Deborah Sharpe Linens specializes in linens, bedding and accessories for your home. Situated right off Beverly Blvd in the heart of Los Angeles, her teeny tiny showroom presents elegant, traditional selections for your bed and bath.
You may not know the name Eastern Accents but if you've purchased bedding from Horchow or Room and Board, you may be sleeping under them. This small Chicago company, overseen by a husband and wife team, has been making luxury bedding since 1989. I took a quick tour of the factory, a facility that includes sewing machines, woodworkers and painters.
Specialty: Clothing and children's gifts with a focus on fair trade and organic products
Price Range: ($) Budget - ($$) Mid-Range
I saw this cute froggy at a thrift shop for $1 recently and, after snapping him up, I inspected the label to see who the maker was: Fair Indigo. I checked them out online when I got home and learned about the company's commitment to socially responsible products.
When it comes to home design, I usually prefer a very buttoned-up and tailored approach. But if there's one place where I might loosen up a bit and add a little punch of tongue-in-cheek humor, it's the bedroom.
We recently featured our favorite bedding stores, and here are our picks for the best handmade bedding. No doubt about it, these linens are a luxury that comes with a high price tag, but if you are looking to indulge, here are our favorite options:
Wool blankets are a classic bedding accessory that should be in everyone's home. Besides being incredibly warm, they're dirt resistant, flame resistant, very durable and can last years upon years. Forget about scratchy army-style wool blankets (which I actually keep in my car, just in case), here are some great, graphic and stylish wool blankets to keep you warm.
I'm one of those people who always needs to sleep with a blanket. While my husband and I cherish our down comforter for cold nights, he's more than happy to throw it all off during warmer months. Our happy medium is the summer quilt: just enough weight to keep me comfortable, yet light enough to keep him from breaking out in a sweat.
It's been over six months since we bowed down before Ben Venom's Mega Quilt, and ever since I've wondered what else he's been up to. One of his latest projects is just as mind-blowingly, beautifully metal, but on a much, much smaller scale: a baby quilt for his friends' daughter. I never thought I would say this, but is there anything cuter?
Pendleton has been making wool blankets for over 150 years and are best known for using Native American designs. I recently discovered that they made baby-size ones. Pictured is the Chief Joseph Muchacho blanket (11 color choices); sigh...if only they made mini versions of the Glacial National Park design.