High temps don’t have to mean sleeping sans covers. Your bed should be a cozy, enveloping sanctuary no matter what the season. So choose breathable 100% cotton, then begin layering.

Make the Perfect Summer Bed

  1. Start with the basics. A mattress cover will extend the life of your mattress and keep your fitted sheet from sliding off.
  2. Stay cool with crisp, breathable percale. Lay down your flat sheet, followed by a light, cotton blanket. Tuck them both in tightly and turn down at the top.
  3. Fold a duvet in thirds. Keep your comforter gathered at the foot of the bed for cooler nights – and to add plush texture to the overall look.
  4. Finish with pillows. Two sleepers, two shams, and a few front-facing throw pillows should do it. (There’s no such thing as too many.)

 

Our Sunday Sleep-In: Summer-Weight Bedding Boutique opens Sunday, June 15, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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June 15, 2014

Call your older brother (and all his friends) – your moving day is quickly approaching. But there’s no need to dread it. To make sure you don’t spend your first night in the bitter cold or sans hot water, our Rue Living experts compiled a to-do list for the day.

 Moving To-Do List

Click the checklist to download and print.

The Moving-In Checklist: Essentials for Every Room Boutique opens Saturday, February 1, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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February 1, 2014

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Dying for more advice like this? Visit camillestyles.com, then check out these four tips on tidying up.

Our Rue Picks: Our Top 90 Storage Pieces Boutique opens Wednesday, August 21, at 3PM ET.

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August 21, 2013

They say first impressions are everything. So before wowing guests with an impeccably decorated house? Make sure your front door is up to snuff.

According to our friends at Benjamin Moore, that can be done with a simple coat (or two) of paint. Check out their tips for a colorful, inviting door below.

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August 20, 2013

Perhaps your friends rave about that cookware or these mixing bowls, but the surefire way to stock the kitchen with top-notch stuff? Consult executive chefs, of course. From Boston to San Francisco, see what restaurateurs have to say about All-Clad. Only then can you make an informed decision.

Our All-Clad Boutique opens Wednesday, August 14, at 3PM ET.

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August 14, 2013

Maybe you sleep on your back. Or next to a bedmate who just won’t stop fidgeting. Well, we’re here to say – there’s a mattress for that.

The W Hotels Bed Boutique opens Wednesday, August 7, at 3PM ET.

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August 7, 2013