Recipe For The Perfect Bed~Warm Climate or Cooler Climate

You may remember I took a trip to Atlanta last summer to teach a design class at the Haven Conference.  One of the topics I covered was "The Recipe For The Perfect Bed". In addition to providing a few top secret tips I also covered some bedding topics I discussed in a blog post a few years ago.  Yesterday, I read that one of my fellow bloggers, Lindsay from Makely School For Girls attended the class, read my post and was inspired to make some adjustments to the recipe to adapt to her southern climate.  Lindsay wrote an article on the topic and shares a beautiful example of a colorful, comfortable, perfectly dressed bed in her warm climate (Texas) home.

Here is my original post...

While shopping with a special client, she fell in love with this gray and white bedding at a local boutique. There were two different sets.  One gray cotton/linen duvet set and a white cotton ruched coverlet set. When both bedding sets were combined with carefully chosen inserts this little piece of heaven came to Earth...

Here are the ingredients:

1.  100% Egyptian cotton sheets, 500 thread count.
 (The cool organic feel of these sheets is totally worth the investment. And the wrinkles).

2.  2 Base pillows for sleeping with firm feather-down blend inserts cased in the sheet set shams.  Feather-down blend inserts hold their karate chopped shape the best. They are also insanely comfortable.

3.  Three Large Euro shams filled with feather-down blend Euro pillow inserts.  Two in Gray (matching the duvet cover) and one in white with an adorable ruffled box edge.

4.  One white cotton ruched coverlet

5.  One gorgeous cotton/linen gray duvet cover.

6.  One king sized feather/down high loft maximum fill duvet insert.

7.  Two standard sized white ruched pillow shams with feather/down extra firm inserts and one gray decorative toss pillow.

8.  Two white decorative ruched toss pillows.

And there you have it...




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  1. Great post-where did you get the headboard?

  2. I love this. Where did you find the grey duvet cover and shams?

  3. I love this. Where did you find the grey duvet cover and shams?

  4. While this bed does looks beautiful, I really don't understand how 10 pillows is necessary or convenient. All I see when I look at beds with so many pillows are all of them thrown on the floor while sleeping and never being put back. Can someone with this many pillows tell me how their partner feels about them because I know my man would be saying "no way."

    1. One must designate a chair or window seat for them to look equally as gorgeous on when the bed is in use. When we care this much about the beauty of our surroundings every moment of each day, we put them in place perfectly. : )

  5. Would love to know as well where you found the bed frame/headboard?

  6. I'd like to know where you found the bedding also, as well as the inserts for the duvet. Can I find something like that at Target?

  7. I'd like to know where you found the bedding also, as well as can you find similar duvet inserts at a Target?

  8. Great tutorial. There's nothing like climbing into a perfectly made bed!

  9. Love this post!! Will you share with your readers where we can find the bedding?

  10. Thank you! The bedding was purchased at a local boutique, "The Iron Grate" in Fenton, Michigan. If you are ever in the area, you must visit. It is a fabulous shoppe! The inserts and sheets were purchased at Macy's. Best, Sarah

  11. This is gorgeous. I am decorating my living room / office / art space with these colors plus some deep green and deeper azures to brighten. Working on an online inspiration colour board and found your website. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks.


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