Thread count, cotton quality, percale or sateen…choosing new sheets can be a bewildering task! Here are our tips for finding the perfect sheets for you:
Thread count is the number of threads woven into each square inch of fabric. Many shoppers mistakenly believe that a high thread count is the only indicator of quality in a set of sheets, but a high thread count does not guarantee high-quality fiber. We recommend choosing a sheet based on what feels best to you. Our sheets are at least a 200-thread count to ensure quality construction, but don’t base your purchase decision on thread count alone.
Egyptian cotton, with its smooth, glossy finish, is considered to be the highest-quality fiber available.
The more stitches used per inch, the more durable the sheet will be (high thread count does not guarantee high-quality stitching!). All of our sheets are produced using the highest-quality sources available. Fitted sheets should have deep pockets for a good fit on larger beds.
Your Sleep Habits
Think about the way you sleep. If you get hot when you sleep, look for a percale cotton, which has a cool, crisp feel (also make sure your mattress pad is 100% cotton, as anything with synthetic fibers will keep you warmer). If you get cold at night, look for a cotton sateen, which has a soft, cozy feel.
Color and Pattern
Look for yarn-dyed fabrics, which are softer and ensure longer-lasting color. Patterns can be beautiful and express your personal style, whereas solids offer a classic look that can be changed up with pillows and throw blankets. Monogramming is also a great way personalize your sheets.
The best pillows are customized to your sleep style, with a fill that is soft enough yet supportive enough to allow your head to fall naturally in line with your spine. For more on how pillows affect sleep, see our interview with Peggy McCormick of The Pillow Bar.
Want to know more about what goes into the making of a luxury sheet? The Wall Street Journal breaks it down here.
We all know that a promise is a promise and no matter how busy life gets, we certainly keep our promises to our children. Gina is no different, and she promised her daughter Anna Grace that her bedroom would be painted by the time school started – and Gina delivered the goods!
Creating a perfectly restful environment, these cool colors are right on trend and so right for a good night’s sleep! Now the freshly painted room is just waiting for the new Pine Cone Hill bedding and we need your help to make the perfect selection for AG.
Gina has narrowed down her selection to three adorable options, but we’d like to know which one you think would be the best in AG’s room. Because there are so many cute patterns and accessories, pillows, dust ruffles and panels, choosing bedding can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Our talented staff offers the best in customer service and can help you make your personal selections. See for yourself HERE what Pine Cone Hill has to offer!
Tweetie – is our sunny, graphic, full-of-fun floral duvet in lemon, lime, aqua, and periwinkle. Knife edge; hidden-button closure.
Louisa (white) – A dressed-up version of a cotton duvet cover, with appliqued strips and embroidered detailing at the hem. 3″ ruffle on 3 sides, hidden-button closure.
Ume Pink – We’re head over heels for this dreamy, romantic botanical design on a smooth cotton sateen duvet cover. Piped edges.
Thanks for making this fun! We’ll let you know what the verdict is soon!
To market – to market to find something special for you.
Gina is away and working hard at the Atlanta Market meeting with designers, vendors and manufacturers -planning her purchases that live up to the wonderful reputation you’ve come to expect from bedfellows! Among others, she’ll meet with Cinda Boomershine, owner/designer of CINDA B Made in the USA travel bags, handbags, totes and accessories. As part of the Cinda b Design Advisory Board, Gina has already stocked the AMORE Collection – the newest design released for fall 2013! You can see purchase these items in the shop NOW!
New for Fall + Winter ’13, we began with a beautiful balance of a rich red complemented by a deep burgundy, reminiscent of a heart-healthy glass of Pinot Noir. When those colors came together with a distinct pattern embracing all of the colors of a morning sunrise — a new day — Amore (which means “love” in Italian) was born.
HINT: – These are great pieces for Florida State games! The colors are perfect!
Other vendors include Sferra Fine Linens, Matouk, Peacock Alley, Pine Cone Hill, Frette, Mariposa, Michel Design Work and so much more. She’ll bring back the most current trends just for you. Watch our Facebook page for updates, sneak peeks, and special promotions.
If you have any special requests, must-haves, gifts you need for Christmas – email Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Selke has gotten crafty with these distinctive pillows, featuring acrylic embroidery on her signature indoor/outdoor polypropylene. Bold beauty for the bedroom, the backyard, and everywhere in between! Hoseable and bleachable. Air dry. Do not machine wash or tumble dry.
Flora Crewel Navy Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
Poppy Fuchsia/Blue Indoor/Outdoor Pillow
Stripe Flower Navy/Light Blue Indoor/Outdoor Pillow – Pillows that pop with personality? We’ve got ‘em, like this cheery number in shades of grass, lemon, crimson, and tangerine. Spot clean. Professional cleaning recommended.