Interior Design

Linens: For Every Room and Occasion

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.

About The Author

Founder of Leontine Linens, Jane Scott Hodges has revived the art of couture linens for the home. Hodges deftly explores fine linens' everyday use and care, and their importance and relevance to today's artful lifestyle. A celebrated tastemaker, prolific designer, and author, Charlotte Moss most recently wrote the successful Charlotte Moss: A Visual Life.

  • Publish Date: April 01, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 12
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $55.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4216-2


“Jane Scott Hodges has a lust for linens – beautiful, embellished, luxurious linens.  Each page of her new book, Linens for Every Room and Occasion, offers dreamy inspiration for using exquisitely detailed linens daily.” -Traditional Home
“Passionate about fine needlework, the founder of Leontine Linens explores the rich traditions of linens and how they can still elevate the everyday.” –House Beautiful

"...illustrates exactly how a luxe throwback from another era can feel fresh and utterly, stunningly new." -Veranda

"Fantastic book. This image-rich book is a gorgeous treasure trove of linens back story, advice, pointers, and visuals of design possibilities. Linens: For Every Room and Occasion is the ultimate guide to living and entertaining with fine textiles....helpful tips, the beautiful ideas, the inspiring stories...You'll be an eager and educated shopper by the time you finish it." -Courtney Price 

"From fanciful to serious, hand-crafted embroidery and appliques are captured in all their glory in Hodges new book with Rizzoli, Linens: For Every Room and Occasion. Showcasing linens in a variety of charming settings, along with practical information of how to select and care for them...captured by Paul Costello, the book will have you craving custom." -Style Beat

If you’re a linen will love Jane Scott Hodges beautiful new book Linens..." -kdhamptons

"...Linens: For Every Room and Occasion, offers a comprehensive look at fine linens. Lavishly photographed by Paul Costello, the hefty volume touches on everything from the history of linens to their care, storage and use in situations ranging from daily baths to dinner parties." -Gambit Weekly Magazine

 “The Matchbook girls love Leontine Linens so we were over the moon to learn the company’s founder, Jane Scott Hodges, had penned a book on her favorite subject. The lovely read is chock-full of swoon-worthy photos and practical tips on entertaining with fine linens. A must-read for all who love playing hostess.” –Matchbook Magazine

With Linens: For Every Room and Occasion, [Jane Scott Hodges] has produced a book as gorgeous as her wares, but also as useful. She shows you how to mix old and new and freshen with pattern, how monograms can take a table top or bedroom to the next level, how to store and care for linen treasures. Her talented friends weigh in too: Charlotte Moss wrote the intro; Nathan Turner creates a swell tablescape, fashion designers Badgley and Mischka invite us in to their handsome country house bedroom. Many more designers—devotees all—weigh in, but it is Hodges’s own passion for her subject that carries the day. Linens is a for keeps book—one that will make you want to start your own linen traditions, for keeps too…” -Fetch Magazine 

“Offering both visual inspiration and practical information, Jane Scott Hodges’ Linens: For Every Room and Occasion is an essential guide to living and entertaining with fine textiles. As the founder and owner of Leontine Linens, which started in New Orleans, Hodges has spent decades studying, collecting and innovating in the world of fine linens. In her first book, she offers expert advice and savvy insight on linen use and care. Replete with photography of beautiful linen-filled rooms detailing countless interpretations of appliqué, embroidery, quilting, prints, monograms and borders, Linens takes a fresh look at couture linens and their importance and relevance in today’s artful lifestyle.” -New Orleans Home & Lifestyles

“Now, a new book from Rizzoli — Linens: For Every Room and Occasion, showcases the artwork of Hodges’ hand-embellished linens and demonstrates how they can fit in with a wide variety of lifestyles and esthetic tastes…Hodges’ new book highlights an endless variety of ways to incorporate hand-embellished linens in your home. In the bedroom, everything from blanket covers (bedspreads or coverlets), pillow cases (including “French cases” and Euro shams), sheets and bed skirts can feature monograms, edging and appliqués. There are just so many possibilities.”  The book includes helpful advice and fresh ideas...There are guides on everything from how to set a table, which pillow size combinations work best on a twin bed, and how to ensure the proper drop of a tablecloth.  Included are a visual guide to various types of monograms (two letter, three letter, interlocking letters), and styles including geometric, simple, complex, and whimsical.” -The New Orleans Advocate

“Jane Scott Hodges has spent the past two decades studying, collecting and innovating her luxurious line. The result is the ultimate bible on the subject and the title says it all. Sharing practical advice on how to live and entertain with fine linens, the book covers the art and process as well as insights on use and care.” –Array

Author Bookshelf: Charlotte Moss

Author Bookshelf: Paul Costello