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No offense to that fondue pot you registered for, but linens—from bedding to bath towels and beyond— will get more daily play. Here, we uncover the softest and most stylish options. After all, you’re going to need pretty napkins for that fondue party.
From left: Restoration Hardware oversize mohair throw in dune, $399. Sferra “Cordo” cotton-chenille matelassé coverlet in Cornflower Blue, $330 for full/queen. Julia B. “Pierre” cotton percale pillowcases with avocado-green embroidery, from $185 each. Teresa Alecrim Egyptian cotton percale flat sheet, from $364. Society “Tris” linen-cotton flat sheet in Acqua, $455 for king. Johanna Howard reversible baby alpaca throw in Citrus/Natural, $448.
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There's a reason our picks are mostly made from cotton and linen: The natural fibers wick away moisture and survive repeated machine-washings. We also love bamboo for its sustainability and softness.
From top: Belle Epoque cotton percale floral sheet set in light pink, from $98, 914-963-9181. “The Big One” cotton percale sheet set, from $40 (kohls.com). Yves Delorme “Un Peu Jaune” cotton percale shams, $180 for 2. The Company Store cotton-flannel flat sheet with velvet and lace trim in white, from $59. Haute Home “Sea Berry” hand-embroidered cotton sateen flat sheet in gray, $368 for queen. D. Porthault “Violettes Lavender” hand-printed Egyptian cotton percale sheet set, $1,800 for queen. Eileen Fisher “Woodcut Floral” washed-linen flat sheet with picot trim in Lemongrass, from $125 (garnethill.com). Shop Nine Space bamboo-viscose sheet set in Mist Blue, $154 for queen. Yves Delorme “Un Peu Jaune” cotton percale flat sheet, $250 for full/queen.
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Year-round, you'll want a bed cover that's all kinds of chic and just the right amount of cozy. Coverlets and thin quilts are tailor-made for summer nights, while comforters and duvets are oh-so-toasty come the cooler months.
From left: Coyuchi “Oval” Turkish cotton matelassé coverlet in pewter, from $310. Allem Studio “Thistle” cotton-voile quilt, from $325. Jill Rosenwald “Copley” cotton duvet cover in Buckley Chevron Butter, $100 for full/queen (bedbathandbeyond.com). Martha Stewart Collection “Whisper Leaves” cotton quilt in Soft Blue, $200 for full/queen (macys.com). Bohem “Pretty Bird” cotton quilt in white, from $170. Pine Cone Hill “Marina Coral” cotton quilt, from $297. Area Home “April” washed-linen duvet cover in Multi, from $465. Crane & Canopy “The Page Gray” reversible sateen duvet cover, from $119.
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In wool, cashmere, cotton, or silk, these offerings are sweaters for your bed—smart layering pieces that add warmth and style. Tuck a blanket between your sheets and comforter, or fold a throw by your footboard.
From left: Turkish T “Luxe Herringbone Diamond” 82-by-98-inch turkish cotton blanket in gray and ecru, $78. Pehuen “Cocoon” 58-by-72-inch merino-wool throw in Natural, $795 (homenature.com). Brahms Mount “Ombre” 50-by-70-inch italian wool throw in indigo, $304. Faribault Woolen Mill Co.“Broad Stripe” 66-by-96-inch merino-wool blanket in India Ink/Natural, $190. Røros Tweed “Lynild” 47-by-71-inch Norwegian wool throw in violet-orange, $375 (yliving.com). Sferra "Alina” 50-by-70-inch silk and cashmere throw, $1,775. Armand Diradourian “Chevron” 60-by-72-inch reversible cashmere jacquard throw, $1,125, 212-924-5787. Calvin Klein “Eden ROC” cotton coverlet, from $900 for queen. Alicia Adams Alpaca “Pompom” 51-by-71-inch reversible alpaca throw in orange and gray, $745.
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Take cover (or accessorize your sofa) with a throw in linen, cashmere, alpaca, or cotton.
From top: Pine Cone Hill “Ibiza” woven cotton in French Blue. Alicia Adams “Square Pad” alpaca wool in ivory. Sferra “Orazio” rib-knit cotton in Cornflower Blue. Armand Diradourian cashmere in red (212-924-5787). Osamu Mita “Random Check” wool, acrylic, and alpaca (momastore.org). Brahms Mount natural cotton herringbone in slate. Room & Board linen blanket in Naturals Stripe. Tabula Rasa “Albion” hand-knit cotton and nylon cable in cream.
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From top: Chilewich linen cocktail napkins in Flax and Freesia Pink. Crane & Canopy pillowcase in coral. Restoration Hardware “Bespoke” garment-dyed linen pillowcase in graphite. Deck Towel “Quinten” linen towel in coral. Taylor Linens “Frances” pillowcase. Nine Space herringbone throw in fuchsia/cream. Wamsutta “Duet” towel in Chrome (bedbathandbeyond.com).
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Settle in with a sheet set that suits your sensibilities. All the scores shown here are cotton, which is long-lasting and super-cozy. In other words, you’ll rest easy.
From top: Crane & Canopy embroidered sateen pillowcase in coral. John Robshaw “Bundi Indigo” pillowcase. Yves Delorme “Serenity” percale pillowcase in celadon. DwellStudio “Draper Stripe” sateen sheets in Ash. D. Porthault “New York Mille Fleurs” sheet set with shams and “Guirlande de Lierre” duvet. Matouk “Olivia” Egyptian cotton flat sheet in white. Lacoste brushed-twill sheets in Deep Sea Coral (macys.com).
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High-quality squares will convince even the most persnickety dinner-party guests (or the in-laws) of your tabletop prowess.
From top: Vietri “Pardi” jacquard linen in orange. Juliska “English Garden Stripe” cotton chambray. Kim Seybert “Bijoux” embroidered linen (neimanmarcus.com). Sferra “Filetto” in white/apricot and “Picadilly” gingham in apricot). Oscar de la Renta “Ikat Dot” linen square. Pottery Barn dinner napkins in Blue Smoke and ivory. Restoration Hardware european textured linen with satin stitch in graphite. Julia B. “Calais” hand-embroidered linens in coral and Cool Blue. Coral & Tusk “White Elephant” embroidered linen.
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Off the Rack
Bathroom linens are a fun way to play up your personality. take the traditional route with terry cloth, try out a turkish version, or go for an eco-friendly bamboo blend.
From left: Wamsutta “Duet” bath towel in vanilla (bedbathandbeyond.com). 2. Turkish-t “Basic Breeze with Stripes” cotton bath towel in beige/orange. Kate Spade “Larabee Dot” jacquard two-ply bath towel in white (bedbathandbeyond.com). Rikumo “Kontex Lana” bath towel in gray and “Lattice” face towel in gray. Natori cotton bath towel in fuchsia (bloomingdales.com). CB2 rayon-bamboo bath towel in Oat Blend. Jonathan Adler piped Pima cotton bath towel in navy.