“When it comes to affordable options that are still good quality, Target is my go-to,” says Moorea Seal, a Seattle-based retailer and author of the 52 Lists project series. “They have great prices and a great variety of patterns.” She’s a fan of any material that Nate Berkus designs, including the new sateen, 100-percent cotton Modern Printed Sheet Set in blue stripe by Project 62 + Nate Berkus ($45.99 for queen fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases, target.com). “They are super-soft and cozy and have held up well for being such an affordable set of sheets.”
One of Traditional Home magazine’s “New Trad” designers, Frances Merrill, likes using the Classic Percale Solid Sheet Sets from the Company Store, especially in kids’ rooms, where she likes to colorblock with bedding ($116 for queen fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases, thecompanystore.com ). “It is the price and the variety of colors that keep us coming back,” says Merrill, who owns Reath Design in Los Angeles and has a background in textiles. Twenty color options include grasshopper, hot pink, delft, tangerine, storm gray and classic red.
L.A. designer Vanessa Alexander uses linen in most of the bedrooms she designs. While a favorite is the local-to-her high-end Matteo brand, she also likes Parachute’s Linen Sheet Set for a less-expensive linen option ($169 for queen fitted sheet and two pillowcases; $110 for an added top sheet, parachutehome.com). The neutral colors bone, fog and gray are her usual picks. Kimpton’s Bradley agrees with the linen choice: “Linen to me is a symbol of true luxury — the finest hotels in Europe use linen bedding. It’s a fabric that will always be chic and never go out of style.”
Sheets are more widely available than they have ever been, without even requiring a trip to the department store. “I think the direct-to-consumer economy is always great for the customer, and I love how it has spread into amazing bedding companies,” says Christiane Lemieux, author of “The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles, and Details” and CEO of the new textile company the Inside in New York. Lemieux says that some of her favorite sheets are from Brooklinen. “I love that they strip out unnecessary costs and deliver real value,” she says. Brooklinen’s Classic Sheets in lightweight cotton percale come in a variety of bundles at different prices ($101 for queen fitted sheet and two pillowcases; $129 for queen fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillowcases, brooklinen.com).
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