Introducing the Fouta Towel + A Giveaway!!

April 11, 2016

The secret's out.... Fouta towels have arrived, and we're obsessed! Chances are you've heard of fouta towels (or possibly their alternate names, Turkish towels or Hammam towels), and wondered... what exactly are they, and what is the best way to use them? The truth is... we use them for EVERYTHING! Far from just a towel, we think they're the ultimate lifestyle essential.

Fouta towels originated in 19th century Syria, where they were used by men and women to cover their bodies while at the public baths. Lightweight and typically woven with a thick or thin striped pattern, these towels are famous for their chic fringed edges. The foutas on the market today are woven in the same manner and style as traditional Turkish weavers, but have been updated in a rainbow of colours and designs.

Upon looking at them, you may think that foutas are good for one thing and one thing only: as a towel. After carrying them in the store for several years, we've tested them out and discovered that they're useful for so much more - they're our go-to for the summer months.

Because they're light, they dry very quickly; this combined with their ultra-large size makes for a perfect beach towel. We've also used ours as a summer scarf or pashmina on cold summer nights, a picnic blanket for outdoor concerts, a tablecloth for the cottage, and even as a throw to accent a bed or couch.

Now that you've discovered all of the ways to use your fouta towel, we have a surprise for you... it's GIVEAWAY time! We're giving away a Fouta Ibiza Throw (value of $114), in your choice of Fuchsia or Turquoise.

It's simple to enter:

1. Follow Au Lit on Instagram or Facebook

2. Like our branded "Giveaway" post

3. Let us know in the comments if you prefer the Fuchsia or the Turquoise Throw

4. Tag as many friends as you'd like!

Fouta Ibiza Turquoise Towel

Fouta Ibiza Fuchsia Towel

Contest is open to all residents of Canada or the United States. Contest closes on Thursday, April 14th at 4:00 pm, and one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

 

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Your Starter Guide to Choosing The Right Pillows & Duvets

April 08, 2016

Our Pillow & Duvet Sale has officially been on for a week! There's nothing we love more than helping you choose the right pillow or duvet for you, so we thought we'd create a starter guide to answer all of your questions! Just in time for the weekend - sit back, relax, and watch our top 5 videos on these essential sleeping pieces.

1) How should you shop for pillows and duvets?

2) What pillow size is right for you?

3) What's the difference between synthetic and down pillows?

4) What should you be looking for in a down duvet?

5) When should you be replacing your pillow?

Take 20% off of our entire selection of pillows, duvets, featherbeds, mattress and pillow protectors and more throughout the entire month of April!

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Q&A: Do I Need a Mattress and Pillow Protector?

April 06, 2016

Q: Why do I need a mattress and pillow protector? Aren't my fitted sheets and pillowcases enough?

A: Here’s something we can’t say enough: mattress and pillow protectors are ESSENTIAL! Try as you might, your mattress will not fit into your washing machine. While you’re sleeping, your body secretes perspiration and natural oils (even if you shower before bed), which can cause yellowing and trap odours within your mattress. A mattress pad puts another layer between you and your mattress, protecting your mattress from wear, and shielding you from pesky dust mites that live within your mattress. A bonus: a mattress pad adds a layer of softness to your bed. 



When it comes to sleeping pillows, the same rules apply. A pillow protector provides an added necessary layer between your face and your pillow, preventing your pillow from yellowing and greatly extending its lifespan. Your mattress and pillows are investments, and using protectors will help extend their lifespan (offering you more value on your investment).

All mattress and pillow protectors are 20% off during our Pillow & Duvet Sale in April. If you have any questions, contact one of our dream bed experts at 1-800-363-6080.

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Our Top Pinned Bedrooms of the Month

April 05, 2016

Adelchi Milk (our most pinned image of all time!)

Happy Tuesday! Do you follow Au Lit on Pinterest? Whether your bedroom design style is polished preppy, modern minimalist, or beautiful boho, we've got thousands of inspirational photos that you'll love (updated daily!). You'll also have access to all of our gorgeous in-house images to fill your own pinboards.

We've rounded up some of our top bedroom pins for the month of March to inspire you. Follow us @aulitfinelinens to get in on all the action! 

Style Me Pretty 

Style Your Senses

Lesley W. Graham

House of Jade Interiors

 

My Domaine

Studio McGee 

Architectural Digest

Home Bunch



Pillow & Duvet Sale is ON!

April 01, 2016
Oh yes, you heard right - our semi-annual Pillow & Duvet Sale is here! Take 20% off of our entire selection of pillows, duvets, featherbeds, mattress and pillow protectors, travel pillows, and more!
The sale runs through the entire month of April, both in-store and online. Happy shopping!

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Style at Home: May 2016

March 30, 2016

 

Hot off the press! The May issue of Style at Home just arrived on our desk, and we were psyched to catch a glimpse of our bedding amongst the stylish pages. Check out how designer Jennifer Ferreira created a girly haven for two lucky little girls featuring our bedding.

 

 

Want to know how to get this classic-with-a-girly-twist look for your own little princess? We've got you covered. Shop the look below:

 

 

Start with a duvet cover & shams from our new Ombre Hot Pink Loft 2-Line collection. Brand new for Spring 2016, we've modernized this iconic hotel-style classic with a fresh variegated pink thread embroidery. With a white duvet cover as the base of the bed, you can feel free to go wild with pink everywhere else.

 

 

When it comes to sheets, only our Chambray Pink & Magenta collection will do. Also brand new for spring, we developed this collection as a fresh twist on our bestselling Chambray Grey & Charcoal line. 
The finishing touch for this girly paradise? A pink throw! We suggest either our Quebec Coral and Tan Throw or Santarem Dusty Rose Throw. The perfect topper for your pink abode.

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Beautiful Beds: Florals

March 29, 2016

It's no secret that seeing fresh flowers bloom are enough to brighten anyone's mood. While we've only caught a tantalizing glimpse of spring this year, we've got a decorating idea that's guaranteed to put a spring in your step 365 days a year. 

It's simple: add florals to your bedroom in the form of pretty pillows, graphic wallpaper, or a headboard upholstered in a beautiful blooming fabric. To inspire you, we've rounded up our favourite floral bedrooms to inspire you. Enjoy!

Brittany Ambridge

Kerrisdale Design Inc.

Public/Private Design

My Domaine

House & Home Magazine

Deuce Cities Henhouse

Town House Interiors London

Sims Hilditch

 

Owens & Davis

 

Studio McGee

Want to get this look for your own bedroom at home? Shop our selection of floral pillows for your own best-in-bloom moment at home.

 

Shanghai Garden Peony Cushion

Chinoiserie Bird Noir Cushion

Mokuren Graphite Cushion

Summer Palace Grape Cushion

Pomegranate Peony Cushion

 

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