In the Bedroom

Our bedroom needs changes. First, my favorite set of sheets has ripped. We had to throw the pillow cases away today.  Yesterday I took their picture and said goodbye.  I'm kind of attached to them because six years ago it was the first "gift " I gave D.  


We had just stared seeing each other on the set of a Revlon commercial campaign.  Like a good bachelor his bedding was not exactly up to par. At the end of the job I bought the duvet and pillow cases used for the set with Halle Berry. They were from Restoration Hardware and I've been amazed at how soft and durable they've been.  D loved his new sheets but I'm not entirely sure it was because of the high tread count.  I think the idea that Halle Berry had been in his "bed" was part of the appeal.  


So, we need new sheets but we'll be moving up to a king size bed soon.  I'm going to hold off on the  purchase.  Good bedding is so expensive. Ikea has cool looking sheets but I don't like the feel of anything below 400 thread count. I've actually bought sheets as high as 1200tc but they rip too fast.   Even 600 is not very durable.  400 seems to be the perfect balance of softness and durability.  Also, the higher the thread count the fewer design choices there are available. I'm not sure what style of sheets I want either because I'd like to change the look of the room entirely. I do LOVE the "Ring of Asters" sheets from Anthropology....but they are $270 for a king size set!!!!  I do love their design.  
  


Anyway, here's our bedroom how it stands today.  Not my ideal aesthetic but these pictures will serve as a history of where we are at this point in time and where some of our pieces came from.
Our bed has a story.  It was given to me as partial payment for designing a production designer's website.  He had been out of work for a while and couldn't pay me completely. Instead, he let me choose a piece of furniture from his second home that was full of furniture.  I had just moved to LA and had no bed so this was my choice.  

The new $5 dresser and the horrible sconce that I want to replace as soon as is financially possible.

Three months after P was born we still had no glider.  My back was killing me.  This was the choice I made on a day when P wouldn't stop crying at the store and I just wanted something comfortable.  I had my eye on a few other modern gliders but I was unsure of their true comfort. I was at my wit's end.  The chair at least comes with a back heater and massager....yes, massager! 

The wool blanket on the chair comes from our farm in South America.  It was made with the wool from the sheep we use to have.  I love the look of this blanket and D loves it's weight. I just might have to use it as the starting point to select the rest of the bedding.

My beloved Jonathan Adler lamp. I saved for this baby. I bought it for my studio in Santa Monica, in the days before I knew D.


These last two pictures were taken during a later part of the day when you can actually see the interior and exterior of the bedroom at the same time.  I love the light in here.  The large philodendron type plant you see outside came free from Craigslist, which is why I don't know it's name.  I did not think it would do well in this spot but it has taken off beautifully. Now, I want more to fill in that entire space and make it feel more lush.  

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kriselkeeper: In the Bedroom

Sunday, July 25, 2010

In the Bedroom

Our bedroom needs changes. First, my favorite set of sheets has ripped. We had to throw the pillow cases away today.  Yesterday I took their picture and said goodbye.  I'm kind of attached to them because six years ago it was the first "gift " I gave D.  


We had just stared seeing each other on the set of a Revlon commercial campaign.  Like a good bachelor his bedding was not exactly up to par. At the end of the job I bought the duvet and pillow cases used for the set with Halle Berry. They were from Restoration Hardware and I've been amazed at how soft and durable they've been.  D loved his new sheets but I'm not entirely sure it was because of the high tread count.  I think the idea that Halle Berry had been in his "bed" was part of the appeal.  


So, we need new sheets but we'll be moving up to a king size bed soon.  I'm going to hold off on the  purchase.  Good bedding is so expensive. Ikea has cool looking sheets but I don't like the feel of anything below 400 thread count. I've actually bought sheets as high as 1200tc but they rip too fast.   Even 600 is not very durable.  400 seems to be the perfect balance of softness and durability.  Also, the higher the thread count the fewer design choices there are available. I'm not sure what style of sheets I want either because I'd like to change the look of the room entirely. I do LOVE the "Ring of Asters" sheets from Anthropology....but they are $270 for a king size set!!!!  I do love their design.  
  


Anyway, here's our bedroom how it stands today.  Not my ideal aesthetic but these pictures will serve as a history of where we are at this point in time and where some of our pieces came from.
Our bed has a story.  It was given to me as partial payment for designing a production designer's website.  He had been out of work for a while and couldn't pay me completely. Instead, he let me choose a piece of furniture from his second home that was full of furniture.  I had just moved to LA and had no bed so this was my choice.  

The new $5 dresser and the horrible sconce that I want to replace as soon as is financially possible.

Three months after P was born we still had no glider.  My back was killing me.  This was the choice I made on a day when P wouldn't stop crying at the store and I just wanted something comfortable.  I had my eye on a few other modern gliders but I was unsure of their true comfort. I was at my wit's end.  The chair at least comes with a back heater and massager....yes, massager! 

The wool blanket on the chair comes from our farm in South America.  It was made with the wool from the sheep we use to have.  I love the look of this blanket and D loves it's weight. I just might have to use it as the starting point to select the rest of the bedding.

My beloved Jonathan Adler lamp. I saved for this baby. I bought it for my studio in Santa Monica, in the days before I knew D.


These last two pictures were taken during a later part of the day when you can actually see the interior and exterior of the bedroom at the same time.  I love the light in here.  The large philodendron type plant you see outside came free from Craigslist, which is why I don't know it's name.  I did not think it would do well in this spot but it has taken off beautifully. Now, I want more to fill in that entire space and make it feel more lush.  

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2 Comments:

Blogger Poindexter said...

Love your sloped ceiling and the JA lamp and all your windows. The photos make your room seem very spacious so it would appear that you have a lot of room for being creative.

Any advice on finding great discounts on lamps? I have my heart set on a mercury glass lamp for our living room. It's really not too expensive, not like a JA product, but any discount is better for my meager budget....

:)

July 26, 2010 at 7:04 AM

 
Blogger Poindexter said...

btw, can't help myself, we received our wedding pics today. I placed a few on the blog, just in case you might want to pop over for a tiny look.
:)
http://poyndexter.blogspot.com/2010/07/scenes-from-wedding.html

July 26, 2010 at 11:42 AM

 

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