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Remember when we decided to move to another country, live in a hotel for a week while everything we owned was still in transit but then thought it would be a good idea to check out of our hotel after the first night and move into our completely empty apartment?
After all, who need things like a sofa, a bed or cutlery, right?
Okay, so I admit it wasn’t the brightest idea I’ve ever had but looking back it was kind of fun, even if it was slightly challenging given that we had nothing other than two suitcases full of clothes.
We bought ourselves an airbed, a sheet and two super fluffy Christy bath sheets which we used both as a kind of duvet to cover ourselves at night and to dry ourselves off in the mornings and that’s how we lived for a full week!
Fast forward 3 years and things have changed quite a bit. We moved from our temporary rental to our current home and we gave our bedroom a full-on dark and moody makeover.
Our bedroom is probably my favourite space in our apartment and, as much as we still love our super luxurious Christy towels (we have these ones from the Supreme Hygro range), it is nice to have a lovely thick duvet to hide under in the cold Berlin winters.
And now, it’s even better as we have some absolutely lovely Christy bed linen, too!
Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s called Urbis Bed Linen Platinum and it’s from their new “From Manchester with Love” range which couldn’t be more fitting given that it was our home for such a long time. (The bedding we have is no longer available but this Himari bed linen is very similar and absolutely gorgeous, too!).
As you probably guessed the bedding not only looks amazing, it feels amazing, too! Now, I could tell you all about the facts like 230 thread count and 100% Cotton Sateen but really it’s all about how it feels and I’m happy to say that it feels super soft and luxurious. The only problem is that It really doesn’t make it easier to get out of bed in the mornings!
I love the geometric and almost architectural pattern. The soft platinum grey colour is really calming and modern at the same time. (The same bed linen is also available in a dramatic peacock blue which also looks amazing!)
Now, it’s no big secret that I’m not a big fan of ironing and it’s particularly rare that I’ll bother to iron any bed linen. Let’s face it, who has the time?!
Luckily, the Christy bed linen came out of the washing machine almost wrinkle-free so ironing is (in my opinion at least) totally optional. I did, however, still give it a quick rub with the iron and I’m so glad I did!
It only took a couple of minutes and the whole thing was silky smooth and perfectly ironed! Yep, this is coming from someone who is so bad at ironing that I almost always end up with at least one burn!
As you can see, we not only have some gorgeous new Christy bed linen, we also have a lovely new throw!
The dark throw (it’s the Amalfi Throw in Charcoal which is very similar to this one) looks amazing with the soft grey bed linen and will hopefully give me an extra layer of warmth during the freezing Berlin winters which were up to -10°C during our first winter here.
I admit that I love the throw so much, that I’ve been snuggling up under it most evenings on the sofa, too. We haven’t yet turned the heating on (we’re trying to be more environmentally friendly) so wrapping up to keep warm is a must and our new Christy throw is absolutely perfect for keeping warm!
The lovely guys over at Christy have given me a discount code to share with you!
Just enter the code “LHOC20” at checkout to receive a massive 20% off your purchase!
(Excludes Chunky knit throw, Wimbledon and Living by Christy)
What kind of bed linen do you like? Do you prefer yours to be plain or do you like it to be patterned like our gorgeous new Urbis bed linen? How do you keep warm in winter? But the real question is – how many pillows and cushions are too many on a bed?