Vamping Up Your Linen Closet

Wendy Brown of Wendy Brown Fine Linens in Providence has a sophisticated eye and an innate need for comfort and style. More than 10 years ago, she took what was a “fetish” for quality linen and custom embroidery and created her now chic boutique on the streets of Wayland Square. But don’t be fooled: WBFL is more than a linen shop.

Products sourced from Wendy Brown Fine Linens

Products sourced from Wendy Brown Fine Linens

The shop itself is a comfortable combination of rich color and soothing neutrals – the décor feminine and classic, and brimming with one-of-a-kind finds. Brown’s buying trips amass an enviable collection – from bed, bath and table linens, to plush baby products and key home essentials. Brown buys with her own preferences in mind; it’s about what she loves and what she’d place in her own home.

With a mix of custom and ready-made items, from diamond fishnet tapers, bulbous chandeliers, towels made of bamboo fiber and dressy sets of makeup accessories, Brown’s linen shop is equipped to provide the luxury her customers are looking for, and the refined furnishings any home could easily carry. Tablecloths come in cotton and linen and in colors of French Jacquard Francais and elegant white; beds can get outfitted in coverlets, duvets, quilts and throws; bath products consist of sweet-scented soaps and Egyptian cotton. Brown also carries a full line of baby bedding with over 150 fabric choices.

A woman who knows what she loves and knows where to find it, Brown offers great home etiquette on her Web site: for every bed in the home, you should have two sheet sets, towels come two per person and there should always be a set in the closet, on the shower rack and in the wash. Napkins should be bought in fours, as to ensure you never run out.

Top designs from Yves Delorme, Sferra Brothers, Traditions, Abyss, Bonjour and John Matouk consume the shelves and ornament the  linen shop floor. Brown’s goal is to “fill your linen closet in one stop,” and her inventory of r unique and well-attended pieces make that goal possible.

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