This post is sponsored by Parachute, makers of modern bedding and bath essentials for a more comfortable home.
In most New York City apartments, the heat is either on, or it’s not. And when it’s on, it’s really on. Our apartment, like many, tends toward too hot through most of the winter. We’ve largely dealt with the heat by keeping simple summer-weight bedding on our bed all year long, but there are nights when it’s tempting to close the radiators altogether and snuggle under warmer bedding instead.
With that in mind, I accepted the challenge to style a cold weather bed, simply, with bedding from Parachute. Designed in Venice Beach and responsibly produced in factories around the world, Parachute bedding feels luxe and looks beautiful. Their cotton bedding is made from 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton, their linen is made from 100% European flax. Their designs? Simple and considered.
I’ve written before about how much I appreciate simple bedclothes. I prefer a bed in any size space to be minimally dressed, but that feels especially important for a bed that hangs out smack dab in the middle of our busy apartment. With help from Parachute, I was able to find improvements that maintain a beautiful bedroom space in an understated style that works with the rest of our tiny apartment.
For the warmed-up version of our bed, I started with a fluffy duvet. Outfitted in a white linen duvet cover, the billowy layer is the cornerstone of this cold weather update.
I layered the duvet atop the percale sheet set in one of Parachute’s new fall colors, Light Gray. I typically tend toward white bed sheets, but Parachute has managed to nail a terrific natural color palette and this gray is soft and subtle (not too purple and not too green!). (Parachute designs its bedding to be used with a duvet cover in lieu of a top sheet, in the European style, but you can purchase top sheets separately if you’d like.)
For a bit of texture, a bit of additional warmth, and a bit of structure, I chose a pebble gray matelassé and matching shams. In warmer weather, the 100% cotton matelassé would be perfect to use all by itself, but I also like how it lends a tidy and cozy element to the duvet-topped bed.
Because there’s no such thing as being too cozy, I finished the bed with a ridiculously soft cashmere throw.
What do you think? What’s your favorite way to warm up your bed for cool weather?
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