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The Luxury of Linens

There are few things finer than the luxury of a well-made bed and we at Rebecca Hughes Interiors know that the best way to complete a home is with well-chosen, elegant bed linen. It has the strength to bring other elements of a bedroom together and, of course, when the bed is the central focus of the room, it really should impress.

Photo courtesy of Helen Green Design

Comfort is key, but equally essential is appearance. It is important to consider the overall feel of the room and the ambience you are trying to create. Is it deep indulgence with furs and velvets, or are you wanting a clean, crisp finish with white sheets and sharp folds. There are countless options when choosing throws and cushions, duvets or sheets, headboards or poster beds and we love searching for new designers and suppliers to use to provide a beautiful finish to our clients’ bedrooms.

We recently attended The White Company’s Summer 2016 launch and indulged in an evening of champagne and canapés (all in the name of research) whilst viewing their take on the latest linens for the lighter seasons. True to their style, the new collection featured beautiful crisp shades of Pure and Egyptian cotton bedding alongside cushions and throws as suitable for a sumptuous master bedroom as they would be thrown into a hammock on a warm summer’s afternoon. Our favourite take-out was the use of similar shades of colour in alternating fabrics and textures. By layering textures of velvet, cotton and various pretty trimmings, the colour palette could be kept nicely neutral in clean white, taupe and lilac whilst still maintaining interest.

Photo courtesy of Instagram blogger @ruthlgarner

As personalisation becomes evermore popular, designers are seeing that clients are seeking a more bespoke finish not just with furniture and fittings, but right down to the final details of their home. It is why companies such as Josephine Home offer services including tailor-made towels, made-to-measure bedding and a wide choice of colours and weaves.

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Others such as Vis à Vis in Paris allow clients private appointments in their peaceful showroom to maintain a sense of privacy and luxury, and each item is handmade to the individual’s specification to provide something unique to suit each home. When it comes to bed linens, there is no need for a compromise of style over comfort, as modern designers know that the importance of quality and comfort equal that of the aesthetic finish to create a truly serene setting.

Here are the details of a few our our favourite linen companies we would highly recommend:

Josephine Home 27 Parson’s Green Lane, London SW6 4HH

T: 0207 751 0100

W: www.josephinehome.co.uk

L&B Linen 6-7 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8JU

T: 020 7838 9592

W: www.lblondon.com

Monogrammed Linen Shop 168-170 Walton Street, London SW3 2JL

T: 020 7589 4033

W: www.monogrammedlinenshop.com

The White Company Various showrooms

W: www.thewhitecompany.com

Vis à Vis 14, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore 75008 Paris

T: 01 46 28 56 56

W: www.visavisparis.com

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