Category Close-Up - February 2017

Bath & Beach
By Wanda Jankowski

Fresh options in products that offer great design and functionality in the bathroom, poolside and at the beach

Beach Bike The Beach Cruiser Collection features beach scenes by artist James Wiens that include a “beach cruiser” bicycle. The shower curtain is heat-transfer printed on a textured linen-look polyester fabric. The accessories include carved resin items with hand-painted details. The ribbed terry towels feature embroidery and appliqués. The bath rug includes a heat-transfer printed design and soft memory foam. Bacova Guild Ltd., 540-863-2600,
Touch Of Gold The St. Honoré Collection of embossed fine porcelain accessories is highlighted with gold accents. Elements include: toothbrush holder, cotton jar, tissue holder, tray, tumbler, lotion pump, wastebasket and soap dish. Kassatex, 877-258-5177,
Woven & Terry The Spring/Summer 2017 Collection of beach and pool towels includes the Nostalgia Striped design available in warm- (shown) and cool-tone color combinations. The front woven and reverse loop terry towels measure 36 by 70 inches. Dohler USA, 914-930-1696, Eric Vergucht at
Handmade & Versatile Handmade with hand-spun and hand-dyed 100 percent Ethiopian cotton using ancient weaving techniques, the versatile Nile bath/beach towels are available in tangerine (shown), blue, gold or gray with natural stripes, and in natural with blue or gray bands of color. Woven Promises, 720-203-0096,
Handmade Elegance The Heritage Collection includes bath rugs made with 75 percent combed cotton and 25 percent acryl. They are handmade in designs that reflect a Mediterranean influence. Two sizes are offered: 23 by 39 and 27 by 47 inches. The machine washable, plush, absorbent rugs include a non-skid backing. Abyss & Habidecor, Inc., 800-588-8565,
Innovative Tufted Technique The 100 percent cotton Caprice is created using an innovative technique that screen decolorizes the color in the tufted yarn to produce intricate designs previously unobtainable in tufted cotton bath rugs. Direct Home Textiles Group, 770-591-9668,
Ceramic Chic The York Collection of bath accessories showcases a mix of materials and textures. The smooth look of hard ceramic is combined with durable stainless steel and brass accents. Interdesign, 800-777-4995,
Organic Cotton The Air Weight towels are Fair Trade Certified™ and loomed with pure organic cotton. Colors available include: fog (shown), lake, natural, French blue, dusty aqua, dune, mid-dusty aqua, poppy, white and slate. Coyuchi, 888-418-8847,
Butterfly Beauty Measuring approximately 70 by 40 inches, the Issoria Jade beach towel features an elegant botanical-style butterflies design printed on soft, 480 gsm heavyweight 100 percent cotton velour. Designers Guild, 212-967-4540,
Authentic Folk Art The three-piece Kula towel set, crafted with soft Turkish cotton, is available in two colorways. It features a white jacquard print on an ocean blue or soft aqua background. Linum Home Textiles, 855-933-0300,
Plush Luxe Noble Excellence Micro Cotton Elite bath towels are available in a variety of colors exclusively at Dillard’s. The line features absorbent, plush washcloths, hand towels, bath towels and bath sheets. The collection is luxuriously lofty and soft. MicroCotton, +91 (4254) 223450,
Words & Icons The Beach Words Collection features graphic beach-inspired sayings accompanied by coastal icons. Resin accessories include a tumbler, toothbrush holder, soap dish, lotion pump and shower hooks. The tissue cover and wastebasket are made with wood. The printed 100 percent polyester shower curtain measures 72 by 72 inches. The 100 percent cotton tufted bath rug measures 20 by 30 inches. Embroidered bath, hand and fingertip towels are made with 100 percent cotton terry. Avanti Linens, 800-360-0836,




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