The sale signage caught my attention and when I looked in the window and saw the blue leopard print from Frette, well, I knew I was back to blogging. Charming sales rep Hema explained that this is a new pattern for Frette, makers of some of the world’s finest bedding. The shop, Palais Royale House & Home (87 Avenue Road), also carries Yves Delorme (20 per cent off until January 27), Sferra and the divine Pratesi.
Palaise Royale is in Toronto’s Hazleton Lanes so a bit of sticker shock is a given, but we’re talking quality here, people, the creme de la creme. The leopard duvet cover is printed on linen and lined on the underside with a heavenly smooth cotton, now $598 after 40 per cent discount. Shams (standard and Euro) are $214 each, fitted and flat sheets are $385 each in matching solids.
Bedding is one area I encourage splurge. I would rather have one fantastic set that gets washed and put right back on the bed than a linen closet full of poor quality sheets. Good bedding will last at least twice as long and provide twice the comfort so why shouldn’t it cost twice the price?