From A to Zzzzzzz

August 30, 2010

Text by Cheryl & Jeffrey Katz

With dinner finished, the kids put to sleep, phone calls returned and tomorrow’s plans in place, it’s usually time to head for the bedroom. No longer just a room for sleeping, the bedroom has become a place for reading, surfing the Web, returning e-mails, watching movies and maybe even doing a few miles on the treadmill. (It goes without saying that it’s still the room to be romantic, peaceful or purely thoughtful in.) In short, the bedroom is a retreat after a long day. Yours can be a sanctuary, no matter what your decorating style—or lifestyle—might be.





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Great in Bed Snuggle under Italian-milled 215-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, arrange the pillows just so and pull the blanket up to your chin. How dreamy. The Kent Collection from Cloud 9 offers sheets, shams, pillowcases and duvet covers in twin, full, queen and king sizes in heather blue or heather taupe Add a merino wool blanket for a final cozy element. SHOWN, BOUDOIR PILLOW COVER, $65, QUEEN FLAT SHEET, $400, QUEEN REVERSIBLE DUVET COVER, $715. THE PATTERSON GROUP, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 443-4904, WWW.PATTERSONGROUP.ORG, AND SOMNIA, PORTSMOUTH, N.H., (603) 433-7600, WWW.SOMNIA.NET. BLANKET, $425. THE PATTERSON GROUP

A Perfect Union What better way to spruce up the bedroom than with a fresh coat of paint? Stark has collaborated with David Oliver, design director of Paint and Paper Library in London, to introduce a new line of chic, environmentally minded paints. The zero-VOC paint is available in 240 colors and in three finishes: Velvet Emulsion, Porcelain Shell and Lacquer Gloss. $76.70–$114.40/GALLON (4 OZ. SAMPLE POT, $9.75). STARK, BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 357-5525, WWW.STARKPAINT.COM

Blanket Statement From Maine’s Swan Island weavers comes this organic merino wool throw in indigo and white. Breathable, warm and lighter weight than a full-size blanket, the throw is perfect for that extra layer on an unexpectedly chilly night. 50” X 70”. $395. HUDSON, BOSTON, (617) 292-0900, WWW.HUDSONBOSTON.COM, AND SWAN ISLAND, (888) 526-9526, WWW.SWANISLANDBLANKETS.COM

Swede Dreams When we think Swedish furniture, we think Gustavian style, whose simple lines and muted colors fit right in with almost every decorating style. This custom Gustavian Imperial-style bed, with its delicately carved details, is a replica of a Swedish bed, circa 1800. FROM $7,500, DEPENDING ON SIZE. CUPBOARDS AND ROSES, SHEFFIELD, MASS., (413) 229-3070, WWW.CUPBOARDSANDROSES.COM

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Sleep Never Felt So Good
A generously thick (read comfy) bed made of felt and sewn with French seams creates a soft, sculptural low-profile bed on which to dream. The BluDot DoDu bed is available in aqua (shown), charcoal or wheat felt and in twin, full, queen and king sizes. $1,399 AS SHOWN. ADDO NOVO, PORTLAND, MAINE, (207) 221-2317, WWW.ADDONOVO.COM

Pool Party Swedish designer Anki Spets started Area in 1990 with the idea that good design should be a part of everyday life. The Big Pool duvet cover adds a sense of fun with its vivid, variable stripes of olive, white and blues. It’s made of organic cotton and comes in twin, full/queen and king sizes with matching shams. $155–$200, standard pillow sham $35, Euro and king-size shams $40. LEKKER HOME FURNISHINGS, BOSTON, (617) 542-6464, WWW.LEKKERHOME.COM

Building Blocks Think of Molteni & C’s 909 series of nightstands, chests and bureaus by Luca Meda as grown up—and very sophisticated—blocks that can be used individually or combined to form larger pieces. FROM $929 FOR TWO-DRAWER NIGHTSTAND IN CITRON (FAR LEFT), 18 7/8”W X 18 7/8”D X 13 3/8”H, TO $2,710 FOR THE FIVE-DRAWER UNIT IN GRAY (CENTER), 37 ¾”W X 18 7/8”D X 38 5/8”H. THE MORSON COLLECTION, BOSTON, (617) 482-2335, WWW.THEMORSONCOLLECTION.COM

Pure And Simple Leave it to Coyuchi, the twenty-year-old company that produces 100 percent certified organic cotton sheets, to recognize the beauty of keeping it simple. Their percale sheets are offered in two weights—crisp and cool 220 percale and supple and airy 300 percale—in white and ivory. $50–$74/SHEET FOR 220 PERCALE, $68–$98 FOR 300 PERCALE. REAL GREEN GOODS, CONCORD, N.H., (887) 744-9744, WWW.REALGREENGOODS.COM

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Tall Order From French designer Christian Liagre, the master of understated luxury, the four- poster ReBed for the Holly Hunt Collection comes in mahogany or oak and in queen, king and California king sizes. WEBSTER & CO., BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, (617) 261- 9660, WWW.WEBSTERCOMPANY.COM

Lights Out Even in the dark, this Fluffy White Lamp is a stand out. The handmade shade is woven over paper and the base is matte stainless steel. The 22-inch (including shade) lamp is from a collection designed by Fernanda Bourlot, the founder of Simplemente Blanco, and can be custom sized. $240 AS SHOWN. SIMPLEMENTE BLANCO, BOSTON, (617) 734-3669, WWW.SIMPLEMENTEBLANCO.COM

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