Free Shipping | Questions? Call Us 866-352-4522

You have

Matouk Essex Sheets: Our Best Selling Bedding

  • by Erika Smith
  • 4 min read

This article showcases Matouk Essex Sheets, the best-selling Matouk bedding style at Fine Linen and Bath. We discuss the quality, design, and performance that contribute to the appeal of this affordable bedding.

Matouk Essex: Our Best-Selling Matouk Style

As retailers of the world’s finest home linen, we spend our days -- and nights -- surrounded by the best of the best in luxury bedding. So, when a style comes along that embodies the ideal combination of beauty, quality, performance, and versatility, it definitely captures our attention. And when that style is affordable, it naturally becomes one of our best sellers. No doubt about it: there’s absolutely something special about Matouk Essex bedding, our most popular Matouk style.

Let’s take closer look at what makes Matouk Essex so wonderful.

Essex Sheets: A Beautiful, Breathable Percale

Matouk Essex is made with Matouk’s signature Sierra sheeting. This stylish, casual percale is woven from long-staple cotton to a 350 thread count for softness, strength, and durability. While being a matte weave, the long staple cotton percale delivers a smooth and indulgent feel. The midweight weave is breathable with a cool touch and crispness that call to mind the finest European hotel bedding. Essex strikes the ideal balance of comfort and luxury.

Closeup of Shams of Matouk Essex Bedding Collection in Azure Color
Check Prices

Elegant Two-Tone Embroidery

Matouk Essex is white sheeting with a classic two-line satin stitch embroidery with a twist: two different colors. This beautiful embroidery comes in White and an elegant palette of two-tone shades ranging from subtle to vibrant: Azure, Champagne, Charcoal, Green, Hibiscus, Lemon, Light Blue, Lilac, Lagoon, Navy, Pink, Pool, and White.

“The tonal colors of Essex embroidery truly set this style apart,” said Helena Hendricks, Fine Linen and Bath Associate Brand Manager. “Two shades of embroidery on pristine white sheets give a unique dimensional look. This makes Essex sheets a beautiful base layer for your bed and decorative objects in their own right.”

Legendary Matouk Quality

The Matouk name is synonymous with fine linen and exquisite detailing. The Essex collection perfectly embodies the essence of Matouk with the crisp percale base and range of tonal embroidery colors. Essex is crafted in India with fabric woven from long-staple cotton for superior quality and design excellence. All Matouk fabrics are OEKO-TEX® Standard certified to ensure that every sheet meets the highest safety and environmental standards.

Matouk Essex Versatile Design

The two-tone duo of satin stitch stripes adds a touch of style with crisp lines and a modern elegant air. Matouk Essex is a classic in its own right, while also pairing beautifully with other Matouk styles. It comes in sizes from Twin to Cal King, and so can be enjoyed in every bedroom in the home. Essex fitted sheets are plain Sierra fitted sheets and have a 17” pocket. The collection includes an Essex duvet cover and decorative pillow shams in Boudoir, King, Euro, and Standard sham sizes. Essex can also be personalized with a monogram to make these pieces truly your own.

Full Bed Dressed in Matouk Essex Collection Fine line in Azure Color
Check Prices

Essex Affordable Price Point

All quality bedding is an investment. With that said, Essex is one of Matouk’s more affordable styles, and a wonderful introduction to the world of Matouk.

“Essex sheets showcase the incredible quality of Matouk fabric as well as the craftsmanship and detail that goes into the embroidery. These are qualities on which Matouk has built their reputation for nearly a century,” said Helena Hendricks. “Matouk Essex may be your first Matouk purchase, but it definitely won’t be your last.”

How to Care for Your Matouk Essex Sheets

Your Essex sheets will grow softer and more comfortable with repeated washings.

Caring for your Matouk bedding is quite simple if you follow the care instructions and adhere to this general guidance:

  • Use a detergent made to clean and care for luxury bedding like Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent. This concentrated, pH-neutral formula is powered with a proprietary blend of enzymes to clean and remove stains. At the same time, it is a natural, plant-based formula that is gentle on fine fabric.
  • Wash your Matouk sheets in a separate load. An Essex flat sheet, a fitted sheet, and shams may fill the machine; if this is the case, wash your Matouk Essex duvet separately. We recommend washing all items in your bedding “set” at the same time for consistent wear and color fastness.
  • Place individual sheets and pillowcase pairs in mesh laundry bags. This will protect the embroidery on the Matouk Essex flat sheet as well as safeguard against damage from your washing machine drum and agitator.
  • Pre-treat any stains with either an enzyme stain remover or a concentrated solution of enzyme detergent and water.
  • Use the minimal amount of detergent necessary and wash in cool to warm water on a gentle cycle.
  • Shake out your sheets before drying and use moderate heat.
  • Iron with a cool iron from the “reverse” side of any embroidery or embellishment. You can also smooth out any wrinkles as you make the bed.
  • Store your sheets in a cool, dry cupboard.

Design Tip: If you adore your Essex sheets (and we think you will!) consider buying a second set and rotating them regularly. Also, the Montreux comforter works beautifully with the Matouk Essex duvet cover.

If you need additional information about Essex -- or any Matouk style -- our design team is here to offer personalized recommendations and suggestions. We will help you find the perfect bedding and sheet set for your space; we’ll even send you complimentary fabric swatches to review at home. Feel free to send an email or give us a call; we are here to assist you.

Fine Linen and Bath: An In-Store Shopping Experience Delivered to You Online 

At Fine Linen and Bath, our mission is to deliver a concierge luxury linen shopping experience with online convenience. Browse our website to access an expansive collection of bedding, bath, table linens, and accessories from the world's premier brands.

When you need answers, consultation, or help to narrow your choices, our team of expert design consultants is here to assist you. We offer individualized recommendations, personal consultation, and even complimentary swatch samples for your review. We'll help you make the right buying decisions for your style, budget, and design goals.

Please connect with us online or -- even better -- give us a call at (866) 352-4522. We'd love to get to know you!