Bed down: blankets with the star snuggle factor
From Erdem to Hermès, Brunello Cucinelli to Connolly, a host of brands are bringing colour, print and energy to blanket design. Envelope yourselves.
Self-care is essential, and we recommend allocating time to relax, cosy up and concentrate on something that brings escape. Celebrating such a sense of release is Begg & Co, which has launched a ‘Comfort Blanket’ section on its website. This digital positive space is dedicated to calm-inducing downtime, featuring meditation and yoga tips, a gratitude journal and recipes. In celebration, we select the best blankets for snuggling up in style.
British label Emvya’s cashmere throws and scarves are formed from wool taken from the Changra mountain goat, which is then coloured using sustainable Swiss dyes and spun on handlooms before being washed and dried under the Nepalese sun. A patterned, colourful throw can take up to three months to create. ‘We are proud to work with a small family-run business, celebrating their craft, and sharing their story and love that goes into each and every handmade piece,’ says Emvya’s founder, Olivia Halsall.
As the nights draw in we’re desiring cosy swathes of cashmere even more. For those in favour of organic hues, we recommend cashmere specialist Oyuna’s blankets, throws and bedspreads, which will keep you warm all winter.
Want to warm up and feel like a winner too? Connolly’s gently curving checkerboard Rally blanket places a graphic spin on the brand’s motor racing heritage, which can be both layered over the knee while driving on a bitter day, or used to snuggle up on the sofa. The throw is crafted using lightweight and ultra soft lambswool and cashmere, another winning combination.
‘We’re creating pieces that are going to exist for a long time,’ says Tekla founder Charlie Hedin, of the homeware brand’s timeless bedding, towels and quilts. This weekend we’ll be wrapping in the Copenhagen-based labels latest blankets range, which have been lensed here by photographer Laura Coulson, and are imagined in a host of colourful checks and stripes. ‘We really sell feelings,’ Hedin adds. What a mood booster.
Iridescent rose motifs, Arts and Crafts florals, delicate Impressionistic blooms: the naturalistic prints in Erdem’s collections are a immediate mood booster. And now the brand’s fans can wrap themselves in its signature floral motif this winter, with the release of its first boom-emblazoned jacquard blanket. Crafted in Scotland, the cashmere and wool style, is the first in Erdem’s evolving homeware range, and features a tactile whip stitch detail. It’ll bring any interior into full bloom.
Make the most of the snuggly combination of soft alpaca, wool and mohair and invest in this check Acne Studios blanket in an uplifting orange and fuchsia check.
A.P.C’s summer quilts selection will have you dreaming of tropical terrains. They are all named after places in Jamaica – the hometown of their creator and longtime A.P.C collaborator Jessica Ogden – from Harmony Beach to Parotee Bay.
Kane’s ‘More Joy’ merch line is an Instagram hit. For a hit of at-home happiness, snuggle up in this serotonin-boosting slogan style.
Cosy up in Brunello Cucinelli’s finest cashmere - the Italian brand’s throws are the ultimate in laid back luxury. Staying in isn’t without sophistication, and the delicate monili detailing of this design adds a dash of sparkle to downtime.
Set your sights on the Scottish Highlands, and virtually escape to its snow-topped peaks while snuggled in this tartan blanket.
Begg & Co
Stripe, check, plaid...wrap up in a variety of Begg & Co patterns, and don’t plan on moving for several hours.
Bring some bold colour to your comfort time, it will energise your escapist thoughts. Loewe’s snuggly mohair blanket provides the shocking pink solution. §