Friday, January 2, 2009

Snow in summer

No, we are not having some crazy global warming weather phenomenon. I'm talking about snowy white bedlinen. I simply love classic, crisp, snowy white bedlinen! Give me any bedlinen as long as it is white.

I have had my white quilt/duvet cover for over eleven years now. Yes that's right, eleven years. And I still love it. It is pure white in a damask material, which gives it a bit of interest. I've found that buying classic, quality basics for my house in neutral colours always works best for me - timeless pieces that last for years that I can update with new accessories if I want. For this same reason I have white couches (with washable covers, of course).

The only problem with my quilt/duvet cover is that, after many washes, it has worn threadbare in the top right hand corner (the side where I sleep!).

So sadly, reluctantly, I went on a search for new quality bedlinen, in what else, but white. I searched high and low and found some lovely products, but all oh so expensive. I like to buy quality, but price is always a factor too. I like to buy well, but carefully. Then I stumbled on this fabulous company on the Internet.

This is a New Zealand company selling classic, high quality bedding products, for very reasonable prices. And available to Australians via the Internet!

Here's a sample of their wares

Below is the quilt/duvet cover I bought. It is made of thick matelasse cotton with a paisley floral design, for some textural interest.

Having never bought homewares off the Internet before, I was rather nervous, as I like to see and feel something before I buy (that's half the fun!), but nevertheless I took the plunge.

It was delivered promptly, in a lovely, free drawstring laundry bag. So far so good.

I took it out and noticed the quality is good, and the pattern is lovely.

And the end result was one happy me! Here you see it with my silver velvet cushions. Ok, I know you can hardly notice any difference to my last quilt cover, but hey, if you are on to a good thing, stick to it!

Snowy white perfection

Here it is with my raw silk pink cushions. That's the beauty of neutral bedlinen - you can add all sorts of accessories according to your mood. I will never get sick of this cover. Like my old one, I'm sure it will wear out through years of use.

So - new year, new bedlinen!


ness lockyer said...

I love it! I have been on there mailing list for quite some time now, and I love getting there new catalogue in the many beautiful linens (one of my things). It all looks great in your room. I have to do the same for our white sheets...they are threadbare where I rub my feet while I fall asleep (weird I know).
Ness xx

Lauren said...

Love it! Thanks so much for your message on my blog. I'm so glad you wrote because your blog is great & I'll be reading!!! Love your style!

Heidi said...

I think that it is very important to have a beautiful and comfortable bed. Your bedroom is your sancuary of rest and rejuvanation. If I don't get my beauty sleep I am very ugly the next day, inside and out. Sleep is extremely important. And for your last post, dido. We are on the same page, Sista. I hope you and your little boy have a wonderful year. Heidi

Terri said...

Catherine - it looks lovely and thanks for the tip on the company! I don't know if bed sizes are the same in Canada and Australia, etc. I know they are different between here and France/England. How annoying!

You are a brave girl, but I am exactly like you - I love quality but I hate to pay for it! I always have to find a balance and only make the occasional splurge.

It looks lovely and, of course since we are identical, I totally agree on the classic neutral thing (and WHITE!).

I think you are my twin.

Did I say the room looks great??!

; )

xo Terri

dwellings and decor said...

Nice job and great find! I really love your wood artwork.

MelsRosePlace said...

I will have to check this one out. I agree with you that white is the best for beds. I have tried all different things and keep coming back to the white - same with the sofas which i only have in white and cream with the washable slipcovers. Another good site is
which is based in Sydney. We used to have one of the canopies at our first house and the people who bought our house loved it so much they paid us to keep it! Now looking at them i'd love another.
Your room looks wonderful too, so restful. Mel xxx

MelsRosePlace said...

me again..i also meant to say i have bought some linen from
and thats beautiful too! What fun we could have with internet shopping and thousands of dollars, if only! Mel xxx

Solange said...

Love your post on white sheets...I too, love white bedsheets, but you are right, some are just so expensive.
You previous post, which I had missed is also beautifully photographed and written.
I am glad I am not the only one with white, washable covers for my sofa, people are always saying 'oh, you have a son, how couragous of you', but I love my white sofa!!

have a great weekend,


Beautiful Living said...

Love it! I also love that board over your bed, it's stunning. :) So my internet is up, and I'm back! Christmas has been a whirlwind and not much has happened in our house... Have posted a few rather boring pics though... :)