Marketplace: St. Genève Bedding

When I stayed at Langdon Hall last month, I absolutely fell in love with the feather topper on the bed. As soon as I lay down on that bed, I felt like I was on a cloud. It was an incredible sleeping experience that I had never had. Now I want it again.

I did a bit of searching (not that hard because Langdon Hall’s site is full of info), and I learned that the feather toppers are made by St. Gen√®ve – just for Langdon Hall, I might add! With a click and a web-hop away, I landed at St. Gen√®ve, and I read just about everything about the products.

As you may recall, I have declared 2016 The Year of My Bed (or The Bed…I keep switching). My bedroom needs a revamp, and I’d really like to invest in the top of whatever I possibly can (luxurious but affordable is what I’m going with).

As of now, I don’t have a new bed or a new mattress or new linens or even a decision about whether to invest in a queen or a king, but one thing I do know – and I’m making room in my budget for – is that I’m certain a feather topper is in my bedroom makeover future. Heavenly, I tell ya, heavenly!

Since I’ve had experience sleeping on St. Gen√®ve’s feather topper, I’m just about certain that I’ll be buying one of these.

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St. Genève feather toppers have 100% cotton twill shells and are down in baffled ladder design with a box edge. Since the toppers cannot be washed or dry-cleaned, a cover should be used. This can be removed for laundering.

Beyond the toppers, I discovered, the company makes gorgeous white bed linens. This is luxury, dear readers! Fabric is woven in Italy, Germany, and elsewhere, and there is so much softness in the designs. In addition to the white-on-white versions below, the linen collection includes some colourful designs, too.

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In addition to the feather top and the bed linens, St. Genève also manufactures high-end  duvets and pillows.

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I think that if you’re aiming for a luxurious bed, St. Gen√®ve is a place to visit. Their collections are in Canada, USA, and Asia (locations here). The company¬† is a leader in high quality and guarantees its products. You can learn all about the different types of down here.

I’ll be sure to let you know what I think about my topper choice once I’ve made it….I have 11 more months to get my bedroom makeover sorted out!

The Friday Five: Back to Beds

I have not yet pulled the trigger on a new bed. I know, I know, it’s been months since I first posted about my bed dreams! I just cannot decide. I thought I wanted a foot board because the bed looks more complete to me, but now I’m not so sure. I fear this bed decision will never be made!

Christine featured this gorgeous bed from CB2 on her blog back in July, and I really really like it. Sleek, modern, fancy, simple…it’s awesome. But a canopy? Am I a four-poster-canopy-bed type of person?

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frame canopy bed, CB2

Here’s a more traditional four-poster bed that is quite textured. I don’t think this bed is for me, but I do think it’s interesting.

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Then I spotted this one, and I quite like it, too. It’s completely different from the black one above. This one is low and minimal.

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My bed research keeps bringing me back to the feminine French rounded bed that I posted about earlier, and here’s the latest addition to my photo collection.

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And still keeping with feminine curves, this bed from West Elm looks fancy. There are so many fabric options so customization is pretty easy.

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And the research continues…

Marketplace: Dreaming of a New Bed

I have been searching for a unique headboard that fits my style and budget for a few months now, and I have come up empty. Honestly. I cannot find much that I like. How is that possible?¬†I featured these headboards last month,¬†and they’re¬†alright, but I don’t love any of them enough to make them my own.

I do keep coming back to this French bed. I just love the curved footboard:

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Eloquence Sophia

The French beds below have also grabbed my attention. I like the carvings and the caning These beds are much more feminine than other pieces of furniture that I own, and I like that they remind me of France.

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chateau upholstered bed

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Eloquence Louis XVI King Cane

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Blanca cane bed

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French Bergere bed

The Sophie – and the others above – are¬†pricey, and at the moment, I¬†am trying to concentrate on my next big reno, rather than a major furniture purchase. I do really want a bed, but I also can’t decide if I should go for a queen or king bed. Queen is plenty big, but king is oh, so, fabulous. A king¬†is just so grand.

In addition to the French beauties, I also lean toward simple boxed beds as well as tufted beds, scrollwork beds, metal beds, and upholstered beds. I’m sort of just scattered. Just when I think I know what I like and want, things change.¬†Here are some beds that I think are pretty, but I’m not certain any of them are me. You know? I thought I’d document them so that I can keep this as a handy reference guide. Maybe in another month, one of them will continue to be floating around in my mind, which will force me to just bite the bullet and make a purchase.

Category A: Boxy

1. I like the extreme boxiness of this bed.

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Bradford linen bed

2. This bed is airy boxy. I like that the bed is basically floating.

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white deco bed

3. This bed is the classic box bed. A squared off headboard paired with a normal bed skirt. I prefer beds that have a footboard, I think.

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Noe slipcovered headboard and skirt

Category B: Tufted

1. I think I actually like the fluffy duvet more than the tufted, curved, and notched headboard. This bed looks really comfortable.

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Henley tufted bed

2. This is in between curvy and boxy. I thought I really liked it, but now that I’m staring at it, I can’t tell if the middle bump looks more like a mistake than an intentional design.

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Davidson tufted bed

3. Here’s a squared off lightly tufted headboard with a wrap-around base. It looks really neat and sleek. I don’t think i could every make my sheets that tight.

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Quadrant California bed

Category C: Velvet

1. There’s only one bed in this category because velvet is a new addition to my bed brainstorm. I haven’t found many that I like, but I seem to really like the one below. I think I would like it better if it had a more substantial footboard. Still, I think I might add velvet to my headboard searches from now on. It’s so luxurious.

