Zero Waste hiking with Varvara Home

In cozy fall, when the air becomes nicer and cooler, the outdoors are calling. One of the great ways to answer this calling is to go hiking. You won’t need special training, intricate equipment, and any age is not a problem. Simply put,...

Linen vs Bamboo: not so different

Eco fabrics of natural origin confidently conquer more and more heights - this global trend left almost no one behind. But what is the difference between bamboo fabric and linen fabric? On a search for cellulose Today, cellulose is the basis for...

Varvara goes on a picnic

Nature is the perfect background for any photo: forest or sea, bright rays of sun or tree shadows. In summertime, the number of street photo shoots always increases, and this comes to no surprise - all around is provoking the creative drive in...

Linen is special, however you twist it

From fully manual labor of fabric production in the East to the stimulation of the industrial revolution in the 18th century by the invention of the yarn twisting machine, the textile industry is constantly developing. But perfection is difficult...

How to get oil out of your flax linen?

When cooking in the kitchen, oil stains are inevitable sometimes - they may land on clothes or on your favorite towel. Now you are thinking, “How do I remove oil without consequences?” It should be said that getting oil out of fabric is not...

DIY natural fabric softener for your linen

In one of our previous articles, we’ve shared advice on how to soften itchy linen. Today we’d like to delve a little deeper into this matter and talk about a couple of ways to create a softener for coarse linen using common household...

How to make white linen white again?

The white linen fabric is universal and can be used anywhere - curtains in the kitchen, festive tablecloths for dining or coffee tables and, of course, snow-white bedding. Linen does not require special, enhanced care, and it will last for many...

Powder or liquid detergent: what to choose for your linen?

Detergent for white clothes only, laundry gels in soft capsules, a whole myriad of washing soaps with Alpine meadow scent or without - these days the market can surprise with its many choices. However, such a variety of detergents can...

How to laundry your linen: it’s all in your hands

It is true, flax fabric requires special care. This also applies to washing linen the right way - not only the appearance, but also the lifespan of your favorite linen product depend on it. Let's see how to wash linen items so that they do not lose...

What's a monogram?

Embroidery on table napkins is a nostalgic and a very pleasant attribute. Anyone passionate about beautiful table setting will appreciate such napkins - and beautiful table setting promotes measured eating which is very important for overall health....

What is eco friendly?

What is considered eco-friendly and how to properly understand the eco label on the product? Learn in next three steps. Step 1 - Pay attention to the fabric Manufacturers of eco-friendly items choose natural raw materials that are grown without...

Natural linen: the charm of wrinkles

Flax linen has become one of the favorites of our time - a very stylish effect can now be extracted even from its “flaw”. Today, wrinkled, creased or crushed linen is at the peak of popularity. Interiors: a sketch in linen tones Many...

Who can benefit from renting dining table linens?

“Why buy something if you can rent it?” - is the motto of many practical people, including millionaires. It is especially true for things that are needed only for a short time - for a day or two, or even just for several hours. First-class...

Baby-safe fabric

Choosing anything for children, each parent should think not so much about the aesthetic side, as about the properties and qualities of textile. Any shirt or sheet material should always be safe for sensitive baby skin. What might children’s...

How to fold linen napkins for your wedding: 5 easy ways

First cloth napkins appeared in the Ancient Rome. Large rectangular canvases protected the bed - the patricians had their meals while lying down. Napkins were also used to pat-dry lips and hands.Nowadays, to create a festive mood and to surprise...

Going on a picnic: where and how

It is finally warm out, and it means that it's time to start planning a picnic! In order for a picnic to be successful, it is important to think about what the table (or its “substitute”) will be like - this must be where it will be pleasant...

Linen Café curtains

Café curtains (or “country curtains”, sometimes called “half curtains”) made of flax linen are the best option of traditional kitchen window décor for Provence, Rustic Country, Vintage or Shabby Chic styles. Flax linen curtains possess...

7 different kinds of curtains for Provence-style kitchens

Provence-style kitchen can’t be pictured without a beautiful window treatment. In this post we’d like to present 7 best ideas for a Provence-style interior, will share a few tips on what kind of fabric for curtains might be best for you and...

For your guests: wedding keepsake gifts

In many countries, it is customary to prepare small gifts (also called bonbonnieres) for all those invited to the wedding - small boxes with souvenirs that the bride and the groom present as a sign of gratitude to their guests. This sweet...

Traditional kitchen curtains: cafe, roll up, roman

Kitchen curtains perform both practical and aesthetic functions. They are also the visual accents that can set up the tone for the entire space. The right type will allow to increase the space or to change that disproportionately large...