Pandora de Balthazár grew up in Dalton, Georgia, one of the textile capitals of the United States. She has collected fine textiles throughout her entire life and a love of these beautiful living artworks and their stories have offered her a wonderful career sharing these timeless creations with others.
It was after an automobile accident-an accident that resulted in years of rehabilitation and numerous surgeries-that Pandora developed the European Sleep System (ESS). Six months of doctor-ordered bed rest instilled in her the importance of bedding and just how deeply it can affect our health and well-being. Today, 24 years later, the company born from that insight is regarded worldwide for its passionate knowledge and design of textiles and its fresh approach to the luxury market.
The ESS that launched her company remains a key aspect of its business. The System is founded upon the belief that dressing the bed from inside out comes first – doing so with a proper sequence of the finest products can nourish the spirit and heal the body. Product expansions spun from that ethos and now include designing and manufacturing fine linens and Hungarian goose down products, offering antique European textiles, and delivering a service menu of design, monogramming, embroideries by hand and hand driven machine–custom designed for each project, complimented with laundry services, cleaning and restoration. It’s a high-tech business model that has gained high praise and a loyal following in the Luxe market.
“The relationships we have are a competitive advantage,” said Pandora. “Our designer customers are more than clients. They are friends, patrons. They come to us because they know we set the standard in luxury bedding. But they also know they can come back to us for maintenance, laundry, repairs. We ship products around the world, do hand laundry, have experienced seamstresses for monogramming, embroidery. It’s a range of products and attention few, if any, offer.”
That range takes into account the various needs of interior designers, the company’s most important customer base. “Interior designers ARE our business,” Pandora said. “They are all about custom looks and achieving something special for every client. Because we build our own products, we can make one or 100,000 as is needed.” And because the company’s products hit, price points in a vast range-from $38 up to $50,000 for antique hand-loomed pieces-it can make the dream of luxury bedding come true for a lot of people.
The world is Pandora de Balthazar’s market, its inspiration and its source for exceptional goods. The finest of Hungarian goose down fills her pillows, duvets, mattress pads and comforters; sheeting lines come from Austria, Portugal and Italy and include Egyptian cotton percales with thread counts of 400-1,000; hand-loomed antique linen and textiles come from all over Europe and beyond.
All this luxury converges at the company’s Florida headquarters where in-stock orders are filled within 24 hours. Custom orders can take from two to six weeks, with all sewing and embroidery completed in the Pensacola workshop, often while communicating directly with the customer.”Designers rely upon us to produce the finest quality work,” Pandora explained. “Normally we collaborate on the final design to emphasize architectural details. We love these kinds of projects and take very seriously the job of creating bedrooms for clients who only want the very best.”The very best, in the case of Pandora de Balthazár, encompasses more than the finest materials crafted as no one else can. It’s about products designed to create a haven within your home, a place to renew mind, body and spirit.
A visit to Pandora de Balthazár’s Fine Linens and European Luxury Bedding showroom is an absolute must, as well as an interactive experience to be remembered–a Timeless result will be yours from the most luxurious European sleeping experience in the world!
Round Top: 979-249-4253
Showroom in Florida:
418 E. Wright St. ,Pensacola, FL 32501