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LUXURY WITHIN REACH!
Everyday Luxe to Super Luxe – Quality at Any Price Point!

Ursula Terrasi, Owner,
Terrasi European Collections & Scandia Home

We had a nice mention in the Kansas City Star on Sunday, October 12th in STUFF OF LIFECynthia Gregorian, House + Home Editor’s, Stuff of Life article regarding our high quality luxury pillows, comforters, sheets, duvet covers and mattresses. We truly appreciate great PR and being the only locally owned store as part of the article and we have had calls due to her widely read columns. But we thought this would also be a good opportunity to explain that in addition to having the best selection of “super luxe” merchandise in the Midwest and beyond, we also specialize in the best budget conscious, everyday luxe or basic bedding. We love personalizing high/low designs that mix so well.

As a locally owned unique boutique we pride ourselves in personally perusing thru markets (everywhere) to find the best products at the best value for our customers regardless of price point. We continuously search for brands that fit your needs and varied budgets. Whether they are considered everyday basics or luxury, it has to comply with our criteria of enduring style, quality and qualify as a good investment.

It’s unbelievable, but we do have customers that come in and replenish only once every 5 to 10 years or so, not only because of the quality and timeless style, but also because we educate them on how to care for bedding so that it will last longer.

It can be difficult for us to compare our specialty artisan merchandise with national retailers and web sites at times (such as Overstock.com, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Restoration Hardware, and Ikea) as not everything is always spelled out in their printed information and there is often a lot of differentiations, but we sure try to have as much information as possible on hand to explain to our discerning customers.

As an example, the Heavenly Bed from Westin can be compared in some aspects with some of our brands and we do have products close to their price point, but of a much better quality. Another advantage we have is that we are able to offer broad selections from many specialty artisan vendors with whom, over the years, we have forged close relationships; with the owners, designers, sales representatives and in house staff. It sure helps with input and long term servicing of our customers.

So, we took the opportunity to do a little comparison of the Heavenly Bed bedding that was mentioned in the article with ours. You can see it at the end of this post.

When it comes to in-store shopping vs. online shopping, they are very different experiences. We understand the appeal of shopping in your PJ’s from the comfort of your sofa. That’s why we have taken the time and have gone to the expense of updating our website terrasi.com. We hope everyone has the chance to explore, shop and buy from our lovely website. Having said that, it is not the same as visiting our store on the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City’s premier and historic shopping district. Only in the store can you test the pillows lying on our bed while our knowledgeable staff guides you to the perfect choice for you and your good night’s rest. Only in our store can you experience the softness of the sheets, touch the fluffy absorbent towels and smell the intoxicating scent of our candles, soaps and lotions. Would you like a glass of wine while you shop? No problem.

Our philosophy is not about having the least expensive or the most costly, but it’s about the best value for your wallet, what fits your needs, long lasting style, comfort, enhancing your life, a good night sleep and waking up rejuvenated. It’s the reason we have so many choices and brands of bedding from artisans and world class suppliers.

We have a high respect for you and how you spend your money and also for the environment. We are not fans of disposable items and we don’t want you to spend money to buy the same items over and over. So come into our store, visit our wonderful new web site, email us, and call us for expert advice. We are here to answer your questions on design, trends, colors, sizes, send samples etc.

We’ve been here to service you, not only in Kansas City, but the Midwest and beyond for over 30 years, and we plan to stay. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support and friendship. We truly value it!

In a nutshell, here is a quality advantage and price comparison of some of our many product offerings:

Westin Heavenly Bed vs. Terrasi European Collections & Scandia Home

Pillows:
Theirs– 600 Fill Power White Down, 100% cotton, unspecified firmness or ounces $195

OursScandia Home Classic, 600 Fill Power European White Down, 300 Thread Count, 100% Cotton Cambric
Available in: choices of Ultra Soft $120, Soft $150, Medium $180 and Firm $210

Theirs – Down Alternative Pillow, Polyester fiberfill w/cotton cover, unspecified firmness, $45

Ours – Scandia Home Bergen Down Free Pillow, Proprietary cluster-like polyester microfiber called Supra that mimics natural down.
100% Cotton Cambric 300 Thread Count Ticking,
Available in choices of Soft $60, Medium $65, and Firm $70

Comforters:
Theirs – 200 Thread Count, 550 Fill Power White Down, 25 oz. Stitched Through construction 88 x 94 $280

Ours –Scandia Home Copenhagen Light comforter
300 Thread Count, 600 Fill Power European White Down, 27 oz., Baffle Box even temperature construction 90 x 94 $415

Sheets:

We do have cotton sheet sets that include top and bottom sheets plus pillow cases for as little as $199.00 for a queen set.

Mattress:
Ours
We are so proud of our signature organic mattress designed with the assistance of Dr. Brenda Smith, a respected wellness doctor in KC, and here’s why:
They have up to 20 year warranty
Made in USA
All Organic and Chemical Free made of Organic Cotton, Wool and Natural Latex.
Naturally adjusts to changing body temperatures during the night preventing sleep interruption.
Biodegradable/ hypo-allergenic
No Flip or Turn
Naturally Flame Retardant and resistant to dust mites, pollen, mold and mildew
You can choose from solid latex or individually pocketed coils.

The foundations (once known as box springs) are constructed of unvarnished ash by the Amish, and finished with wool and organic cotton to make them flame resistant, and are available in 4” or 8” heights.

Theirs
There’s not much information about the Heavenly Bed mattress, other than it’s a pillow top, made by Simmons in the US. There was no information about materials or construction that was readily available, but it is a different product than our specialty mattresses.