A philanthropic edge
Houston interior designer goes undercover with new collection of luxe linens
While interior designer Karen Pulaski officially launched her Tribute Goods luxe linen collection in New York last month, the Houston debut takes place with a trunk show on Wednesday and Thursday at Plush Home on Westheimer.
Pulaski introduces her talents in hometown Houston with high praise from the NY Now Home Textiles Market trade show where her line won accolades as best new bedding product.
Pulaski's vision was interpreted by Italian artists and executed by Italian textile printers. It was a daunting challenge that required almost three years to resolve.
What's all the shouting about? Pulaski employs the finest long staple Italian-woven Egyptian cotton sateen embellished with original artwork that follows the theme of The Elements. The four distinct designs represent earth, air, fire and water and include sheet sets, coverlets, duvets, pillow cases, bed skirts and accent pillows. The designs are a combined effort that began with Pulaski's vision, interpreted by Italian artists and executed by Italian textile printers. It was a daunting challenge that required almost three years to resolve.
While the printing and weaving is done in Italy, Houston-based Home Treasures is doing the production. Home Treasures and Plush Home are owned by Ellie and Saeed Taghdisi, close friends of Pulaski, who helped her get into the business.
Pulaski refers to the "vital importance" that the Taghdisis had on the formation of her line. "They literally taught me how to take an idea to completion in this crazy business and for that I will be forever in their debt as mentors to me and my friends," she emailed. "They have spent so much time with me on this project and I want them to have more credit than even I receive!"
Embracing her philanthropic bent, Pulaski has earmarked 10 percent of the profits for three Houston organizations reflecting her interest in the arts, education and AIDS research. The Glassell School of Art, the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric Initiative at Texas Children's Hospital will be recipients of her largesse.
Tribute Goods is carried by Plush Home and the Longoria Collection. Pulaski has a showroom, open to the trade, at 3637 W. Alabama, #100.