Around the house #8: New Bed!

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h. My. God. Can you feel my excitement? We have a new bed! I loved my previous DIY bedframe but it lacked quality and most of all a quality mattress. When Belgian company Beka reached out to me for a collaboration, I was over the moon. I have some shoulder & back problems (hello 31!) and I really needed some custom advice to finally choose a good bed.

The first week (this was in june) I had a bit of trouble adapting. I woke up a bit disoriënted in the mornings, but after those first days it felt like waking up in a cloud. I’m a notoriously bad sleeper and even my husband has noticed that I toss and turn a lot less. And his sleep quality has improved as well, which we didn’t really expect since he is the kind of guy who once slept on his backpack on the streets of Tokyo and still claimed to have slept well. I felt so lucky going home after our month long China trip and still feel like I’m sleeping in a hotel bed every night. If that isn’t #goals, I don’t know what is. Funny story: the day our bed arrived, George slept for 7 hours straight before we even had the chance to try it out, haha! My Aristocat knows what’s good for him.

Let me tell you a bit about the choices we made for our bed…


We chose a Choose & Snooze boxspring (180cm-200cm) with the Sofia headboard (120cm) in the “Relax Black” fabric and with the wood beam walnut legs. The black was a bit of a bold choice, but since we love a bit of contrast and have our Marble bookshelf in the same room, it works really well. The main thing with beds is also that the colour of the bedding has a huge impact since it’s such a big surface.

DSC_3269I was very lucky that Antwerp based store Marie Marie reached out to me around the same time. Perfect, since we were very much in the market for new bed linen, and as you may or may not recall I was already a fan of the store before (and even more now that I have met the wonderful owners!). I went for a beautiful luxurious linen set that they produce themselves in Portugal. It’s such high quality and perfect for summer, I was super happy sleeping in linnen during the heat wave in June (and again this week!). I plan on doing a big before and after post in the fall when everything is to my liking in the room and I can tell you even more about my sleep quality! For now, I’ve linked all the info below.




Beka Choose & Snooze bed (gifted) // Marie Marie Linen stories bedding and plaid (gifted) // Dutchbone lamp // Boby trolley (gifted) // Terazzo vase via ByAnouk/ A Better Blend // Blue pillows (from a store in Antwerp that closed down)// La Redoute rug  // D&M Depot low basket, white fusion planter and lanterns // Rocking chair // Marble and brass side table via du monde basket // Foscarini Lamp  // Vintage Fish artwork

This post contains gifted items but all thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.