Last month my family visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. On the tour, we saw the bedrooms of the Vanderbilt family, as well as the rooms reserved for their nearest and dearest guests. The opulence I saw in those rooms was absolutely breathtaking, and rivaled only by what you might find in the finest castles in Europe. I have never seen anything even close to its equal in the United States.
And that got me thinking….just what would I do for my bedroom if money was really and truly no object? Hmm…that’s a fun thought! Frette partnered with me to bring you my dream bedroom look. And Oh. My. Word. Just you wait until you see the luxury I found!
First up, let’s pick out the bed! Since I tend to be drawn to feminine details, I thought a more masculine bed would balance the overall look. Here’s my “money no object” pick, partially inspired by the hand-stamped leather walls I saw at Biltmore (can you believe that?)!
This bed, from Horchow, is only $2,829. Remember, we’re talking dream room…so really, I’m being quite sensible!
Now for the linens. This part was FUN, friends! Here are the sheets and pillowcases that will send me off to dreamland!
Frette is offering these egyptian poplin sheets for $945. Let’s all just take a moment and imagine what they feel like. I’m thinking clouds. Clouds made of unicorn laughs. Sprinkled with pixie dust. 🙂
As for the pillows that will be under those shams, I’m going to go with these luxury pillows made from the finest polish goose down. They are $125 each, so once again, I’d argue that I’m a very practical “dream bedroom” person, in the end!
Now let’s add a duvet cover. The duvet cover is something I want to keep simple (the pop of color will come later!). When I saw that Frette had a linen duvet cover, I audibly swooned! Can you imagine? Don’t start thinking about the pain of keeping it clean…just imagine the luxury of it! If you can afford a linen duvet cover, you likely can afford to have someone else clean it for you, anyway! So let’s just pretend that this is totally feasible, and imagine that gorgeous bed, those super soft sheets, the perfect pillow, and this gorgeousness on top, priced at $1,300!
I seriously had to just take a moment to smile and giggle at the mere thought of it! 🙂
Ok, so the room could use some color now, yes? Let’s do it! I totally flipped out over this embroidered fleur-de-lis quilt. It is perfectly my style. Blue is my favorite color to use in the bedroom, but this particular shade offers a bit more pop than I normally have, and that’s a good thing, I think! The embroidery work reminds me of what I saw on Mrs. Vanderbilt’s bed. Perfect opulence! And this one can be mine for $2,940. And can I please point out that Ms. Practical over here even picked out something that was on sale? Its retail price is $4,200. It was my very favorite quilt, so I guess my “no budget” budget just got lucky.
Now that my bed is nicely appointed, let’s make sure I’m wearing something suitable to match. I do believe these linen pajamas will do just fine, thank you very much! And once again, by pure luck, I selected something on sale, down from $595 to $357.
What a gorgeous bed I now have! But I can’t help but feel that I’ve been a little too reserved when it comes to the degree of luxury I gave myself. Everything I chose is the perfect fit for me, but I don’t know guys, something is missing. Something that will cause me to positively FALL OUT from the grandeur. Something I’ve never even dared to dream to own.
I found that thing on Frette, friends. Would you like to see it? Here it is!
Oh yes, that is a 100% cashmere blanket. It costs $6,200 and I WANT IT in my dream bedroom. Talk about an indulgence!!!
While I’m not exactly holding my breath for any of these pieces to find their way to my house any time soon, it really was fun to imagine what my room might look like if I really and truly could pick anything I wanted. Frette is a luxury linen and goods store that offers exactly that: luxury. I had a lot of fun seeing what caught my eye and not even worrying about the price tag.
What would your bedroom look like if you could have anything in it you wanted? (Not talking about Ryan Gosling, ladies!)