A Tribute to Great Design

Tribute Goods

Seth Vaughan  |  Photos by Karen Pulaski, The water pattern in Avalon Mist at Tribute Goods, The air pattern in Moonstone at Tribute Goods
November 22, 2013

When Karen Pulaski — interior designer and active member of Houston’s philanthropic community — set her sights on linens with the founding of her company, Tribute Goods, she was destined to make a difference. With counsel from Ellie and Saeed Taghdisi, founders of the established Houston-based bedding company Home Treasures, Pulaski collaborated with Arizona-based artist Nancy Ruby to develop a collection that incorporates the restorative undertones of earth’s elements (fire, earth, air and water), which she debuted earlier this fall at NY NOW market. Her notions of practicality, beauty and design struck a chord with those in the know, and Tribute Goods was awarded the 2013 Home Textiles Best New Product award at the trade show. Small wonder: She invested countless hours into the collection’s creation, working with Italian bedding producers and designers outside Milan getting thread count (300), cotton type (long-staple Egyptian), durability and details such as silk mercerization just right. Ultimately Pulaski achieved just what she was seeking: a quality product that’s both significant and sublime. Four distinct collections are offered in two color ways, with additional pieces such as bed skirts, coverlets, and accent and neck-roll pillows available. A portion of sales is divvied up amongst her most beloved causes: the MFAH Glassell School’s Core Program, KIPP schools and the Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative. Talk about sweet dreams. At Plush Home, 2233 Westheimer, 713.522.5230; to the trade at Tribute Goods showroom, 3637 W. Alabama #100, 713.627.3704; tributegoods.com.