WE HAVE A WINNER! Our randomly selected winner of a Crane and Canopy duvet of her choice is Becky who added a burst of color to her bedroom with new gorgeous, super affordable curtains from Century 21. Congratulations Becky, we’ll email you with the directions to claim your prize. Thanks to all who shared their bedroom remake tips. We’ll recap our favorites in an upcoming post.
As you may have read, Alex and I recently moved into a new place and have been trying to tackle design on a budget. We also know how new bedding can totally reinvent a bedroom. Visiting stores like West Elm and Crate and Barrel can be fun, but often their goods are mad money and feel cheaply made. Which, since most items originate in China, they probably are.
One item that I was particularly interested in, was West Elm’s White Pintuck Cotton Duvet set. However, paying $119 for a duvet that was only a 230-thread count seemed pretty crazy. As a reminder, a higher count means softer sheets. I typically want sheets with at least a 300 thread-count. You could argue that a duvet cover doesn’t need to be as good quality because you don’t touch it directly to your skin, but I strongly felt that for that type of $$, it should be. So, I resigned myself to keep looking around, reminding myself that duvets should last for years.
Thankfully, I then found Crane & Canopy. Crane & Canopy is furthering the trend of US online businesses that cut out the retailer to save money for the end consumer. It was founded with the idea of working with high-end manufacturers to produce designer quality bedding with high-quality fabrics at NOT so designer prices.
Oh – and in addition to their goods being made well — they are all super adorbs. Their signature line was designed to look like a perfectly made bed. How? They include a two-toned cover so the bed looks perfectly made all the time, even if it’s not. For those of us sleep hogs, who often don’t have time in the morning to make our beds, this seems like a no-brainer. Yet, I haven’t seen any other duvets that offer the same option.
In addition to their signature designs, they also offer everything from textures to embroideries prints and solids. Lucky for me, they even had a white pintuck duvet that retails for $119**. Plus, while their duvet retails for the same price as West Elm, it boasts a 400-thread count. Plus, it’s machine washable!
Well, I received the duvet in the mail last week as well their comforter and couldn’t be happier. The duvet looks chic and feels super comfy — and has added such tranquility to our new bedroom. Two thumbs up from My First Apartment, Crane & Canopy! (check out the pic to the right)
Now, the FUN part! You can win your own brand new duvet from Crane & Canopy!
TELL US below in comments one way you have reinvented your bedroom and we’ll randomly pick a lucky winner who will get to choose their favorite duvet from Crane & Canopy. Comment by February 15 and follow Crane & Canopy’s newsletter for a chance to win.
**Disclosure: After contacting Crane & Canopy, they offered to supply MyFirstApartment with a free duvet product. This did not effect our recommendation of the product. Alissa paid for her new comforter.