Girls Bedroom Makeover Inspiration By Interior Blogger Molly Forbes

We love to see how our products help to transform interiors and this bedroom makeover by interior blogger Molly Forbes, who writes Mother’s Always Right, is a fabulous one. It’s also great to hear that she’s a big fan of The Fine Cotton Company products now too!

Molly decided to do a room makeover project, creating a stunning bedroom that’s shared by her two daughters, Freya aged seven and Effie aged three. With new bunk beds, bedding and bed linen on the wish list for the new room. Molly got in touch with The Fine Cotton Company team and we were delighted to be able to help her create the bedroom she wanted for her girls.

Here’s the bedroom before:

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Before, the space was cluttered. The furniture was a collection of pieces handed down or upcycled by Molly. Storage was a challenge with more stuff than space, it wasn’t easy to get to anything. Toys were crammed into boxes on shelves and clothes squished into storage that was long grown out of.

Converting this room into a shared bedroom for both Freya and Effie allowed all the toys to go into Effie’s old room, which now doubles up as a playroom and spare room.

And here’s the bedroom after:

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Molly chose a pink, mint and gold colour palette to reflect some of her girl’s favourite things: ice-cream, iced donuts, macaroons and candy floss.

When it came to bedding Molly explained “I wanted to avoid bedding with a print that was too “busy”. This delicate Dotty Pink design from The Fine Cotton Company is perfect. It’s a nod to the pink without being completely pink-tastic.” Both the girls are fans too, Freya says of the organic cotton that “it is so soft, it’s like sleeping in a cloud”.

Within the new bed linen is The Fine Bedding Company’s washable Spundown duvet and pillows that are playing a big part in the “sleeping on a cloud” thing.

At the windows there were curtains, these were replaced with Venetian blinds in matt white from Style Studio. These are neater than curtains and much better at keeping the light out.

Delighted with the new room, Molly enthused: “In fact, since we’ve changed the girls’ bedding we’ve noticed a marked improvement in bedtime!”

You can read the full bedroom reveal here, but here are a few of our favourite shots of the room.

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Who else has bedroom envy now? Congratulations Molly, we love the room you have created for your girls, you have done an incredible job.

You can also watch a full room tour in Molly’s video below.

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If anyone has any similar makeovers with our products we’d love to see them. Why not email them over to orders@thefinecottoncompany.com

Molly Forbes – Product Review

* This review is the independent blogger’s own words, thoughts and opinions  and the video content is embedded from the blogger’s own YouTube channels.

All images courtesy of http://www.MothersAlwaysRight.com Molly’s Instagram @mollyjforbes

The Luxurious Fontevraud Abbey Hotel opens in the Loire Valley

After years of work, the luxurious Fontevraud Abbey Hotel has opened it’s doors to the public.

The Fine Cotton Company was delighted to supply all the bespoke luxury organic bedlinen to the hotel in time for their opening.

Fontevraud Abbey Hotel

Fontevraud Abbey Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud nestles in the heart of the Loire Valley between Touraine and Anjou.

A few kilometres from the towns of Saumur and Chinon, Fontevraud Abbey is a major historical monument amongst the Loire Valley Châteaux. Founded in the 12th century, it was a monastery for over 700 years until it was transformed into a prison.

Today, Fontevraud is home to an ambitious arts and cultural program around the theme of a contemporary city.

 

Why buy Organic Bedlinen

Why buy Organic Bedlinen

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There are many reasons to buy organic bedlinen, but most obviously it is because quite simply, by choosing to buy the softest, purest organic cotton you have made a great choice with many positive benefits. Most organic bedding is made from organic cotton, which is grown from non-genetically modified plants without the aid of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Organic Cotton bedlinen doesn’t cost the earth, organic cotton products such as bedding are becoming increasingly popular for those striving for an eco-friendly home, but organic bedding collection is priced so that people can afford the luxury of beautiful bedlinen which positively benefits everyone.

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Regular non-organic bedding may contain residual chemicals from the production process. This can irritate people with sensitive skin or allergies. The effects of these chemicals may include headaches, dizziness, difficulties with memory and difficulties with sleeping. Organic cotton bedding has none of these side effects and will ensure that you get a good night’s sleep without any irritation to your skin. Organic bedding can offer not only a peaceful night’s sleep, but peace of mind.

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Win The Perfect Sleep Package worth £2300

Win a Perfect Nights sleep package worth £2300

Win a Deluxe Perfect Night’s Sleep Package worth £2300

We are delighted to be teamed with NEOM Organics and 6 other partners to give you the chance to win a deluxe perfect night’s sleep package worth over £2,300!

One Lucky person will win:

1. A Blissful Break for two at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel worth over £400
2. An Abaca organic mattress topper worth up to £695
3. The Wool Room bedding set worth £450
4. A set of The Fine Cotton Company Lille bed linen worth up to £155
5. A Hush pyjama set worth £169.50
6. A one hour nutritional therapy consultation with Amelia Freer worth £160
7. A selection of relaxing Pukka products worth £150
8. Neom’s Tranquillity Perfect Night’s Sleep package worth £152.50

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GOOD LUCK!

