better sleep has come

The old. How old? Think 1997—I was a sophomore in high school. We had just moved from the US Forest Service Compound (where I lived from age six–16) into a house our very own. With a room of my very own. I shared a room for 13 years and not only did I get my own room I got to upgrade to a full size bed. The bed you see above. It got me through high school, college and five post-college years. I had been yearning deeply for a new mattress for a solid year. Little did I know I would start working for a mattress company.

Of course I had to replace the frame too. west elm is one of my favorite home stores—maybe my favorite. I first purchased their tall bed frame, brought it home, set it up, slept on it for a few weeks and decided the narrow bed frame better suited us.

January 18th I started working for Parklane Mattresses, located in Tualatin, Oregon. And in February I got a brand-new-seriously-the-most-comfortable-mattress (maybe ever). Let me tell you a little bit about this little piece of heaven—manufactured 30 yards from my desk! It’s name—Crestwood. It’s type—luxury coil. It’s comfort level—medium. Best suited for combination sleepers. It’s layers—

  • 600 Offset Coils Provide a Stabilized Surface and Great Overall Support
  • 3 Layers of 100% Talalay Latex
  • Foam Encased Edge Support
  • Bamboo Knit Fabric—Allergen & Bacteria Resistant
  • A Layer of Cotton Felt
  • High Density Comfort Foam
  • High Density Support Foam
  • A Total Thickness of 13″

PLUG I could go on and on, but I think you get that I enjoy this mattress very much. And yes I think everyone in the market for a mattress should experience Parklane Mattresses—now. More incentive.

Back to west elm for sheets (gray/white stripped), Bed Bath & Beyond for Amy Butler sheets (queen set for $40—on sale!), CB2 for an organic yellow blanket (also on sale) and topped off by a quilt (I promise to dedicate a post about this soon). Gray + yellow + white = fav.

Good night.

  1. Amber said:

    Looks so super comfortable! I really want a bed frame as I’m sick of the squeak of the metal kind like you had previously. So hard to choose though! Can’t wait to see your post on that beautiful quilt!

  2. Ummmmm… your bed looks fabulous! I’m pretty sure you should submit it to design sponge! Everything came together beautifully. Question is… do you sport matching PJs to pull the look together?

    • Susan said:

      Kristen, you are funny. But of course matching PJs!!!

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