I love bed. No, more than that. I love love bed. I mean I REALLY love love love bed. Maybe it’s because I feel as if I run around like a mad woman all day, until that last second when I crash into bed. And then it’s like heaven. Mostly because I can call it quits for the day and close my eyes until I starts all over again in a few hours. But also because it feels so amazing.
We’re lucky to have awesome mattress and box spring (It pre-dates me. The Hubbs bought it after he got divorced and he ‘done good’ on the bed shopping.). And then there’s the sheets. <heavy sigh> They’re amazeballs. We talked about these last week. In case you missed that post, you can find it here.
So all in all, bed is the place I’d like to be all the time. But, there’s one tiny flaw. We have the classic husband and wife bedtime dilemma. Ok, not that one. I know we’re talking about beds here, but try to keep it clean, folks. The other bedtime dilemma. The one where the husband is too hot and the wife is too cold (although I hear at some point in a marriage, the order reverses) and they drive each other insane trying to stay cool/warm.
Me? I want to go to sleep with something covering me up. The Hubbs? He’s always “too hot”. So we struggle with it. But I think we’ve found our solution (short of going the Lucy and Ricky “separate beds in the same room” strategy, which, full disclosure here, I have considered. But as newly-ish-weds it seems a little early for that kind of talk. I’ll let you long-timers make your case for it in the comments.).
A while ago I came across a woman that sells all things bed made out of linen. I think I may have seen something on Pinterest and that’s how I found her, but I honestly can’t remember. Her sheets look gorgeous and she has something called a summer cover (see the photo above). I ordered a fabric sample card (you can too – click here to get yours) and the colors are beautiful and the linen looks dreamy. But she was a bit spendy for me and I couldn’t go and touch her stuff to see if I liked it beyond the 2″x2″ sample. What if I ordered the wrong thing and was stuck with it? Oh, the drama.
Then the onslaught of Restoration Hardware catalogs hit our house (seriously – they came in a HUGE package and there were eight or nine of them. Why do they send so many?!). They had a catalog specifically for bedding and there was a whole line of linen sheeting and duvets, etc. Power Brunette Moment! I have an RH near where I live and I had a birthday coming up. And a Hubbs desperately looking for birthday ideas for me. (See now now it really was a PBM?)
So, we went shopping. The Hubbs was a great sport about it (he’s not much of a shopper and honestly, neither am I) and he let me wander around RH touching all of their linen coverlets and duvets and asking him, “Do you like this one or this one better?” In the end, we settled on a duvet cover (in which we will not be putting a duvet, in an attempt to try and duplicate the lightweight feel of the summer cover) in a dark grey (big shocker for those of you that know me). There’s a picture of it on the bed above (note – I’ve said it before but it bears repeating – I’m not a photographer. At all.)
And here it is on our bed up close and personal. Ta da!
I LOVE it. It’s just the right weight for me to feel all snuggly and The Hubbs (after about 10 minutes of cooling off after getting in bed, which brings me to another question I have. How the heck does one get hot brushing your teeth and laying down in bed to begin with?! Are you brushing too hard? Is the walk from the bathroom to your side of the bed that laborious?) has a blanket that he can actually tolerate having on him at night. Win/Win all around! We got the matching shams too just because I liked the way they looked/felt and it was my birthday present, so here’s a close up of those.
I just checked the RH site and they are having a 30% off sale, as I type this. I’m guessing it goes until the end of the month, so you don’t have a ton of time if you’re thinking of taking advantage of this. And in the end we spent as much for the duvet from RH as we would have if we’d gotten the one from Rough Linen. But, I knew before I even opened the package that I was going to love it. And that sealed the deal for me. (BTW – again, they offer me nothing to say any of this or promote their stuff, but if you’re listening, RH, I’d love a set of matching sheets.)
Now, if I can just find a solution to that OTHER dilemma we were talking about. 🙂