I’m obessing about linen bedding at the moment. My linen collection is a 50% cotton, 50% pure linen blend. Currently only available in white, I’m currently looking at expanding the colour range to include very light grey and charcoal grey. The idea being that you could pick and choose what you want your bed to look like. So mixing and matching the colours. Charcoal grey pillows behind light grey with a white duvet and all the other duvet / pillow variations you’d get with the three hues.
Have you ever slept on linen bedding? It is such a luxurious fiber, sleeping wrapped up in linen is different. Good different in a way that it can’t be compared to any other. Pure linen’s cool crispness is heavenly. However a pure linen, cotton blend is beyond amazing. The luxury of linen combined with all the softness of egyptian cotton is a perfect balance. Did you know that linen is made from the flax plant and is a fiber that has been used for centuries? Linen stands the test of time. The reason for this? It’s durability. Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. It is so durable it’s even used in paper money to increase strength! Thicker than cotton, linen fibres have variable lengths, most of which are very long. This contributes to strength, which contributes to longevity. Linen lasts a very long time. I can’t recommend it enough! Have a look at my linen collection (soon to be expanding) here.
Linen Bedding, a House Tour
I found this amazing monchrome apartment and had to share it. Monochrome may not be for everyone. Some may see it as dark, cold and uncharacteristic but I disagree on all levels (each to their own though)! I find monchrome so easy and calming, probably because I struggle with mess, chaos and loud noises (yes I am a self confessed tidy freak and high pitched sound seems to fry my brain).
What caught my eye too was the all white bed linen in the bedroom. It is exactly the same as my linen / cotton mix. I was very happy to see that it hadn’t been ironed. I get asked a lot about the difficulties of ironing linen or how one should iron linen. My answer? Don’t! Always hang dry. Smooth with your hand and put back on the bed or cupboard. The tousled look is part of linen’s charm!
This uncomplicated apartment seems like a safe haven from the busy world we live in. What are your thoughts?