Guest Picks: Spring Linens for a Fresh Start
These cheery yellow checked pillowcases from Fog Linen's new spring line would not only make a bright spot in my apartment, but make a nice contrast with my other bedding too.
It can be trickier than you'd think to find an all-cotton throw blanket. This Swedish knit blanket from Brook Farm General Store looks like a soft and beautiful option.
"Vespertine" is such a good word, meaning active, flowering or flourishing in the evening. While I'm hopeful for restful sleep, I like the idea of flourishing in the evening. And the hint of mustard would be a lovely companion to those bright yellow checks.
My headboard doesn't fit into the loft in my apartment, so I've been living without one for almost two years. This wooden bed with a headboard by Objets Mécaniques would fit just right in my small space.
I'm a big advocate of doing at least a few minutes of reading before bed. I'd like to use these natural Fog Linen pillow cases on my bolster pillows.
I'm lucky enough to own this beautiful Brahms Mount ticking stripe blanket in the slate color. I love it for its beautiful weave and classic design. It's a great simple starting place for more festive accents.
Even though I like the idea of mixing patterns and colors, it's nice to have a simple base. I'd love to have this cotton twill boxspring cover.
I've been eyeing these mini lamps from Allied Maker for ages. They're super simple, and the vintage-style lightbulb casts the perfect low light for nighttime reading.
Cloth & Goods is stocked with all kinds of beautiful pillows. These linen ones would help balance some of the brighter colors of spring.
These gauzy cotton throw blankets from Garnet Hill are another 100 percent cotton option. A lightweight gauze blanket sounds perfect for warmer weather.
In an apartment where a linen closet is a luxury that I simply don't have, I've opted for some of these cotton linen underbed drawers from Muji instead.
Storing linens with fragrant sachets means slipping into sweet-smelling sheets night after night.
I'm a recent convert to linen dish towels, and now that I'm fully on board, I'm pretty taken with the idea of adopting linen bed sheets as well.
Since I've already got checks and stripes, I thought it might be fun to add a few dots into the mix. These Egg Press dot sheets from Schoolhouse Electric come in lovely spring colors.
I once read that it's wise to switch out your pillows every few years. These organic cotton pillows would be a welcome replacement for the ones I've been using.
Since you can never have too many fresh sheets, these organic ones from West Elm would be a good addition to the rotation.
I rarely go for truly graphic textiles, but these sweet pillowcases from Kinship Goods are too cute to resist.
Rose linen water sounds like something that every pillowcase should be spritzed with!
Some people say that they get their best ideas in the shower, but for me, it's always right before I drift off to sleep. I've taken to keeping a small notebook on my bedside table, just to make sure I can jot down any bits of brilliance.