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Shake out the winter cobwebs with these fresh new spring bedding picks from some of our favourite designers.
Spring has finally arrived and we could not be more thrilled. What better way to welcome the season than cozying up in fresh new bedding? We spoke to some of our favourite designers from across Western Canada to see what they have their eyes on.
Jennifer’s top pick is the new linen bedding line from Vancouver locals, Rothman & Co. “I love the texture of linen in the fresh white palette for a bright update to the bedroom, and the way linen naturally keeps you either warm or cool as needed.” Another bonus of going with linen? The organic aesthetic is ideal for making the “perfectly imperfect” look an effortless reality—hospital corners need not apply.For a slightly more embellished, yet equally bright look, Jennifer loves the Turi collection from Anthropologie. “It offers a global appeal that is subtle enough to suit any decor, but I’m loving it paired with a vintage Moroccan Handira blanket to amp up the full effect,” says Scott. “The neutral palette allows you to keep the bedroom simple, or play with colour in your accessories.” Play up the style with cobalt blue, coral and pops of gold.
“To me, luxury bedding isn’t about the pattern or the thread count.” says Mitchell. “It’s about the texture and feel.”Tops on Mitchell’s list are the crisp white 100% micro-modal Bellino collection sheets from St Geneve, paired with their cotton/silk blend Marina duvet cover in a soft dove grey. According to Mitchell, the only negative feedback his clients have ever given him on the combination is that they’re so soft, it makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning.No matter what you choose to use on your bed, the Calgary designer stresses that it’s important not to overlook the duvet itself. His number one recommendation: silk.“I’ve always used down duvets in the past, but I’ve recently made the switch and haven’t ever looked back,” he says. “What I like about silk duvets is that they seem to regulate your temperature far better than the down option and allow you to use the same duvet year-round instead of having both the summer and winter weight in down.” We’re thinking of making the switch ourselves.
If your style is more pattern-inclined, check out the bedding ensembles from Sarah Richardson Design. “The best part is that she does the designing for us,” says Pryor. Each set comes complete with duvet cover, sheet set and pillowcases. “What I love the most about the sets is that each element comes in a different, but coordinating, pattern.”Try this cool green-toned Jade Block Peony ensemble, or the Birch Etched Leaf pattern Pryor is eyeing for her own room.Want to offset a solid duvet cover with something more fun underneath? The Japanese-inspired ikat pattern on these organic Harmony sheet sets comes in your choice of peacock, horseradish or nightshade.Pryor also suggests switching your duvet for a lightweight quilt as temperatures heat up, like this Dash Stitch design from West Elm.
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