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Kelly velvet wingback bed

Category D: French Inspired

1.¬†I don’t mind this bed, but I¬†haven’t fallen in love with it. It’s a nice option.

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Palais upholstered bed

2. I like the simplicity of the wood frame and white upholstery, but I think I would prefer this bed if it had straight edges. The angled frame seems to diminish the grandeur of this bed. I like that it has a decent sized footboard.

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Marie upholstered bed

3. I¬†really like the bed below. It feels like modern French to me. It’s not crisp white like some of the other versions, but it feels feminine and warm.

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woven accent bed

4. I love the cane detail in the bed below. It’s a very simple no-fuss bed frame.

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Harbour cane bed

5. The bed below also has a French flavour to it. It’s a classic design. It’s tidy, feminine, and pretty. I think it would look great with¬†additional throw pillows.

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Gray Louis bed

6. The bed below looks like the bed above except it doesn’t have the added finials/mini posts. It’s a good looking bed, but nothing really out of the ordinary.

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Larsson bed

Category E: Spindles

1. Here’s a¬†Jenny-Lind-for-adults bed. I like the spindles, but I don’t think I want a four-poster bed at the moment.

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Gwendoline spindle bed

Category F: Metal

1. I originally thought that I could easily do a metal bed, but now I’m realizing that it has to be a really beautiful metal bed. My sister has the most gorgeous metal bed in her guest room. I wonder if she would notice if I took it back home with me. I haven’t seen anything quite like hers in the marketplace. The ones that are more common have simple lines and frames.¬†Here’s a curved version:

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coventry arched steel bed

2. Here’s a straightforward rectangular shape:

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Braden steel panel bed

3. Here’s a no-fuss airy version:

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Imogene metal bed

Category G: Unique

1. I think I would really love having a peacock headboard like the one below.¬†I think it could look really cool against a white wall for the white-on-white look (as in my home). I think I really do prefer a full bed frame package though,¬†and I haven’t seen a version of this peacock headboard that comes with a footboard.

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Seahorse headboard

2. I think the headboard below is really a work of art.

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Georgine headboard

There are¬†so many options! How’s a girl to decide?

Update:

I prepared the above post, and was set to publish it,¬†but then more beds came my way. Hope you’re not sleeping yet as I have more beds to share!¬†A couple of¬†weeks ago, I was at a friend’s house and took a double-take at¬†the furniture in her kid’s nursery. Yes, a nursery. Her little girl’s bedroom¬†set is¬†French and feminine and lovely. When my friend¬†said that eventually she was going to get a queen bed to match the set, I had to ask her where it was from. When she said it was from Restoration Hardware, I wondered why I had never noticed it there? “Probably because you weren’t looking in the kids’¬†section, Jordana,” she said. Yeah. Exactly. Well, now I am! In addition to this pretty¬†bedroom set¬†that my friend¬†bought for her¬†daughter, Restoration Hardware has plenty of¬†gorgeous French beds. Who knew?

I think I might have to have this one:

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Belle upholstered bed, Restoration Hardware

Isn’t it gorgeous? I just love it. Luckily, it does actually come in a queen version. I’d really like to see¬†the queen-sized bed in person to make sure that an actual¬†adult¬†can fit in it. You know?

A few others from Restoration Hardware (Child & Baby) that I like are:

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Adele bed, Restoration Hardware

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Quatrefoil bed, Restoration Hardware

The adult¬†bed collections are much more substantial and heavy; there’s nothing dainty or light about any of them (well, maybe only¬†the Lorraine¬†or the Josephine). Do any of¬†you have experience with Restoration Hardware beds? What are the chances that the¬†Belle will look adult-sized in a queen? Let the bed hunt continue…

Images via Crate & Barrel, One Kings Lane, Serena & Lily, West Elm.

Design: Bed Headboards

I’m going to need a new headboard, eventually. I am completely fine with the one that I currently have, but getting a new one has crossed my mind. But then again, what hasn’t crossed my mind in terms of home decor?!

The headboard below is actually a pegboard. A super easy DIY that makes for a really modern and interesting backdrop.

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pegboard DIY headboard

This next bed is sans headboard and it still looks like a completely finished bed. The paintings over the bed add interest and focus to the space. While I love the crispness of this space, I much prefer a bed with a real headboard.

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South Kensington home, London, UK

The headboard below has such a low profile. You can barely see it, but it’s definitely there. The gallery wall above the bed is so interesting and colourful. I love it. I probably wouldn’t put a full gallery wall over my bed though, because I’d be too scared that something would fall on top of me.

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Manhattan apartment, Flatiron District

I love the detail of the headboard below. It’s like a piece of art and serves as a nice focal point in this minimalist space.

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apartment in Tribeca, Manhattan

I can’t quite tell if the headboard in the room below is made out of wood or metal, but I like it. It’s a classic.

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Ah – simple, simple, simple. An upholstered bed frame is so comfortable to lean against. Love it.

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upholstered headboard, Greece home

Reading in bed would be so easy with the headboard below. This DIY appears to be an easy and inexpensive one.

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DIY headboard of books, Design Every Day

The final headboard is classic carved wood. There are a lot of these – in wood – on places like Kijiji and Craigslist, but they’d be easy enough to paint. All of my bedroom furniture is painted wood so something like this would completely fit in.

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Simply White Style

Do any of these headboards stand out to you? What’s calling your name?