Heal’s is currently selling various brightly coloured bed linen , with perhaps the most interesting being the Metro Bed Linen.
The pattern consists of a series of different coloured and sized columns, in a style that I would describe as modernist. The Metro Bedlinen is currently in the sale with prices starting at £48 for a single duvet (reduced from £96) up to £73 for a superking size (previously £146).
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We've been covering House of Fraser's Biba collections since they relaunched the brand last year. So far they've been concentrating on fashion but, true to the spirit of Big Biba, they're now moving into homewares with their new bed linen range.
The linen very much takes its cue from Biba's own 70s take on Art Deco style. There are six different designs promised: the Adriana bed linen on the left uses the Biba logo for its pattern, while it's also reproduced in full on a selection of cushions.
Prices start at £16 for a pillowcase while the logo cushions cost £40.
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There's a definite 50s influence at work on the Harlequin Pod bed linen collection.
It's a bold and colourful design that seems to have been filtered through both Orla Kiely's stem design and the Sanderson Dandelion Clocks for inspiration. A plant like form in aubergine, lime green and gray works runs up the duvet cover and pillows. That's coupled with a stripe design on the reverse of the duvet to make the design really stand out.
Pillowcases are priced from £17 upwards, while the duvets start at £55 for a single duvet.
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Zandra Rhodes has been a busy lady. So far this year we've featured her teepee for Millets and her book covers for Penguin. Now she's collaborated with Ashley Wilde to produce a new range of bed linen.
The collection contains made of three bed linens, adapted from designs in Zandra Rhodes' archive. The selection is quite diverse and reflects the range of her work. It includes the bright acid pops of the Sombrero bed linen pictured above which is based around an enlarged detail from one of her prints. In contrast there's the monochrome pattern of the Cretian Lily or the pretty pastel Paisley Daisy design.
Double duvets sell for £45.
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Looking for something suitably saucy to pair with your Dupenny '50s housewives wallpaper? How about the Wish You Were Here bed sheet set, made by the wonderfully named Sin in Linen? The range was inspired by handwritten postcards and shows retro pin-up girls in various alluring poses on a black and white background.
Sin in Linen was started by Sandy Glaze with the aim of producing slightly more adventurous bed linen. She's taken her cue from the 1940s and '50s and the collections also include rockabilly-style tattoo and leopard print designs.
Prices for the Wish You Were Here range start at $29 for a pillow case and go up to $140 for a double duvet set. If you like the design it's also sold on a shower curtain and as a curtain panel.
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