10 Easy Pieces: Simple White Sheets
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As fall comes to a close, you may well be stowing sheets for the season or stocking up for winter. Here's a roundup of white sheets to see you through all seasons, from budget options to higher-end finds. NB: For more guidance, consult Shopping with Julian Tomchin ("the debunker of thread-count myths") in the NYT. Note that all sheet sets are priced at a standard queen size. Above: Italian Vintage-Washed Percale Sheet Set is $349 from Restoration Hardware. Above: A small company based in LA, Matteo is a Remodelista favorite for luxury bedding. Its Matteo's Vintage Linen Sheets are said to be the softest on the market. Available in seven colors, including five earth tones, white, and off white (shown above). Prices start at $225 for a queen size flat sheet, view the entire vintage linen collection at Matteo Home . Above: Coyuchi's organic percale 100 percent cotton sheets are available in white or ivory. The 300 Percale Sheets are $89.60 for the flat sheet, fitted sheet, and $32 for a set of 2 pillowcases directly from Coyuchi. Above: West Elm's Organic Cotton Frayed Edge Sheets are made of 230-thread-count organic cotton and are sold in a set: one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillow cases; $99 for the queen size. Above: PB Organic 400-Thread-Count Sheets are made from 100-percent organic US cotton; $199 for the queen set. Above: For the budget conscious, we recommend the Wamsutta Pinpoint Egyptian Cotton 360-Thread Sheets ; prices range from $24.99 for a pair of standard pillow cases to $29.99 each for the flat and fitted sheets at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Above: Design Within Reach's Percale Sheet Set is made in Italy; $250 for the queen set. Above: The Company Store offers reasonably priced Comfort Wash Linen Sheets ; $69 for a pair of pillowcases and $89 each for the flat and fitted sheet. Above: Frette has long been supplying posh hotels with linens (think the Savoy in London and the Ritz in Paris). The Hotel Charme Collection costs from $425 for the set. Above: The UK's White Company offers Italian 400-count, cotton percale sheets. The Savoy Bed Linen Collection runs from £25 for pillowcases to £70 and £72 for the fitted and flat sheet respectively . Linens are a low-commitment way to upgrade a room. Browse our full gallery of Fabric & Linens posts. Open to some color? See our recent post A New Linen Line Inspired by Modernists . N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 13, 2011.