In order to freshen things up for spring, I’ve spruced up my apartment a bit to make it feel brighter and more colorful. (It looks a little different than the last time you saw it, huh?)
I’ve filled my fireplace with books that have bright binding, I’ve been buying colorful blooms on the reg, I’ve switched out my scents to smell more floral and springy, and I even got some new bedding!
I had a bit of a situation with my coffee table, but once it fi-nal-ly gets to New York, I’ll post a full apartment tour! It has taken so long to get everything just right.
This week is National Sleep Week… did you know? I’ve been making an effort to get more shut eye these past few weeks, but it’s not always easy. Sleep is a major issue for me. It takes me hours to shut off my mind and fall asleep. And once I wake up, I can usually never fall back asleep. It’s a constant battle that definitely contributes to my under-eye circles that rival black eyes.
I’ve tried a whole slew of small things to help me fall asleep faster and sleep better throughout the night — I bought a “nighttime tea” that I try to drink before bed… I’m not sure if the valerian works for me or not, but the hot tea is relaxing none the less. I slather on lavender-scented hand cream before I hit the sheets, which does actually help to calm me down.
I’ve also found that white sheets help me sleep better. Kind of weird, right? I don’t know if it’s a mental thing (probably) or if the white sheets actually make it more serene, but I’ll take it. And having an insanely comfortable mattress definitely helps! Oh, and pillows, too. I can’t tell you how many different types of pillows I’ve bought and tested, but I’ve finally found ones that I like. It’s bizarre how my sleeping patterns and preferences have changed over the years. I used to be able to sleep like a rock anywhere, no matter the occasion! Now, I’m still able to fall asleep in cabs and fall asleep standing up in a bar, but I can rarely ever fall asleep in my own bed. Extremely practical, right?
I recently added this Crane & Canopy duvet cover to my bedding set-up and I love it! It’s a fun (and more colorful!) take on the all-white bedding look and the material is so soft and sleek. I’ve styled it with both the white side on top (like it shows on the website) and with the pattern on top like I have it here. Kind of fun that it’s reversible!
Get the Look…
Crane & Canopy Bedding c/o
Brass ‘Nightstand’ Table
Gold Moroccan Pouf
L’Occitane Hand Cream
Leopard Print Throw Pillow (similar here)
Ginger Jar Matches