There are few things in this world that are as restorative as a good night’s sleep. When work and play sap you of your energy, you want to crawl into a sumptuous bed that will have you peacefully snoozing in minutes. One of the most important factors in a truly luxurious night’s sleep is high quality bedding. Some brands, like Porthault sheets and Charlotte Thomas bed sheets, stand out among the best. These brands are synonymous with luxury linens — some of them for over 100 years.
D. Porthault is perhaps the most renowned name in luxury bedding. Founded in 1925, the brand ‘s look takes cues from impressionist art and the gardens of Monet’s Giverny. D. Porthault sheets and luxury linens are famous for mixing patterns and embroidery to create products that are both tasteful and whimsical.
From the D. Porthault site:
D. Porthault has built a reputation offering products that speak quietly but passionately of luxury, becoming a ‘brand’ long before brands were advertised as such. At once elegant and personal, luxurious and authentic, D. Porthault prides itself as much on its heritage of quality as on its discretion and loyalty to its clients.
In addition to luxury linen collections, D. Porthault offers custom designs on request. Customize your order with traditional French monogramming on Porthault sheets, hand-hemmed seams, and hand-embroidered designs.
English brand Charlotte Thomas is best known for her extravagant bespoke bedding, woven with 22 karat gold threads. The Charlotte Thomas bed sheets and linens are custom-made, sometimes taking twelve weeks to complete the 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.
From the Charlotte Thomas site:
Since our inception, our absolute commitment has been to follow sartorial design and quality principles, and create collections which are timeless, beautiful and which work across seasons. The Charlotte Thomas team have hundreds of years of experience in the industry, and only work with hand picked and vetted partners around the world.
Prices available upon request.
Frette, an Italian company, has been producing luxury linens since 1860. They boast the use of the finest quality long-staple cotton to create their linens, producing a feel that is both smooth and uniform. Fun bit of trivia: Frette provided the table linens for the banquet rooms on the Titanic.
From the site:
Known for their chic, original design and inimitable finish and feel, Frette bed linens can be found in many of the world’s most prestigious hotels, from Claridge’s to The Peninsula, as well as in the most discerning private homes, yachts and aircraft. Historically, Frette linens have been featured everywhere from the altar of St Peter’s Basilica to the dining car of the Orient Express, and more than 500 European royal dynasties have slept beneath its sheets.
Their Inantesimo and Illusione collection features jacquard weaving techniques and sell for $1450 for a sheet set and $1980 for a light quilt.
The American contender in this list is Anichini, a Vermont-based brand which uses fine materials like voile and silk twill, as well as double weight sateen. As a result, numerous celebrities and many luxury hotels choose Anichini bedding.
From the Anichini site:
Although considered by man a global luxury brand, Anichini is in fact a truly American company. Proving that the finest quality design and production are still made in America. The company, founded 28 years ago, is based in Tunbridge, Vermont, where these extraordinary textiles are cut and sewn by truly skilled local craftswomen in a farmhouse dating back to 1860. Made in America from the finest materials the world over, these textiles are considered the “heirlooms of tomorrow.”
Their La Collezione collection of handmade bedding average around $2000 for a two-piece sheet set, while duvets average around $3000.
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