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Editors' Picks: 10 Favorite Luxury Bed Linens

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 11, 2014 01:04 AM
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by Janet Hall last modified Sep 10, 2014

Our wellness expert Jackie Ashton says that making your bedroom a place of comfort is essential to a good night's sleep (it's No. 6 in her  10 Secrets for a Better Night's Sleep ). "Invest in the best sheets you can afford," she advises. And given that we spend a third of our lives under the covers, that makes sense to us. With this in mind, we compiled our favorite luxury sheets—the ones we own or are saving up for. Here's our list. (Have any great sheet finds? Please fill us in below.) Above: Julie's dream sheets are Olatz's brightly bordered designs. Made of linen or Egyptian cotton percale in Italy,  Olatz Palermo Collection Sheets are available in several color combinations, including white with a choice of 17 different border shades; $400 for the queen cotton sheet and $660 for the queen linen sheet. They're also a favorite of J. Crew's Jenna Lyons (see  Steal This Look: Bohemian Bath) and of Julianne Moore (take a tour of Julianne Moore's West Village Townhouse and get her  Behind the Scenes Design Secrets ). Photograph by Melanie Acevedo for Living Etc . Above: Alexa's idea of luxury is a full set of Matteo's Vintage Linen Sheets in greige. They're available in seven colors, including five earth tones, white, and off-white; prices range from $64 for a pillowcase to $322 for a duvet cover from Matteo, in Los Angeles. Above: Rough Linen's Strong White Linen Sheets are a Remodelista favorite (Sarah, Meredith, and Christine all own a set). "There's nothing to compare with sleeping in Tricia Rose's Rough Linen sheets because they remind you on a daily basis about the simple pleasures in life," Christine says. The sheets only get better with time—and may well be the last set of sheets you'll ever need to buy. Available in strong white or smooth natural, Rough Linen's Belgian linen sheets range from $140 to $220, depending on size. Above: Francesca loves Society Limonta bedding from Italy. Their Garza Linen Gauze Sheet is "very light and floats over you," Francesca. The line is available in 15 colors at Society Limonta Shops in New York, LA, and San Francisco, as well as in Australia and Europe. Above: "I'm coveting sheets and a duvet cover from Modern Plum , a Chicago company started by designer Allison Warren," Margot says. "I love her use of restful colors and stripes," Modern Plum's  Anna Sheeting , made from featherweight linen woven in the Czech Republic, is available in bright white, natural, and oatmeal; $215 for queen size and $230 for king size. The Aalto Colorblock Duvet starts at $556. Above: For Dalilah, luxury is all about comfort. She's been obsessing over Coyuchi Jersey Sheets . "They're made of 100 percent organic cotton and sleeping in them is like being wrapped up in your favorite sweatshirt." Sold in a set (one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillow cases), they're $128 to $228 depending on size through Coyuchi. Above: Janet favors sheets that are cozy but without the bulk of flannel, such as Sferra's Villetta Sheets , which are at once soft and tailored. They're European-woven, 100 percent Egyptian brushed cotton percale with a chamois-like feel. The classic hemstitching adds a hint of dressed-up refinement; $240 to $360 for a flat sheet, depending on size. Above: Julie is a fan of Matouk, a third-generation family-owned bedding company headquartered in Southern New England (a solar energy system produces more than 35 percent of the electricity required to operate the factory). The company's newly introduced Sierra Hemstitch line is "a beautiful basic at an introductory price," featuring subtle hemstitch details and made of 350-thread-count long-staple cotton percale. Prices start at $75 for a Sierra Hemstitch Boudoir Sham and go up to $374 for a Sierra Hemstitch King Duvet . Above: Pratesi linens from Italy are known as the Chanel of bedding. Izabella was lucky to come across a set at a steep discount. "The sheets are the best Egyptian cotton and truly amazing," she says.  Pratesi Griffe Hotel Sheets in white and gray are $540 for a queen set at Bloomingdales. Above: Parachute Linens' line of luxurious but reasonably priced bed linens are made in a small, family-owned factory in Tuscany that's been in business for 70 years. "People think thread count is the most important factor with sheets," founder Ariel Kaye says. "Actually, it's the caliber of the thread and the quality of the fabric you should be concerned about." Parachute's sheets are made of long-staple Egyptian fibers and are available in white, powder, and ash. The Purist Set (one fitted sheet, one duvet cover, and two pillowcases) is $249 and can be ordered in percale or sateen. Above: For informal luxury, consider  Libeco's Santiago Belgian Bed Linens . The washed linen bedding is available in 10 colors and ranges in price from $231 to $320 for sheets; $365 to $570 for duvets; and $60 to $76 for pillowcases through Libeco. For bedding basics, go to  10 Easy Pieces: Simple White Sheets . And don't forget about the importance of the mattress: See 10 Easy Pieces: Editors' Favorite Mattresses . On Gardenista, Rough Linen owner Tricia Rose offers Pillow Talk: 7 Secrets to Making a Perfect Bed .  More Stories from Remodelista Sleep and Stow: Bed Frames with Built-in Storage Steal This Look: A Well-Organized Closet on a Budget 11 Wood-Paneled Walls as Headboards





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