Tag Archive | "Bedroom"

No Name Comfort

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


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.

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Summer Jacquard

Friday, May 17, 2013


I'm not one to change up my decor with the seasons but I make an exception with bedding: warmer temps call for lighter blankets and so I've recently switched up my heavier duvet cover for a light-weight, cotton jacquard that I purchased in India. Jacquard patterns are loomed rather than printed so the image is reversed on the underside. In this case I believe the orange (above right) is the top side but I prefer the taupe-y reverse, which goes better with the wall colour, Farrow & Ball's Dauphin.

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Blue Leopard . . . Purrr

Friday, January 11, 2013


The sale signage caught my attention and when I looked in the window and saw the blue leopard print from Frette, well, I knew I was back to blogging. Charming sales rep Hema explained that this is a new pattern for Frette, makers of some of the world's finest bedding. The shop, Palais Royale House & Home also carries Yves Delorme, Sferra and the divine Pratesi. Bedding is one area I encourage splurge. I would rather have one fantastic set that gets washed and put right back on the bed than a linen closet full of poor quality sheets.

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Octaspring: Next Gen Mattress

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I haven't covered a product launch in a long, long time but yesterday's introduction to Canada of Dormeo Octaspring mattresses from Belgium was right up my alley. Truth be told, I have a "thing" for mattresses: some people dream about owning a Porche or a Ferrari, I dream about owning a Hästens. But this post isn't about Hästens, it's about Octaspring and their revolutionary mattresses which combine memory foam with a patented foam spring technology that provides support and comfort while letting the mattress breathe. Available exclusively at Sleep Country Canada, Octaspring mattresses come in varying thicknesses priced from $2,800 to $4,200. Certainly not cheap but still less than half the price of my most coveted sleep platform.

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Four Seasons On the Block

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


It promises to be a doozie of a sale, so big it will take three days to clear out the contents of Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel. And just my luck, the thing I want most will be sold on the day I'm moving. Would you buy a used bed in this era of rampant bed bugs? I have to admit I'm toying with the idea since I discovered that those beds are by Hästens, a mattress I have coveted since the moment I discovered them. A friend who got a sneak peak at the sale over the weekend mentioned that some of the beds have never been used and are being sold in their original packaging. How dreamy.

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