Beautiful Beds: Check Please!

October 07, 2015
Although often associated with musty cottages or country houses, checked and plaid patterns have taken a refined spin in the design world as of late. Forget 90s grunge - the new plaid is a fresh and modern way to add pattern and dimension in your bedroom. 


Make your bedroom fall-ready with a pair of checked toss cushions, a cozy plaid throw, or a reupholstered piece of furniture in a buffalo check fabric. Check out some of our favourite bedroom designs featuring checked and plaid patterns.


Bailey McCarthy
Studio McGee
Casey Design & Planning Group
Lisette Voute Designs
Burnham Design
Serena & Lily
Hammett Interiors
Ashley Campbell Interior Design
Inview Interior Design
Claire Stevens ID
Love this look? Get the checked look in your own bedroom with our Thomas Grid collection.
Thomas Grid Navy
Thomas Grid Grey




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New Arrivals - Fall 2015

October 02, 2015

There's a new chill in the air today that suggests that fall is officially here. Just in time for the changing season, we have some other changes happening here at Au Lit... new products! We are so excited to show you some of our new product offerings, available both in-store and online.


Have you seen our ultra cozy, luxurious new Cashmere Robes? Available in five colourways and crafted from the softest cashmere you could imagine, we think they're the perfect gift... for yourself! 

This new Fiona toss cushion is one of our favourites for fall. Featuring a leaf-shaped appliqué design in rustic grey velvet, we think it's the perfect statement piece for any bed (or sofa, for that matter!).

Does it get any more glam than this Silver Fox Ice Scraper? We think not. This unexpected essential features a faux fur "sleeve" to keep you warm and dry as you scrape the ice off of your car. It (almost) makes us excited about the freezing cold temperatures ahead.

While they've long been a customer favourite in-store, our Abyss Pousada towels are a new addition to the online shop. This cult classic boasts a basketweave texture, and is renowned for being lightweight yet extremely absorbent. We think they're perfect for making your bathroom feel like a spa.

This simply adorable Grey PomPom Robe is perfect for cuddling up by the fireplace on chilly nights. We love the cozy hooded style and matching pom-pom detail.

Our Gift Cards have gotten a makeover! Give the gift of their dreams with an Au Lit gift card, now available in this luxe white box with matching grosgrain ribbon. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more gorgeous additions to our boutique! We update our New Arrivals section frequently. Happy shopping!

7 Chic Alternatives to a Bedside Table

September 30, 2015
In your bedroom, perhaps it's time to think outside the box... boxy, traditional bedside tables that is! Whether you're looking to save space in a tiny bedroom, or make use of a treasured piece, unique bedside tables are the perfect outlet to show off your creativity. We've rounded up seven of our favourite alternatives to the traditional bedside table.


1) A Bar Cart
Kelly Zugay
One Kings Lane
2) The Garden Stool
Style Me Pretty
Little Green Notebook
3. The Floating Shelf
Decorative Bedroom
4) A Single Chair
Smart Furniture
Justine Taylor
5) A Desk or Vanity
My Domaine
Cobi Style
Design Sponge
6) A Stack of Books
McGrath II
Hurd & Honey
7) A Vintage or DIY Ladder
Colors of Life

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Throw One On: Our Favourite Throws for Fall

September 25, 2015

Like it or not, Autumn is just around the corner. We're busy preparing for chilly nights ahead - we're dreaming of cozy blankets, warm tea, and all-night Netflix marathons. If Fall is on your mind too, we've got some gorgeous new throws to keep you toasty. Check out our favourite new cozy throws available in the shop.


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Wedding Bells: Fall/Winter 2015

September 23, 2015

Here at Au Lit, it sometimes feels like we're in a permanent wedding frenzy. Whether it's watching one of our own team members plan her dream wedding (congrats Zoe!) or helping brides create their dream bed registry, we always have wedding bells on the brain. 

We were delighted to stumble upon two of our toss cushions on the pages of Wedding Bells' Fall/Winter 2015 issue! We love the idea of using a cushion as a decorative piece to jazz up your wedding reception (and your home, after the big day is over).

