This is the essential book on living and entertaining with elegant linens-for every day and special occasions. Offering both visual inspiration and practical information, "Linens" is the ultimate guide to living and entertaining with fine linens. Credited with reviving the art of couture linens for everyday use, Jane Scott Hodges's contributions to the world of fine linens have made her a favorite of house and home magazines. As the founder and owner of couture fine linens company Leontine Linens, she has spent the past two decades studying, collecting, and innovating the world of fine linens. In her engaging Southern way, she introduces us to the art of beautifully made linens and shows how easy it is to use them to personalize your home and change looks and moods without redecorating. Whether your style is classic or modern, quirky or quiet, linens are uniquely adaptable to the way you live and decorate and the surest way to put your unique stamp on your home. Throughout, the book also offers liberal doses of the author's expert advice and savvy insight on use and care, as well as contributions from leading decorators and home stylists. Replete with beautiful linen-filled rooms detailing countless interpretations of applique, embroidery, and monograms-and the myriad weaves and colors to explore-Linens opens up the possibilities of a world of decorating and a fresh look at entertaining.