It's no secret that I love a good interview. This time, however, Julia Rosien turned the tables and directed the questions my way about my sleeping habits as part of their Bedroom Therapy series. Never one to turn down an opportunity to discuss luxe bedding and things I love, here's the low-down on my beauty sleep habits:
How would you describe your décor style?
Classic Glamour. I love timeless silhouettes and styles with an emphasis on glamorous fabrics and finishes. Think: cream upholstered headboards with demilune bedside tables and brass pulls. Quiet sophistication that will look great for years to come. While I favor texture over pattern and largely eschew bold colors, I've been known to add a wildcard fabric into the mix sometimes. Recently I added tow French Bergeres to the bedroom in Mary McDonald's Bargello in Blush Conch for Schumacher fabric. Crazy, but it works. Classic doesn't have to be boring!
What’s the most prized possession in your bedroom?
My family! I'm a very proud mommy to two remarkable little girls. Cuddling is our specialty! For all the pretty things in my home, these happy little creatures are by far my most cherished possessions.
How has it changed?
Our bedroom has changed significantly over the years. We've gone from queen to king (no turning back now, baby!). We've added a reading nook (perfect for quality time spent with the girls or simply unwinding) and in recent years I've begun taking quality bedding very seriously. Great sleep is essential to a life well spent, so I prioritize investing in the best. Especially with children in my life, mommy needs her beauty sleep and she takes it very seriously!
How do you use your bedroom?
The bedroom is Life HQ for the Durbins. We truly maximize use of this room. It is our favorite reading spot, our movie theater and - of course - where mommy and daddy get our best sleep. I'm often found playing games on the floor with the girls during the day or perched up on the bed typing out a blog post in the evenings. We truly make use of this room for all facets of our lives, and therefore it feels most like "home" to me.
How do you fall asleep – reading, digital devices, TV?
I love to read Flipboard on my iPhone. It aggregates news, design stories, blog posts, Facebook updates and product innovations all in one sleek app. I LOVE it and find it the perfect way to end my day.
When was the last time you bought a new mattress?
This is year four of our new mattress set. I really feel they should be switched out periodically to keep them fresh and at their best.
What’s your mattress preference? Firm, soft or somewhere in between?
If they sold "big puffy white clouds" to sleep on, I'd be first in line to place my order. I love them big, soft and a mile high. Pillowtop is a must, and I opt for the plushest option available on the market. It helps me sleep beautifully.
Are you a back, stomach or side sleeper?
The answer is yes. I am all of these things. I'd say mostly side.
Do you make your bed in the morning?
Right away! I'm a big believer in a perfectly made bed with fresh sheets, fluffed up down comforters and plumped pillows. I'm a stickler about making the bed right away, and I'm an early riser. You will not find me with a messy bed. Start the day with an espresso, a prayer of gratitude, a great workout and a beautifully made bed - my early morning essentials!
Thank you, Julia, for including me! Want to recreate my luxe bedroom look? Here are a few favorite elements:
Pondicherry Headboard alternatives here & here (similar to my custom headboard) // Urchin Decorative Objects (perfect for managing those iPhone cords & headphones) // Bedside Demilune Tables (similar to mine) // White Percale Italian Cotton Sheet Set & Ralph Lauren Cream Bedford Duvet & Shams (actual are discontinued Ralph Lauren Whitehall Embroidered Duvet Cover & Shams) // Stacked Acrylic Blocks Lamp // Dusty Pink Velvet Pillows (actual Bed Pillows are Mary McDonald Schumacher in Bargello Blush)