May 1, 2012

Simple Striped Bedding

The bulging linen cupboard in my home is a dead giveaway. I have a bit of a thing for bed linens. My collection falls into two main categories: 1. Pure White, and 2. Striped. There are many proponents of the pure white bed in the design world. I am one — to a point. And that point is when I need to mix in some stripes. I just spent a couple of days scouting new finds and striped bedding was turning my head constantly. The stories I am working on don’t require striped bedding — or any bedding at all. It just comes down to how I scout. I first do a quick full sweep of a store and then zero in on what I’m looking for. It’s during that first go-around that I might see something that sparks a story idea, or that a colleague might need a photo of. Or, frankly, that I might have my eye on buying. But it’s all part of the job to put the personal aside and stay focused on the story at hand. That said, I may just be dreaming of striped bedding tonight. Here are some favourites:

Sailor + Regatta from Unison Home. If I owned a coastal B&B, this would be the bedding in every guest room.

Gallery Stripe from West Elm. Love the bedding, love the walls, love those sconces which are not available in Canada, which makes me sad.

Ripple Stripe quilt and shams from West Elm. This set features the teeniest tiniest stripes in a gauzy fabric with stitched detail. I love switching to a quilt like this when the weather warms up… if it ever does.

Darien from Pottery Barn. I spotted another colourway of this in the store today, checked it out on the website when I got home and found this coral mix. It’s so me I can’t stand it.

PB Classic Stripe from Pottery Barn. Awning stripes in a romantic but not prissy colour — so serene.

Catalina from Libeco. This is my Holy Grail of bedding. It is pure Belgian linen heaven.

For more ideas for bedding, watch Lynda Reeves’ Online TV segment.

Photo credits:
1. Unison Home
2. West Elm
3. West Elm
4. Pottery Barn
5. Pottery Barn
6. Libeco