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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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Blast Off with NEW season Christy Junior

 

Just landed in our Christy Junior Collection, or should we say taken off is our NEW Blast Off Bed Linen Range. Your little one’s dreams will be rocketed to another galaxy with our space themed bed linen made with 100% cotton.

With details of spaceships and rockets they will always have the correct transport to explore the many planets and stars the Blast Off range includes. And the journey through their dreams will be out of this world!

The perfect addition to the range is the two NEW cushions in the collection. Who needs a telescope when you have the stars and moon in your own bedroom?! Made from super soft velvet it also makes an ideal cuddle buddy.

To celebrate the launch of a new range in our Christy Junior Collection we’re giving you the chance to WIN a full set of Christy Junior bed linen including our jersey cotton Speckles sheets and pillowcases, your choice of bed linen for your little explorer or even yourself, a cosy throw and super cute Star and Moon cushions. All you need to do to enter this amazing competition is follow the link below and answer the question. Good luck!

http://www.christy.co.uk/christyjunior-competition

 

Christy’s Season Must-Haves.

Spring has arrived! A season full of new beginnings, freshly mowed grass, crisp air and the start of beautiful balmy weather – we hope, this is the UK after all! Whether you spent your days escaping away to a warmer climate for Easter, hiking through the nearest woodland forest or getting your home ready for the season ahead, Spring has the power to bring you out of your winter hideaway into the outdoors.

At Christy HQ, we’re always looking forward to Spring. Partly because we are quickly becoming tired of the cold, wet days, but also because we get to experiment with bright colours and patterns which help to make your homes summer-ready!

Our brand-new SS18 collection draws inspiration from the outdoors, both in the UK and overseas. Featuring bold colours and patterns, this season’s collection can help you to escape from the mundane and relaxxx. From oriental florals to minimalist French chic, our bed linens can easily transform your winter sanctuary to a summer escape.

Discover a taster of our SS18 collection.

Haruki

The statement piece

Tapping into vibrant yellows, Haruki in Ochre is this year’s essential, on-trend bed linen. By capturing the beauty of the blossom tree, this design showcases intertwining branches through a watercolour masterpiece.The perfect base layer to creating a colourful getaway in your bedroom.

Also available in two additional colourways, Pink and Coral, this range is perfect for the bold and daring.

Japonica 

The bold traveller

Bedrooms are an expression of you. So if you are a fan of venturing into tropical paradises during your holidays, then this design is the perfect reflection of the summer you! Styled with wooden décor, you can easily transform your bedroom into a secluded exotic escape.

Prestbury

The woodland wanderer

This digitally printed design showcases the wonders of woodland walks. Featuring tall trees and hidden stone castles, Prestbury can give your bedroom a classic-contemporary feel.

Placed in a plain white room and paired with our Jaipur accessories in Jade your bedroom can bring the woodlands indoors easily and elegantly.

Freya:

The beautifully understated

If your vibe is more along the lines of ‘less is more’ then Freya is this season’s ‘go to’ bedding for you. Tapping into sophisticated, vintage French style, this design is easy to dress with colourful throws and cushions, and can be incorporated into your room effortlessly. Detailed with small embroidered flowers, this design is minimal but far from boring!

Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram what your favourite pick is from our Spring Summer 2018 collection using #MyChristy.

 

Reasons To Love Autumn!

Although it may signify the end of warm summer days, we love Autumn.

From the beautiful change in the leaves bringing golden yellow and burnt orange hues to the once green trees, to wrapping up in chunky knits and being able to hibernate under a knitted throw with a cup of hot chocolate – teamed with the promise of the Christmas festivities in the coming months where nature becomes a little bare for the winter.

It is one of our favourite times of the year!

From snuggly nights in with candles, button up pyjamas and good autumn shows, here’s why we should all get up and do little happy dances about the fact that we’re in the colder months. This is the best season to take early morning walks, while morning dew lingers on the crisp grass and soft mists make a romantic picture of the rolling suburban and city centre landscapes.

