Meet Kathleen McCoy of Bella Notte Linens!

The luxurious line of Bella Notte Linens, now available on RosenberryRooms.com, are not only pure couture for your home, but also approachable and adaptable for your life. Designer Kathleen McCoy describes the line as having couture accents with a vintage edge that can be cared for right at home. Kathleen’s road to creating Belle Notte is a winding and interesting one so I will let her share the story of how she got started making these gorgeous linens that are fit for a King or Queen…your little King or Queen that is.

Enjoy!

How would you define the Bella Notte Linens style philosophy?

Bella Notte Linens is modern, custom dyed bedding with couture accents and a vintage edge. But most importantly, our luxury linens are easy care and have minimal impact on the environment due to our use of natural fabrics and low-impact/non-toxic dyes.

What inspired you to become a designer and start a business?

I always enjoyed fashion because of both the hands on aspect and fast paced excitement of the business. This lead me to fashion school, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, that had a wonderful job placement program. After graduation, I was hired by Jessica McClintock as Assistant Designer, where the experience as well as the contacts I made proved paramount in my transition into the home design industry.

Why did you choose to design luxury bedding and accessories?

The funny thing is I didn’t start out with the idea to design bedding…my first business, which I started out of my home in Mill Valley, CA, was a fleece jacket line called Marinwear. After a few years, and longing for a little change, I decided to introduce Linen jackets into the line. Having a few bolts of Linen left over from the cutting, I made up a Duvet Cover and matching shams and, on a whim, brought them to a local furniture store in the hopes that they would allow me to dress their bed—and they did! I suppose I came into the market at just the right time because almost out of the blue I started getting calls from people asking to represent the line. I followed my instincts and decided to switch over into an entirely new business, and luckily the market and demand for our products were there to meet us!

What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?

The most rewarding and exciting part of my job is being able to design and see the samples and finished product come through.

If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection, what would it be?

One of my favorite pieces would have to be our Silk Velvet Embroidered Pillowcases in Pebble. I love their draping elegance, the way they can add interest and a bit of drama to a simple bed.

What sets Bella Notte Linens apart from other designers in your industry?

With the variety of tones and textures in our line, Bella Notte allows the customer to create a bed that truly reflects their individual personality and taste…we present a palette with which to create art for your bedroom, your living room, your home.

Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?

We just introduced a Tabletop Collection, available in an assortment of our signature fabrics, that we are very excited about! We have also created two gorgeous new colors–Rose Quartz and Pacific, as well as a lovely new texture called Vivianne–a lightweight, large-scale, botanical jacquard.

Now…Just for Fun

Favorite Food

I love my vegetable garden and being able to harvest fresh Swiss Chard and Kale to cook up with my dinner.

Favorite TV Show

Honestly, I don’t watch much TV, but I do love films!

Favorite Movie

I have many: “A Room with a View”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Dirty Dancing”, “The Princess Bride”, and on and on.

Favorite Weekend Activity

I love hiking on local Mt. Tamalpais, going to concerts, and spending time with my family.

Favorite Band

Currently, one of my favorite musicians is Patti Griffin. She has an incredible voice and beautiful lyrics!

 

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