Welcome to a Colorful Spring

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Hen House Linens' Spring 14 Collection has hit the shelves and we are ready to share our beautiful new prints with all of you.  Creative Director, Katherine Bird Poole designed a collection reminiscent of the exotic Mediterranean.  Read on for her inspiration behind the designs and check back in the coming days for an introduction to each design. colorful cotton tablecloths hen house linens

Gracious Persimmon. Bargello Citron. Greek Key Aqua. Arabesque Aqua. Garden Gate Santorini Blue.

 The Story of Spring... Fresh out of college many moons ago, Jenny and I backpacked through Greece.  The dreamy island of Santorini continues to linger in our collective conscience.  Its brilliant blue roof lines, crystal clear waters, and exotic markets brimming with ancient ornamentation have informed our zesty spring collection.  Join us for afternoons spent lounging on a beach or getting lost in a maze of cobblestone streets in search of hand-blocked print skirts and the perfect pair of silver earrings.

 

Meet the designer behind Hen House Linens-Katherine Bird Poole

Katherine Poole designer Hen House Linens

 

Katherine is a self taught, Raleigh, NC based graphic designer and mother of two active boys.  She has a master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and spent time working in t.v. development in Los Angeles before turning her eye to design.  The timing was just right for former college roommate and longtime friend, the Hen to turn to Katherine when launching Hen House Linens in 2009.  The pair have been collaborating since then with the singular goal of bringing  people back to the table.

Below is an excerpt from a Southern Lady interview when Katherine was asked where she finds her design inspiration:

Everywhere!  I do love to comb through books of ornamental design.   The Greeks and Persians still have much to teach us!  I flip through wall covering books.   I browse the aisles of upholstery fabric stores.  However, many of my designs are inspired from my everyday life.  Bargello is a riff on the tile in my Mother's guest bath.  We have a new pattern coming out that is based on a beautiful altar linen from my church.