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I haven’t done a home post in a while so I wanted to share some aspects of our master bedroom with you. This is the room in the house that I am most close to being finished in terms of decor. The only thing that may be added in the future is something above the bed to fill out the space more, but I’m still trying to decide if we really need that.

The master bedroom was the one room in the house that I had a clear vision for how I wanted it to look. It’s also the room that I am the most happy with overall. We were very lucky in that the room itself had very good basics to work with – the size was just right, with the right configuration of where the window and doors were. I was also given a lot of freedom creatively to design the room.

Bed – customized via Candace & Basil
Mattress – Mr. Mattress, in the model Bennett
Side tables – Ikea customized with brushed brass knobs from Amazon
Sconces – Hang Out Lighting via Etsy
Edison bulbs – Amazon
Wall clock – Amazon
Accent wall paint – Sherwin-Williams Naval
Wall paint – Sherwin-Williams Icicle

I’ve written extensively about our bed so I won’t go into too much detail about this. In summary, we are both ecstatic that we went with a king size bed because now we both have a lot of room to move around in our sleep. There’s also enough room for our cat, Noodles, to sleep with us if she wanted to.

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The mattress itself is the Bennett from Mr. Mattress, a local Vancouver mattress store. I’m fairly certain they ship across Canada. This is our second Bennett mattress from Mr. Mattress (our first one is now in the guest bedroom) so you know how much we love this mattress. We’ve recommended everyone we know to shop there and try out the Bennett and several people have also purchased it based on our recommendation, so that’s just more proof that it is an amazing mattress. I find that mattresses are rarely double sided now, and most modern models also come with a thick pillow-top which can be comfortable initially but are more prone to sagging. Since you are no longer able to flip the mattress over, you’d have to replace it sooner rather than later. Mr. Mattress’s models are all double sided so you can flip them, and they don’t come with that thick pillow-top so they tend to last longer. I haven’t noticed much sagging in either of our beds either, so they’ve lasted quite well. If you want a soft pillow-top to sleep on, it’s much cheaper just to add your own and you can just replace that instead of having to buy an entirely new mattress.

Our side tables are from Ikea. They were a very generous housewarming gift from my brother, who purchased them for us when we moved into our condo over three years ago. We had kept the original black knobs for most of the time we’ve had this, but I’ve always wanted to change them out to something more modern. With our navy blue wall, I wanted to add brass accents throughout the room, so I ordered these brass knobs from Amazon. They were about $5 each but make such a big difference in the overall look and feel of the room.

The sconces were something I had been researching and looking at for several months before I finally found the right ones for the right price. I ordered these customizable sconces from Etsy. They are made in Chicago and come in a variety of different colours and finishes. I picked an all brass look with navy cord. We didn’t want to get the hard wired style because I figured having plug-in will make it more versatile to change out later, if we wanted to. The navy cord blends in with the wall so its barely noticeable, and installation was also relatively easy.

The LED Edison bulbs are from Amazon. I looked for a really long time to find LED Edison bulbs that have that coil-effect on the inside, similar to old fashioned Edison bulbs. I almost contemplated getting actual Edison bulbs but since there was no lampshade with the sconces, I would 100% burn myself all the time from the heat. I’m glad I found these LED ones because there is almost no heat generated from them.  The energy footprint is also minuscule at simply 4.5W per bulb.

Our bedsheets are primarily from Fieldcrest Home, which were purchased from Target. We have the Damask Stripe and the Hotel, both in white. We absolutely love the sheets from Fieldcrest – I’ve written about them extensively on my Instagram here and here. We also purchased a set from Bluebellgray on clearance, which I wrote about here, but they aren’t as luxurious. I would not pay full price for the Bluebellgray ones, but highly recommend Fieldcrest as the price to quality ratio is just fantastic.