We also spied our Genziana Ivory bedding (a favourite amongst brides) as an inspirational image on Wedding Bells' pages. Have you picked up your copy yet? Hope this issue inspires you as much as it inspired us!

Genziana Ivory (now 30% off!)


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How to Wash Your Towels

September 21, 2015

Just like your duvet, pillows, or sheets, investing in a high-quality set of towels is an investment in your quality of life. If you're looking for excellent quality towels that are meant to last, we always recommend looking for towels made from Egyptian cotton (our customers love the Abyss Super Pile Towels). The long-staple fibre of Egyptian cotton is renowned for making towels durable, resilient, and long-lasting.

Now that you've invested in excellent quality towels, what is the best way to take care of them? We've rounded up our top tips to extend the lifespan of your towels.

  • Always wash your towels in warm water with a mild detergent. You may not realize it, but many detergents contain chlorine bleach, an ingredient that will weaken your towels over time and cause them to pill.
  • If possible, a speciality towel wash (such as our Blue-Violet Towel Wash or Verbena Towel Wash) is the best option. These washes were formulated to protect the towel fibres from drying out or fading, and will keep your towels soft and fluffy, yet strong.
  • After taking your towels out of the washing machine, give them a firm shake before throwing them in the dryer. This will help circulate air through the loops, resulting in a fluffier towel.
  • Don't overcook your towels in the dryer! Take them out after half an hour - being tossed around in a scorching hot dryer for a long time will weaken the fibres of the towel.
  • Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Not only are they chemically harsh on fabric, but they can add a film to the towels that reduces their absorbency.
  • Washing towels with towels is always the best option! Washing your towels with sheets or clothing is not ideal, and will help prevent your towels from pilling.
  • If you wear a face cream with any form of retinol or an acne cream, you may want to choose white towels. The acid in these face creams can sometimes bleach your towels or lead to discolouration.

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    Trend Report: Fall 2015

    September 18, 2015

    Whether we realize it or not, trends permeate every aspect of our lives. While we may think that trends are confined to one domain (i.e. fashion), in reality, they're fluid and transcend boundaries. We've analyzed the big trends for Fall '15 and discovered how they influence the world of home decor, fashion, and yes - your bedding. Which trend is your favourite?

    Trend #1: Into the Woods

    Think cozy cabins, heaps of fur, and layers of wood texture. This fall, it's all about rustic style. We're loving all things woodsy and sustainable, au naturel. You'll see lots of soft neutrals paired with earth tones.

    Michael Kors (FW15)

    Lavato White

    Jane Kim Design


    Timber Wolf Faux Fur Throw


    Trend #2: Modern & Masculine

    Classic Italian men's shirting has always translated beautifully to the bed, but this fall it's coming on strong with bold stripes. Look for interesting textures like tweed, houndstooth, and herringbone, all inspired by the bespoke tailoring of London's Savile Row.

    Lavato Rigato Charcoal

    Derek Lam (FW15)

    Giammarino & Dworkin



    Trend #3: Incandescent Tones

    Our favourite neutrals for Fall '15 are literally luminous. In tones of sparkling champagne and lustrous pearls, this palette embodies elegance and luxury. Look for neutrals that shimmer and shine.

    Luisa Beccaria (FW15)

    Gonzaga Pearl

    SLC Interiors

    Ginestra Sand

    Trend #4: Relaxed Living

    While pyjama dressing has been a fashion trend for a few years, a new wave of relaxed style is now at the forefront. This look isn't rumpled or messy - think refined layers of natural materials (linen, silk, washed cotton) with a lived-in look. On the fall runways, this casual style translated into lots (and lots!) of delicate slipdresses with a sophisticated nightwear feel.

    Lavato Linen Contrast Grey

    Jil Sander FW15

    Lavato Linen White

    Trend #5: Texture Play

    This fall, we give you permission to go ahead and touch everything! Textures have gotten a fall-ready makeover; we're seeing a soft and luxurious melange of velvet, knit, linen, and washed fabrics.

    Sonia Rykiel FW15

    James Thomas Interiors

    Vitis Chenille Sand

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