Putting the finishing touches on your home is hard work! So many great choices, so many design styles, so many decisions. But don't worry, we are here to help. Please sit back, sip your favorite coffee, and browse through our product guide. We hope this gives you a good feel for what we offer at Sabun Home. And as always, don't hesitate to call or email with additional questions about our products or custom order requests.
Thread Count and Quality Linens March 05, 2015 18:01
Who doesn't love the feeling of slipping into a bed with high quality sheets? It is the thing we remember most about that bed-and-breakfast getaway. Is there doubt then why consumers reach for those high thread count linens when they refresh their bedrooms? But why exactly do some linens feel softer against our skin than others, regardless of thread count? Or why do some sheets last years, while others seemingly fade away in one year?
To answer this question, we asked a few of our linen providers to reveal some of the secrets Turkish textile mercers have learned over centuries of manufacturing in the region. While some methods varied (and some secrets left unshared behind quiet smiles) all agreed on the following tips to selecting the best linens.
Start with high quality cottons. This is why we import linens exclusively from the Turkish and the Mediterranean coasts, where the climate is perfect for growing fibers with natural strength and sheen.
Use a yarn size appropriate for the final product. This point is often ignored, resulting in bed linens of lower quality despite favorable initial material properties.
Carefully finish the cotton yarn to remove imperfections. This step ensures each strand is strong and free of unruly fuzz.
And finally, Thread Count. Count (the number of threads per square inch) and construction do matter when creating quality bed linens, but only in the context of materials, yarn size, and finish. High thread count linens became increasingly popular in the US beginning in the early 1990's when manufactures discovered ways to make multiple stitches over the same area of fabric. Our sources explained how, with proper care, this process can take the most delicate threads and make beautiful (and expensive) linens. However, most high thread count manufactures make sacrifices to keep the cost down. This is usually done by choosing thin yarn and by not finishing the thread with care. Using yarn smaller than what is required for linens means one can more easily make multiple stitches over rough thread finishes. The result is a "high" thread count fabric that leaves you tossing and turning (and buying new sheets each year).
You can see how all of these factors lead to a huge variety in the quality and feel of 100% cotton linens. Higher thread count is not always better.
We personally select the fabrics sold at Sabun Home and use them in our homes. Most of our manufactures focus on quality materials, luscious thread sizes, wonderful finishing, and don't specifically produce their fabrics based on a thread count (they are typically in the 250 to 350 range). We encourage everyone to give all our products the thread count "touch-test" and judge the quality for yourself. Even bring in your own sheets to compare. We believe you will be pleasantly surprised with how we compare in comfort, durability, and price.
Aquiesse Candles April 15, 2014 17:40
Our newest addition of all natural soy candles consists of six exquisite scents in beautiful sepia-toned glass jars. These candles are sure to become a household staple; once you get your hands on one scent, you will want them all! These candles are especially fantastic because they are made from organic soybean oil and lead-free wicks, which is more environmentally friendly, and burns longer and cleaner than traditional paraffin candles.
We offer Aquiesse candles (and oil diffusers!) in six fragrances:
Luxe Linen: This candle takes the ever-so-familiar fresh laundry smell and makes a luxuriously rich candle scent. As it burns, the aroma fills the air, leaving your home smelling so fresh and clean.
Boardwalk: Fill your home with the delicious smell of vanilla with the Boardwalk candle. This sweet-smelling scent is perfectly balanced and not overpowering. The vanilla scent is sweet and inviting, and it warms any room. We really enjoy this candle, and we think you will too, whether it is a gift for yourself or a friend.
Lavender Chaparral: We absolutely love the smell of lavender! The fragrance is sweet and also very calming. Our staff member Abby likes to burn this candle at nighttime while relaxing after a long day of class and work. A fantastic scent and with the added therapeutic properties of lavender, what’s better than that?!
Moonlit Petals: This candle celebrates the beginning of spring with the sweet smell of flowers! This floral-scented candle is perfect for the upcoming warm, sunny weather. This is the perfect candle for spring and summer; a must have. It presents a floral scent without being too heavy or overpowering. The floral fragrance is the perfect way to get into the warm weather mood.
Mandarin Tea: Mandarin Tea is the perfect harmony of clean and citrus in one fabulous scent. The notes of citrus make the candle smell delicious, and the lightness and freshness of this candle make it perfect for the upcoming summer months.
French Oak Currant: This candle blends the delicious smell of rich oak with the sweet fragrance of currants. The smell is earthy and enticing while still maintaining the integrity of the respective ingredients. We think this candle is great for anyone, any occasion, and any time of the year.
Each scent is offered in a variety of styles, including 5oz candles ($24.00), 11oz candles ($38.00), and reed diffusers ($46.00). Aquiesse candles and oil diffusers are the perfect gift for you or your friends. Come sample each item at our Georgetown boutique or indulge online at sabunhome.com/collections/aquiesse.