Complementary Bedding for our Paisley au Lait Duvet!

Saffron Marigold - Updated: August 2, 2014

If you dream of Parisian nights, and crisp cool linens to go along with, then you’ll love our soft cotton Paisley au Lait hand printed duvet and pillows.  This graphic and romantic bedding is at its best when its black and white nature plays center stage.  Go for a soft look by pairing it with whites, or drum up the drama with black accented linens.

black and white paisley duvet
Paisley au Lait Duvet Cover - photo courtesy of Katiedid

Black and white paisley duvet
Paisley au Lait - reverse detail


Best Whites

For pure white cotton sheets, choose Pottery Barn’s Essential 300-count.  These are long lasting, and soft to the touch.  You’ll sleep well in them, I’m sure.  If you’d like a touch of contrast, choose West Elm’s Embroidered Frame sheet set.  A dark pewter border will tie in nicely to the block printing on Paisley au Lait.

best white sheets
Essential 300-Count Sheets (white) - Pottery Barn

white and black border bedsheets
Embroidered Frame sheet set - West Elm

Best Bolds

If you’d like sheets that have more of a presence, choose Dwell Studio’s bold Knotted Trellis set.  I love this organic pattern… as a matter of fact, it’s a favorite!  Not to be outdone, the strong black border of Overstock’s Echo Modern Paisley sheet set will certainly be stunning when peeking out from under Paisley au Lait.

knotted trellis sheet set
Knotted Trellis Sheet Set - Dwell Studio

Echo Modern Paisley Sheet Set
Echo Modern Paisley Sheet Set - Overstock

Pillows:  Euro Shams, Standard Shams and Accent Pillows

Euro Shams

A row of boxy euro shams across the headboard sets the stage for the rest of the bed decor.  I love how Katie has made up her bed in the inspiration shot at top, so I prefer white pillows along the back.  You may prefer a coordinating Paisley au Lait euro sham as well… The contrasting black and white fabric looks marvelous alongside our duvet.

black and white euro shams
Paisley au Lait Euro Shams

white euro sham
Classic White Euro Sham - Crate and Barrel

Standard Shams

While all the sheet sets mentioned above include standard shams, you may be interested in adding to your black and white collection.  I love, love, love both of these options.  First, feminine but not fussy, we have Linen Hemstitched Shams from Battenburg Lace.  Second, in a wonderful pairing with the Paisley au Lait duvet, we have matching standard shams embellished with three large paisleys.

white hemstitched pillow shams
Edinbugh Linen Hemstitch Shams - Battenburg Lace

Paisley pillow shams
Paisley au Lait Standard Shams

Accent Pillows

While we are intentionally sticking with our limited palette of black and white, for punchy accent pillows we are letting black take the lead. Use one or two small accent pillows on your bed if you like a bold contrast to the rest of your bed.

black and white throw pillow
Black and White Madison Pillow - Amazon

black round throw pillow
Sofia Vergara Black Magic Throw Pillow, KMart

A Closer Look

If you’re interested in a Paisley au Lait duvet or pillows, and would like to see the fabric up close, I suggest purchasing a swatch.  You’ll see a the detail of our uniquely designed hand printed paisley up close, and get to find out how the fabric feels to the touch.

Paisley au Lait swatch
Paisley au Lait swatch

Hope our Paisley au Lait has you dreaming in black and white (and French)!  Take a minute to complete our brief survey, and let us know if this has been helpful to you.  Thanks!