I am really excited to introduce a new collection on Nonchalant Mom, it's called Tola Layla. This beautiful collection is created by Alayne Patrick (who's home was also in Domino Magazine a while back and a huge inspiration for me!). Her store in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn is stocked with the most exquisite items that will turn your home in to a place of color and luxury. She has everything from waffle towels, that are really my favorite, to a beautiful selection of pillows that will transform any room into an palace! (but believe me it also looks good even in our little Rhode Island home!). Alayne often works with master craftsmen to create her selection of often one of a kind jewelry, housewares , clothing and bedding - the result is beautiful luxury.
Her store is filled with an artfully curated mix of items for the home and body.
For the body
Antique and fine jewelry in 18 and 24K gold
Hand block-printed clothing in fine cotton and silk
Metallic and colorful sandals
Finest quality pashminas from Kashmir
Always a diverse collection of costume jewelry
For the home
The perfect sheets and bedding for the modern home, woven from high-quality cotton, in fun, exciting prints
Colorful decorative pillows
Handloomed towels (terry cloth, khadi and waffle) in bright patterns
Table linens for everyday use and entertaining
Her clothing collection, which Alayne started in 2007, is filled with amazing hand block prints on soft cotton and silk fabrics. I feel that her look is casual-chic and inspires me to be more creative and I feel that her well-travelled self is evident in every piece. I love to start with her pieces and then pile on some jewelry and for the fall it's wonderful to add a giant colorful scarf. But do with it what you will, it is always going to look great! I think that Alayne has an amazing eye for detail, she is always concerned about comfort (when she is showing her collection she frequently peppers the conversation with talk of the comfort and ease of a piece) and I must say that she is the best model for Layla (she is beautiful!)!
Thank you Alayne for sharing Tola Layla with us! and I hope you love her things as much as I do!