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As I’m quickly learning, cohabitation is all about compromise. One point of contention as of late has been our bedding situation. You see, I’m a fan of the more-is-more approach when it comes to pillows and blankets. Sean, on the other hand, is a warm sleeper and would be quite content with a single pillow. Lucky for us, Parachute reached out to partner on a bedroom refresh! We perused their gorgeous textiles together and came up with a bedding plan that suites both of our needs and tastes.
We started with our sheet selection. Because of my background in textile design, I knew linen bedding would be ideal for both of us because it breathes and insulates. I tend to get cold and linen helps me to stay warm, while it is also airy enough to help keep Sean cool. Plus, these sheets will help us stay cool this summer, too! We’ve eschewed the use of a flat sheet, so instead we selected the Linen Venice Set which consists of a fitted sheet, duvet cover, and 2 shams.
When it came to picking a color, we went back and forth a bit. I’m an all-white bedding kind of girl, but Sean made a valid point that the dogs often sleep in bed with us, making a darker color more prudent. I’ve never had dark sheets before, but I was open to trying! See, compromise ;) As soon as the coal linen arrived, I knew we’d made a great choice. I love what the depth adds to this otherwise boring room (I’m literally counting the minutes until I can renovate it!).
Because I’m a cold sleeper, we also chose the Essential Quilt in, of course, white linen. I have the feeling that we’ll put away the down duvet come summer and only use this quilt. It’s sooooo cozy. I’ve also been stealing it off the bed and bringing it to the sofa for our Game of Thrones marathon nights.
Then the pièce de résistance, a charcoal grey cashmere throw. Now this is luxury. Noodle is a big fan, clearly.
Finishing touches for this mini bedroom makeover were simple: I added a shaggy Moroccan inspired pillow and sheepskin rug to the foot of the bed. We are still planning the renovation design details, so the walls are still an off-white from the previous owners. I desperately want to incorporate wallpaper into the bedroom, especially on that wall, so to mentally prepare us, I hung a vintage mudcloth textile behind the bed. Sean isn’t totally convinced that wallpaper is the way to go, so I’m hoping this little trick will convince him that we can have pattern in the room! Sneaky, huh.
Now we have a bedroom that’s more ours, one where we both feel comfortable and cozy. It’s the first step toward a full makeover and I couldn’t be more excited!
- Linen Venice Set
- Essential Quilt
- Striped Cashmere Throw
- custom euro shams from Rebecca Atwood
- Alchemy Bronze Bed (c/0)
Photography by Ellie Lillstrom. Styling by Jojotastic.