A work colleague from California once came to visit the London office that I was working in at the time. We spent the week showing her around and getting to know each other, we swapped life stories and chattered away about general topics with the conversation often turning back to TV shows that everyone was currently enjoying. A few days into the visit she awkwardly admitted she felt a little out of the loop as she spent a lot of her time outdoors and well… doing things.. and not so much time spent indoors watching TV… oh. It seems that in the UK we watch a lot of TV…
Alas when we have such inclement weather and long winters there is not a lot else to do but hunker down and make the most of it. I sure wouldn’t complain about great weather all year round but I love the changing of the seasons and an excuse for spending evenings in bed reading and snuggled under a blanket in the sitting room watching whatever great costume drama the BBC has lined up. I also spend a lot of time thinking about what our home needs for this period of hibernation. One of the key items of course is – a new set of cosy linens to enjoy.
Launching this month with a lovely name Murmur, is the debut homeware collection from Bedeck, one of the UK’s leading bedlinen brands.
The beautiful new collection blends a contemporary and rustic aesthetic using sea grass, ash, acacia, stoneware, wools and linen pieces designed in-house and sourced from from Portugal and Thailand.
The key to a great winter bed is of course layering. I used generous square navy pillows for structure and a relaxed cotton bedding with a pretty all over geo print. Then dressed the bed with slubby grey knit cushions, a beautiful criss cross print wool throw – and my favourite from the collection – unusual Ikat motif cushions.
You can see the rest of the simple and beautiful collection on Bedeck’s site.
Navy Sail Throw
Dash Double Duvet Cover
Dash Oxford Pillowcase
Bud Grey Cushion
Ikat Monochrome Cushion
Small Speckle Bowls
Tapered Ash Candleholder
Blue Pinstripe Bathrobe
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org