Anatomy of the Bed

Handcrafted from the finest linens, each component on your bed is not only meant to look beautiful, but also to bring you the most comfortable night’s sleep.

1Euro Sham

A decorative covering that is usually finished with a flange and an envelope closure, fits a 26” x 26” European (or Continental) pillow. Euro Shams are usually placed in front of the headboard and often coordinate with either the Duvet Cover or the Coverlet, to tie the look of the bed together. We recommend 2-3 for a Queen bed and 3-4 for a King bed.

2Pillow Sham

Often confused with Pillowcases, Shams are used more for decorative purposes. Shams are typically finished with a flange on all four side and an envelope closure in the back for inserting the pillow.


Some consider Pillowcases as the most important part of your bedding ensemble, given it’s where you rest your head. Pillowcases, usually sold in pairs, have an opening on one side, with a flap to cover the pillow, and a few extra inches of fabric that hangs loosely, called the cuff. Pillowcases often coordinate with the Flat Sheet in terms of design and finishing treatment.

4Boudoir Sham

Boudoir Shams are the decorative covering for a 12” x 16” Boudoir pillow that is placed in front of all the other pillows as an accent piece. While Boudoir Shams are typically viewed as purely decorative, they are great for travel or for additional support under your neck.

5Flat Sheet

Also referred to as the Top Sheet, the Flat Sheet lays between the Fitted Sheet and the Coverlet and / or Duvet Cover and is folded over at the top for a decorative accent. While many prefer to sleep with the Coverlet and / or Duvet Cover directly, a Flat Sheet is easier to launder on a regular basis. Flat Sheets often coordinate with the Pillowcases in terms of design and finishing treatment.

6Fitted Sheet

With pocketed corners and an elastic edge, Fitted Sheets fit tightly and securely over your mattress to prevent any bunching while tossing and turning in bed. The feel of your Fitted Sheet is incredibly important because it’s what you’re actually sleeping on when all the decorative pieces of your bed are removed.


Also known as a Blanket Cover, Bedspread, Quilt, Matelassé and Piqué, the Coverlet is the piece that covers the top of the bed and is layered between the Flat Sheet and the Duvet. It serves as a light weight cover during warm weather months and an extra layer of warmth during cold weather months. Coverlets are not only highly functional, but they’re a way to emphasize color and texture into your bed. Plus, they keep your bed looking nice and tidy!

8Duvet Cover

Both decorative and functional, a Duvet Cover embellishes and protects your down comforter. A Duvet Cover is an envelope-like case with an opening at one end to insert the comforter or duvet. It can be either left open on the bed, or kept folded at the foot of the bed, making it readily accessible when needed.

9Bed Skirt

Also referred to as a Dust Ruffle, the Bed Skirt is both decorative and functional: it covers the box spring, the legs of the bed and whatever you may have stored underneath! Bed Skirts can be finished with Decking (one single piece draped over the entire box spring) or Panels (three pieces slotted in between the mattress and box spring). Also there are generally two design options – gathered, which gives a ruffled look, or tailored, that hangs straight down, with pleating, for a simpler look.



Your bedding is the first thing you see in the morning, and the last thing you lay eyes on before you fall asleep, so we want every detail to be absolutely perfect. Should you have any questions or customization requests regarding the pieces on your bed, please feel free to contact us. Consider us your personal bedding concierge.

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