Tag Archives: Bed

It’s Nate Day! Buy Nate, Not That….

Happy Nate Day!  Nate Day was organized by the Moggit Girls as a day for the design blog world to celebrate the one-and-only, designer extraordinaire, Nate Berkus.  The Nate Berkus Show premiers on September 13th.  I can’t wait to set my DVR!

I love that this guy an amazingly brilliant designer with big-budget clients like, hmmm OPRAH!, but he always designs with a mixture of high and low priced items and isn’t afraid of some DIY.  This philosophy is reflected in his FABULOUS line for the Home Shopping Network (HSN).  In honor of Nate Day, I thought it only appropriate to do a little BUY THIS, NOT THAT action to celebrate this gorgeous and affordable line of items for the home.  Shall we?

LOVE THIS?

{Cosmopolitan Coffee Table, Williams Sonoma Home, $750}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Bamboo Table, HSN, $279.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Peacock Cotton Herringbone Throw, Vivre, $225}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Herringbone Throw, HSN, $24.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Wicker Hurricane, Crate and Barrel, $49.95}

BUY NATE!

 

{Nate Berkus, Set of 2 Woven Wicker Hurricanes, HSN, $14.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Kensington Iron Mirror Table, Layla Grace, $458}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Handmade Silver Tray Table, HSN, $79.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Mansfield Headboard, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,350 for queen lowest grade fabric}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Tufted Headboard, HSN, $349}

Dontcha just love him??

Happy Nate Day!!!!

 

Buy This, Not That — Headboards and Beds!

So, I have been looking around for a new headboard for my daughter’s big girl room and am WOWED with Target’s selection of beds and headboards, and really impressed by the favorable customer reviews too, that I was inspired to do another bed/headboard edition of Buy This, Not That!  Enjoy and happy weekend! 

LOVE THIS?

{Camden Tufted Headboard, Ballard Designs, $461 for Queen in White Twill}

BUY THIS!

{Seville Tufted Headboard, Target, $299.99 for queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Coralie Bed, Anthropologie, $2,248 ($1,998 +$250 surcharge) for Queen}

BUY THIS!

{Coraline Bed, PB Teen, $1,149 ($999 + $150 delivery surcharge) for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Stevenson Nailhead Headboard, Ballard Designs, Danish Linen Oatmeal in Queen, $659 ($589 + $70 delivery surcharge)}

BUY THIS!

{Uptown Headboard, Target, $254.99 ($299.99 & 15% off) for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

{Linea Bed, Crate and Barrel, $1,178 ($1,099 + $79 shipping surcharge) for Queen}

BUY THIS!

{Jett Platform Bed, Z Gallerie, $599.99 for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

{Vintage Fir Canopy Bed, Viva Terra$2,625 ($2,375 + $250 shipping surcharge} for Queen}

BUY THIS!

 

{Pavillion Canopy Bed, Crate and Barrel, $1,178 ($1,099 + $79 shipping surcharge) for queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Low Fairfax Headboard, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,050 in queen white brushed canvas}

BUY THIS!

{Blanc de Blanc Headboard, Target, $249 for queen}

Whew!  Happy bargain hunting, y’all!

(mini) Favorite Things Friday

If I won the lottery or was Queen of the world, I am sure that this would be one of my favorite things:

anthrobed

[Forest Canopy Bed, Anthropologie, $5,298 for queen]

{Mini posts for a while.  Regular posts will be back sometime during the week of August 17th.  xxooxxoo!}

Hospital Corners and Other Musings on Making a Bed

So, my internet is on the fritz and I am blogging a la Blackberry today with no pictures.  Hopefully, I will be back up tomorrow!

Today I thought I would share a remedial lesson that I just “re-learned”.  My apologies to those of you who already know and live this lesson.

Our house has been a turnstyle of house guests recently, sometimes with both of our guestrooms occupied at the same time.  As I was making the beds for the umpteenth time, I realized that I didn’t really fully remember how to properly make a bed.  I just sort of shove the top sheet under the mattress at the foot of the bed and on the sides.  (collective gasp!)

Since college, I have been using a duvet cover and fitted sheet, without a top sheet.  This ensemble makes laundry a breeze (washing the duvet instead of shoving the bulky comforter into the washing machine and dryer every week or so), and making the bed is a 15 second proposition in the morning.  I use a lightweight primaloft comforter in the summer, and a heavier comforter in the winter.  Btw, with a little research, I learned that this is how the British sleep.  I am so cosmopolitan and didn’t even know it – ha!

Alas, here it is – the proper way to make a bed with a top sheet:

1. Line your flat sheet up with the top of the bed and make sure the sides are hanging evenly over each side of the bed.  The back of the top sheet faces upward.

2. Tuck the end at the foot of the bed between the top and bottom mattress and make sure the sheet is snug and lying flat.

3. Hold the corner of the sheet directly below the end of the mattress and bring it up to the top edge towards the top of the bed forming a taut triangle.

4. Holding your triangle in place, push the remaining fabric between the mattress. Let go.  Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the other side of the bed.

5. My mom always folds the top of the sheet down about 12-18 inches from the head of the bed to reveal the front of the sheet.

6. Cover with any additional blankets, and then a duvet, comforter, quilt or matelasse.

Personally, I like a bed made with just a set of pillows with pillowcases, and a set of pillows with shams (either traditional or Euro/square).  I think that a bed with too many other pillows (throw pillows, lumbar pillows, roll pillows, etc.) does not look accessible, inviting or relaxing, which is the whole purpose of a bed!

I am practicing my hospital corners for the next round of guests due on Wednesday!