There is a wonderful Russian novel titled Oblomov in which the eponymous main character does not get out of his bed for the first 150 pages. Although published in the 19th century and intended as a satire, there are times –– especially during a typically manic 21st-century day –– when I wonder if Oblomov did not, in fact, have very much the right idea.
Scientists keep telling us to get back in bed and spend more time there. Maybe we should start listening. According to studies, the modern American gets six hours of sleep, as opposed to the seven or eight that we need for optimal health.
So here’s to climbing under the covers. But let us do it in style. Let those covers be Matouk coverlets or Cocoon silk throws, and let us pile our beds high with Missoni and Hable pillows. Of course.
Clockwise on bed by Four Hands: Pillow with Taylor Quilted Euro Sham by Bella Notte, pillow with Ruffled Linen Sham in graphite by Bella Notte, two decorative pillows by Hable, Aria coverlet by Matouk and Kiawah duvet by Pine Cone Hill. On table by Four Hands: Lamp by Jamie Young, Penthouse candle by Lafco House & Home Collection and urn by Fringe Studio. All items are from Bellanoche.
On Caperana king bed with headboard upholstered in raw silk: Euro pillow covers, Mario & Marielena woven lattice down pillows, linen-and-silk beaded pillow, Ann Gish silk pillow in cream and taupe, silk coverlet, silk duvet and handmade carved-bone crawfish. Clockwise on Oly Studio iron table with antiqued mirror top: Onyx Ripple vase, spa-blue ceramic lamp, Infiniti vase in lapis, petite crystal stem vases and mouth-blown crystal knot object. On the floor: Aluminum Grande vase and cone finial in aged gray. All items are from Home and Garden, A Plant Gallery Store.
what a sham!
Clockwise on steel-blue satin Cordelia quilt: European sham in white birds-eye fabric with scalloped piped flange, Seychelles border and periwinkle-blue Italian poplin trim; standard sham in white sateen with aqua basket-weave Swiss trim; boudoir sham in white Italian percale with a prêt-a-dormir green leaf design; Montmartre-style boudoir sham in Italian percale with salmon trim; boudoir pillowcase in white percale with Vesta embroidered border; neck roll in periwinkle-blue Italian poplin with Seychelles monogram in scalloped piped white Italian poplin; standard sham in ivory Dakota fabric with scalloped piped flange and Emmeline appliqué border in plum Italian poplin; and European sham in white Dakota fabric with scalloped piped flange, Abigail appliqué monogram and trim in candy poplin. All items are from Leontine Linens.
On Oly Studio Helena bed in raffia: Orange Essere Euro pillow by Missoni, Irene embroidered Euro sham by Missoni, pillow in green Ikat pattern by Madeline Weinrib, Ankasa yellow pillow from the Palm Beach Collection, handmade zebra pillow and embroidered queen comforter from Missoni’s Irene collection. On Missoni Alice cylindrical pouf: Blue Murano glass bowl. On Aiden Gray mirrored-glass table: Oly Studio Lombok ornament on lower shelf and hand-blown green glass vase, jet-black Delmonico lamp by Shine, red Murano glass bowl and vintage blue Foo dogs on top shelf. Hanging behind bed: Iva embroidered quilt by Missoni. All items are from Juliet Custom Furnishings.