Owls Duvet Design in Natural

Following many requests from our customers, we have introduced the Owls and Stars designs in Natural colourways.

Owls Duvet Cover Natural

Owls Duvet Cover Natural

In a range of sizes – single, cot bed and cot duvet covers with coordinating pillowcases.

Blankets are also available to coordinate.

7 Reasons why Luxury Bed Linen from The Fine Cotton Company may help you sleep

  1. Naturally cool, breathable cotton bed linen from The Fine Cotton Company helps with temperature regulation. As you spend between a quarter and a third of your life sleeping, it is important that you remain as cool and comfortable as possible. Being too warm can lead to a disrupted nights sleep.
  2. Silk filled duvets and mattress toppers from The Fine Cotton Company are naturally hypoallergenic and they really do help to regulate your body temperature.
  3. The feel of luxurious fresh cotton bed linen is a wonderful experience –  there’s nothing like climbing into crisp, clean sheets in fabulously smooth pure cotton at the end of a long, tiring day
  4. Fitted sheets from The Fine Cotton Company are extra deep so they don’t ping off during the night! There’s nothing worse than being woken up to find the bottom sheet of your bed all bunched up beneath you. Our fitted sheets are carefully constructed with extra deep sides and perfectly tensioned elastic to ensure they fit your mattress. If you do have an unusual size or shape bed, contact us for bespoke options.
  5. Our bed linens are easy to change. Excessive dust can irritate the airways which may disrupt sleep.  If you have a valance on your bed, they may harbour dust and are generally changed infrequently – who does like lifting the mattress off to remove the valance?  The  exclusive ‘Tuck-Top’ Valance means you can change your  valance in seconds with this back-friendly valance!
  6. Bed Linen from our Timeless Classics Collections, such as Lille White, Vermont, Vienna and Seville will always be available. We want our customers to be able to add to or replace their current bed linen collection.
  7. Sleeping in soft, cool organic bed linen also allows you to lose any fears that you may have that harmful chemicals from your bedding are weakening your immune system, aggravating your allergies and that you are inhaling chemical irritants all night.

So just imagine what a wonderful night’s sleep that you will enjoy after you have slid between your luxurious soft natural cotton sheets.

Choosing Your Nursery Bedding

After choosing the cot, one of the most important purchases will be the bed linen.

The skin of your precious new baby is so delicate that what we put against it needs to be as pure as possible.  To protect your baby from nasty chemicals and pollutants which leach from the materials into our bodies, it is important to consider buying organic cotton bedding as organic cotton is grown without chemicals and pesticides. Bear in mind that ordinary cotton sheets are typically coated with formaldehyde to make them wrinkle-free, and are processed with chemicals that have essentially become a part of them. When your baby sleeps on this bedding, he or she will be in direct contact with these harmful substances, without you being fully aware of the effects.

Pure organic cotton bedding is breathable and this will help with temperature regulation of your baby.

What bedding do I need to buy for my new baby?

New baby bedding essentials:

It is probably a good idea to opt for neutral bedding and add personal touches of colour with toys and pictures. Neutral colours will ensure that everything will go together with no colour clashes and also so it has a bit of longevity. Having a baby is an expensive time so it helps if you can buy things that can be passed down to a baby in the future.

To start with the following list is a minimum that you need:

Fitted Moses Basket Sheets

Flat Sheets
Swaddling Blankets
Organic Cotton Light Blanket
Hooded Towel

Receiving Shawl – for the trip home from hospital or the baptism or Naming Ceremony

When buying your baby bedding, plan for 3 or 4 fitted and flat sheets and 2 light weight baby blankets for layering. This will enable you to have a couple of spare changes.

The baby blankets can also be used as a swaddling blanket.

Top Tips for Buying Nursery Bedding

You’ll need a good collection of quality essentials and the following are considerations:

Quality – always ensure you buy good quality fabrics such as percale. As you have to wash baby bedding so frequently they will last longer than cheap fabrics.

100% Organic Cotton. Don’t go for mixed fibres such as polyester cotton as these will be too warm and sticky for the baby and after frequent washing tend to ‘pill’ and become bobbly to the touch.

A Swaddling Blanket is an essential item to help with the new baby’s sense of security. Always choose one made of natural fibres; 100% organic cotton is best.

Go for a mix of sheets and light-weight blankets, so you can easily add an extra layer or take one away – Please do remember that a blanket doubled over counts as two layers.

Duvets, pillows and cot bumpers are not suitable for babies under 12 months old.

Essential Nursery Accessories

Blackout Blind – Planning for a good night’s sleep now will make all the difference in those sleep deprived weeks yet to come. Most babies sleep better in the dark simply because their bodies start to produce the sleep hormone that is stimulated by darkness.

A brightly-coloured mobile that attaches to the cot is a good choice for stimulating his senses.

Swaddling Blanket – may help with the baby’s sense of security.

Baby Monitor – as a Mum you want to hear everything once baby is safely tucked up in bed.

 

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