In bed with Draper
The best night's sleep is a click away. New bedlinen brand Draper London's is giving good zzzzzz.
Knackered and in need of a blissful night’s sleep? Getting the perfect eight hours is the Holy Grail for women fighting the work/ life balance. Throw kids into the mix and getting any zzzzzz becomes an endless quest. Now is the time to join the sleep revolution and invest in the best night’s sleep EVER! I thought that might get your attention. How I hear you cry? Well great bedding is as important as a good mattress.
Draper London was set up by Berkshire-based working mother of two boys, Stephanie Betts. Having spent many years as a City lawyer, travelling a lot and staying in the world’s finest hotels, she wanted everyone to enjoy that ’boutique hotel experience’ but with a bit of personality, every night, at home. With two boys under the age of 18 months, it’s a staggering what sleep deprivation can drive a woman to do.
The result is amaaaaazing. It’s feels so blinkin’ expensive it’s like couture for your bed. The range is all white (as all bedding should be, in my opinion), with coloured grosgrain trims. You’ll even find limited editions – I hear neon pink is coming (giddy with excitement). But it’s the details that make the difference: the duvet cover has French tail opening (no fiddly buttons, hallelujah) which tucks under your mattress. If you have a duvet thief – *cough* that might be me – it stops the inevitable tug of war. The fitted sheets are deeper than average, everything has a size label (no more furious rummaging in the laundry cupboard) and fabrics that get better after multiple washes. Basically, it’s made to last.
Better still, there’s no need to agonise over matching accessories, Draper London has done all the hard work for you – you can snap up lambswool blankets and cushions that complement the coloured trims. Then pop it all on your bed, and sink into a blissful slumber. Trust me, there will be a lot of stroking going on before you drift off (focus, you naughty minxes). It’s the strokability (it’s a proper word) that lures you in and it’s what Draper London is all about – affordable quality, available online direct from the very best mills in Europe and Britain. No middle man. Just Stephanie and her wonderful attention to detail.
You want more? Well, it’s much loved by Hollywood and rock royalty (wink wink, nudge nudge, some of whom actually live in Berkshire), the super-flash Mandarin Oriental Hotels have kitted out their bedrooms with Draper London, as have The Royal Oak in Yattendon and Stephanie’s lush bedlinen is very much at home at Muddy Berks HQ too. If you’re thinking it’s out of our price range, I think you’ll be surprised the Discovery set (duvet and two pillowcases) starts at £99.50; Hero set (duvet, fitted sheet and pillowcases) from £149; and Indulgent set (duvet, fitted sheet and four pillowcases, two with a single) starts at £173.50. All the products are available individually too.
I guarantee it’ll be love at first sleep. And if you’re in the area, Draper London will be showcasing its range at The Royal Oak in Yattendon, on Thursday 4 May from 5pm-8pm. Have drink with Stephanie and the Draper London team, have the chance to win a bedlinen set or a night at the The Royal Oak AND get 10% off your dinner bill if you mention Draper London when booking. Shhhhh… I’m off for a lie down.