We're loving the fabulous Au Lit double feature in the December Issue of House & Home. (It's official: Holiday season is underway!)
Pictured Above: 410 thread count pillow cases, Pinecone Hill Varkala shams and Designer's Guild Ombre cushions, available in store.
Pictured Above (top right): Lavato Linen Contrast Cloud pillow cases and duvet cover.
Pictured Above: Lavato Linen Cloud duvet cover.
Flannel season is officially upon us. (In fact, is that snow I see falling outside my window?) Just in time, Matthew is here. Our new super-soft Matthew flannel (100% Portuguese cotton) has a subtle herringbone pattern in the weave and reverses light to dark taupe. The Matthew collection is everything you want flannel to be: thick, sumptuous and cozy. It's irresistible!
Our fabulous faux fur throws were featured twice in the holiday issue of House at Home! (See STYLE NEWS and DAY 10 below.) You can purchase them from our 2014 Gift Guide.
Pictured Above: Ivory Faux Fur Throw
Pictured Above: Iced Mink Faux Fur Throw
A: Typically, down blankets are more lightweight. They use a sewn-through construction, where the top layer of ticking is sewn directly onto the bottom layer to keep the down evenly distributed. Down blankets are typically sized a bit more generously than a duvet, as they're often used in lieu of a duvet, woven blanket, or coverlet.
A down duvet is sized to fit inside a duvet cover and comes in a variety of weights and fill powers. Luxury down duvets use a baffle box construction for optimal thermal insulation. Baffles are vertical walls of fabric sewn to connect the top and bottom ticking layers, creating a grid inside the duvet. The compartments created by the baffle construction give room for high fill power down to maintain its loft and prevent it from shifting, ensuring that the duvet maintains its thermal properties.
Pictured Above: Down Duvet, available in store and online
Pictured Above: Down Blanket, available in store and online
We know it's early, but the amazing Au Lit merchandising team created a breathtaking wonderland for our holiday window. This year our palette is pink and gold and it couldn't be prettier. Come on by and get in the spirit!