Passion for Perfection

Updating your linens can give your bedroom a whole new look. David Saini and Carla Virgona of David’s Fine Linens, one of Toronto’s largest bedding retailers, recently spoke with Living Luxe about new trends, perennial favourites and what to look for when shopping for bedding.

Make a Splash
Do you live for lime green? Crave the richness of ruby red? Go for it. Bold
colours are back, and can be found in abstract florals, graphic zigzags or solid accent pieces. If you’re still not ready to make a big statement, look for a neutral duvet with a pop of colour in the trim, ribbons or embroidery. Or simply add a colourful accent pillow or throw blanket to a neutral-hued palette.

Keep it Natural
The most luxurious bedding is made from natural fabrics like cotton, silk, cashmere and bamboo. For Saini, the ultimate luxury is bedding made of Micromodal®, an ultra high-end product made of European beechwood.

Saini warns it’s a fallacy that thread count is the biggest indicator of a quality product. “You can have cheap sheets with high thread count that feel like sandpaper.” Instead, he recommends that customers focus on the quality of the yarn. A lower-quality yarn will have many loose ends, leading to a rough-feeling sheet. How can you tell? Touch the sheet. If it feels good, it is good.