Thursday, 21 October 2010

Bed: The Modern Country Style Way.........


I've had so many emails asking for details of our Modern Country bed linen that I thought it was worth posting about. I LOVE getting emails from you so I've answered all the enquiries separately but this one's going out to all you shy ones.....


All the bed linen is from The White Company who do *the* best home wares ever. Their bedding is so gorgeous that words (nearly) escape me.


The throw is quilted velvet and bordered with silk. It's so lovely and soft and warm and heavy.



The bed is made with two big square pillows at the back, propped up, and then two rectangular pillows leaning against them.

It makes me feel like the princess and the pea with all her layers and layers - eeerrrr......except there's no pea.....


I couldn't believe the number of emails I had from people telling me about their uncomfortable beds.

I will name no names but...............


Come on, girlies!!

You spend a third of your life (although I like to think I could potentially up this to two thirds, given half a chance....)  in your bed.


The choice I present to you is an easy-peasy one: comfy or no? Luxurious sanctuary at the end of a hard day or bed-springs in your back?
 

I had the very exciting honour of guest posting  at utterly gorgeous Jami's Freckled Laundry yesterday.

Thank you SO much to the lovely, generous Jami, an American sweetheart, for having me. I loved every single second of it.

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58 comments :

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

You're so right about the importance of bedding. I only bought bedding I love about 6 months ago, but everyday has been a little better since. I especially love bedding that looks good kinda rumpled up and not perfect.

A Perfect Gray said...

I can NOT believe how pump and luxurious that throw is! beautiful. and you are right! do the bed right...

A Perfect Gray said...

oh yeah! yummy wall color, too!

Belinda said...

Another White Company addict!xx

Greta said...

Your bed looks sooooo comfy! I also really like the nightstand -- the color and all the smaller drawers! Did you paint it yourself?

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Looks soooo cozy!! ;)Rachel

bet1975 said...

Oh your bed looks so comfortable! I could just imagine sleeping soundly with that velvet throw.

Ps. thanks for the tip on my sweater pillow post. I never thought to use a buttoned sweater as an opening!

Olive Cooper said...

I thought it was pretty but it's velvet! Oh my stars! That is wonderful. hugs♥olive

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I love the aubergine comforter! It's beautiful. ITA about our beds. I insist on a comfy bed with linens that make me feel -not that I spend a lot:)- like a million bucks.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

GORGEOUS bedding!! Love it! The color, the velvet, the layers... delightful! :)

Moogie said...

Great photos. I love the velvet comforter.

Vanessa said...

Hello my new sweet blog friend! Gotta tell you how much I love your bed all nestled into that space with that luxurious velvet spread. You are a girl after my own heart! I LOVE to have the weight of lots of covers on me when I sleep which is why I so love these cooler nights when it all just feels "so right" to layer it up! Thanks so much for joining the party again this week! You are a delightful addition for sure!
Vanessa

Stella said...

Good stuff here! I like hearing your perspective on things.

Deb said...

I have such quilt envy...gorgeous!!!

Show Me Mama said...

Very beautiful and glamorous! Love it. I am your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

Have a great weekend
ShowMeMama

tinydancernikki said...

The White Company rocks! I love your blog x

Natasha said...

That old suitcase at the foot of the bed is just gorgeous!

Another lovely post-I am going to have to start following you asap! This blog is so lovely!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

shari @ little blue deer said...

That velvet quilt is amazing, love it, off to check out the White Company! I love our bed, just wish it was a king instead of a queen! XX!

NATURAL MODERN INTERIORS said...

I totally agree. You spend 30% of your life in the bedroom. Splash out on a decent mattress, a stylish frame and fantastic bed linen. Life's good again! Have a great weekend, lisa

April said...

hi! i found you through "boost my blog" friday hops! i hope you'll come visit me and follow back!

this looks so comfy cozy. love it!

best,
april

www.marineparents.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I'm a new follower from Boost My Blog Friday.
I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!
I have a great 1,000th follower giveaway going on now too for my followers!

Marie said...

I'm not sure if we have that same bedding company, but I love your bedding set. It looks fabulous!

Happy Friday...stopping by from Feathered Nest Friday.
-marie

Melly said...

Love your blog name!
I'm your newest follower from the hop. Stop by sometime & check us out. Be sure to join the HOP on Monday!
Have a great weekend,
Melly-

http://www.beckhamadbloom.com

Jami said...

Amen to a comfortable bed! I love getting into my cozy bed each night. It's definitely worth investing in. :-) Your linens are gorgeous, too!

Jami@ www.AnOregonCottage.com

EmptyNester said...

New follower from Boost My Blog Friday!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Sarah -- thanks for your sweet comments :)

The trick for the soap in oil cruet is to use about 70% soap and 30% water, mixing it in the dishsoap bottle first. It works like a charm and still obviously cleans more than fine.

Cheers
Jenny

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I love my bed too! But never mind that, I'm also loving that suitcase at the foot of your bed. Mr J and P has one in the loft (it was his grandad's), maybe I should drag it out of there once and for all. Do you keep anything in it?

Teresa Choplin said...

I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with me, glad to be here.
I'm here from the Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, please follow me back.
Also fee free to join my Typing Together Week Long Link up! You can find it under the Blog-hop button

http://www.nontypicalmom.com/

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I sent you an email and I hope you got it. I got an URL not valid message for some reason so I'm following up here, just in case.

