A summer cover is somewhere between a sheet and a bed cover - just what you need for hot summer nights. Use it instead of a sheet and slip in underneath - aaaah - bliss... the three inch hems and mitered corners look neat and structured whether the bed is made or not.
The summer cover was inspired by requests from customers in Texas, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, who know all about living in hot climates. It is a single layer of fabric, with linen’s characteristic cool, crisp ‘hand’.
Available in all Orkney, Smooth, and St Barts colors. I love the St Barts blue. Other St Barts colors may be available by request, for an additional charge.
No CalKing size. The king is large enough for a CalKing bed.
If you prefer a top sheet with your duvet in spite of all my dissuasion, consider trying the more versatile summer cover instead.
You might be interested in my summer bed: a summer cover with a sheet and two pillow slips.
No longer need to run the a/c at night!!
From Anonymous of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania on 5/15/2014.
I am one of those people who hates sleeping without a cover, even though it gets hot and muggy during the summer where I live. And yet, I also hate running the air conditioner all night--it dries out the air and I wake up with cold skin and that awful refrigerated feeling.
The summer cover (in orkney) has the weight of of a blanket, and yet is thoroughly breathable. Plus the linen looks magnificent. Give it a try and actually enjoy sleeping during the warmer months. Wake up comfortable, not clammy, and do the planet (and your wallet) a favor, and kill the a/c!
My newly arrived summer cover in the smooth natural is, quite simply, perfect: perfect color, weight, size,and style with highest quality stitchery and attention to detail (those corners are sublime). Thank you ~ Gillianne
I am delighted! The wonderful summer cover arrived yesterday and I love it! Gosh, it's so perfect for our home. I will take some photos this weekend and do a special post next week. Thanks you so much, I am one lucky lady! ~ Deborah
From Anonymous of Elizabethtown, Kentucky on 7/24/2014.
I love the Orkney Summer Cover! I ordered the Orkney shams as well. I could not wait to put them on my bed. I love the natural look of the linen. I will be adding to my collection as I can. Thank you Tricia.
PS. The lavender satchel was a nice added bonus!
From Jane of St. Petersburg, Florida on 6/23/2013.
There is one word that captures the experience of Rough Linen: Perfection.
What more can be said? I thought I was sleeping well, but didn't realize until I received the Summer Bed how much better sleep could be. Cool and breathable, cozy and insulating, it is as though the fabric intuitively senses fluctuations as the air conditioner cycles on and off. The summer cover is truly ideal for much of the year in Florida, but surely I'll be ordering a duvet cover and another sheet/pillow slip set as the weather turns cooler. The beautiful Orkney linen floats softly, barely grazing the skin and the smooth sheet and pillow slips are decadently sensuous, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
First things first - pull back the summer cover and slip into bed. Propped up by pillow and bolster (gorgeous Orkney fabric stuffed with king pillows, as recommended), I'm situated perfectly for reading in bed. So comfy. Feel like a princess. No need to move the bolster when I'm done reading. Slide down onto the pillow and drift into sleep.
The mitered corners and flawless stitching add to the luxurious experience. And the tuck to secure the pillow is an extra special detail.
My husband's take on this is simple and to the point - Wow, beautiful fabric. Feel is extraordinary.
Thanks, Tricia. ~ Jane
Love my summer cover
From Pam of Marysville, California on 7/16/2014.
When I ordered my sheet and cases and of course bolsters, I had to have summer blanket, so glad I did perfect for the hot nights here ,I love everything I ordered best investment I ever made, we'll worth the money. Can't wait to order more.
Orkney summer cover, St Bart's striped duvet cover and custom chevron shams - photo: Janice Dunwoody
Orkney black summer cover with black shams
Designer Richard Ostell: "In the master bedroom, the floors are bare and the windows are simple white blackout roller blinds. The king-size summer cover in natural Orkney linen is from Rough Linen."
"My approach to interiors is the same as my approach to product design; simplicity, balance, proportion. I like space and calm, even in small rooms. I prefer interiors that have a relaxed feel, spaces that look cohesive but don't look designed or 'done'; that have a feeling of restraint and quiet. Environments that have a soul and reﬂect the owners' personality, objects that mean something, not bought to ﬁll a gap. When someone asks me to design their home, the collaboration is what's important. I like to ﬁnd out how they live, what they need from their homes, what space and calm and simplicity mean to them."
Orkney natural summer cover, Smooth white sheets - Orkney natural sham, Smooth white pillowslip and custom cushion
Photographed in the St. Helena home of architect, Daniel Hale. Read his blog here.