Beautiful Dreamer

By staff May 1, 2005

Blissful Bower

Yves Delorme of Paris' new Bleuet pattern features delicate flowers on crisp white Egyptian combed cotton percale. Pillowcases feature hand embroidery. Queen fitted sheet, $144; flat, $180; duvet cover, $310. Standard shams, $144/pair. Shown here, boudoir pillow in contrasting Rose Blue pattern, $130/pair; the Euro sham is in the solid blue Elysee pattern, $200/pair. At Yves Delorme, 28-B S. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle. (941) 388-4494.

Sophisticated Sleeper

From Italy's Sferra Bros., this multicolored floral sateen jacquard called Japonica is available in the complete collection, including bed shirt and continental pillow sham. Boudoir pillow sham, $45. In the honey-hued striped sateen pattern called Presidio, extra fabric is available at $110 a yard so you can coordinate the whole room. The boudoir pillow is $85. And from Home Treasures are this Italian Firenze boudoir sham at $68 and queen duvet cover at $565. At Square on the Circle, 25 N. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle. (941) 388-1322.

Slumber Party

Invite the best-looking pillows, especially these silk Thai beauties that come in 48 different colors. The dual-thread weaving technique produces a shimmering, iridescent hue, and the zippered covers can be removed for easy dry cleaning. Sixteen-inch square pillow, $59; 18-inch square, $65. At East Indies, 1312 N. Tamiami Trail. (941) 917-0701.

Resting Royally

King-size comfort for a majestic bed. The cinnabar dupioni silk coverlet is $1,300 and matching king shams are $190 each; two standard shams with embroidery, $190 each. Neck roll pillow with opulent tassel fringe, $150. The Anali sheets in the Heritage pattern feature pistachio embroidery on a snowy ground. King flat sheet, $425; king fitted sheet, $250; a pair of king pillowcases, $225. At The Sarasota Collection Home Store, 622 Central Ave. (941) 955-8313.

Dream Team

One of these exotic throws won't be enough; you'll want one in each color to give a light and lively look to all your spring beds. The saffron Indian bedspread with mirror insets is $295 and fits a queen bed. The other cotton tapestry throws are fine for a twin bed or as accent pieces for larger beds. They come in a variety of spice and herb colors and are light as a leaf. At Angsana, 1475 Main St. (941) 330-1686.

Naturally Romantic

This heavenly soft full/queen duvet cover called Natural Birch is made of organic cotton and linen in a sateen weave ($218). Coordinating pillow shams ($24-$30) in several patterns from the Coyuchi company are made of organic cotton, handpicked, no chemicals. Six different patterns of harmonizing organic cotton sheets are available, too. Organic cotton and wool mattresses and comforters are also part of the collection. At Lotus, 1451 Main St. (941) 906-7080.

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