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We purchased this @fieldcresthome Damask Stripe 500 thread count duvet cover set from @target for our new king bed. I LOVE well-made, thick, high(ish) thread count bed sheets. I find that they are so much better in quality than normal sheets, and I end up sleeping better overall and wake up feeling more refreshed. 1️⃣ They feel like 500 thread count. I've had high(ish) thread count sheets before that are super thin and flimsy, these are not it. If you look into how thread count is calculated, you can see that it is often manipulated to show a higher thread count without the quality behind it. These are thick, luscious, and super soft. 2️⃣ They come with wonderful corner ties! I recently discovered corner ties and they have been incredible. 3️⃣ Fieldcrest duvet covers are larger than most down duvets on the market, so you end up with "spare" cover without any duvet inside it on the edges. Fortunately, having the corner ties really help alleviate this issue, and we haven't noticed any shifting. 4️⃣ They are $99.99 USD normally, from Target, but they often do sales. I waited for a sale and got this for $74.99 USD. It's pricey, but nice sheets last for a LONG time. 5️⃣ We don't use a flat sheet so instead of buying sheet sets, our fitted sheets are just the regular Target Threshold 300 thread count ones that are around $30 USD or so for the king size. We've been using this brand since 2012 and love the quality. ➡️ Let me know if you have questions!

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The duvet itself is from Costco, our pillows are from Bed Bath and Beyond and Ikea, our navy accent pillow was a collaboration between local Vancouver artist Dana Mooney and Joue Designs (now discontinued), and our fleece blanket was from Winners.

I always love to read about people’s homes and how they like to fill it, so I hope this was an interesting read!

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HOME DECOR | Our new king size tufted bed

Candace and Basil Santa Fe bed in ivory linen made in Canada custom bed review

Introducing our new KING BED from Candace & Basil. This is the Santa Fe bed in ivory linen. It was built-to-order, and custom made for us – the nails on the wings were removed and replaced with more tufting (you know how much I love tufting). It was my first time ordering from Candace and Basil and I am pretty happy with how everything turned out in the end. Read on for my initial thoughts on this bed!

This bed is MADE IN CANADA, and is incredibly well built. You can seriously tell the difference in quality between this and another off-the-shelf piece of furniture. It was shipped to us from Mississauga in three separate parcels, and it was very easy to assemble. While the colour is not a true ivory, more of a cream-beige, it ended up working out really well for us because we had a white bed before and over time it would yellow a bit from general use and also being in the sun. The fabric is SUPER SOFT. I couldn’t believe how soft this is, and I just love running my hands across the fabric.

Candace and Basil Santa Fe bed in ivory linen made in Canada custom bed review

The primary issue we noticed was that our mattress is thinner than most modern mattresses because it doesn’t have that pillow top, so the mattress doesn’t quite go up to where the tufting part of the headboard. It’s not a huge issue because most people have pillow top mattresses, and we can cover the gap with pillows. If you are in the same boat as me and are interested in ordering this bed, you could ask them to reduce the amount of space on the headboard with no tufting. The other issue was that the production and shipping process took a lot longer than expected. Because this bed is built-to-order, they estimated 2 weeks for manufacturing and then another week to ship. It ended up taking over 3 weeks to build (they said they had some issues with the wing design), and nearly 2 weeks to ship across the country. As with everything house-related, we’ve learned that you need to build in a lot of time to accommodate for delays – nearly everything has been delayed.

Candace and Basil Santa Fe bed in ivory linen made in Canada custom bed review

Customer service was good to begin with – they were super nice, very informative, and I LOVE the live chat function (more companies should have live chat). But when they encountered delays after we ordered, we weren’t informed of the delays until we had contacted them to ask if they were still on track for delivery. That was when we found out that they had issues with the wing design and that the bed wouldn’t be complete. We were then told that the bed would be complete the following weekend (but it wasn’t, and there were a few other follow ups on my end). I understand that delays happen but we wished they were a bit better with communication towards the end.

Overall I’m happy with the bed itself, the quality is just amazing, especially for that price. The delays were a bit troublesome but I think partly it’s for me to adjust my expectations. They also work with Paybright to offer free financing. We knew that we will have a lot of expenses in the first few months so we opted for the payment split over 6 months, with no additional cost.

There’s another local Vancouver furniture manufacturer named after the famous painter with one ear, and they also make custom beds like this, however their prices are over 2x what Candace & Basil charges, primarily because Candace & Basil sells direct to consumers whereas the other furniture company only sells through retailers with that retailer markup.

Candace and Basil also sells furniture that they don’t make in-house. There’s quite a big selection, and the prices are reasonable. We liked that they offer free shipping and returns on all orders, except the custom-made beds. Free shipping is available on custom furniture but they are final sale. If you’re looking for some good quality furniture, I highly recommend checking them out.

Candace and Basil Santa Fe bed in ivory linen made in Canada custom bed review

This post is not sponsored, we paid for the bed ourselves.