These past few days I’ve been sleeping in heaven. No, I exaggerate a bit since I can hardly sleep with my 39 weeks bump. BUT, I am definitely having the best sleep I can have under the circumstances. If you follow me along my Instagram stories then you’ve probably noticed the arrival of the most perfect mattress, topper and pillows from COCO-MAT I’ve been waiting for. Oh, you people, I just can’t tell you how great it feels to sleep on natural (all cotton and metal free) materials! A most amazing combination of sleeping products I'm about to enjoy for many years to come, but let me just blurb a little bit more about how perfectly the elastic natural latex topper hugs and supports my high-maintenance pregnant body and that watermelon belly of mine. Anyway, these goodies deserve a post on their own so stay tuned for that in the following weeks. In the meantime, I'd like to share with you my bedroom makeover, which was actually inspired by the natural and earthy vibe of the COCO-MAT products.
As you will notice from the photos, our bedroom is on the tiny side. And, with an added crib, it hardly has any space left for extras. Its small size along with my aversion to anything that can accumulate extra clutter (check visual burden and dust) had me opt for a bright, almost monochromatic scheme, with touches of light woods, natural woven materials and blacks to add contrast. There is a gorgeous northeast light coming through the large balcony door and, when the curtains are closed, the diffused bright ambiance of the space makes your heart skip a bit.
A narrow dresser placed on the wall against the bed is our extra storage along with the wall to wall built in closet. A white woven trunk next to it and the jute baskets and drawers on the nightstands are also holding bits and pieces of our daily lives. Storage needs will be multiplied with the arrival of the baby so, top drawers and baskets nearby the crib are all dedicated to that. No open storage, like shelves, is placed in this room intentionally. I really need to have as little things in plain sight as possible, especially in a room that is meant for relaxation and switching off. For this exact reason, the top of my nightstand is usually empty. Now, it has these fresh olive branches which I terribly like and probably keep a bit more but certainly not anything else. The only thing that resembles an open storage is the black bamboo ladder which I use for hanging scarves and clothes I use daily and make sure they end up to their proper place by the end of the day (most of the days for that matter ;)
On my bed, you can see the gorgeous white linen bedding I scored from LinumStudio which are extremely soft (can’t even begin to describe how much). I love how the black button detailing matches the black accents in the room. The black linen toss pillows I got a while ago from S220 and the screen print patterned pillow from a local crafter in Chania. The hand-loomed blanket is a heirloom from my grandmother, a really old piece that still stays relevant and fresh today. The striped pillow you see in the crib is also made by my grandmother and will probably land on my bed as soon as the baby is born. For now, I like how it contrasts the charcoal woolen blanket (gift from an online friend in Italy, thanks Alessandra :) there.
Other products you can see in the photos are the amazing waterfall poster by Typealive, the roses print by Lumelena, the wooden tray by Lene Bjerre from Houseology and mini vases from H&M. The crib, bed, curtains, mirror and sconces are from Ikea and the dresser and nightstands are sourced from a local store. The woven jute baskets on the nightstands, the striped rugs and the ladder are from Zara Home (no longer available). If you have any more questions on sourcing what you see in the images, do ask in the comments section below.
So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your feedback :)
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