Last weekend, I was in New York City to help train the sales associates at the Crate and Barrel store on Madison Avenue (by Central Park) about the Natural Care line of mattresses. I'm proud to say that Natural Care is now also available at all Crate and Barrel furniture stores nationwide, in addition to JCPenney stores and many fine sleep specialty stores nationwide, too.
In between training sessions, I walked around the empty store (it was done in the morning before the store opened) and felt like I had a private store all to myself. There is something very calming about shopping in store that's pin-drop quiet: no music, no employees and just daylight pouring through the windows. Fun!
Yes, $1800 is not cheap, I admit. But you are looking at a piece of furniture that is made from authentic vintage rugs and is hand upholstered to give you a polished, very professional look. Whenever I see something I'd like to buy, I just wait for the appropriate sale and markdowns to see if the price is agreeable or not. And sometimes, I'll look at this inspiration piece and just make one myself. Which one would you do? Wait for a sale or try it yourself?
And here is a fun idea: use your dining room hutch as as tableau presentation instead of just stacking endless amounts of dishes on top of each other. Why not mix a big ball of twine and shells with everyday dishes? Or just fill up the entire cabinet with jars full of household items. I think the rules of decorating are broken and we can be as creative in every room of the house. Have fun, I say.
Okay, back to meeting the lovely folks at C&B to discuss eco sleeping....