|The embroidered flower bud duvet cover set by KAS Australia Photo Credit: La Maison Simons|
So both of us were kind of bummed when our black and white sheet/comforter set that we bought a year ago recently started to lose its stuffing and rip. Isn't bedding suppose to last you at least 5 years? It was of the bargain brand variety, and while I'll never balk at a good deal, I've learned that there are certain investments that people should make for the sake of quality. Bedding is one of them!
|This duvet is as comfy as pie on a rained-out summer day|
|Intricate flower bud detailing, no actual watering required|
Which is why, this time around, we've gone with KAS Australia available at La Maison Simons (a Quebec department store), or Bed Bath and Beyond (in Ontario and a couple of other provinces). I probably looked at a thousand bedding brands before I found one that truly made me salivate. Everything this Sydney-based design team creates looks like it's been plucked from a secret garden, or picked up in some exotic sun-drenched location or modern art museum. One can argue that the embroidered flower bud duvet cover set we finally ended up picking was quite conservative compared to others, but I figure less is more when the rest of your room looks like it's the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Jeremy was so inspired by our bed that he ran out and bought us some high-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets in a matching green. Better than a bouquet, I'd say.
Next up, an actually bed frame with storage underneath. Then an actual TV stand for our TV (we are currently using a night table as a stand), a coffee table that doesn't look like a wild animal danced on top of it, a real desk for the computer as oppose to an old kitchen table.... You get the picture.
Ikea, here we come!