Ettitude bamboo bedding.

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About six months ago the gorgeous peeps and Ettitude sent me a pair of their bamboo lyocell pillowcases to try, oh my giddy aunt … they are so good!
Soft and smooth, and crazy comfortable!
So when they approached me to share a story with you about their Cloud Pink bedding, of course I agreed!

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They sent me a Bamboo Daydream Duvet Cover Set in Cloud Pink and the fight is on … the 2 teen girls of the house are squabbling over it likes it’s a bucket of gold.

For now, It has ended up in Arabella’s room, and we’d love to show you how pretty it looks!

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It is a darling shade of pink, not a sugary pink like I was expecting, but more of a blush pink, almost peachy. If you’re are thinking that pink is just for little girls, you are so wrong, this shade is quite grown up and will work well with a range of colour palettes.

Now, when I said it was soft, I meant beyond babies bottoms SOFT!
Their sheet and duvet sets are made from organic bamboo lyocell. I could go on about how this fabric is one of the most sustainable textile materials of the 21st century, but really, I think this will interest you more …
Organic bamboo lyocell is gentle on sensitive skin and kind to our hair, you can really get your beauty sleep with these bamboo sheets!

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 If you suffer from acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or other skin conditions, organic bamboo lyocell is your new best friend. It is free from harmful chemicals, irritants, allergens and is hypoallergenic.  Bamboo sheets are breathable, bacteria-proof and moisture-wicking which means they keep your skin free from sweat and bacteria all night long. They are also thermo-regulating, so you can sleep under these beauties all through the seasons.

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Ettitude is so confident that you will love their products they offer a 100 Night Trial!

“Sleep on it, think on it, dream on it, for 100 nights. 
If you’re not completely amazed by our bamboo sheets,
you can return them to us for a full refund.
You’ve got nothing to lose.”
ETTITUDE

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If pink is not your colour, never fear, Ettitude have a fabulous range of nine colours available from Feather White, to Paradise Green and my favourite – Blue Nights.
You can shop here.

You can find Ettitude on Instagram here.
If your lucky enough to have some Ettitude goodness in your home, tag #sleepwithettitude and show us!

Happy Shopping!

Hayley x

Beds or Bedheads?

When Mel, one of my besties called me in a panic on a Sunday afternoon, I went hunting for a new bed ….. To cut a long story short, she has left her bed at her ‘old house’ while the house is on the market, they have moved into thier beautiful new home, but they are mostly without furniture, they are sleeping on a double mattress on the ground and their bodies don’t like it. Her hubby sent her out to buy a new bed (I know right, lucky girl) and she came home empty handed.

Hence, the phone call – “I need to ask you a very important question. Bed or Bedhead?”

I answered her with another question, I’m annoying like that – “Upholstered, timber, cane, rattan or metal?”

 I am definitely not an expert in this area, but I have had a few types of beds and learnt a few things over the years. 

I have learnt that putting an ensemble with wheels on hardwood floors is not a good idea, the bed constantly moves and you are forever retrieving pillows and remote controls from behind it.

I have learnt that an upholstered bedhead, although beautiful, is a nightmare to keep clean when you have 3 kids that insist on jumping into bed for morning cuddles with vegemite covered faces. Although I do love an upholstered bed, I will wait a few years until my kids are older.

I have learnt that I prefer a bed with a footer on it. It stops all the quilts and blankets from falling off the end of the bed, which really drives me mad.

There are so many great beds out there, but as a mum with kids I usually have to make some kind of compromise between functionality, aesthetics and budget. So here’s my theory on beds and bedheads for a family with kids – If you want something upholstered then choose a bedhead, it is easier to replace the fabric if you do get a bad stain that can’t be removed, or if you get tired of your fabric choice.  If you want timber, cane, rattan or metal go for a bed frame, then you don’t have to worry about covering the ensemble base and your quilts will stay on the bed, instead of in a heap on the floor.

After much chitter chatter, Mel decided on a bed frame and her brief was for something white and clean, not rustic or shabby.

So let’s have a look at a couple of options that we both love.

MEL'S PICK - Cayman 4 poster | Xavier Furniture
MEL’S PICK – Cayman 4 poster | Xavier Furniture
Corsica King bed | Snooze
Corsica King bed | Snooze
Coastal Shutter Bed | Pottery Barn
Coastal Shutter Bed | Pottery Barn
Lexington bedroom range | Forty Winks
Lexington bedroom range | Forty Winks
Morgan Bed | Domayne
Morgan Bed | Domayne
Windsor | Bedshed
Windsor | Bedshed

Of course there are many exceptions to my ‘rules’, and each room and situation calls for a different solution. I always like to let the space talk to me, and consider how it will be used and who will use it before making any big furniture choices.

If you are an expert in this area and have some tips to share, please do, I’d love to hear them!

Hayley x

PS. Mel is also on IG, she has just started a new account with all her gorgeous home pics, you can find her at @fortheloveofmyhome

UPDATE : Mel chose the Windsor bed frame from Bed Shed, I look forward to sharing some pics with you when her Master bedroom is complete!

Bedside tables can be tricky!

Is it just me? Or can finding the perfect bedside table be harder than losing weight at Christmas time?

My bed is super high, and I feel like I need a decent bedside table to balance it out, I currently use a chest of drawers each side as they are a great height and big enough to fill the space. They weren’t perfect, maybe a little large, but I was impatient and on a budget, so I bought them on a whim, changed the handles and they have lived there ever since.

My bed & Ikea drawers as bedsides.
My bed & Ikea drawers as bedsides.

I recently stumbled on a pair of stunning Xavier Cayman chests on Gumtree, I know right … I think that was every bit of good karma I’d earned for the last 10 years rolled into one lucky Gumtree find! They are the most stunning drawers, crafted from mahogany, with a bamboo detailed front, 3 drawers and slightly smaller than my Ikea ones. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the quality, they are just beautiful! They were finished in a custom grey colour that I didn’t love, but I had planned on having them re-painted in antique white and using them as my new bedsides. That was until I finally got my hands on a copy of the plans for the new house … they won’t fit, Argh!!!

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Cayman Chest in Antique White, from the Caribbean Collection | Xavier Furniture

Here’s the new master bedroom plan. As you can see it has a little nib wall which makes the actual room for a bed and bedsides quite small. I don’t want to remove that nib wall because it blocks the view from the bed into the walk in wardrobe, and who wants to lay in bed looking at all their clothes laying all over the floor, eek! Ultimately, I only have 3.5 metres for my bed and bedsides, my king sized bed is approximately 2m wide, leaving me 1.5 for 2 bedsides and some breathing room.

The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom

So, here are a few options I’m considering, remembering that I do need a little bit of height for them to balance the bed. The bed is 0.8m to the top of the mattress.

Brelan | La Maison $549
Brelan | La Maison $549
Federation bedside table | Keeki
Federation bedside table | Keeki $799
Hudson side table | Alfresco Emporium
Hudson side table | Alfresco Emporium $549
Elise 3 drawer bedside with tray | Provincial Home Living
Elise 3 drawer bedside with tray | Provincial Home Living $329

 

Montaigne side table | Rococo Design $439
Montaigne side table | Rococo Design $439
Barraux bedside | Xavier Furniture
Barraux bedside | Xavier Furniture

What do y’all think? Do you like any of these? Do you have any suggestions? I’d love to hear them!

Hayley x