Goodnight Moon

06 Mar
March 6, 2014
I’m a firm believer in the power of a good night’s sleep. And while a quality mattress is crucial, nothing puts the mind at ease and the day to rest better than a beautiful bedroom.
So if your bedroom needs an update, refresh, or total overhaul—where do you start? Many designers suggest beginning with a new color palette, something calming and spa-like in a soft blue or green. I say, “Start with the bed.” After all, it’s the center of the room, the big enchilada, the main attraction. And as sleep experts tell us, we spend a third of our lives in bed. So isn’t that the most logical starting place…finding a bed you love?
To me, the Universal Furniture Summer Hill Bed is the bee’s knees. It’s just dreamy. It provides more than enough inspiration to build a room around. Like the rest of the Summer Hill collection, it’s stylish without being snobby. Each piece features a lightly distressed, deep black finish with a subtle rub-through quality that gives the illusion of age. The collection is the epitome of easygoing and carefree style.
In my imagination, the designers who designed this bed started by taking the classic silhouette of a four-poster bed and updating it for today’s generation. Then they created the art-inspired center of the headboard. Its pattern of open circles is intriguing. The first time I looked at it I saw circles in the pattern, now when I look I see diamonds. It’s simple and complex at the same time. It’s open and flowing, yet substantial and stunning.Another reason I love the Summer Hill Bed is that it can be dressed up or dressed down. It looks great made up with summery linens and soft cottons, yet I can easily imagine it dressed with a classic matelasse; a duvet cover with a bold graphic-print; or even a more traditional damask-inspired comforter. The options are endless. Which makes it the perfect inspiration piece for a bedroom makeover.Since no night is complete without a bedtime story, here’s my favorite part of the children’s classic Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown:
“Goodnight stars.
Goodnight air.
Goodnight noises everywhere.”
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