designer's notebook - from founder Anki Spets

We get a lot of questions about thread count, and for good reason - it's often touted that higher thread count = better product. Since we have been in the bedding business since 1990 we’d like to share what we’ve learned on the subject as well as our point of view. what is thread count? Thread count is a measure...

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One of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of working at AREA is seeing what combinations we can come up with. I've spent many a pleasurable hour in the LA store with a customer or designer, exploring blends of colors and textures to match myriad needs. Every season we update our Inspiration Look Book with combinations Anki curates herself. See her current Inspiration picks right...

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Recently, in an event conceived by The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York & hosted by Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Anki spoke on design alongside Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel. We've put together a few of her answers and asked her to go into more detail on some of them.   WHAT MAKES YOUR WORK SWEDISH? I don’t think my work is all about...

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AREA bedding lasts a long time, but its life can be extended even more by caring for it correctly. PREP The first thing to do is spot clean each item before running it through a wash cycle. Once a stain has been heat set, there is no chance of removing it from the fabric. Oil stains from skin care products...

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Color and pattern are the fun part of my work.  With these two new designs, I wanted to create new color combinations in bolder patterns. First, I usually goof around a bit until I get a good feel for what I like to do.    EIGHT Using ink and brush is a very satisfying and calming process. You might have seen that...

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twin 68 x 86” 
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throws 51 x 70”
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THREAD COUNT

Thread count (TC) refers to the number of threads per square inch. The type and size of thread are just as important as the count.
At AREA we carefully consider how each sheet should not only look but also feel. LEARN MORE about thread count.