Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pretty bed linens

Pretty pretty pretty. love me some washed linen.  This stuff  is SUPER pretty from Garnet Hill (the Eileen Fisher home line).  The sheets have a raw edge which wins me over every time.  I have the duvet cover (in ice blue, a color they made 3 years ago, they change often, i think) and I LOVE IT.  it's super breathable, soft, textured, keeps us warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and the light, oh the light on it is so dreamy.  not so into this peach color for me, but the white and ivory are so beautiful.

If i was at home i would upload pics of my pillows that I made from washed linen, i'm so happy with them.  Heres  the quick tip. Buy a couple yards (only 1 yard if you only want one biggish pillow, technically you could get two 16"throw pillows from 1 yard, but those are kinda small) of linen (upholstery weight that you would want for pillows).  It should be anywhere from $10-20/yard.  If you are in New York, go to Greylines linen co, in the fabric district. They have a billion different colors, patterns and weights and everything is under $12.  I haven't found a very good source in LA, so if anyone knows of one, please dish.  Anyhoo, wash and dry it 2 times at least.  Dry in full heat.  It may shrink, so you want to shrink it down now and not later.  It should become super soft and flowy, if its still a bit stiff, wash it again, unless you accidentally bought the cheap stuff which sometimes never gets soft.   Buy your down cushions (stuffers? whats the word for these?) and take it to your local tailor.  Some won't do it, but most will, and for cheap - like $30 for two.  its just four seams and two zippers. methinks.

Here's another company I found on design sponge. It's called 'Rough Linen'

She does a lot of duvets and pillow covers custom, too.  Any of these patterns in a ton of colors, not these, don't worry.


  1. Beautiful ^-^!!!
    The Spring is coming...finally!!!

  2. Just last week I broke down and ordered the Eileen Fisher for Garnet Hill Ethereal Silk Comforter in "soft white". It arrived on Monday and looks and feels incredible. I'm not sure how well it's going to hold up since there are several joins/knots between the silk threads (as though connecting one long spool of silk thread to the next) and I am worried they're going to get snagged either while tossing about in bed or while being washed. That said, I'm keeping it because it feels phenomenal - really light and soft but it sure keeps you warm. Surprisingly it packs down so small that when I saw the package I was convinced they'd mailed me the "throw" size rather than the queen size. Anyway, now I'm curious about other EF for GH stuff and will definitely look there first when other bedding needs to be replaced - assuming the silk comforter proves durable.



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