You guys know how much I love a good bed. (Proof here). Since my last post, Q and I decided to upgrade. Well it was mainly me asking Q every day when we were going to get a King as we once discussed. And finally, he said yes.
So the hunt was on. What mattress? What frame? What bedding (obviously my favorite part)?
The mattress was the first order of business. We have been sleeping on a 10-year old Serta Temperpedic. And we had no issues with it except it started to show its age (a little sagging, not as firm as it once was). So we started to hunt. Q had heard of Tuft & Needle through all of his cool guy blogs and it sparked my interest. A fabulous mattress made in the US for $600 with a 30-day return policy. Oh and free shipping and fab reviews on Amazon. So we gave it a try. It arrived in a rectangular box and had all the air sucked out of it. Per the directions, we opened it up and let it breath for 4 hours before trying it out. The consensus? We LOVE it. Not only because it is a King (which is SO nice), but our sleep quality has increased tenfold. It is just firm enough, holds it shape well, and I can’t feel a thing when Carl or Q decide to move/get up in the middle of the night aka 5AM when he leaves for work. I HIGHLY recommend it, especially if you don’t want to go to the store and pay $100 for delivery.
The bed frame was next on our checklist. For about 3 weeks we had an awesome mattress sitting on a box spring on the floor. It reminded me of the early Alaska days (those dark days when we slept on the floor for a month)…
We both have been fans of One Kings Lane for a while, so they were our first stop while looking for a frame. We wanted something gray since our walls will eventually be white. And I liked the nailed look of a few of them. This Anne model was very reasonable for a bed ($659) and was shipping in less than two weeks, so we got it. It definitely is assembly required, and I’m lucky enough to have a super handy husband otherwise I would have probably cried at all the pieces. I think it looks fabulous and will be even better once the walls are painted and we hang our artwork.
All I wanted for my birthday was bedding. Mind you, my birthday is in a month, but I was a woman on a mission. I looked on Land’s End, Garnet Hill, One King’s Lane, Target, LL Bean, and Pottery Barn before settling. We decided on this dotted Pottery Barn duvet cover and shams. We loved the simple pattern on a crisp white background. Originally I thought I wanted a monogram, but since I go by Koko and not Alexandra, we decided our initials would be a cuter idea. We went with gray for the duvet and light blue for the euro shams to give a little contrast and I’m really glad we did. For our duvet, we were up in the air on what to get since Q sleeps very hot and I cool. We were also hesitant about paying $400 for a duvet that we weren’t sure we would love. In the end we went with this one from Amazon and have been extremely happy. For our euro pillows, I got them a little oversized (recommended) from Overstock.
Every night when I get into bed I look at Q and tell him how happy I am. My dream bed!