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A Bold New Step in Bedding WILLIAMSBURG®: A New Revolution

With a stunning assortment of colors, textures and period design elements, WILLIAMSBURG and Pine Cone Hill are taking a bold step in expanding the WILLIAMSBURG casual lifestyle line. The new WILLIAMSBURG bedding collection, “WILLIAMSBURG: A New Revolution,” is a truly revolutionary look at 18th-century color and design. “Bold color was not uncommon in Colonial American homes, and many of the colors in this new collection were inspired by the fashions of the 18th century,” said Annie Selke, president of Pine Cone Hill. “This collection is a celebration of an earlier appreciation for color and texture in textiles.”

The new collection includes coverlets, quilts and duvets, such as the Beaufort Coverlet, in striking magenta cotton sateen embroidered with silver and lime embellishments; the Liberty Quilt, in dramatic hot pastels; and the Wythe Crewel Duvet, a simple yet sophisticated design that blends pink, lime and chartreuse in an embroidered graphic floral vine design on an aqua ground. New fabrics include Pemberly, 100 percent silk woven brocade with delicate flowers on an emerald background, and Abigail, a rich pink and yellow brocaded stripe of 100 percent silk. Additional accessories include the Aldrich Plaid taffeta bedskirt and pillows, and the Flame Stitch pillow and rug, micro-hooked of 100 percent wool in vibrant 18th-century fashion colors.

“We’re extremely excited about this new bedding collection from Pine Cone Hill,” said Lori Williams, Colonial Williamsburg product manager. “It combines exquisite 18th-century designs and rich colors with luxurious fabrics to create a dramatic and truly surprising result. Each piece is a statement and together, they’re absolutely smashing!”

Founded in 1994 by Annie Selke, Pine Cone Hill wholesales a distinctive line of quilts, sheeting, rugs, blankets, table linens and other decorative bedding. The line combines Selke’s extraordinary sense of design and color inspired by her extensive collection of antique textiles and patterns. Pine Cone Hill products are sold in many major home catalogs and more than 2,500 high-end specialty stores across the country. Pine Cone Hill was licensed by WILLIAMSBURG in 2001 to develop fashion bedding and bedding accessories inspired by the textile collections at Colonial Williamsburg, including a re-creation of the ever-popular William & Mary matelassé line.

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