MEET LIZ BARBATELLI
Fine Linens Expert, Stylist & Designer
Liz Barbatelli has honed a raw, eclectic style as a world-leading expert in fine linens. A passion for luxury is in her blood, instilled by a rich family heritage of innovators, artisans, and business professionals. She evolved her craft through decades working alongside the world’s most prestigious brands, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Liz Claiborne. As President and Owner of E. Braun & Co. in Los Angeles, an atelier devoted to premium linens, Liz’s eye for the absolute finest in bed linens, bath linens, and table linens saw her emerge as one of the country’s most in-demand stylists.
Growing up as the granddaughter of a fine tailor and the daughter of an international businessman and an interior designer/artist, Liz was destined to become a tastemaker. Liz became exposed to cultures from around the world when her parents would return home from traveling with artifacts, paintings, and antiques from around the globe. They amassed an impressive collection of contemporary art and fine furnishings, and her childhood home was always immaculately decorated — crisp beds with tailored linens, monogrammed or embroidered towels, and elegant placemats and napkins.
As a young girl, her mother began taking her to design showrooms to select fabrics for draperies, furnishings, and when old enough allowed her to select her own fabrics and fine linens — sparking her colossal future in home styling.
After graduating from the Tisch School of Business at NYU in 1982, Liz went from working on Wall Street to becoming a prominent figure in the fashion industry. As a production director at Ralph Lauren and a founding member of the sales team at a new division of both Calvin Klein and Liz Claiborne, she was able to work with and learn everything from design to production to distribution, from the best in the business.
Decades later, Liz established E. Braun & Co. in Beverly Hills where she is recognized as a leading figure with her wealth of knowledge in luxury fine linens and styling. Making her mark with an extensive list of elite clientele, Liz is sought-after for her styling and creative services that elevate luxury homes, yachts, and boutique hotels.
Simultaneously, Liz spearheads The Laundry at Linens Limited, an old-world artisan laundering service for fine table and bed linens, praised by prominent figures and customers throughout the country. In time, Liz acquired their detergent formula and continues to develop The Laundry’s Finest, a line of premium care and laundry products for the home, sold online and at specialty stores across the country.
Throughout her career, Liz has spent a lifetime developing a refined eye for unique design and style. She has cultivated her definition of luxury from a lineage in fashion and home furnishing. Although her expertise is sought from all over, Liz continues to grow as she partners with artisans, designers, and architects to create coveted spaces that are distinguished from her lifetime of experience.
the LIZ Method
Liz Barbatelli offers the finishing touch for her clients’ homes with accessories and fine linens for the bed, bath, and table, adorned in personalized techniques from simple hemstitching to custom appliqué, embroidery, monogramming, special binding, and more.
With a distinct ability to adapt to any style, whether it be simple, elaborate, rustic, modern, eclectic, or contemporary, Liz offers expert guidance to help select, specify and produce beautiful creations for any project.
Liz loves getting to know her clients and becoming immersed in complementing the design process. Whether she is inquiring about their daily routine, style, taste, surroundings, or furnishings, she assesses both aesthetics and practicality. Liz works to collaborate at any stage from conception to production; and during her process, she puts together a perfect capsule collection to complement any space.
Artful living comes from an inspired and thoughtful approach. Liz believes functionality and comfort, along with lifestyle and personality, must be considered when creating luxurious products for her clients. The key to inspiration is getting out there to really live and see. Brilliant and creative ideas can come from fabrics, architecture, magazines, fashion, travel, or even just simple details.
Creating beauty and a well-suited environment in which to live is of the utmost importance. Fine linens are a huge part of life. The majority of any single person’s time is spent sleeping, bathing, and eating, so enjoying nice bedding, soft towels and linen napkins should feel like heaven on earth.
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