I must say I am obsessed with Interior design. From my China wear to my home lighting, it interests me a great deal. A happy comfy clean beautiful home is what I love to run. I have learned and created many quick room make overs… to totally ripping apart a very comfortable, but hideous couch by changing the cushions, having them embroidered and covered in pleats and buttons. It not only gave my couch a make over but the whole room a new look. I will share with you the many tips of sdlr and easy tricks to live in comfy luxury.
Today let’s start with our basics the linen vault:
Unfortunately the Lady does not learn about linens and their thread count in school. Luckily I have been able to enjoy the research over the years on linens. The lowdown on Thread Count!
Thread counts: a matter of great importance to linen fetish and increasingly cited by hotels to lure in picky customers (Schrager hotels for instance, specify sheets with thread counts no lower than 350). But THERE IS NO NEED TO GET TOO HUNG UP ON THE THREAD COUNT. Thread counts refer to the number of strands in a square inch of sheeting. Generally speaking, the higher the thread count the better and finer the sheets. However, most experts (like myself) seem to agree that while the difference between a thread count of 120 and 250 matters greatly, once you go above 250 you’re just showing off.
Besides thread counts: it’s also the finish that helps give a soft and silky feel. Frette, are among the finest of the fine and much of the mystique is to do with the finish.
The Lowell New York mentions that it uses only Frette sheets high up in it’s linen and sdlr fact: it is the preffered brand of the Pope and of course Oprah.
The Mandarian Orientals in London and Hong Kong use 100 percent Irish Linen while the Ritz in Paris uses cotton percale from Porthault.
Finally, here’s a bit of advice that could only come out of America: if you’re thinking of having your linen monogrammed make sure to “monogram with your maiden name, so you’ll get all the monogrammed bed linens in the divorce.”
Here’s where I shop for my linens:
I am a Bloomingdale’s regular because of the Linen department.
The White Company
And still she slept an azure-lidded sleep, In blanched linen, smooth and lavender’d.
-John Keats, “The Eve of Saint AGNES”
Happy Linen Laundering Ladies!