Luxurious bedding collections for 2008/2009 range from rich coffee and taupe to crisp white and spa blue. You can get chic contemporary embroidery or an ethnic Moroccan flair. One thing designers seem intent on is providing you with a diverse range that encapsulates your personal style and offers a subtle hint of color or pattern without whacking you over the head with it. The designs are all striking, at first glance, but ultimately soothing and enjoyable to keep around for years to come. Eco-friendly designs are beginning to emerge this year as our global consciousness seems to shift and vivid accents are in.
“Sex and the City” fans may recall Charlotte’s fun red-and-white, poppy and ivory silk charmeuse bedroom set. The exotic design is one of the bedding collections from designer Ann Gish and can be purchased for $200 to $810 at Neiman Marcus. Gish is known for her attention to detail, quality construction and experimentation with various textures. She likes to layer her comforter sets with various velvets, high-thread-count cottons, silks and taffetas. She’ll mix a bright and bold with a neutral to bring a room to life. Her “Ready To Bed” collection offers 100% silk at a reasonable price. These bedding accessories are fit for royalty!
If you like bedding collections that whisk your heart away to old world Europe, then Anichini is for you. The “Tempting Taj” luxury bedding comes in rich, romantic earth tones; envelope yourself in curry, rust, sage and terracotta Rupia Silk and Sateen Sheets as you dream of ancient Indian adventures. The “Persia” collection of 2005 excites the senses with bold red, embroidery with an intricate gold design, which matches up nicely against a mahogany wooden bed frame and dresser set. The “Hazeran Turkish” collection is inspired by the decadence of the Ottoman Empire, with tulips, circles and pine cones woven into a Hikmet design, bathed in soft gold and violet, with mocha accents. “Celestine” and “Dreamy Erema” are also luxury collections in more subtle and modern blue, black, gray and white tones. Check www.anichini.com for more collections.
Luxurious bedding collections never truly go out of fashion. Beds are such large pieces of furniture and instinctively the eye is drawn to them; therefore, it’s critical that you choose a sheet and comforter set that defines your sense of style, opulence and decadence. Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It is a place for quiet reflection, for unwinding and enjoyment of sensuousness and comfort. Don’t cheapen your experience by simply grabbing a Bed-In-A-Bag from JC Penney when you could be sleeping in five-star resort comfort every night.