  1. Outside Events. Staying outside watching a display can make you a little chilly (even with a nice mug of mulled wine or hot chocolate) so layering up is key. There’s bound to be at least one November day or night where you think about lighting the fire for the first time, curling up with a chunky knitted throw or lighting a scented candle on a dusky evening. All are simple pleasures that make us happier about the onset of autumn.
  1. Burnt Oranges and Green Hues. Freshening up the home for the autumn months helps, you certainly don’t have to stick rigidly to a very specific palette especially for smaller accessories and it’s always a nice way to freshen up your home seasonally, with such brilliant colours during this time of year its hard to see why you wouldn’t. Our favourite colours are warm yellow, dark berries and greens such as our Atlas throw.

  1. Bed. Not feeling guilty about collapsing in bed wrapped in your duvet under piles of cosy throws shortly after dinner. Bad sleeps are a thing of the past with Christy’s bedlinen. It’s already dark alright, meaning its essentially bed time. Plus the added luxury of your electric blanket suddenly springs back into action. Hello old friend, it’s been too long…
  1. Heating on & Up. The end of the October half term signifies ‘putting the heating on’ time, so, making sure you’ve got a thin layer on underneath your woolies is always a good idea. You can shed layers when you move indoors to continue the celebrations. Fill up your Cashmere Hot Water bottle for a lavish and indulgent treat for chilly nights, this 100% Cashmere hot water bottle in this stunning on trend Light Grey hue is soft and warm and the perfect cuddle buddy to keep you cosy.
  1. Food. Sausage buns, slow cooked sticky sausages dripping in honey, toasted marshmallows and toffee apples are all on our November to-eat list, but is there anything better than getting home, slippers on, candles lit and snuggling up on the sofa with a lovely cup of tea?

  1. Experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the season. Remember, remember when you wrote your name in sparklers? Yes Bonfire Night has been and gone but who doesn’t love the smell of bonfire with welcome undertones of a warming chilli?
  1. Scented Candles. Dreamy and indulgent autumn candle scents. Why make your home feel light and fresh when you can make it smell like cinnamon apple cake or like a pine scented cabin in the woods?
  1. Foraging. It’s the month to go foraging for nuts and berries. Woodlands and hedgerows are full of blackberries and hazelnuts, and old-fashioned wild ingredients like damsons, sloes, elderberries and wild strawberries are also in season. Take a tub or two on country walks and bring things home for culinary adventures – just remember to leave enough behind for wildlife.
  1. Baths & Robes. After a long day at work or a weekend spent looking at the many stalls at the Christmas Markets, theres nothing better than retreating to the sanctuary of your own home. Why not take a long, hot bubble bath before bed? With a warm and fluffy personalised bathrobes from Christy, snuggle in and treasure time spent at home, secluded and relaxed. pull on your soft cashmere Christy socks.
  1. Flavoured Coffees. Hot Chocolates with extra cream & marshmallows, Gingerbread lattes, Pumpkin spiced lattes are just some of the Christy staffs decadently creamy favourites. We think these are the perfect way to re-fuel during or post festive shopping trips. With Autumn also brings the benefits of being able to chain-drink tea and coffee without feeling like you’re boiling your vital organs.

  1. Darker Mornings. Although some see this as a negative, at least the sun isn’t aggressively waking you up at 5am. Waking up gradually as the sun comes up rather than two hours prior to the alarm going off is far better, so you can continue enjoying those uninterrupted dreams…
  1. Heading home. The food has been eaten, the sparklers have been lit, and the fireworks are finished until next year! Thaw your frozen hands in front of a radiator (or an open fire if you’re lucky), change into your comfiest pyjamas and relax.
  1. Rainy days/ nights in with the children. We know that the Autumnal weather brings a mix of crisp days and wet days. Continue your adventures indoors with our new Junior Collection. Our new designs bring the outdoors indoors, enabling playtime to never stop! From woodland trails, to infinity and beyond, this collection has something for everyone. Made with 100% Cotton, this luxury range provides the perfect backdrop and resting ground for all explorers. Besides, who says that adventures should begin and finish outside.

