ISSUE 10  |  Channeling Downton Abbey

Spring/Summer Preview from Toast UK

March 06, 2012 7:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Spring is a time for me to replace chipped kitchen items and refresh old linens, and Toast UK’s latest home collection is making me looking forward to the purge with relish.

Above: One can never have too many cutting boards, and they can also add a decorative touch. Mango Wood Bread Boards; £35 to £39.

Above: Terracotta tableware in colorful glazes, including blue-gray, Cambridge blue, chalk, and olive; Terracotta Large Mug, £25; Terracotta Medium Bowl, £25; Terracotta Small Bowl, £22.

Above: Delicate trim is a nice embellishment to sheets, and the cream and pebble colors are an alternative or complement to white; Washed Lace Bed Linen, £22 to £119.

Above: A big fan of ticking stripes, I already have this duvet cover in ecru/graphite and am seriously contemplating the ecru/rose version; Ticking Stripe Bedlinen, £17 to £109.

Above: Striped cushions bring a jaunty nautical feel to an outdoor space; Oleron Cushion Cover, £39 to £49.

Above: I like mixing stripes with patterns, like the Sharvari Quilt with the Oleron Quilt and GABI, a traditional Ethiopian shawl made from two layers of cotton; Sharvari Quilt, £225; Oleron Quilt, £295; GABI, £79.

Above: I might even add some color this year. The striped bowls and mugs are hand-painted in a South African pottery; Linea Stripe Bowls, £20; Banded Stripe Mug, £15. They're paired with Assorted Linen Napkins and Tea Towels (£9.50 to £12.50) and a Hand-Woven Placemat, £16.