Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I've been distracted by new job, kids, life in general and I've neglected my hobby, my design blog, which also means I've neglected my own home design.

But a creative spark has been ignited. My husband has one request, that we get a new king bed. One that can be our sanctuary but also accomodate our four children in the morning or on stormy nights, when they crawl in bed with us.

So of course, this opens up a world of design questions. For a new mattress requires a new bedframe, new linens and well, makes me take a second look at our bedroom as a whole.

David knew he wanted a Westin Heavenly bed. The W Hotel bed, which appears to be identical, is 35% off so we ordered it last night. The offer expires today, but I believe they run big discounts from time to time.
I knew right away I wanted a fabric covered headboard, the question is only what shape and fabric. My inspiration photos are included in this pos.
For linens, I have an inclination towards white sheets and a white duvet covers with some detailing. Pratesi, Leontine or Frette would be my first choices if money were no object. I am particularly font of the Pratesi chain design shown on the middle two photos.
Good options that are better on the budget include Serena & Lily, Restoration Hardware and Sferra.