Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Thread Count

What defines good quality bed linen? Does a high thread count mean the quality is better? Well the answer is a little complex!

Thread count is the number of threads per 10x10cm square of fabric. Different weave types require different thread counts to produce the desired finished product. For example, a percale weave would require a lower thread count than that of a sateen weave. This is because a percale is a plain weave structure. A 250 thread count percale is considered a good quality fabric, if you were to increase the warp/weft threads, then the fabric could become stiff and board-like.
In contrast, a sateen weave is a warp faced weave structure that can be made up of a higher density of warp threads resulting in a smooth, soft and silky finish. Thread counts for a sateen can vary from 300-1000 thread count. Does this then mean that 1000 thread count is the most luxurious quality?

The true indicator of quality is the yarn itself, long staple combed cotton fibres make for good quality fabrics. Long staple yarns such as pure Egyptian cotton will result in a softer, more durable fabric at lower thread counts. A 200 thread count fabric made with quality yarns will feel softer than a 400 thread count sheet made from inferior quality yarns.

Consider too that 100% linen launders well and is luxurious to sleep in. Linen is not classified by thread count and the fibres unique thermo-properties make for a fabric that’s exquisitely cool in summer and warm in winter. Linen is long lasting and tends to get softer and more luxurious over time with washing and ironing.

Things to consider when buying linen:
  •       The quality of the cotton and the way in which the threads are woven
  •       Personal preference, a percale fabric has a cool and crisp feel which ‘breathes’ so its perfect for the hot summer weather.  A sateen has a silkier, warmer feel with a lustrous finish.
  •      Special features/embellishments such as embroidery, ladderstitch or cording/trim.




Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Tree Tops

The view from the treetops is magnificent! See the birds flying and tweeting, the bees buzzing and the butterflies fluttering around the colourful and patterned trees.

Mermaids

Explore the depths of the ocean with these merry mermaids and their fabulous friends! These beauties, patterned with zigzags and spots, swim with their fishy friends, including octopuses, seahorses and crabs.

Trophy Winner

Cars, start your engines! Bring the racetrack to life with the Trophy Winner duvet cover set, perfect for the little car enthusiast in your life. Featuring awesome motifs including cars, motorbikes and, of course, trophies!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Carven

Carven's relaxed, summer vibe is created with a palette of fresh coastal colours and a soft cotton weave. Neatly finished with cord piping and a printed stripe reverse.
Shown with embroidered Continental pillowcases and co-ordinating cushions.



Monday, 21 December 2015

Beck

This smart, yarn-dyed cotton design is fully reversible to give you extra styling options and flexibility.
The matching Continental pillowcase is made from the same bedlinen fabric and finished with a piping trim.



Friday, 18 December 2015

Transport

Vroom vroom! Brightly coloured vehicles including double decker buses, scooters and fire engines zoom around in busy traffic scenes and bustling lanes.

Kitty Party

Meow, it’s a cat party! Kitty cats and little mice gather together to celebrate in this fabulously girly design.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Street Style

Inspired by all things cool, this duvet is perfect for any kid who loves going on adventures and features skateboards, shoes and hats in a graffiti-style.

Fruity

Have your girl dreaming of all things sweet with this fun cotton duvet cover set, featuring delicious hand-drawn fruit in bright and fashionable colours!

Aria

Fashionably romantic, Aria features a broad panel of broderie anglaise framed with edged pleats.
Pictured with Lucille Continental, Parfumerie scatter cushion, Alexandra quilt and luxurious velvet bedwrap in duck egg.


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Alia

Blue, silver and grey are a soft and pretty combination in this luxurious woven jacquard design. The elegant, modern look is complemented by a printed percale reverse and finished with piping trim. 
Also shown are the matching jacquard fabric cushion and continental pillowcases.

Rosalie

Printed on cotton sateen and quilted all over, this elegant design combines soft dusky pinks and blues with subtle neutrals in a detailed border design of paisleys and tile patterns. the quilting fill gives an extra layer of warmth to the duvet cover, which can also be used on its own as a light coverlet in warmer weather.
Shown with matching cushions and quilted continentals pillowcases.




Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Islet

The floating, textural appeal of this romantic white on white design is created with layers of hand-made appliqu├ęd and gathered circles. Made from stone washed cotton, it is as soft and comfortable as it looks.
Shown with matching continental pillowcases.



Van

Bold shapes and harmonious colour give this design a contemporary edge that's easy to live with. Printed on a soft, cotton sateen jacquard check ground. Reverse is printed cotton percale.
Shown with matching continental pillowcases and 35x55cm cushion.







Monday, 14 December 2015

Haze

Charmingly nostalgic, our re-invention of the chenille bedspread evokes memories of those carefree childhood summers at the beach house. Soft and tactile, the Haze duvet cover set is all cotton and washes beautifully.
Shown with matching continental pillowcase, all in a soft white shade, as is the cotton duvet cover reverse.




Friday, 27 November 2015

Tika Coral

Soft cotton seersucker with a painterly spot print, Tika is a fun and modern design for the creative at heart. Totally reversible, you can flip the cover over to the cotton percale side for a change of look.
Fluro orange printed accessories and continental pillowcases add a bright accent.




Thursday, 26 November 2015

Mireya

Invitingly soft and light, this cotton voile seersucker check is perfect for summer nights, in a story of black and white and a mixture of textures. The duvet cover reverse is woven in a black and white stripe.
The Mireya cushion is a printed spot and the coordinating continental pillowcases are woven in a fine check.



Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Felice

This vintage French linen inspired design is smart and classical - perfect for those who prefer plain linen with a unique twist.
Coordinate with a variety of scatter cushions and complementary continental pillowcases to create your individual style.




Misura

Ethnic style sets the mood with this textured white cotton percale embroidered panel design.
Combine with contrasting scatters and continental pillowcases.



Monday, 23 November 2015

Farrow

Geometric borders woven in cool tones of aqua and neutrals, this luxurious jacquard weave is silky soft and glamorous.
Shown with pin tucked Continental pillowcases made in the duvet cover reverse fabric and coordinating accessory cushions.



Friday, 13 November 2015

Caspian

Soft blue lace inspired jacquard with lots of texture. Combine this polyester/cotton design with fur throws and scatters for a luxurious look.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Dax Navy

Broad tonal stripes in a simple but smart woven design, this contemporary look is ideal for a summer update. Woven in cool, yarn dyed cotton, with a printed cotton percale reverse.
Shown with matching cushion and Continental pillowcases.



Monday, 9 November 2015

Nuovo

Unique ladderstitch oxford border adds an attractive element to this versatile look that is anything but plain! Embroidered all-over trellis design is subtle and classical.
Team with Sayuri continentals and assorted scatter cushions.


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Tala Neutral

Woven in fine jacquard fabric, this smart geometric design brings contemporary luxury to the bedroom. Smartly finished with contrast piping and a printed percale reverse.