Sheet Society

I went on a wardrobe detox which lead into a summer with very few shop visits.

Society Limonta is one of the places I tend to visit every time I am in Rome, and as they are focused on home textiles, not clothes, visiting a few weeks back I allowed myself to look for treasures to take home.

I love sheets. I love washing them and ironing them and making beds and crawling inside a fresh set.

The mix and match attitude at Society Limonta fits my home well, as I change flat sheets and cases of the sleeping pillows more often than the rest.

A mix of materials also complements and amplifies the qualities of each of them. Extra light percale cotton feels even lighter and smoother next to robust linen which thrills your fingers, or a more insulating chambray duvet cover I was ready to get rid of until I noticed how lovely it was – after I ironed it.

And that is the thing with sheets. Like anything, they feel better when they are carefully considered and maintained: washed, pressed, ironed, folded.

The color of my newly purchased percale cotton sheets is called Tisana (Green Tea), and with all the lush green trees outside the bedroom, the subtle pale green feels just right.