There are three things that I do every morning that vastly improve the outcome of my day. First is go to the gym or work up a sweat–even if it’s just 30 minutes! The second is get ready for the day. Working from home, I used to be tempted to stay in lounge wear every day, but putting on real clothes and doing my hair and my five minute make-up always puts me in the right mindset to tackle my to-do list. Lastly, make the bed. It takes me less than 3 minutes and it makes me feel weirdly confident and very adult. In the back of my mind, I know at the end of the day, I’m going to be able to relax in straightened sheets and well, I deserve that pleasure!
eBay recently launched Linen Market, an exclusive bedding collection that features high-style/high-quality for less and I ordered a Linen Market for our bed (and for the cabin bedroom–you may have caught that in this post). It’s super soft and offers just the right amount of weight to fall asleep under, while not being as hot as a traditional quilt. We don’t use a top sheet, because they are too light weight for the hassle, imo–but Linen Market is just right and buys me time in between duvet cover washes.
And! It was just $50 for the king and around $30 for a queen. Although ours looks like it could definitely use a steam, I love the added texture it adds to the bed, too. Here’s a quick rundown of how what goes into making our bed every morning:
It’s true, number 6 and 7 aren’t functional parts of our bed, but they do serve to make me happy day in and day out and even help to inspire me to make the bed every morning! I just love seeing it all neatly put together.
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We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
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