Mr. Magpie and I just upgraded from a queen to a king-sized bed. We had been hoping to focus our interior decorating budget on the common spaces on the main level of our home, but we desperately needed guest bedroom furniture for when his parents stay over to watch the children, when my out-of-town siblings visit, etc., and so we decided to move our bed (S&L’s Pondicherry style) upstairs and buy something new for ourselves. Mr. Magpie did an ungodly amount of much research into mattresses (I glanced over his shoulder and saw a spreadsheet with an elaborate scoring system) and ended up buying Saatva’s Zenhaven style based on various inputs, including the fact that I am a side-sleeper, he runs hot at night, and apparently these latex mattresses are incredible for tons of reasons. (If you are also in the market, two other brands he considered closely were Nectar and Asteria.)
Now I’m charged with the fun task of finding a fabulous bed and outfitting it in fabulous bedding! Originally, I had really wanted a canopy bed for our room but then realized that the placement of our ceiling fan might make that problematic, both for functional and aesthetic reasons. A few of my favorite canopy beds from my earlier research:
SOME OF THE OLY BEDS ARE GORGEOUS (THOUGH VERY EXPENSIVE) — LIKE THIS
I went back to the drawing board. I’ve always wanted to do an upholstered headboard in a designer fabric, though I’m a little scared — will I get bored of a print I’ve chosen? This is the beauty of a solid-colored or wood bed: you can change out the linens without a problem. I’m still doing some soul searching on this front but I do love the options at The Beautiful Bed Company (this, this, or this — thank you to Magpie reader and interior designer extraordinaire Whitney Campeau for pointing me in their direction!), Casita, and then this Bunny Williams one is gorgeous. I am drawn to the fabrics from Osborne + Little, like this botanical and this floral, but maybe something more geometric will be a bit more versatile and less likely to become boring? Like this or this from Kravet/Lee Jofa? We shall see. I’m feeling like I want to go bold with the headboard because the room is large and can stand up to something big, and I’d rather have a point of view in here! For context, we do have this bold blue rug in our room so I’m hoping to find something that plays nicely with that pattern.
For bedding, I will for sure be buying Boll + Branch basic sheeting and then would love to buy Matouk’s Mirasol duvet and decorative shams, maybe with a custom bolster either matching the fabric we choose to upholster the bed in or with our initials against a plain white fabric. However, if we end up doing a solid-colored upholstered bed, I do love some of Matouk’s patterned bedding, including this bold “Pomegranate” pattern in collaboration with Schumacher, or their gorgeous Charlotte print.
More fun bedroom/bedding finds in mainly blue and white below…
P.P.S. Molisano midnight.
P.P.P.S. A trick for falling asleep.