I do like making the bed (but I refuse to iron it!)
Some people get up every day and do important stuff, like run a hospital emergency department, teach unruly children or rescue kitty cats from trees. Me, I spent the morning “dressing a bed” to get ready to shoot a segment for Real Life.
I had pulled a selection of bedding from Ikea, and it was so much fun. Decided I simply adore the new Renate Slinga bedlinen. So much so that I had to take a quick couple of shots to show you. Frankly, if I was really hard-core about this, I would have ironed the bed (yes!), but I figured the show was called Real Life and, let’s face it, there are no ironed beds in real life, just like there’s no trigonometry.
Emma Jones, who designed the line, said she wanted the collection to “be happy and inviting, with fields and garlands of beautiful flowers”. Mission accomplished, Ms. Jones. And I was delighted to learn that a queen size duvet cover and two pillow cases is $90. I can do that!
Creating my own bedscape was so much fun that I plan to do another one next week. It will be a bit darker, though, and more subdued — using my fave DKNY crimson quilted cover, and house-brand linens in slate grey from Bed Bath and Beyond. Yes, I'll take pics. I know it’s not a cure for cancer, or even brain surgery, but hey, it’s what I do.