OK…it’s time to get started…I’m assuming everyone has their mattress ready to start building a better bed, right? Before we dress our bed, we must make sure that we have taken care of what is actually beneath the sheets…the mattress enhancers and pillows!
Peacock Alley has a well-rounded selection of both! The mattress enhancers (which some of you may refer to as feather beds or pillow tops) are for those of us that may not have purchased as good of a mattress as we would have liked and need a little more cushion. They carry three different choices from Ogallala.
Wool – The most popular choice for hot Texas weather, keeps sleeping bodies warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while providing firm support for the spine and neck
Bed Box Down – This choice is top of the line luxury with Hypodown 700 fill so you can truly be surrounded in comfort. Sewn in a baffled box design (so the down doesn’t all end up at one end) in a 300-thread-count.
Feather Bed – 230-thread-count cotton twill featherbed is stitched on the horizontal channels and generously filled with 75% Goose Feather and 25% Goose Down.
The naked bed, found at Peacock Alley’s Design Studio, allows you to touch and feel each and see which is right for your body temperature and personal “firmness” needs.
When it comes to pillows, Merrimac Dillon’s The Pillow Bar is the creme de la creme! Merrimac actually invented a “pillow-bar” that allows you to custom-make the pillow that’s perfect for you. Filled with pristine 650-fill Hungarian goose down, these pillows are pure luxury and like no other! The 300-thread-count cotton sateen cover can even be embroidered (so no one else in the house will try to claim it…) with whatever you desire and scented with your choice of herbal pouches. Pure heaven! You can get your custom pillow at Peacock Alley’s Design Studio or at several locations listed here.
There’s a couple of videos here that allow you to see the pillow bar in action! I can’t wait to get one!
If you have allergies, Peacock Alley also offers a hypo-down version from Ogallala. This company discovered a recipe for hypoallergenic down and uses this special mix in their products. This secret ingredient? Milkweed….who knew?
Mattress enhancers are not an essential part of your bed…more of a choice depending on how you like your bed to feel. I’m going to start out without one, since I just bought a brand new mattress, and see how that works. I can always add one later…
So, step one for me is snagging my perfect pillow! And I’ve decided The Pillow Bar is the way to go.
Do you have any other questions about what’s beneath your sheets? I’ll get the answer for you! Can’t wait to hear from you!