  1. Leaves. Piles of vibrant reds, oranges, browns and yellow on every street corner. Trying to resist the temptation of walking along the streets and kicking them up one because you’re an adult and two because you don’t want to draw unwanted attention to yourself. Then theres the glossy, shiny, perfect conkers perfectly placed near the tallest of trees, just lazing about in the leaves and wondering if maybe, just maybe, you should make this the year you start collecting them again.
  1. Chunky knits. Apart from our knitted throws, we love throwing on those loose, knitted jumpers and everything about them. Just eaten a 17-course meal? No-one needs know. Growing a human? We can’t see it. Want layer up because no one knows what the British weather has up its sleeve, that winter knit has you covered. Tucked into skirts or worn loose with jeans? This Autumn favourite can do both.
 

How to host the perfect BBQ this Father’s Day

In this blog post Nicky Roeber, the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres, shares his top tips for hosting the perfect Father’s Day barbecue.

If the great British weather holds up, dads up and down the country will be lighting up the barbecue and hosting their very own Father’s Day feasts. If you want the festivities to go as smoothly as possible — and avoid cremating the sausages or giving your guests food poisoning while you’re at it — then read on to find out how to host the perfect barbeque this Father’s Day.

Make sure you’ve got the right kit

First things first: you need the right kit if you really want to treat your guests to a delicious meal.

Let’s start with the barbecue itself. While they offer instant heat, gas barbecues don’t impart your food with any of the smoky flavour that defines barbecued food. In terms of flavour, you might as well be cooking your burgers in the oven. So, if you’re after authentic flavour, go for a charcoal barbecue every time — one of The Telegraph’s pick of the best is sure to serve you well.

What many budding chefs don’t realise is that the type of charcoal you use can have a big impact on the flavour of your food. The best outdoor chefs treat charcoal the same as they treat herbs and spices, as they do the same thing — give your food flavour. Corenlius Veakins of outdoorbbqchef.co.uk recommends lump charcoal over briquettes for better control and a smoky flavour. Stock up on yours in advance so you don’t have to settle for whatever the local supermarket has in on the day.

Putting together the perfect BBQ menu

Burgers, sausages, and chicken skewers are barbecue classics, but there’s so much more you can do with a good outdoor grill. Fish, ribs, and lamb all taste extra special when grilled or smoked, while vegetables also go great on the barbeque and will ensure your guests get at least a somewhat balanced meal.

Take a look at BBC Good Food’s and Jamie Oliver’s collection of barbecue recipes for inspiration, and don’t be afraid to experiment a bit — although, include the classics on your menu as well to keep everyone happy.

Setting up your garden for the feast

In the build up to the big day, it’s a good idea to get your garden ready to serve as a kitchen.

First, be careful where you place your barbecue. Avoid putting it on your grass, as any coals that fall out will scorch it, causing permanent damage.

Make sure to clear a space between the barbecue and your seating area to prevent any mishaps when your guests take their food back to their seat. Also, if there’s going to be kids about, make sure to set up a separate area for them play in that’s well away from the grill to help keep them safe.

It’s also a good idea to get your garden looking the part. Make sure your potted plants are getting plenty of show by arranging them in full view from your seating area. Your bedding plants should be in full bloom in June, so they’ll make a great display. If you really want to add some colour and vibrancy to the day, you might even want to pick up some new pot plants or hanging baskets for an explosion of colour.

So, there you have it: everything you need to know to host the perfect barbeque on Father’s Day. Stick to these tips and you’re sure to serve up some delicious dishes that will have your guests wishing it was Father’s Day every day. Bon Appétit!

 

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