Last month, Alex and I spent forever debating paint colors for our bedroom — paint is so hard to envision. Thank you so much for all the advice. We actually started with a full coat of dark gray on all the walls, then panicked and decided to change course! Finally, we arrived at a soft pink, and took the opportunity to refresh our bedding with Brooklinen’s new twill collection. Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see…
After a year-and-a-half with white walls…
…we are loving the new pale pink walls! They feel like a hug. The color changes throughout the day depending on the light, and goes from pale peach in the morning to a dusty lavender in the late afternoon. My friends keep asking how Alex feels, but he told me, “I’m fine with a pink room, as long as there’s a beautiful woman in it.” Needless to say, he scored major points with that one, haha.
(Also, close readers may remember the insane TV cabinet we used to have at the foot of our bed, for which Anton had lost the remote so we couldn’t open it. We ended up taking the whole thing apart, and lo and behold, the remote was inside. Kids, man!)
To bring the room together, we made up our bed with Brooklinen’s new twill line, which might well be the softest and most comfortable bedding we’ve ever slept on. The twill is perfect for winter (it was actually inspired by the Danish concept of hygge, say the founders) because it feels like cozy, fuzzy flannel without being nubby or hot during sleep.
The twill collection is produced at an historic family mill in Portugal, where generations of expertise are applied to the process. The twill bedding comes in five colors — white, navy, navy stripe on white, cream, and charcoal stripe on cream. We chose navy sheets; pillowcases in both white and navy; and a white duvet cover that drapes beautifully.
Brooklinen has been our go-to bedding ever since we moved into this apartment almost two years ago. It’s a Brooklyn-based company founded by husband-and-wife team Vicki and Rich Fulop. Their designs are simple and classic, and their mission is to make the highest quality product for the best price. All of Brooklinen’s bedding is also certified free of harmful chemicals.
Bonus for all readers: Brooklinen is giving Cup of Jo readers $20 off with code CUPOFJO20, plus free shipping. You can see the whole collection here, if you’d like.
Thank you so much, Brooklinen!
(Photography and styling by Heidi’s Bridge for Cup of Jo. The paint color we used was Calamine. This post is sponsored by Brooklinen, whose bedding we use every day. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Cup of Jo.)