Today I’m hosting my first ever blog hop! I have been blogging since 2008 and while I have been part of some in the past I have never actually hosted one! In my desire to get back to bloggings hey day I decided to do something to collaborate with my fellow bloggers and help my readers discover some of my favorite reads.
For those of you new to my blog here is a little bit about myself. I started blogging when I ventured into the world of interior design. This blog started with me figuring out all of the ropes like schooling, my first clients, officially launching my design business and becoming a mom for the first time! I’m now a mom of two little boys, Hudson (4 years old) and Asher (22 months). They are adorable and keep me on my toes. You see quite a bit of them if you follow me on snapchat (camilapavone). I do some freelance writing for HGTV and Domino and work with local and virtual design clients.
I recently spruced up my bedroom with a new comforter.We had our old one almost 10 years and I didn’t realize how paper thin it was until our new one arrived. I went with the luxe down alternative comforter from Crane & Canopy and it is like sleeping with an amazing marshmallow. I love it! So, since I have been loving my bedroom refresh I decided to make this blog hop all about bedding and my friends at Crane & Canopy were gracious enough to send over some new bedding for their new look.
1. Ok, so tell us the truth how many throw pillows are actually on your bed? 1? 5? more?
My magic number is always 5. I love a traditional with a twist design look and for me that means symmetry. I also go with 2 Euro shams, 2 20″ pillows and then a lumbar pillow.
2. What’s your favorite show or book to read before you go to bed?
My latest obsession is Grace & Frankie. I have adored Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin since 9-5 and they are magic together in this show. I have quickly zipped through season 1 and can’t wait for season 2 in May.
3. For a cozy bed proper bedding is a must. What your favorite bedding company?
I’m a huge fan of Crane & Canopy. In the past couple of years all of my bedding has become theirs. I just love the quality of it. It’s all perfectly yummy hotel style bedding, but there isn’t a huge mark up on it. It can take a beating and with two boys you know that’s a lot of wear and tear and they have a good round up of designs. As a designer I get bored easily and I like to switch things up. It’s a little hard with a patterned wallpaper in my bedroom, but I have found a bunch of options that work in my space. I typically use all white bedding and have their Linden duvet, which I love, but I was eager to try out their french blue color, because it worked perfectly with the vintage loveseat I have at the foot of my bed. I decided to try out the Hayes Nova in french blue. I don’t use a top sheet, but I still enjoy the look of it. With this duvet you get a two toned duvet cover so you can fold it back and have the look of a fitted sheet. I’m also all about design details so I really love the classic white piping on this duvet and it’s matching shams. It was quite a change for me. I typically use all white bedding and have their Linden duvet, which I love, but I was eager to try out their french blue color, because it worked perfectly with the vintage loveseat I have at the foot of my bed.
4. What your wake up call in the morning? An old school alarm clock? Your cell phone? Your kids? Your pet?
I use to have an actual alarm clock on my nightstand, but with two kids it’s no longer needed. We are up at least once during the night and I typically wake up with one or two of my boys in my bed. We are working on Hudson not getting out of bed before the sun comes up and it seems to be working, but he is still up around 6am. Can’t wait till the day where we get to sleep in and require an alarm clock again, but I don’t see that happen anytime soon.
5. Favorite breakfast in bed meal?
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals so I have a couple of favorites. I love a great salt bagel that is hopefully still warm from the bagel shop with butter. Yum! I also enjoy some french toast, home fries and bacon! But seriously all food is yummy in bed.
Some more peeks of the rest of the room:
Now hop on over to IN MY OWN STYLE and see how Diane refreshed her bedroom!
Here is the schedule for the rest of the hop:
Tasha – Designer Trapped in a lawyers body
Emily – Freckled Fox
Bre- Rooms for Rent
Amy – The Idea Room
Erin – DIY on the cheap
Chelsea – Making Home Base
A big thank you to Crane & Canopy for gifting me the beautiful duvet. All opinions are my own. They are truly a company I love and use all of time. I think I have gifted it to everyone in my family!
All of the beautiful photos are taken by Liz of Elizabeth Kristin Photography. If you are in the NY area you must check her out! She does all of my family shoots.