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.
Feather your nest at a fraction of the retail cost, thanks to our deep holiday discounts. Transform your bedroom into an oasis with luxurious linens and throws from Anichini and Kelly Wearstler (look for high thread counts and lovely embroidered details); and turn your bathroom into a spa with plush bathrobes from Molteni Home and modern accessories from the Donna Karan Home Collection.
To create a rustic, industrial look that doesn't leave your home feeling like a factory (or a farm), you'll need to deploy a combination of materials. For example, hang a metal pendant light over a table set with wood-handled knives and a milk jug filled with flowers. Or, in a seating area, accent a walnut bookcase with zinc-framed mirrors, glass canisters, and a mercury glass vase. The magic is in the mix.
Bedding should never be blah, as these sheets, duvets, pillows, and more show. In tones ranging from serene neutrals to rich-yet-soft hues, they’re all distinguished by uncommon details, top-grade materials, and sophisticated style — and will finish your bed off perfectly.
The Scandinavian ideals of beauty, simplicity, and practicality come to life in these natural-fiber sheets, shams, and duvet covers by Swedish designer Anki Spets. Forget traditional frills and over-the-top flourishes: These color-block prints and neutral gray-and-white stripes speak to mellow, modern style.