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Sheets for Chez Chase

Soon after announcing (liv)ed in on Flickr, one Mr. Chaseism, whom I will be appearing with in a gallery show soon, presented me with a design query. While I’m certainly no expert, it’s fun to be able to actually apply my wealth of otherwise useless knowledge to a real-life problem.

Chase wrote:

design huh? then maybe you can help me find a new set of sheets….i’m looking for a grey/blue muted tone in a full size (c:

i’m not kidding either…I’ve checked -every- where and i cant find anything. be my hero?

Futher inquiry resulted in my finding out that he was in the market for sheets to match this duvet from IKEA, adding that it’s more midnighty than just slate:

Since I love to be a hero, I decided to take on the challenge. And you know what? Chase was right. It is nearly impossible to find sheets in that color. That said, if the sheets really are much more midnighty than slate, these sheets in Midnight from Area look like they might be a good fit.

On the downside, these chic sheets price out at something ludicrious like $450 for just the sheets; insanely too rich for my blood, and if they’re not too expensive for Chase, well, he should be taking me to Pars Cove for dinner very soon.

That said, I think the fates are trying to tell Chase a little something, and I can’t help but agree. I’d really recommend doing something to pick up on the lighter threads. Pairing a same-colored midnight sheet with the midnight duvet is rather akin to wearing a pink shirt with a pink tie, and unless you’re Regis, that’s kind of strange. I think a lighter blue, gray, or white, would make the whole bed pop.

One set of sheets that I think I might be a good fit are these percale sheets from CB2 in a gorgeous, soothing, sexy color of gray that could go with an infinitely number of duvets if you ever wanted to change things up.

If you want comfort, here’s my top choice: the awesome, awesome, beech sheets from Bed Bath and Beyond. I use the sateen beech sheets daily, and it truly feels like you’re sleeping on silk. So soft, and also, so cheap. I may have turned a certain someone else onto them as well. Unfortunately, they’re lacking in muted blues in the sateen sheets, and the blue in the jersey is a bit light but might ideally match the lighter threads.


While I’d probably go with one of the two solids above, I just had to throw in these gorgeous (albiet very expensive) sheets from Dwell. They probably wouldn’t be the best fit for what you’re looking for, but I just love and want to share.

The geometric patterns of these sheets is unique and modern, but also understated and classic. The pattern reminds me of a lot of fabulous design that I’m into at the moment; it particularly seems like a 2-D interpretation of the base of the Saarinen chairs/tables.

However, if all of my recommendations were way off, there are always a plethora of other great duvets out there. I think so many people think that you have to buy loads of new sheets to switch up a bed, when in fact, you can just switch up the quilt/duvet cover and no one would ever know that those are bright yellow sheets hiding underneath. Besides, since Chase’s macking skills are renowned, what really could be better than the Mr. Lover Lover duvet from Kate Storer? 🙂 Tres cheeky.


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