Monthly Archives: June 2013

Add Romance To Your B & B With Canopies

Canopies are a symbol of lavishness, but this romantic accessory had a decidedly utility birth.

In the 13th century the canopy, which was suspended over the bed by cords from the

All Cotton Heirloom Bed Canopies

Heirloom Canopies

beams above, from which curtains were hung, was introduced out of necessity,

 

Houses had thatched roofs, and there was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom, where bugs and other droppings could mess up a nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection from dirt and cold.

Canopies also had functionality outside the bedroom. According to bedcanopy.com, “A cloth canopy, called a baldachin, would cover an altar or throne to distinguish religious authorities or the emperor.” Canopies can be as luxurious as gold-entwined fabric, or as simple as sheer mosquito netting to protect people from insects.

Canopies once served as protection from the chill, bugs, droppings and other environmental annoyances of the past. But as modern home heating technology has evolved and roofs are no longer in imminent danger of collapse, canopies have shed any utilitarian meaning and have become synonymous with romance.

The history of canopies may be functional, but a canopy from InnStyle is anything but strictly utility. InnStyle carries hand-tied canopies that are flat or arched, with six designs to choose from. All are made with pure cotton thread, are hand washable and preshrunk.

Heirloom Bed Canopies for your B&BChoose from Natural or White, Double Diamond (15″ length), Single Diamond (12″ or 15″ length), Large Scallop (15″), Lover’s Knot (12″ or 15″), Margaret

Winston (12″ or 15″) or Straight Edge Diamond (15″). Available in Twin, Full, Queen and King.

To order this product, please contact us at 267-354-6020 or toll-free at 1-800-877-INNS (4667). Please allow 4-WEEK DELIVERY.

Treat Your Guests like Royalty With Luxury Towels

Your guests notice the little things that make them feel comforted and “regal” at your bed and breakfast. These little things add up to the biggest thing of all – your reputation!

There’s nothing more capable of impressing your guests than luxurious than high-quality terry cloth towels through InnStyle.

Terry Cloth Towels from InnStyle

MicroCotton® Hotel Collection Towels

How lavish it feels to wrap ones self in a soft, absorbent fluffy bath towel right after a long, hot soak or shower. But not all towels are created equal. Here’s how to find the right one for you.

 

Terry cloth is a fabric with uncut loops, or pile, deliberately standing away from its ground base. Terry cloth is woven using two warp beams: the ground warp, which forms the base of the towel, and the pile warp, which creates the loops of thread that give the fabric its texture and function. These loops effectively increase the surface area of the fabric, enhancing its absorbency, while maintaining a soft feel.

Terry cloth is traditionally made from cotton, but it can also be made from different materials such as silk, linen or other natural and artificial fibers. Most manufacturers choose cotton because, unlike other materials that get weaker in water, cotton’s absorbent fiber gets stronger when wet. In fact, cotton can absorb 20 to 30 times its own weight in water. The loop pile acts as a sponge while withstanding squeezing, pulling, rubbing, twisting and turning.

Because of its absorbency attributes, terry cloth is commonly used for towels, bathrobes, beach cover-ups, athletic warm-ups and headbands. Terry cloth can easily be dyed or printed, as well as decoratively embroidered.

Terry cloth towels from InnStyle combine style, comfort and quality and are sure to make a lasting impression on your guests, making your B & B a crowned head in your industry.

For more information on our MicroCotton® Hotel Collection Towels or any of the terry towels available, contact us at 267-354-6020 or toll-free at 1-800-877-INNS (4667).