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Sanctuary Boutique Linens Winter Solstice bedding

Discover New Bedding from Sanctuary Studio

As a lover of brights, even I know there are times when it’s good to turn down the colour, and this new bedding from Sanctuary Studio does just that wonderfully.

Winter Solstice Bedding Quilted Bedding by Sanctuary Boutique Linens

Sanctuary Studio’s Winter Solstice Bedding

There’s no greater time than winter to hit refresh on your bedding. Actually, in an ideal world I would redecorate my entire room. But let’s file that dream away for the moment on concentrate on fresh bedding for the colder months, which is just the right time to turn down the colour and layer up your soft furnishings.

Sanctuary Studio has, in the past, been rather well-known for their use of bright hue. I was as surprised as anyone to discover that their dreamy winter bedding range (called Winter Solstice) was a rather subdued affair. And it’s worlds apart from what the brand normally produces.

When I asked the creative behind the brand, Simone Rennard, why the new range was so calm instead of colourful, she explains that it wasn’t necessarily intentional. It was more about letting the journey occur organically.

Every collection is going to have its own individual story,” she tells me. “The constant is that we’ll collaborate closely with the same group of artists but with a different subject matter and aesthetic”.

For the Winter Solstice release, Sanctuary Studio collaborated again with the talented Llew Mejia (who they worked with for their debut collection), as well as the divine Shelley Steer.

Simone tells me that both were a dream to work with, and really helped the concept behind this range – nature during winter – come to fruition.

Sanctuary Boutique Linens Winter Solstice bedding Winter Solstice Quilted Bedding by Sanctuary Boutique Linens

“There’s something so enchanting about the outdoors at wintertime and we wanted to evoke that charm and put it into pattern. Toile and tartan were the obvious choices, but of course we’ve done our own modern twist on these classics”.

I love the calm and serene quality in the Winter Solstice bedding. It definitely ticks all the boxes for those of you who enjoy a subdued bedroom. There are occasional pops of colour in the range (natural greens and winter berry come through in cushions), but for the most part, it’s all about those soothing greys and whites.

“Having said that,” Simone points out, “the colours are so subdued and neutral that the items certainly don’t have to be restricted to the winter home; they’re suitable for any time of year”.

I hear word that a colourful summer collection is in the works already. So if my decorating addiction takes over in the coming weeks I’m going to secure this one for the colder months and rock the colour again come October. And you know that my decorating addiction always wins!

If you’re keen to rock some of the new range from Simone and the team, why not enter to win your very own Winter Solstice bedding pack from Sanctuary Studio below?

To find out more about the range, click here.

Winter Solstice quilted grey bedding by Sanctuary Boutique Linens


** please note this competition is now closed. The winner was Kirsten Schuman **

To go in the draw to win a Winter Solstice bedding pack valued at $268, simply:

Drop a comment below telling us what you love about this range.

Pack includes queen doona cover, two quilted pillow cases and a Sanctuary round cushion.
Competition is open to Aus residents only and closes 11.59pm Sunday June 12.

Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (42)

  • Paula H

    The subdued colours are gorgeous but the pattern is eye catching, so a delight in any room

  • Anita Ekberg

    So inviting, so cosy and yet not asking for all the attention.
    It’s sublime style whispers, snuggle me.

  • Shelle

    Easily accessorised with loved colour and texture. The calm beauty of nature brought into your own winter sanctuary. A sensual delight.

  • Alicia

    There is nothing better than snuggling in bed after a busy week on a Saturday morning . Gorgeous linen just make it even better

  • Taryn Gater

    The subtle colours and textures of this are divine! Super sophisticated and luxe. Love it!


    It’s a winner for a guest bedroom…it is luxuriously welcoming, calm and comfortable whilst tempting play, adventure and rest.

  • Toile gives my heart a little flutter. Old world-ly, calming, cosy. What a great way to warm up over winter.

  • Our “parents retreat” is exactly that a sanctuary!What better way to relax than with this stunning new collection with just the right amount of colour, its warm and welcoming, screams luxury and would be the perfect compliment to our sanctuary!

  • Natalie

    I absolutely love the modern toile! The quilting gives the bedding a luxe edge and the colour palette is lovely and crisp. Does that gorgeous cat come with the bedding too!?

  • Rebecca Costa

    I love how it looks so cozy and warm and makes you want to climb into bed and snuggle under the covers.

  • Kieren Miller

    This beautiful set embraces the tones of winter, layering you in sumptuousness and comforting you with splendour of warm luxury.

