By Silvana Longo
“ ELEVATE THE AT-HOME SELF-CARE EXPERIENCE. “
As we approach warmer climes and prepare to welcome the golden days of summer, decor enthusiasts usually inaugurate the fair season by adding a summer refresh to their bedding. Th is generally includes trading in the darker colour schemes and heavier blankets for a lightweight duvet or coverlet, and a more relaxed feel in the boudoir. However, the quality of your bedding is a feature you should never stray from. No one can dispute the importance of a good night’s sleep for your health and overall well-being, and upgrading your bedding is an essential way to achieve that extra level of comfort conducive to better slumber.
We recently caught up with bedding expert, David Saini, who has been in the industry since 1977. He opened David’s Fine Linens, the high-end store in Bayview Village in 2000, to talk about summer trends and his unwavering commitment to high-quality bedding and bath collections that he carries throughout the year.
While all products boast natural fibres and hail from Europe, “the absolute best sheets for summer is Micromodal,” says Saini. Micromodal fabric is a sustainable and long-lasting product made from beechwood and David’s Fine Linens was one of the first stores in Canada to offer the ultra-luxury fabric. Micromodal is a plant-based fibre, much like bamboo — it’s super soft and breathes better than cotton and linen, although these are also viable options. “The type of sheets you use is a personal choice,” says Saini. For instance, some people prefer crisp and cool sheets, so in this case, he recommends a percale weave, which is a tighter weave and requires a minimum of 180 thread count. Others desire a softer, more luxurious feel that sateen weaves offer. As far as thread count, Saini says this is not what determines the price point or quality of bedding. “It largely depends more on the type of yarn used, as highend sheets are woven with better, long-staple cotton yarn.”
As in the case of the Italian brand Frette, the company’s textile history dates back to 1860, where only the highest quality of yarn was selected in order to produce bedding for royalty and the Vatican. With the same exacting standards today, “this is a luxury product that lasts longer and offers the ultimate in comfort,” Saini explains.
“ THIS IS A LUXURY PRODUCT THAT LASTS LONGER AND OFFERS THE ULTIMATE IN COMFORT. ”
With quality on your side, we can delve into bedding trends this summer. While Saini says white is still an all-time favourite for clients, making up 50 to 60 percent of sales, he sees a strong presence of soft pastels, especially lilac and sage, as the leading hues defining the spirit of summer 2022. Beyond the sumptuous bedding collections, David’s Fine Linens carries high-quality bath towels, robes in silk and cotton, elegant sleepwear and luxury bath mats that elevate the at-home self-care experience.
After 22 years and two locations in the Greater Toronto Area, David’s Fine Linens will soon open a third showroom right in the heart of the Castlefield Design District. The 6,000-square-foot showroom is slated to open in late May, just in time to give your bedroom a fresh new look for summer. “It will be a much bigger location where we will continue to carry the best of the best, with just more of a selection,” affirms Saini. The new location will cater to the needs of the design industry, which will include implementing a new trade program. A must-visit place for anyone impassioned about all things bedding, you can visit the new showroom at 1270 Castlefield Avenue. For more information, go to davidsfinelinens.com.