Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thank you Bella Notte

For our new bed!

After buying 2 sets of linen sheets, one in white and one in natural...

we set our sights on finding a duvet, dust ruffle and shams.

My husband and I each picked out a duvet.
I picked the gray ruffled one and he chose the simple taupe coverlet. 

Fortunately we were of the same mind as both colors are found through-out our home and bedroom.

Here is a close-up of the silk dust ruffle in the most gorgeous saturated greeny gray. Next is the taupe coverlet which is woven on one side and linen on the other. It is actually a duvet but it was suggested that we use it as a coverlet and stuff our down comforter into the gray ruffled duvet and place it at the end of the bed.

This is a photo of a section of the large hand-painted asian mural which hangs above our dresser.  It shows how gorgeous gray & taupe look next to each other.

At first I thought the bed felt a bit dark...

but with the new white linens, straw colored raffia wallpaper, natural raw hide of our McGuire rattan bed  and the light colored carpeting, the bed really becomes the focal point in the room!

A close-up of both sides of the coverlet with its lovely pearl buttons.

I forgot I had these antique hand monogrammed linen pillow cases.  I've laundered and pressed them and now can't wait to use them!

When my mom saw my new linens, she said, "aren't you going to iron them?"

I said, "no".

But then again, now that she has that new mangle...
maybe I will!

At the Alameda Point last Sunday, I met a French woman while looking at some antique bed linens and she shared a secret with me...

She said when they turn back the sheet to show the monogram, they spray it with water and a few drops of lavender and then smooth it and pull it tight.

Not only does it look freshly pressed but it smells heavenly!

I tried it and she's right!

 A set of hand-painted chinoiserie pigskin boxes.

Did I mention that all apparel at the Bella Notte sale was $10?  I got this pair of silk & rayon pajama bottoms. I love the color!

My sweet boy!

I have to tell you that sleeping on these 100% linen sheets has been life changing for my husband and I. We can't wait to go to bed at night and don't  want to get out of it in the morning!

My husband says he's never felt anything so good.
He's never too hot or too cold. It breathes beautifully and feels so good to the touch.

We are thrilled with our new bed!
We've never had it sooo good!

I'll see you at the next sale!!

Today is the last day to enter to win a fabulous dress from Shabby Apple. Winner will be announced tomorrow!

Mother's Day Treasure just listed at


Mary Ann Pickett said...

I guess all your posts will be coming from your fabulous bed now.

La Dolfina said...

Mary Ann,

You made me giggle!
Thankfully I don't have a laptop!!

lisaroy said...

Your bed looks so inviting! I'd have a hard time getting out of it - there's nothing like linen :)

Unknown said...

I do love beautiful linens and these are smashing! There is nothing better than tumbling into a deliciouslly made bed at the end of a busy day. And, am absolutely lusting after you antique pillow cases.

Sleep well!
xoxo Elizabeth

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

looks pretty cozy and fantastic :)

Trouvais said...

Well! There you go! Great choices, Terry! And when you compare your final tally to retail costs...even sweeter dreams. Glad you made it over there. Trish

Seawashed said...

I am so jealous!!! I want some! Let me know when the next sale is and I'll meet you there! I love your choice too. I don't think there are any bad choices with Bella Notte though! The colors are so lovely and exotic in your room. I can't believe the clothing was $10!!! I would wear those pajama bottoms as clothes. I really would, under a kimona style dress.

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous sanctuary you have created. Unfortunately, my husband is allergic to linen ;( I'm sure that bed ensemble must be lovely to sleep in. Your neutral covered walls are beautiful too.

Nita Stacy said...

Hmmm....linen sheets...I didn't know. These look great on your bed!

Gaia said...

I miss youuu!

Atelier de Campagne said...

What feeling of comfort and beauty. It was nice seeing you this weekend and chatting with you and your beau. Thanks for the offer, I might take you up on it. Eat, drink and be merry.


Julie@beingRUBY said...

My goodness I love love that Bella Notte.. gorgeous.. perfect!!! it will be on my one day list now!!! Great shots and love the artwork too!!! ciao xxx Julie

Beach House Living said...

Looks heavenly. The textures and colors like it all. We have white linen by Libeco a Belgian Linen it's divine!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Simply Beautiful! How could you go wrong with any of it.Enjoy! ~Cheers Kim

Unknown said...

That is spectacular. The color, the linen, the layers and texture.. I don't think I would get out!
( You are BEYOND sweet to say you'll look at your stores for me.. you don't have to do that! I may have found a back up if you're there ( and not on purpose! ) have a peek for me ;) xoxo

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Ya know, there is nothing like a wonderful sexy bed!!! Your linens are gorgeous...and sensuous. I doubt I would ever want to leave a beautiful bed like that! Sweet Dreams.

French Curiosités said...

I love Bella Notte. Their fabric are amazing. Your finds are lovely. I have a set of black horn handled knives that will go up shortly :)

Susan said...

awww, beautiful- congrats!

Jacque Ferreira said...

Wow with new bedding needed in my future your choices are very inspiring! I love the rich colors and textures... you and your husband have great taste!

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

A woman I know that lives in south of France..says she irons the monogram portion of the top sheet, AFTER it is on the bed...she does not iron the sheet portion you do not see.

Interesting approach.