  • Barbara Fehmel

    This beautiful range, is so dainty, instead of many I have seen gaudy and ugly. I love pretty bed wear, be it on me or around me. This selection I could love any of them.

  • Lauren barnes

    It’s rustic and warming, perfect to snuggle up with on a cold winter weekend morning and may breakfast in bed we indulgent.

  • Katy Roach

    I love starting with a neutral base like the gorgeous Sanctuary range, then adding a throw in dark greys, rich browns and indigo colours for texture and depth, to create the perfect cosy Winter bedroom!

  • Gayle Bull

    Enchanting and oh so stylish … I have always loved a Toile and this is just awesome … it’s such a neutral colour … it would look just perfect in my home … dreamy is an understatement!

  • Gayle Vos

    I just love the elegant, luxurious patterns that would enhance the decor in my bedroom

  • Joanna Harrison

    I love the gorgeous detail and the neutral colours keep it timeless. I would love to keep warm under this Winter Solstice bedding and dream of cozy fires and hot chocolates in a mountain log cabin!

  • Rosalie Bernacki

    I love that it is a fresh wintery style, for a very warm welcoming room. It would look great in our master bedroom as we have charcol carpet and crisp white walls, and would be an amazing prize to celebrate our first wedding anniversary too.

  • Randall B

    Love the print and the colours. OUr room is very white with some huon pine locally crafted pieces. This wonder design would add class to our love room. My amazing wife would adore for her Birthday on June 18th. I

  • Jill Bernacki

    Very modern, elegant and a very earthy print. I would love to welcome this into my heart and home.

  • Michael Bernacki

    A very grand design for this bachelor’s pad. Chic, fresh, elegant and welcoming.

  • Eerin Marshall

    I have been waiting for this range for months and months! I keep being teased by beautiful photos of it on Instagram, and I fell in love with it at first sight! Such a beautiful subdued and relaxing range for a nature lover like myself! It would look perfect in my brand new room! <3

  • Melissa Bernacki

    I love theprint calm yet mysterious. Cold and wintery yet inviting. Would suit a range of decor.

  • I adore the clean lines …yet cosiness it brings. Its old world charm makes me feel like home and comfort. Iwant to jump in, read a book and have a bowl of hot soup 🙂

  • Anne Michael

    The range looks so luxurious, and would fit in any bedroom. It would be really nice to have a new bedding package.

  • Amber Boyce

    I love the easy glamour of this range. Looks very stylish without too fussy, and looks oh-so comfy!

  • Natalie

    Cosy and inviting but with added interest of a modern take on print. I have always loved a toile!

  • Debra Dascal


  • jane peck

    Timeless comes to mind when I look at this linen. I can imagine loving the colour and pattern for many years!

  • Lara

    Perfect winter luxe …cosy, quilted, and I love a pattern that works for both guys or girl!

  • I have the cat pictured, just need the bedding to complete the look!

  • Ann Somerfield

    Winter Soltice makes me think of mindfulness.
    Take the time to be in the moment .
    Luxurious , calming linen.
    Be here now ….

  • Anne Cook.

    Oh Chris,

    I wish everyone could win! So many gorgeous comments. We might have to do a second give-away.

  • Anthony Willingham

    Awesome detail, yet nice and relaxed at the same time. Perfect for winter

  • Jacky Barker

    Winter is coming and to have boutique linens that tell a story (that you do not see in every store). They look luxe and you just want to hop into bed and feel the linen against your skin. Artwork and Bedding combined together = genius

  • Jeanette MacMicking

    As I write this it is overcast and 6 degrees outside. Just browsing through this beautiful range of bedding makes me feel cosy, how wonderful it would be to actually see it on our own bed.

  • veraneeka

    snug as a bug in a rug is how this new bedding would make me feel, the design and stitching makes it feel comfy, a warmth bed is were you spend most of your time, snuggling with my baby making it safe and close to get a good night sleep.

  • kirsten schuman

    Hi Chris! I love the colour and especially the nature pattern. I’m thinking this would be perfect for my mum as she has recently painted her room in a subtle warm grey and purchased new furniture in a French provincial style. She would be absolutely smitten with this bedding that would match beautifully with the new look and feel she is creating in her boudoir. Thank you!

  • Courtney

    Nature imprinted beautifully of soft fabrics, so inviting and magical.

  • grace Wilby

    Classic, calming beautiful palette and print. Elegance personified!!

  • Subtle, classic and beautiful !! Perfect to embellish with colour and texture or perfect as is !! Also practical to take across the seasons !! I’m in love


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