Is there any fabric more perfect for warm weather than linen? It’s cool, it’s comfortable, and it’s flattering, and this season, we’re especially drawn to the way artists have transformed the textile into truly remarkable pieces with unique details and interesting silhouettes. So, to honor this spring-ready fabric, we’ve invited our brand ambassadors to share with us their favorite linen piece from our newest apparel collection. Today, Cindy Hattersley of Rough Luxe Lifestyle extols the virtues of the Roma Top and striped Lantern Pant by Lisa Bayne.


I am Cynthia Hattersley, an interior designer on the central coast of California and the author of Rough Luxe Lifestyle. My blog is my outlet for celebrating my signature Rough Luxe Style; there I write about interior design, gardens, travel, and over-50 fashion.

Artful Home recently asked if I would write a post for their blog about some of my favorite linens from the new collection, and I happily agreed. Not only am I a huge Artful Home fan, but I also live in linen in the summer. We spend most summer weekends at our vacation home in the Paso Robles wine country, where it regularly reaches 90-degree temperatures. At 63, I no longer wear shorts, so linen is my go-to.

Not long ago, Artful Home’s CEO, Lisa Bayne, started her own clothing line, and many of her items have quickly become my favorites. For spring, that includes the Roma Top, which I was drawn to for its versatility and breathability.

Here I’m pairing the Roma Top with the striped Linen Lantern Pant (more on those shortly), but I think it would be fabulous with white skinny jeans as well.

I own the Lisa Bayne Lantern Pant in a French terry fabric. I thought the striped Linen Lantern Pant would be a great alternative for summer temperatures. If you prefer something a little less boxy on top, the Matte Jersey Ruched Tee would be a great substitute. I am also coveting the Antonia Sandal they have paired with the Lantern Pant.

Linen Lantern Pants by Lisa Bayne and Antonia Sandals by La Bottega di Lisa

As a professional interior designer, I’ve found that install days require more casual attire and clothes that breathe. This outfit will be a favorite for summer install days.

artwork from l to r: Swirls Rectangle Pillow by Ayn Hanna, Shape Into Sunset by Laura Nugent, Warthog by Ronnie Gould, Gigantic Zinnia Bowl by Jennifer Falter, Quatrato by Barbara Gilhooly, Fibonacci Pillow by Ayn Hanna.

All of the art pieces in the above photo are available at Artful Home.

Thanks so much to Artful Home for letting me guest post. If you love travel, entertaining, fashion, interiors, and gardening, I would love to have you pop over to my blog, Rough Luxe Lifestyle.


And there’s more linen online! Visit our linen collection to see more pieces crafted from this spring-perfect fabric, and check back soon to read more from our brand ambassadors.