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″
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.