Frustrated by the apparel industry’s obsession with trends, Swedish textile designer Anki Spets left fashion in 1990 to found Area — her own bedding and home accessories label. Years later, Spets’ goal remains the same: to create luxurious bedding that reflects Scandinavian design principles such as beauty, simplicity, and practicality. Area’s collection of natural-fiber sheets, baby bedding, blankets, and pillows offers many alternatives to the market’s traditional florals-and-frills offerings — think soft graphic loops, colorful pebbles, and weaving patterns. Looking for a distinctive bedroom suite? Say hello to Bruno: a series of 1960s-inflected beds, nightstands, tables, and benches, available in solid walnut, oak, or ash, that Spets co-designed with Magnus Lindstrom. As Area’s success has grown, Spets has ventured beyond the bedroom with kitchen glassware, rugs, and furniture. In 2010, Area opened its first storefront near Union Square in New York City.
Refresh your linens for the season, without busting your summer vacation budget
Here at Gilt Home, we're proponents of the relaxed bed: a not-perfectly-pressed look that’s a lot more stylish (and true to real life) than obsessively starched hospital corners. These options from Matteo, Belle Epoque, Coyuchi, and more will help you effortlessly achieve that aesthetic.
A mix of pieces that'll add personality and panache to your place
Transform your bed and bath into a luxury boutique-hotel suite with these ultra-soft, organic cotton linens and towels from Northern California–based Coyuchi. Choose nature-inspired blues and rust tones, or opt for neutral hues such as ivory, sand, and taupe: Either way, you’ll find that the beauty here lies in simplicity.