Beautiful Beds: Canadiana

July 01, 2015

Happy Canada Day! To celebrate our nation's birthday, we've rounded up our favourite bedrooms that are Canuck-inspired. Wishing you all an amazing and relaxing holiday!

 

House & Home

Zone 4 Architects

My Good Space

Au Lit Fine Linens Toboggan Collection

Colin & Justin

FYNCT

The Gladstone Canadiana Room

Au Lit Fine Linens Scallop Collection

 

To see more of our favourite Canadiana bedrooms, follow our Beautiful Beds: Canadiana Pinterest board!

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LAST DAY... Our June Outlet Clearance Sale is Ending today

June 30, 2015

Who else feels like June has flown by really quickly? It's hard to believe that it's the last day of the month and the end of our legendary June Outlet Clearance Sale. We still have stock remaining at 20%-80% off, including headboards, bedding, furniture, lamps, blankets, and much more! Take a peek on the shop floor of the Au Lit Outlet...it's not your average outlet! Now is the perfect time to make your dream bed a reality. Or shop our Clearance Sale online here.

Have a question about something that you see? Give one of our dream bed experts a call at 1-800-363-6080.



Just Sayin'... How much do you spend on makeup?

June 25, 2015

 

You spend about a third of your life in bed, and we believe that authentic quality bedding is one of the best investments you can make in the quality of your life. Do you make personal comfort a priority? 

 

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In Bed With... Dale

June 19, 2015

 

Welcome back to the "In Bed With..." series, where we take you behind the scenes and into the bedrooms of our favourite Au Lit insiders. Today we're featuring the serene and feminine bedroom of Dale, our sales associate of the past fifteen years (and yes, she is the inspiration behind our Dale collection!). Join us as she shares the story of her lovely bedroom design.

 

"I've always had white or cream walls in my bedroom - I like having a neutral palette to work with. It gives me the flexibility to change my bedroom with my mood, or try out new colours. Although I like to switch things up, I always go back to blue - it's soft, relaxing, and I just love it. My bedroom is my oasis; every night I like to drink herbal tea in bed and re-read my favourite Russian classics. I've read Anna Karenina more times than you can imagine!"

 

"I love the matelasse texture of the Lavato Ungaretti collection; every piece is pre-washed and so soft. I have two euro shams in Ungaretti White and a matching coverlet. They make my bed look luxurious but not overdone. I'm obsessed with my fluffy featherbed and the Ziegler Polish White Goose Down duvet; paired together, they transform my bed into a nest. My monogrammed pillow was a recent find and it's made out of a blue and white pinstripe fabric with cream embroidery. I think it ties the whole room together."

 

 

"I've tried every sheet out there and my all-time favourite is the 1030 Thread Count Cotton Satin in white. There is nothing else like it! People always assume that it's a high-maintenance look, but they couldn't more more wrong! Out of every set of sheets I've ever owned, these ones require the least amount of ironing."

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Beautiful Beds: Lovely Lavender

June 16, 2015
Although lilac season is over and summer has officially arrived (hurray!), we can't seem to get lovely lavender out of our mind. Lavender is calm, soothing, and peaceful, and is reputed to stimulate the imagination. Whether you're considering it for a whole room - or just as an accent - we hope to provide inspiration with these beautiful images. Get the look in your own home with our Loft Embroidered Duvet Cover in Lilac Ash or Powder, or our Organic Percale bedding in Lavender.

 

Jona Collins Interior Design

 

Amanda Nisbet Design

 

Alisberg Parker

 

Bungalow 5 (Did you notice the side table? We carry it in-store!)

 

Anna Matthews Interiors

 

Valerie Grant Interiors

 

Vogue

 

Veranda

 

Want to see more lavender bedroom ideas? Follow our Beautiful Beds: Lavender board on Pinterest! 

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Top Ten Wedding Gift Picks

June 12, 2015

Bridal season has officially arrived here at Au Lit! Unless the couple has a registry with us, it can sometimes be difficult to select the perfect gift for them. Fear not - we've made it easy for you! We've rounded up our top ten most popular (and most appreciated) gifts to help the newlyweds set up their dream bedroom. 

  

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Q&A: Does a higher thread count mean a higher quality sheet?

June 08, 2015

Q: Are 1000 thread count sheets the best quality? If I want the softest sheets, should I buy ones with the highest thread count?

A: No, not necessarily! A higher thread count does not always equal a higher quality sheet. To illustrate this point, take a look at the five items in the image below. Imagine that you were weaving fabric and using these items as your "yarn".

The first "yarn" is a threaded steel bar

The second is an unstable brass chain

The third is a coarse hemp rope

The fourth is a rigid polypropylene rope

The fifth is a soft, fluffy strand of cotton

Regardless of how many "yarns" are woven together, the softest sheets to sleep on would always be the ones woven with the fluffy cotton yarns. Increasing the brass chain to a thread count of 400, or the rope to a 600 thread count, does not make your "fabric" better quality. It's the quality of the cotton fibres that makes a sheet feel luxurious and soft to the touch. That's why we always recommend 100% Egyptian cotton, which is the best in the world. At that point, any thread count above 200 is all about personal preference.

Image and idea courtesy of Sferra Linens.

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