Buried in sleep

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

No matter how warm it is outside I can't sleep unless I'm buried under layers of bedding. Quilts in particular are my favorite. I've had my summer bedding since I was a kid and it's starting to show its age. So I'm on the hunt for a new set and Anthropologie has some appealing options.

First is the Rosette Bedding ($58-$268, in white at top of post or purple above) which I saw in-store last week. It's made of ruched cotton jersey so it's soft and breathable but it gives me pause about the long-term durability. And will the gorgeous purple stay that deep for long? I'm not sure but it's really pretty and that's enough to put it on the list of possibilities.

My apartment has an earthy color scheme. Brown, teal and green textiles balance against black or espresso furniture. The Bella Hothouse Linens ($48-$188) would fit in while adding an awesome pop. I like how the Euro shams don't match but they go and I appreciate that this collection has a bedskirt. My bedroom is tiny though and I wonder if this pattern would be overwhelming. The price of the quilt approaches fair though so this one makes the list as well.

Damask goes to the Mediterranean on the Quanta Roo Bedding set ($58-$228). The colors of the quilt again would fit well with my current decor. The stitching under the damask pattern is a nice touch and matches the standard shams. It relaxes me just looking at it. My only concern with this set is the amount of white in the pattern. Might be hard to keep clean as I sometimes kick my bedding to the floor in my sleep. Anthro also has a bunch of appealing duvet sets -- like the Hidden Edo set ($58-$348) -- that have me pining for a guest room.