The paint color is Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage. It's the same color used in the master bedroom of the HGTV Dream Home master bedroom. Address below

http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/master-suite-photos-hgtv-dream-home-2010/pictures/index.html

Marla :)

Brenda Kula said...

This does look so luxurious! Reminds me of a high-end hotel. We have a queen-size bed that is only about four years old. But it has gotten terribly uncomfortable. We need to do something soon! Your home is so lovely!
Brenda

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

Samantha said...

Ohhh, that bedding is scrumptious!

Danielle @ "We Don't Have It All Together" said...

Well...
I *was* planing on lurking, until I saw your little note ;P
Anyway, I am a new follower & I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog!!!

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Sarah, thank you for the lovely compliment on my pillows and trough. I found out later it's a boiler pot, haha who knew? First off, your blog is beautiful, and what lovely bedrooms you shared with us. Beautiful comforters and pillows too. Now onto my pillows you fancied, well...The back one is a burlap find from Tuesday Mornings. They may still have some left if you have that store in your area. The middle one is a quilted Waverly fabric but it's retired now as far as I know. My upholsterer made it to match my favorite chair I'll post later. And the third is a feather down pillow made by a local antique dealer, I got that one many years ago as well as the middle quilted. However looks are rather easy to mimic, a couple of florals mixed with a burlap, or a floral, a quilted, and a burlap. Easy peasy. I'm your newest follower, must follow lovely people as yourself, thanks again, tami from the high street cottage

Amy Kinser said...

How lovely! How comfy! How cozy!

I love how pretty this is! I am in the process of a master bedroom redo. I am on the lookout for fluffy, pretty bedding.

Partying with you tonight.

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Comfy- I agree!! Your bed looks soo comfy! How do you ever get out of bed in the morning?! :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Beautiful! I have this thing for linens. You really can't have too many! Thanks for sharing your secrets!

Sandy said...

I feel the same.. I love my bed and it's my haven, when I can get into it..lol
Nice post!
Sandy

Madigan at madiganmade said...

"This is beautiful. What is that? Velvet?"
Gorgeous. What a great place to end your day!

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Sarah, I didn't realize you were from the Cotswolds. It's one of the places on my list to visit. I love the cottages there. Thanks for the tip on gravy. My Mom made it that way too, and she made a white gravy, a country style, not sure if they do that in the U.K. but it's a southern thing, but popular for breakfast. I tried making it once, and it clumped up, I need to practice don't I? lol, thanks again for the lovely comments, tami

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Sarah, Back to say thank you so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this gorgeous bedding! It is just beautiful & cozy- and it looks wonderful in your room! :)

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Sarah! Your bed is totally blissful! That comforter is just beautiful! It just makes you want to sink right down onto it....

I'm in to linen. I love the cool, crispness of it. This summer I bought a white linen Pottery Barn duvet cover that I just love. Beneath that is a white cotton blanket on top of crisp 250 count white sheets. Beneath the sheets is a 3" polyfill pillowtop mattress pad which is just heavenly to sleep on. I ADORE my hemp linen grain sack pillows on my bed paired with the white cotton slipped pillows. Oh yeah.....I LOVE my bed..... :)

xoxo laurie

Share my Garden said...

Ah! But who gets to bang their head on the sloping ceiling? I bagsy the side by the door!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

SO pretty and I love that suitcase! There is nothing like a comfortable warm bed to rest your head everynight!
Thanks for your visit, I too like the first one but my walls are not liking the color...I've moved on to a whole set of other colors.
Enjoy your weekend!
XO
Kristin

Becca said...

Beautiful! I love the bedding, but I REALLY love your door.

Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

Becca
becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a lovely little escape you've created! The colours in your room are just wonderful.

And I agree with a high end bed. I bought the best I could find 2 years ago and am so glad I did!

Donna

Melissa K said...

What a gorgeous room and lovely, snuggly looking bed! The chocolate colour just looks so warm and cosy as well :))

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

The Princess from The Princess and the Pea would have been very happy in this beautiful compfy bed!!...and so would I. The colors are so rich and comforting and gorgeous!

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Lee Ann

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the colors, the old suitcase, the quaintness-I love it all.

I would love to have you enter this on my party at ItsSoVeryCheri.com and then over at our other site theDIYClub.com We have a weekly DIY Living party over there.

Cheri

Becca said...

Sooo pretty !! I love your bedding (and your wall color, too). Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

Kim said...

Your bed certainly looks pretty and comfortable.

Laura said...

Just beautiful! I love the night stand.

This week is my blog anniversary and I'm hosting a week's worth of great giveaways. Feel free to stop by if you'd like!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

What a beautiful room. I love the bedding. I hope you can stop by my blog and show off your project to my readers on my Show Off Sunday Party.

http://houseofthriftydecor.blogspot.com/2010/10/show-off-sunday-party_24.html

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Oooooh you had me at 'quilted velvet'! Absolutely beautiful!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Thanks for linking up!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
XO
Kristin

Anonymous said...

Comfy & Cozy Matters!!!

Holly said...

I love your linens. They are gorgeous and look inviting. I have never paid much attention to the master bedroom (we have a good mattress and linens though) but I really am feeling the need to create a more relaxing and inviting sanctuary. I am a new follower. Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink!

Mrs Lemon said...

That comforter is exactly the look I want in my bedroom! Thanks for posting.

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