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What to Look for in a Duvet Cover

What to Look for in a Duvet Cover

Whether your bedroom is clean, simple, exotic, exciting, bold, romantic, dynastic, eternal, extravagant, outlandish or any other adjective and combination thereof, there’s a duvet cover out there for you. A duvet cover, or simply duvet, serves a couple of purposes in the bedroom. Function The function of a duvet cover is pretty straightforward. A duvet is the top cover to the bed and typically houses a down comforter. You want this piece to be high quality; a duvet (along with the pillows) is part of a bed’s focal point. Additionally, a high quality duvet will be...
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Creating a Wedding Registry Part II.

Creating a Wedding Registry Part II.

In case you missed it, Part I. breaks down the ‘how’ of creating a wedding registry. As we jump into Part II., we’ll explore some wedding registry item ideas. We’ve divided these items into sections. It may be useful to open Part I., as the trio of questions will still apply. Go Big You might be surprised just how much some are willing to give. Depending on the size of your wedding, select a couple or a handful of items with a heftier price tag. (Choose some with a lighter price tag too). You want to scale your wedding registry appropriately, the...
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Types of Glassware and Their Uses

Types of Glassware and Their Uses

Wondering which wine glasses to use? Which glass for which drink when it comes to cocktails? Tall and neat drinks? Highball or lowball drinking vessels? Learn how to use glassware and select the correct type, with this handy guide. Flute Glass Sparkling wine needs even less surface area, as this will help preserve the bubbles and stop it from going flat too quickly. Hence, the flute glass, with its tall, thin bowl and small mouth. Also used for Champagne cocktails. Red Wine Glass Glassware for red wine should have a larger, rounder bowl in order to swirl the wine easily...
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Bedding Glossary Part II.

Bedding Glossary Part II.

If you are looking for the basic what and where of the bed, Bedding Glossary Part I. and the diagram below will help link terms here with items we discussed in the first installment. Bedding Glossary Part II. focuses on advanced bedding terms. Simply forgotten what percale, matelassé or seersucker means? No worries. We have you covered. Linens: Typically a broad term used to describe a bedding collection as a unit. Linens may also refer to a selection of specific bedding pieces or also be used in singular fashion to describe a set of sheets, shams, pillowcases, a...
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Creating a Wedding Registry Part I.

Creating a Wedding Registry Part I.

With the arrival of long days and warm nights, we also get to welcome wedding season and the accompanying registries. At first glance, creating a wedding registry seems easy, pick things you want for your future life and have other people buy them! However, when you actually get to it, anyone with a shred of an opinion will tell you how you should create your registry and what should and shouldn’t be included. We’re obviously not without our own opinion but here’s the bottom line. Don’t get so caught up in the process that you start adding sculptures carved out of...
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Outdoor Entertaining Must-Haves

Outdoor Entertaining Must-Haves

Summer is in full swing and we are excited to get outside and host some great parties and events. We compiled a short list of items you should consider before hosting your next outdoor get together. Lounge Furniture The best part of being outside is just lounging and relaxing. We love this cedar Club Chair and Ottoman because they are equally at home in traditional, contemporary, and eclectic settings. These outdoor pieces are manufactured from eco-harvested wood and carefully created by hand, using the same simple tools and techniques employed by furniture craftsman for...
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Luxury Bedsheets Last Longer

Luxury Bedsheets Last Longer

When you buy luxury bedsheets, you’re paying for more than a fashionable new bedding set. Whether they’re from Matouk, Sferra, Dea, Peacock Alley or Legacy, the question remains, how long should your new set of sheets last? While we would love to say there’s a short answer to this question, it depends on a number of factors. Firstly, as we dive into how luxury bedsheets wear, it’s important to outline a few key bedding points. A fitted sheet and a flat sheet wear in different ways. A fitted sheet bears weight while getting tossed and turned on. Since a flat...
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Gifts for People Who Have Everything

Gifts for People Who Have Everything

Whatever the occasion, finding gifts for people who have everything can be difficult business. With Mother’s Day just behind us and Father’s Day on the horizon, there’s always something right around the corner where you need to pick out the perfect present. Here are a few gift ideas aimed at falling right into the swing of things. Bath and Body Maybe someone simply won’t buy it for themselves or it’s so beloved it disappears in a flash. Bath and Body products ride the line of predictable and useful but always make a great choice for that special someone. Caution is...