The Fashion Magpie Bedding

New Bedding.

I wrote about this recently, but I just outfitted the bunk bed we put upstairs in our top floor play area with red and white striped sheets and this star print duvet and sham cover. I used these inexpensive but very comfortable pillows (hotel-quality) and these inexpensive but surprisingly fluffy duvets — I also use that one in my daughter’s room. These are not top-tier luxury pieces, but they are all well-made and if (or, when) they are damaged by small children, I will not weep. I wanted to share a couple of other really chic bedding finds at reasonable price points. These are perfect, in my opinion, for guest bedrooms, children’s rooms, dorm rooms.

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ROW 1: GINGHAM SHEETS // SAILBOAT SHEETS // BLUE FLORAL SHEETS

ROW 2: NAVY BORDER SHEETS // DUVET INSERT // CORAL SHEETS

ROW 3: SCALLOPED SHEETS // GINGHAM SHEETS // STRIPED COMFORTER

ROW 4: NAVY STAR SHEETS // PAISLEY PRINT SHEETS // RED STAR SHEETS

ROW 5: PILLOWS // CANE TRIM SHEETS // RED TICKING STRIPE SHEETS

If you are preparing to make an investment, we have been very happy with our sleeping pillows from Sleep Number. Mr. Magpie did a lot of research on this and these are consistently top-ranked — with good reason. Breathable, supportive, cooling. They are awesome. We also love (and I mean LOVE) our Feathered Friends down comforter. It is the perfect weight and warmth and ohhhh it’s like a dreamy hug. The fill is incredible and it never gets clumpy. While on the subject of beds, I must add that we upgraded recently to a Saatva Zenhaven mattress (again, the result of a lot of research — Mr. Magpie had an Excel sheet ranking like a dozen contenders based on various inputs, most principally how cool it would be and whether it would be good for side and back sleepers). We were moving from more of a memory foam style and at first I found this mattress a little bit firm, but within a month, I was obsessed with it. They say it can take a few months to sort of “break in” or “adapt to” a mattress, and that proved true. For one thing, Mr. Magpie and I had begun to find ourselves waking with cricks in our neck fairly frequently prior to upgraded to the Saatva — this has not happened once to either of us since we purchased it in January. We are happy customers.

For upscale bedding, I would look at Frette or Yves Delorme. I am not sure what we are going to do with our bedding and bedroom in general at the moment. We are currently investing in the decor/design of our first floor with the help of the immensely talented Kelley Proxmire, a project that now includes extending hard wood floor to part of our living area and installing an enormous built-in along one side of our family room, in addition to purchasing drapes, new furniture, new lighting, new area rug over the new hard wood floor, plus possibly repainting a wood coffee table and reupholstering a couch. In other words, it’s going to be a minute before we’re ready to tackle the primary bedroom, which is perfectly lovely at the moment but not exactly cohesive. At least I do love our bedding, which is Boll and Branch. I still believe it is the softest and easiest to launder of the various brands I’ve tried, but then again, I haven’t yet slept on Frette or Yves Delorme, which I think many consider the ultimate. I have been daydreaming about having Kelley commission a bold upholstered headboard and then pairing with white Frette sheets (GULP) and a duvet like this. Then again, we do have a dog and small children and I can imagine myself wincing every time they attempt to climb in with us. Probably better to stay practical, but a gal can dream…

For something between the affordable finds above and the hyper-expensive, I love the styles Matouk has and you can occasionally find them on sale but I did find them difficult to launder — they wrinkle easily and are actually relatively unforgiving beneath an iron, which I know sounds strange, but B&B sheets just iron more easily.

Is this more than you asked for? Ha! Any and all bedding/sheets suggestions encouraged! I know I am missing the name of a brand a few of you swore by last time we touched on this subject…

P.S. More recent home finds, and a post specifically on home finds under $100.

P.P.S. My New York apartment judged me. She was named Louise.

P.P.P.S. The strange way in which my bedroom dresser became a symbol of love.

2 Comments

  1. Ooh, intrigued by the SleepNumber pillows! I have traditionally had down pillows, but resented how quickly I’d have to replace them. I am currently using a pillow from Marlow (Brooklinen’s brand) and it’s all right, but I’m intrigued by the SleepNumber ones you linked … they’re on par with what I used to pay for my down pillows and look more functional!

    xx

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