You need your bedroom to be your refuge. Your soft place to land. A place so comfortable, relaxing, and refreshing that you can hardly wait to get there at the end of every day.
So what’s the first step? We suggest beginning with a well-dressed bed. It’s surprising how the right combination of bed linens, pillows, and throws can evoke a mood and set the tone of the room. A bed (all dressed-up) can define a bedroom’s style.
As designers, we on the Ethan Allen Style Team often like to dress our beds the way we dress ourselves: in classic style and good quality with a few cool details to add a fresh point of view. A case in point: our Geoffrey/Thomas bed linens, which have a tailored look inspired by menswear. Italian cotton finishing techniques make them exquisitely soft. Concealed hand pulls and ties keep the comforter in place – not sliding around – inside the duvet cover. Zippers are hidden. These are some of the little touches that allow us to boast about our quality.
We think sleep quality is deeply affected by the materials you surround yourself with. That’s why we like to dress beds predominantly in natural fibers of cottons, linens and silks.
For summer, nothing beats the easy elegance of a bed dressed in white linen. Fresh and light, linen just makes you feel good. We decorate ours with meticulous details, like pin-tucking and box-pleating.
We also love new cotton quilts for summer. Our Dominique quilts of Indian cotton, for instance, have pretty scalloped edges, which add just a touch of unexpected style. The wonderful thing about using a quilt is that you have options: leave it alone on the bed, plain, simple, and satisfying as a night out under the open sky; or dress it up with double-ruffle and patterned sheets and an assortment of throw pillows to give it a fully polished look.
In addition to timeless style, you’ll find that our ready-made bedding has the dressmaker details and luxurious quality you expect from custom-made. One example: the die-cut embroidery on our Diamond Lace sheeting. Sheeting experts agree, it’s a rare find in ready-made.
And we think it’s important you know that we are happy to customize. We have nearly all the options imaginable. You might want to start with some of our ready-made and then add custom touches. Ask one of our design pros for guidance. Your personal Shangri-La awaits!