If ever there’s a season to love white, Summer is it. But the real beauty of these pieces is they have wonderful longevity, too, because they will look just as good all-year round (and for many to come). Our founder, Chrissie, shares her current top 10.
1. Never-bettered bed linen
This is where The White Company’s story began, and where we will always excel. Our passion for premium fabrics and our attention to detail is renowned. Our much-loved Santorini Linen has been a bestseller for over 10 years now. We absolutely love its immaculate hem stitch. It’s so popular it is available in either fantastic pure linen, or super-soft cotton percale to suit any style.
2. Super-soft white towels (which you can wear, too)
The quickest way to upgrade your bathroom, or downstairs loo, is with lovely new towels. For Summer, these gorgeous, textured herringbone ones with fringe detailing are hard to beat. They are lightweight, but feel very sumptuous, and look great, too. If you favour pattern over plain designs, our Whitstable Stripe Towel has a real nautical-inspired feel. These towels are wonderful multi-taskers, doubling up as a sarong, so make sure you leave room for one in your holiday case.
3. A chair made for two
Who doesn’t love a deckchair in Summertime? This year, we’ve created the ultimate seat for sharing: a double deckchair. Super stylish and very comfortable, it’s made with siestas in mind. A word of warning: you might want to keep it all to yourself for maximum snoozing.
4. A luxurious white bath mat
This handmade knitted pure-cotton bath mat is a delight to step on – and I love the pretty pom-poms for a playful touch. It’s the perfect accessory for sun-kissed feet.
5. A planter to be proud of
With their very-special white matt glaze, this is no ordinary terracotta planter. I love the rustic shape and generous size (several plants, shrubs or bulbs fit inside). I’ll be putting one in the kitchen to bring a little of the outside in. The smaller version is fantastic for herbs.
6. A classic cotton bedspread
There is a reason things are called classics – and this beautiful bedspread fits the bill perfectly. Woven for us in Portugal, using the French matelassé technique, this very special design is beautifully breathable for the warmer months (and great layered up when the temperature dips).
7. China fit for a feast
Summer really is the season of alfresco dining, and that’s something we know a lot about. Making mealtimes a stylish, simple affair is easy if you have the right serveware. Platters and sharing boards take all the hard work out of hosting. We think this beautiful piece is so versatile. And, don’t forget the matching side bowl.
8. Sparkling white light
If you have a Summer celebration coming up and are planning to take it outside and into the evening, then a touch of magical light is a must. We love these battery-operated fairy lights and the warm glow they emit. Hang in the garden, or adorn your table with them.
9. A statement seat
With real ‘wow’ factor, this tiipii can be hung both indoors and outdoors, which means it’s something to enjoy all-year round. Comfortably seating two adults or five children, it’s really light, portable and easy to assemble, making it a great party piece, too.
10. Treasured memories
A really special and thoughtful gift, this luxury 30-page photo album is lovingly handmade in the UK by a family run business. For a fantastic present, fill it with a selection of photos to be loved and looked back on for many years to come.
Discover more wonderful additions for Summer and beyond here.