After spending a decade as a choreographer, Danielle Mason Hosker turned her eye for detail to an idea she’s had waiting in the wings. In 2004, the University of Georgia grad started sketching designs for bedding, and in early 2013, she launched her line of linens, Antage Bleu.
Six months later, Baby Bleu, a collection for babies and toddlers, was born. Danielle’s ruffled blankets, pillows, and sheets are lovingly sewn by South Carolina seamstresses and give parents a less cutesy, more classic (but still washable) option for bringing up baby.
Her linens are meant to last longer than the terrible twos: The nursery blankets do double-duty as duvets on a toddler-size bed. Look for Baby Bleu diaper clutches, handkerchiefs, and more new products this fall. Prices range $25 to $600; babybleu.com and a soon-to-open retail store in Atlanta.
“We are known for our signature extra-large ruffles, box pleating, hidden zipper enclosures, bows, use of woven textiles (as opposed to printed cotton) and fine linens.”
“We source the best fabrics from all over the world—from our Belgian and Irish linens to our U.S.-milled wovens.”
“Some of the textiles we use are made at a mill where my great-grandfather used to work. I still have family in the town–Valdese, North Carolina—where the mill is.”
“Bleu is a take on my favorite color, French blue, and symbolizes so many of my favorite things: the sky, the ocean, my husband’s eyes, luxury, quality, and comfort. There’s a blue for every mood.”