No Name Comfort

After years of brand name beds, last week I purchased my first no-name mattress set and so far I’m a happy camper. I found Factory Mattress (1650 Bayly Street, Pickering, Ontario) through a Craigslist ad; I fell in love with their Continental pillow top, a perfect combination of soft and firm and for $700, including delivery, the price was definitely right.

Factory Mattress specializes in custom-sized mattresses; my Continental features 8″ coils with side supports, multi-layers of upholstery pad, 3″ high-density, hypoallergenic foam Euro top and a quilted bamboo cover. I’m hoping my new mattress and I will have a long and happy relationship.

In India I bought a camel hair throw with the intention of using it as a bed skirt and I’m happy to report that the plan was a good one. The size is perfection and it hangs at exactly the right height on all sides, and the colours work with all my other bedding.

Next week I’m doing my first Home Exchange and I want my apartment to be as comfortable as possible for my guests. I’m pretty sure they’re going to relish their time in my brand new bed.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Chris
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11 Comments For This Post

  1. Carol Says:

    I would love to airbnb or home exchange my house! (If only my two 20somethings would move out.) I wish I knew about that mattress place before I dropped all that $ on a Stearns and Foster. So – where are you going?

  2. Ben Says:

    Thanks Chris, I wish there were more personal reviews of mattresses online. I’m in the market for a new mattress, and will definitely be checking them out.

  3. KarenJ Says:

    Home Exchange! Where are you off to?
    I’d love to hear more about your exchange experience – it’s something that we’ve thought about doing.

    P.S. I really like the blue/turquoise throw over the bed.

  4. David Says:

    I just hope they don’t steal your bedside lamps, because I’d be tempted. =)

    Where are you off to Sir?!

  5. Bev Says:

    Love the look of your room and your bed. If others are looking for similar type bed without coils I have had rave reviews for my Keetsa Cloud (about $1,000) in my guest room. Small shipping footprint. It comes in a box with handles and wheels to get it to the second storey. It expands to its full size once it is on the bed.
    Enjoy your time away Chris. My master’s women rowing team is headed to Italy on Sunday to row at the World Masters Games and we are staying at a HomeAway property.

  6. Chris Says:

    My Home Exchange this time is to Washington, D.C., a city I’ve never visited and I’ll be taking a side trip to the Delaware coast and Assateague Island. I’m working on an exchange in Stockholm for next year and so far I’ve been offered exchanges in Australia, Spain, France and the U.K. I never know what opportunities will be in my email on a given day. Special thanks to my pal Rebecca for turning me on to Home Exchange; she’ll be in Marin County this month on an exchange of her own and we compared notes about the mad home preparations we’ve both been doing in advance of our guests. I’ll be blogging about one of my projects soon.

  7. Lin Says:


    I adore those bedside lamps! Can I have them when you’re finished with them?


  8. gayle Says:

    good evening CHRIS, have a safe and enjoyable journey…Gayle of sounds fabby

  9. Cat Says:

    The room in all its changes, like the seasons, is quite lovely. This turquoise look is rich — makes me regret a little trading my double brass bed for a vintage queen cannonball. Comfort won, but… I sure like this look!

  10. Chris Says:

    Thanks for the props on the lamps. My former partner and I found them at the Christie Antiques fair, $25 for the pair. They’re Indian, solid brass and the dealer looked at us like we were crazy to pay $25 for them. They were filthy when we found them but they sure cleaned up nice.

  11. shezcomeundone Says:

    You globe trotter you. Nice new pallet. Hope you invested in a good mattress protector.
    Grab one of the Ikea ones about 28 bux similar in construction to the mucho expensivo at Sleep Whatever.

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