Upon arriving home after a week in France I felt motivated to tackle one of the biggest items on my apartment to-do list: making our bedroom a cozy retreat. While I love our Italianate Brownstone, a hallmark of this style of building is it’s tiny bedrooms. What we didn’t have in square footage I hoped to make up for in style and luxurious, softer-than-anything bedding. I was thrilled when the Matouk team reached out about a new set of linens for our new place, and they arrived just before I left for Paris. The timing of the trip was perfect, as I had been waffling about whether to use our headboard and canopy from San Francisco since the large-scale pattern could potentially overwhelm the space. But as I shared my favorite hotel interiors from the trip on Instagram a constant theme emerged: lots of florals and luxurious textiles. I returned home ready to go for it and now that I’ve put it all together I don’t think I’ve been this excited to share a post in a long time!
I am thrilled to partner with Matouk to refresh our bedroom as I’ve always thought of their beautiful linens as a bucket list item for our forever home. (My Pinterest boards are filled with examples of their beautiful designs!) The Matouk family’s century-old business has been weaving textiles for fine American homes since 1929, and love that they uphold their time-honored production techniques while keeping an eye towards the future, which today means powering their Falls River, MA factory with solar energy and minimizing their environmental impact. Between their classic designs and wholesome ethos it was hard to decide on just one set for our bed – which is probably why I settled on a mix of three beautiful patterns!
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I was immediately drawn to their fresh India Scalloped collection in hazy blue for euro shams, pillowcases, and the flat sheet, layering in a little more color with their new Grace collection for standard shams and the duvet again in hazy blue. While all of Matouk’s fabrics are heavenly soft, the Grace collection’s sateen finish feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud and the delicate Swiss lace makes it an instant heirloom. A few accents in the Georgia block print from their collaboration with Lulu DK rounded out the mix, all of which complimented my floral headboard, clad in this bold Schumacher print! Schumacher and Matouk seem to be a match made in heaven as they just launched a collaboration while I was away. Their pomegranate print in Prussian blue is my favorite and would be a beautiful addition to my current mix!
Aside from the heirloom quality linens, Matouk is known for their beautiful embroidered and appliqué monograms. They just launched their online monogramming tool a few months ago and it was fun playing with the different fonts, colors, and placement of my monogram for my shams. I must have tried every permutation imaginable before ultimately choosing embroidery style 2063 in hazy blue thread! I went very traditional and used my initials instead of our married monogram and love how they turned out!
If you find yourself in a similar state with a small bedroom I highly recommend a DIY canopy to cozy up your space, which reminds me of the cabins on luxury sleeper trains. I used several yards of Schumacher’s Indian Arbre fabric to cover a headboard and make a matching panel to hang over our bed, surrounding it with these bordered linen drapes from Pottery Barn hung from the ceiling by these curtain rods – it’s a high impact look that can be repurposed into window draperies the next time we move!
Of course, now that our bed looks so beautiful it’s inspired a long list of other projects for the bedroom and rest of the apartment. I want to add little adjustable reading lights inside the canopy, swap out the standard issue ceiling lights in each room, wallpaper the entry, and commit to arm chairs in the living room to name a few!
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Thank you to Matouk for sponsoring this post! xx, SF