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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!

 

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!

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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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December Colour of the Month – Green

December, the month of the warm glow from festive lights, crisp white snow (if we are lucky!) and the amazing indulgent feasts. Where the days feel warmer even though the temperature has dropped and the twinkle of colour is all around. Shades of Red, Gold and Silver are often spread like glitter across homes bringing the spirit of Christmas with them. But most people may not know that the showstopper Christmas piece, the Christmas tree, is more than just an icon. It’s bang on trend for this month. Green is the statement colour for the month of December and here are our favourite Christy pieces in all different shades of GREEN!

Who knew there were so many shades of green? Our Prism towel collection showcases two fabulous shades of green, Absinthe and Mojito. Both bold and beautiful colours. Bringing a breath of fresh air along with that pop of colour your bathroom needs in the colder months. All of our Prism towels have matching bath mats available, but if that’s a little too much green for you then try a more neutral tone to warm up the room. Why not try a different style of Mojito with our Prism Mojito towels?

Sage, something that you often relate to as a Christmas herb.The foundation of a good tasting stuffing ball but this December it is also THE colour of one of our luxurious bed linens. Bringing to life a simple white 200 thread count percale into a bed linen must-have piece with its elegant and sophisticated Sage embroidered border. A timeless beauty which will see you through until Spring.

This luxurious statement piece has been a showstopper throughout 2018 and has not stopped shining for December. A throw that will finish off any bed with the matching cushions to boot. The Jaipur collection is made from a stunning velvet face with an elegant linen reverse and quilted for maximum cosiness this accessory is just as beautiful to the touch as it is on the eye.

A basic need for a perfectly made bed and an absolute MUST to add a subtle hint of colour to your bedroom. Our Christy 200 Thread Count Green Hue Plain Dye Sheeting will sit perfectly under the Clarendon bed linen to provide a new colour dimension to your bed.

The most iconic GREEN and purple towel that Christy has EVER made. The Wimbledon Championships towel is a winning selection in our eyes no matter the month! A versatile towel, ideal for the court, the beach or to be wrapped up under the Christmas tree. A purchase that provides emotions, memories and of course a towel which is spot on for the colour trend of the month.

Peppermint isn’t only for candy canes this Christmas! Our Serenity towel collection has certainly tapped into brighter greens and explored new tones of pastel shades for a more simple understated look. Sure to leave your Christmas guests green with envy.

 

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.

 

Colour of the month – September

Our favourite colour this month is blue and these striking shades of Indigo and Midnight are full of depth and are extra special.

Whether you opt for silky and velvety textures or a paisley pattern is more your style, we’re sure you’ll love our Horizon cushion in Midnight and Siam bed linen.

This cosy Acorn robe from our Junior collection is perfect for before bedtime cuddles and snuggles after a bubbly bath. Crafted from the finest of fabrics, this robe boasts a self-tie belt and super soft hood with tassel detailing.

Wrap yourself up in our Santa Fe towel, with its striking woven border design and lovely handcrafted feel, it’s a sophisticated way to add pattern and colour to your bathroom.

 

Staycation At Home with Christy

Here at Christy, we love every season especially Summer.

But with the warmer months coming to a close, we’re still craving that sense of escapism that you feel on holiday.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case, with a couple of addition we can help take your home from low key to luxe in an instant.

From encapsulating the aromas of far-flung shores with diffusers and candles to putting up your capture Summer memories in frames and displaying them together around your home. Alternatively, read the below to see what else you can add to truly transform your home into a post summer sanctuary with no passport required!

Marocing All Over The World

Lay down Luxe

Perfect for style seekers, our Christy Maroc towels give your home a boutique hotel feel with the perfect portion of elegance. Inspired by exotic spas around the world, this hammam towel is perfect for creating the ultimate relaxation zone. Made with 100% cotton, the towel is super light and easy to dry.

Hotel Inspired Luxury

The Luxury Egyptian Robe

On holiday, relaxation is paramount and being at home should be no difference, so give yourself the luxury you deserve and snuggle in our Luxury Egyptian robe. Perfect for those evenings where your only company is a glass of wine or a G&T, a natural face mask (try avocado and honey) and a film of your choice.

