Hi to you! Things have been quite hectic around here lately! All good I'm happy to say. More later… As a follow-up to my last post - Donna's house sold right away! Yay!

I recently received the following email from a reader:

I love a simple white bed: just a duvet and a fitted sheet with wonderful pillows. I usually buy Pottery Barn sheets, but would like to indulge in something more luxurious without breaking the bank. Which brands do you suggest?

Thank you…

 PS In your opinion, on a king-sized bed, what is the best pillow combination for reading/sleeping? I'm not a fan of a thousand decorative pillows. Thanks!

Here is my response:

I love Percale sheets vs Sateen or any other material. If you like the 'crisp sheet' feeling, that is Percale. I'm with you on white sheets and bedding. My go-to is Bed Bath & Beyond for a 300+ thread count sheet. There are many other high end brands – Matouk, Leontine Linens, Frette that are gorgeous and luxurious but come with a price tag to match.

As far as pillows, go with 3 Euro shams, 2 king pillows and 2 standards. If you want to add a decorative lumbar pillow or bolster with a little color – pale blue, or pink or natural linen are my favorites – that is all you need!

Thanks so much for the email and kind words! Hope this helps!

This email exchange was well timed, since I was awaiting the delivery of my new mattress – a King – and in need of new bedding myself!

It was interesting to note that the selection of Percale sheets was substantially smaller than that of Sateen at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I was told by the sales person that Sateen sheets are 'all year' sheets, thus preferred by many because they only need one set. Living in a mostly warm climate, I prefer Percale for the crisp factor and flannel for the few colder months. 

The only thing I would add to my email, is that the type of cotton is extremely important. I remembered this when I was sheet shopping. Look for Egyptian Cotton and a 300+ thread count.

Here is my new bed. Got a little fancy with my photo taking and styling.





I still need a new duvet and a replacement for this quilt which I love but it's a queen! I got it only a few months ago before I got the crazy idea that I needed a king size bed!

After seeing some of the following gorgeous beds, I think I might have to save up and splurge.




the above three photos are from here.





The above four photos are from here.

Good night sleep tight!

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