Wednesday, September 28, 2011

pillow talk

For several reasons, we swiftly decided we needed a new bed.  A new bed, a larger bed, a better bed.  The current one wasn't terrible (terrible was our first night in Texas: no air conditioning; air mattress with no sheets- I forgot them, new-wife fail; picture being in a sauna wearing a wetsuit, it was a rubbery hot mess) but an upgrade was in order.

We Goldilocks'ed it around San Antonio:

trying to find the one that was just right.

I had a Tempurpedic pillow for a long time, which I loved, and bought for my dad as a gift.  My mom "borrowed" it and loved it so much that lo and behold, in very little time my parents were the proud owners of a Tempurpedic mattress.  And pillows.  My mom's testamonial is as follows:

Your dad had a kidney stone and was tossing and turning all night and getting up and writhing in pain and I did not wake up once!  He woke me up in the morning to take him to the ER.  I was sleeping so soundly and could not feel him moving!
 After vigorous and rigorous testing, we too decided on a Tempurpedic.  But we decided to go full-tilt.  Really full-tilt.

      With an adjustable bed!

You mean, like a hospital bed? my friend Fred asked.

Precisely! I replied.

Like so:

for lounging!
For relaxing!
The so-called zero gravity position for sleeping
Luke and I greeted the adjustable bed concept with great cynicism as it seems rather gimmicky, but were sold with many peaceful 7 minute trials on mattresses around town.  [The trouble with mattress shopping is that everyone acts with such decorum!]  The hope was that a quality mattress would alleviate and prevent back/neck pain in Luke and me, respectively.

And... it is just so wonderful.  So comfortable for reading before bed, amazing for sleeping.  Also very comfortable flat.  I have never slept on my back before but now I drift off immediately in that position, head and knees slightly elevated.  Ommmmm.

However, it is still an adjustable bed and makes very unromantic whirring noises when moving [completely silent when not moving] and is still a strange sight in the bedroom when not flat and to make it less, er, nosocomial in this regard, I WANT TO GET THIS HEADBOARD AND FOOTBOARD!
Feel free to PayPal some funds my way

We saw this bed at a furniture store in town.  So substantial.  So graceful.  So romantic.

What is your dream bedroom like?  Romantic?  Serene?  Playful?  Scandi-calm or bordello-plush?

My friend's sister is a designer who worked for Playboy magazine for many years (meow) and I love what her website has to say about this:
Your home safeguards your most honest self. Invite-only to the world, your interior walls are entrusted with the care of loved ones, life’s mementos, your passions and insights into your personality. This is your domain – the landscape that motivates and inspires you.

We embarked on this process by getting comfortable.  Next we get pretty!


  1. Congratulations! I LOVE my Tempurpedic too! I only wish that I had the adjustable one! Q

  2. You should get the base, Q! It is pretty great.

  3. You spent a night in San Antonio with no A/C?!?!?!

  4. Yup. Everyone talks about their honeymoon bein' all hot and steamy. Those people have no idea what they're talking about.