Metro Man & Metro Home

By Kim Taylor

It’s the things you live with daily that leave you feeling vibrant and inspired – along with the people you love. Here’s a duo for home that will add some richness to your life when eating and sleeping.

Secrets de Provence from Sirkeci Tekstil is new to America, having made its debut at the New York International Gift Fair at the Javits Center recently. Their lovely, elegant tablecloths are so distinctive that they could easily become family heirlooms, and come in a range of deep, lush colors such as plums, magentas, fiery reds, lavender and luxurious greens. The high quality and attention to detail in this tablecloth selection combined with its royal colors and understated patterns, renders it far above the usual. Based in Tekirdag, Turkey, you can request an emailed catalog by contacting Ahmet Sirkeci at These tablecloths are so special that you’ll want to remove them before eating.

The DreamSack, whether a singleton or a double, is a brilliant idea and solves so many different dilemmas. If your partner kicks the sheets around, the Dream Sack is a silk cocoon that will permit each of you to have your own sheet. They’re made of silk, so they’re lightweight and warm – which is excellent on planes and in various hotels, and they come in their own travel pouch in an array of colors. Though they’re seven feet nine inches long, they scrunch up to the size of a popsicle. Perfect for guest rooms too; find them at

Originally published July 2011
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