using only my hands, is truly a joy. I hope it brings joy to you too! – Miriam Evans”

Shop our Chunky Knit Throws now whilst stock lasts.

 

The History of the Iconic Wimbledon Towel

Imagine, you are sat in centre court. Your seat is a breath away from the finalists. You are so close to the court you can smell the freshly cut grass. The game begins. Players and fans from all over the world come to experience this prestigious event filled with excitement and luxury. But this is also an experience that you can bring home.

Wimbledon only source the finest. The best champagne, the juiciest strawberries and, without a doubt, the most beautiful towels the world has ever seen.

Christy have had the privilege of designing and making a towel perfect for The Championships, Wimbledon for over 30 years. Ensuring that the design is bold and beautiful every year. Fit for professionals. Fit for champions.

Our wide Wimbledon range will help you get into the spirit this year!

The Wimbledon Towel – even the name increases our Wimbledon fever! Be sure to check out our Mens Championships Towel incorporating the iconic Green and Purple combination.

Our Ladies Championships Towel is simply b-e-a-uitful! Block colours of Cornflower Blue and Punchy Pink add an element of fun.

Game Set Bath! The collection fit for your little Champion.

Make sure that your Wimbledon finals BBQ is fit for the occasion by dressing your garden with our beautiful Wimbledon blanket.

Be sure to share your Wimbledon set-up with us on social media @Christy_Home using the hashtag #ChristyLovesWimbledon

Towels through the decades

Here’s a sneek peak at our towels through the decades!

 

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