ISSUE 38  |  Italy by Design

Fabrics & Linens: Olatz in New York

September 24, 2010 8:30 PM

BY Francesca Connolly

Located in the far West Village, Olatz is the creation of Spanish native Olatz Schnabel. Done up to look like a Cuban pharmacy—black and white marble checkerboard floor, mint-green walls, a grand service counter—the interior features brocade sofas and imposing beds; it all adds up to an air of Old World dishevelment. Ceiling-high shelves are stacked with brightly bordered and exquisitely embroidered sheets of fine linen or Egyptian cotton percale; all designed by Schnabel and made in Italy or hand-embroidered in Portugal exclusively for the store. Lace and batiste cotton crib sets, sumptuous silk pajamas, finely woven tablecloths, and feather-light cashmere blankets all seem to hold the promise that your own home could look as grand and film noir-y as the evocative shop itself.

N.B. To see the sheets in situ, go to Architect Visit: Made LLC for Julianne Moore (she's a fan of the bedding).