Category Close-Up February 2018

Fashions For All

Today’s fashion bedding caters to a wider-than-ever range of consumer tastes and preferences

Linen For Casual Living

The Flor de Sal Collection is made in Portugal with soft, stone-washed European linen and adorned with lace. The ensemble includes a duvet cover with button closures in full/queen and king sizes, and shams in standard queen and king sizes. Amalia Home Collection, +351 911 585 154,

Perennial Paisley

Paisley is a classic motif that continues to withstand the test of time. The Abbey duvet cover offers a new interpretation of paisley in a subtle, intricate print that adds an extra dimension of luxury to the vintage-washed Belgian linen. Prewashing relaxes the linen to add softness and gives the motif a weathered quality that echoes the historic origins of paisley art. The Abbey layers well with the Brady cotton velvet quilt also shown. Orchids Lux Home, 888-278-3682,

Textural Attraction

Echoing consumers’ craving for modern styling are looks that favor integrated textural stitching techniques and fabrications over added-on embellishments. The Paloma Collection, crafted with dreamy gauze and screen-printed by hand with a fog-on-white wanderlust-inspired design, allows texture and dimension to capture the eye against a subtle, neutral backrop. The Paloma elements can be mixed and matched with pillows, throws and sheeting in a variety of colors and designs. ELISABETH YORK, 888-889-9868,

Menswear-Inspired Tailored Looks

The Dylan duvet set draws inspiration from classic menswear styling. The set combines a small-scale gray herringbone pattern and black faux-leather accents. The machine washable set includes a duvet cover, two decorative shams and two cotton pillowcases in queen or king sizes. Versailles Home Fashions, Inc., 514-351-8402,

Classic Patterns For Modern Lifestyles

The Roscoe Collection celebrates classic motifs with its tailored
herringbone pattern. It is shown styled with the equally classic petite houndstooth design of the Langford Collection and finished off with
decorative pillows that pop in white and bright yellow. carol & frank, 888-889-9868,

For Eco-Lovers, Organic Cotton

The Organic Cotton Bedding Collection from Under the Canopy is made with 100 percent GOTS-certified cotton. The sheet and duvet cover sets are soft, brushed percale. They are shown layered with vintage-washed organic cotton quilt and shams in the current king of neutrals—gray. WestPoint Home, Inc., 800-533-8229,

Crisp, White & Spa-Like

Solid white bedding has been a popular trend for years. It projects an aura of clean freshness and spa-like calm. The Finley matelassé coverlets are bestsellers in white. (Although the company plans to offer a second color later this year.) Finley is an addition to other garment-washed options offered that are easy care with little-to-no shrinkage and that embody a leisurely luxury feel. Finley can be layered with traditional as well as contemporary pieces. Peacock Alley, 800-275-0784,

Digitally Printed Painterly Techniques

Digitally printed onto 300-thread-count cotton sateen, the Delft Flower Sky bedding ensemble presents painterly brushstrokes that depict large-scale blooms with a dramatic chalky textural background. The reverse features a textural shaded background print. Also shown are the Tiber quilt and shams, the Astor delft shams, and the Trentino teal and zinc decorative pillows. Designers Guild, 212-967-4540,

Luxury European Flannel

“Made in Europe” continues to carry cachet. The Fjord Collection is made in Germany with 100 percent luxury cotton flannel. The collection includes sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers and shams in a variety of prints and in twin, full, queen and king sizes. Wülfing through Stellar Alliance, 212-563-6305

Passionate Purple Color Of 2018

The Wild Clematis bedding ensemble presents shades of purple, in sync with Pantone’s Ultra-Violet Color of the Year for 2018. Rendered in a watercolor-like style, the delicate blossoms, leaves and vines form an open-worked composition against a crisp white background on cotton sateen. Yves Delorme, 800-322-3911,

Regional Looks Prevail

Always popular are coastal, lodge and Southwestern regional motifs. Atlantis (shown) is adorned with seahorses, corals and seashells, and reverses to an all-over ticking stripe. Prewashed and preshrunk, Atlantis is machine quilted for durability and oversized for better coverage on deeper mattresses. The set, offered in twin, full/queen and king sizes, includes a quilt and two shams (one for twin). The quilt is made with 100 percent microfiber polyester on the face and back; the fill is 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140,