Interiors: Creating an Organic Sanctuary

Ever since I re-designed Jackson’s room I’ve had a little bit of jealousy – I’m in love with his room. So I decided to give our Master Bedroom a winter update that both Eric and I can retreat to that is cozy during these chillier months. I have always cared deeply about the linens on my bed. After all, we spend a good amount of time in bed in our lifetime. While the mattress is important, so too are the linens we choose to use on our beds. I prefer linens that are organic cotton or linen and cool to the touch.

I teamed up with Coyuchi (based here in SF) to show you how to create the perfect bed with organic bed linens. Coyuchi has been producing organic linens for the past 25 years. They were making them before it was a widely practiced alternative. Knowing where my linens are made and how they make them, gives me peace of mind. The products Coyuchi makes also add texture and a natural element to your bed.

On my bed I wanted to have the linens create a calm retreat from my hectic life. I chose a neutral palette to counter my colorful life!

On the Bed

A set of crisp white cotton sheets (always my favorite)
White organic blanket
Gray flannel duvet cover (the softest I’ve ever felt)
Charcoal blanket (for those extra cold night)
Charcoal alpaca pebble knit pillows (the knit of these is spectacular!)
Finished it off with a white braided rope lumbar pillow in the front

On my son’s first bed out of his crib, I had so much fun deciding which linens to use. He love his white flannel sheets and cozy white organic blanket (more details on his room here)! They are so soft to the touch and he has transitioned flawlessly to his new bed. I also placed a grey striped wool blanket at the end of the bed. It looks so nice with the Rippled Stripe Pillow Cover.

It isn’t just about how the beds looks, it also has to do with the health of your family. No harsh chemicals are used and you can feel secure about the health and safety of your loved ones. I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together. My husband and I have never slept better!

This post is a partnership with Coyuchi. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Photo by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street

Interiors: Layering a Kids Bed

I’ve been getting a lot of questions centered around Jackson’s bedroom makeover – especially the way I layered his bed. By the end of each day it never looks like put together – the pillows are usually on the floor. I wanted a layered bed that is inviting and fun.

I started with Coyuchi flannel sheets (in white) and let me tell you, they are the softest most wonderful sheets I have ever touched. They are perfect way to lure Jackson out of his crib and into his big boy bed, which he still doesn’t sleep in but we are trying. The cozy cotton bed cover, organic striped pillow cover, and wool blanket at the end of the bed (a favorite for chilly nights) are all from Coyuchi. The quality of their products is unsurpassed and they are my go-to source for bedding.

Many of you have been asking about the headboard – one of my personal favorites in his room. I had envisioned being able to switch out different textiles on his bed – maybe a vintage indigo piece, etc. I found beautiful products at Hollywood at Home to add the layers of texture and interest to the bed. Probably my favorite change to the bed is the hand-loomed wool bed cover from India that I placed on the headboard. It not only adds texture, but gives the bed more depth. I also couldn’t resist a pillow made of Peter Dunham fabric that depicts a world map. Travel is such an important part of our lives and it finishes off the bed perfectly.

When you layer a bed, consider a few things I’ve found helpful

  1. Begin with a nice pair of sheets. You can use plain sheets or pattern – it really depends on your taste and what you’re trying to achieve.
  2. I like to use a bedcover that is easy to care for – believe it or not – white bedcovers are easy to wash and always look fresh and clean.
  3. Consider choosing a variety of pillows. I think this is where you can really play. I often change the pillows seasonally.
  4. If you want to add more texture and interest to a bed, think about using a unique vintage textile or something more unique than the linens you are sleeping with.
  5. Don’t forget comfort. The most beautiful bed also needs to be comfortable. We got Jackson a Helix mattress and it’s been so dreamy. Not only that, it was delivered to our home in a box! So easy to unpack and use.

Photos for Caitlin Flemming Design by Spotted SF

New Year, New Intentions

Hello 2018, Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday with your friends and family. After our little staycation here in San Francisco I’m definitely ready to jump into 2018. A new year, brings a fresh start.

This year, I have come up with a few intentions that I hope can help me stay on top of things. My husband will be traveling more for work this year and I have some VERY exciting new projects on the horizon, so staying in touch with these intentions is particularly important over the next twelve months.

Clear the Clutter

This has always been important in our house. I have a difficult time concentrating with disorder around me. I spent the week after Christmas going through all the closets. It’s a constant challenge to keep the number of toys in check. My son has so many trucks and trains! I’m still struggling with a way to store all of them. I finally did a little purge of his toys to see if he even notices if any are gone. It’s all about take baby steps to getting organized but with each closet, drawer and shelf that gets cleaned up it makes me so much happier.

Plan Ahead

This is something that I have always been good at doing. That is, until I had my daughter in June. Somehow having two kids under the age of three has been a challenge in keeping with my “plan ahead” mentality. I’m still pretty good about tidying up before I go to bed, but sometimes making my lists of what to get done the next day can slip. My brain is just unable to concentrate. Sleepless nights aren’t conducive to planning ahead. Things are beginning to improve and I want to return to making a list for the next day.


I know I am better with a full night of sleep. I have to admit, in college I was the one who never went to bed past eleven and usually earlier. I prefer to be productive during the day and recharge at night. This can be more challenging with a baby, but we do pretty good! Now with two kids I treasure my sleep even more.

More Dates with my Husband

I want to make this a priority this year. We are often so busy with one kiddo or the other, and taking time for the two of us is important. I hope we can get into a routine of taking a date a few times a month (and maybe even a weeknight – crazy, right?!).

Take Time for Myself

Self-care is important. Finding the time is hard, it took me five months to find time to return to pilates after having Amelia. Now that I’m back, I want to be sure I stick to it. It makes me feel good and also helps me to have more energy.

What are your goals for 2018? I’d love to know!

Blooms in Season: Winter Whites

Winter has finally officially arrived! This month for our Blooms in Season collaboration, Natalie has put together a stunning winter inspired arrangement. I almost exclusively use white flowers (I know, crazy right?) and this combination has me swooning. 

I love the way Natalie’s use of natural items you could find in your backyard – branches, fir swags, cedar – all evoking winter. And the paper whites and peonies look like the snow of winter!

Hope this brings you a little dose of inspiration as you are setting your holiday tables this coming weekend for family and friends. Happy holiday weekend everyone!

To get inspired by past Blooms in Season posts – click here.

Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Images by Caitlin Flemming for Sacramento Street