Anthropologie Duvet and No More Ridiculous Mattress!

I seriously feel like we are just NOW returning to life as normal after the incident with the bugs that shall not be named.  I just…JUST got our bedroom back into order.  If you remember, we had to buy a new mattress and I bought this ridiculous behemoth pictured below.  

It took a bit of trial and error to find a solution but my original plan (why don’t husbands just initially listen to their wives?) worked.  We simply removed the bed slates, and placed a metal bed frame underneath.  It now is the perfect height.  I’ll eventually need to make a bedskirt, but for now it’ll work!  My ugly foot seems to agree.  Sorry about that. It seems to make it’s way into many-a-pic.  
I am LOVING my new Anthro duvet.  It was a major splurge for me but adds the touch of romance I was craving.

Isn’t she lovely?

What?  You want a closer look?  Oh, well okay then!  For summer I just have the duvet on the bed without a comforter inside.  It looks even better all fluffy and dreamy but in 100 degree weather I’ll do without the fluff!

And because I know how much you all love to stare at my brick, I couldn’t leave you without a pic :).   I still haven’t gotten around to making over the dresser yet, but I did add some of my birdhouses to the top which helps distract you from the ugly oak.    

Happy Friday peeps!


  1. Kristi says

    Gorgeous! And I LOVE your solution to the bed the size of Mt. Everest! Smart smart girlie! Mine isn't so high but I might do the same just because we have tiny kids who like to come in in the middle of the night and this will make it less dangerous for them to climb up!
    @ Creative Kristi

  2. Jaimie says

    Looks beautiful!! I'm so glad you found a way to make the bed "shorter" – that was a crack up! :)

  3. Richella says

    Ah, ha. You are brilliant. Bed too tall? No problem. Ax the bedframe and so that the box springs will sit lower.

    Okay, what color bedskirt are you gonna put with that sumptuous Anthropologie duvet cover? I'm just about to give a chocolate brown queen-size bedskirt to Goodwill, so I was just wondering.

    Have a great Friday the13th!

  4. Design A-Peele says

    looks beautiful! I really like that duvet. Anything anthropologie just calls my name!

  5. melissa * 320 Sycamore says

    So beautiful! Love the anthro cover. I have to tell you~I was sure I had bed bugs. I was itching all over, my husband was, turns out when we were clearing out some brush in our backyard, we got poison oak. I was so relieved as I remembered all you went through! :)

  6. Shel at Dreamy Nest says

    AHhh – I was wondering if you got that duvet. I love it! It's gorgeous! And so glad you finally got the bed situation {and that thing that shall not be named} fixed.
    It looks so beautiful! I love it!

  7. Ann says

    Your bed looks so perfect–how do you get your pillows looking so perfect? Mine are always a mess no matter what covers I get for them. Oh wel… LOVE the bed!!

  8. Staci at Craftify It ! says

    I LOVEEEE the new duvet! sigh.

    I'm jealous. really jealous.

    Way to be smart on making your bed the right height! And I love the birdhouses, adorable.

  9. Cara says

    I just got that bedding too! It was a birthday present, and I am SO SO in love with it. Yours looks gorgeous, and I'm paying close attention to how you styled the bed with accent pillows. I'm still working on mine! So glad that you finally got some new bedding, and the shall-not-be-named problem is long behind you!

  10. One Cheap B*tch says

    Oh my god – you bought it! I'm so jealous!!! And so funny b/c this morning I was thinking about the duvet in gray and how I was just going to say what the heck and buy it this weekend.

    Do you love it? Is it soft and comfy? Sorry but I have to live vicariously through you right now until I take the plunge!


  11. Holly @ Roller Coaster Life says

    How did I miss this post?? I must of just seen organizing my pantry and skipped everything else!

    Your mattress looks super squishy!! I want a new pillowtop but ours is just fine right now! Its very comfortable, and I love it so we will do without the extra comfortable for now! Maybe in a year when we move…again….

    I loooove that duvet!! Its so so chic and romantic! There is nothing wrong with splurging on bedding!! You spend a lot of time in bed!!

    I like fluff on the bed… I have our down comforter thing and another one and a sheets galore and when we get into bed i throw everything that we dont use in the floor! hahaha

    you did an excellent job but i feel like a broken record… you ALWAYS do an excellent job! i dont know if this post will go through i wrote you a book!

    you love it though right?

    ill get an e-mail very shortly from you wont I?

    haha I'm done for real =)

  12. Jemsmom says

    So glad you have persevered over the bugs that shall not be named and life is settling back down. Your duvet is so dreamy and perfect in your room!

  13. Jen @ says

    I might have just drooled all over my keyboard. That is my DREAM duvet! I have been thinking of how I could make one — but I really think it's way beyond my skill level. Maybe for my birthday though – there's a thought!!

    LOVE it! And it looks great in your wonderful bedroom!!


  14. Connie says

    Oh, that looks so comfy. I love the 3 layers !!
    I would love to sleep on a bed like that for just one night — I'm sure I would be out buying the top piece.

    Sweet dreams !!

  15. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    It looks lovely, Beth! That duvet is definitely dreamy. I've been keeping an eye out for a fabric similar to your drapery fabric. I'm ready to change up my window treatment a little bit and I'm leaning toward the browns.

  16. Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says

    It looks like a Sterns & Fosters…is it? I just got one 2 weeks ago but my oldest is sleeping in it since I need to move my queen one to his bedroom and I've been too lazy/overwhelmed. I am loving that Anthro Duvet! I want it. Darn. I must stop reading your blog so I stop craving stuff.
    Oh, and you certainly DONT HAVE ugly feet. You should try OPI "Manicurist of Seville" I think it will look wonderful on you.

  17. Beth@The Stories of A to Z says

    Thanks for the suggestion Nina. I love OPI colors so I'll check it out :). Thanks also for all of your mattress help!