Siam Bed Linen

Hotel Worthy Luxury

Inviting and indulgent, treat yourself to our Siam Bed Linen for an authentic boutique hotel worth look that feels wonderfully fresh against the skin. Combine with the fabulously elegant Amalfi throw and pillow sham in Midnight for a truly timeless partnership. So grab your book and nestle yourself into a cosy cocoon.

 

Metropolitan

5* Hotel Cool

We believe you deserve the best, so we’re here to make sure you soft furnishing don’t lack luxury. Our Christy Metropolitan Accessories never fail to give your sleep that little bit of extra contentment and are guaranteed to transform your bed into a sanctuary worth of a five-star hotel.

 

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!

 

How to bring a Spa home

Spa breaks have always been a popular choice to escape the mundane and to relax. In our busy everyday lifestyles filled with balancing work, family time and a social life, it can be hard to find the time to get some you-time.

Sometimes you cannot book a spontaneous spa break, massage or facial. So, why not bring that spa feeling to your home instead? Made especially easy with our Christy spa-inspired bathroom collection.

Look

Spas balance earthy tones with light accessories to create that peaceful ambiance. An atmosphere that can be reflected in your own bathroom.

Maroc towels, one of our favourite summer towel designs, is lightweight and relaxed. Draped over a leaning ladder against a wall, or hung over the side of your bath, you can transform your bathroom into a spa-inspired beauty.

Fringe finishes are so chic right now. Our Kasbah towel’s delicate fringe addition and ribbed texture enhances the overall bathroom aesthetic and your washing experience. Paired with the Christy Maroc towel, these towels can be layered in your bathroom to create that full spa vibe.

Feel

Allow us to set the scene. Sat in a jacuzzi, you hear the bubbles continuously popping around you. The stream of running water brings you peace and comfort. You close your eyes, rest your head back, and enjoy the melody of running water and piano symphony playlists. Blissful.

Although we may not have a jacuzzi at home, a warm bubble bath is just as relaxing. Once you step into it, you can immediately feel the tension in your muscles release. Instantly at ease, you lie down and rest.

This tranquil experience should not be ruined as soon as you step out of the bath.

You grab your Christy bath robe. Wrap yourself up inside its lusciously sumptuous 100% cotton perfection. To get this ultimate experience, the Christy Supreme Velour bath robe is the perfect solution.

For a lighter option, for those hot summer days lounging by the pool, our Mali and Faraday bath robes are a fabulous alternative. Mali’s soft waffle texture is perfect for that effortless, poolside style. You may not be on holiday abroad when wearing this but you will sure feel like you are!

How our stylists do it

Wonderful stylist Hollie shows us how easily the robe is to use both at home and away!

Our Faraday bath robe goes on tour and looks fab.

 

It’s back and bolder than ever! Allow us to introduce you to Jaipur…

In every sense, the Christy Jaipur throw is beautiful. In both its look and feel. For this reason, this is one of our favourite accessories to-date. Let us explain why…

It is very easy for a room to become monotonous over a long period of time. Easy for a room to lose its sparkle, appeal and on-trend vibe. But, this is very easy to fix with pops of colour and texture.

With a dash of new paint, and some accessories you can make your bedroom instantly feel contemporary whilst maintaining that home cosy feeling. Brand new, with minimal effort – who doesn’t want that!?

Our Jaipur throw and cushions help with exactly this. The plush and lusciously thick throw can be added to any bed linen. And, as well as being unbelievably cosy and snug, it is available in a wide range of colours from dusky pastels to vibrant brights, making it easy to pair with your design aesthetic.

From bold and brash, to minimal and understated, this throw is available in six colours which help you to attain your bedroom design desires. Perfection.

Take a look below to see how we would style these ranges:

Tumeric, the colourway that is bold yet is easy to pair. It can lift plain white bedding, or bring out delicate accents in a design – as demonstrated with the Haruki bed linen.

The Jaipur in Jade, understated and minimalistic, this colourway is perfect for a summer bedroom revamp.

Beautiful for summer, our Dusky Pink Jaipur can be paired with the minimalist or the boldest of colours.

Let us know what your favourite colour of Jaipur is? Share your style on social media using #MyChristy.

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