I have needed new bedding since Kale and I moved in together, all the way back in March. Somehow, when we turned on the light at night, my gray bedding turned green! It was a cruel trick of light, that we just couldn’t figure out, but it looked horrendous. Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, Mia, my younger and more curious dog, started eating the pom poms off the edges! She got about half way around before I figured out where they were all going. Mind you, I had this duvet cover for years and never had this issue! Needless to say I have been over due for a bedding upgrade. When Serena and Lily reached out to me about their new store opening in Dallas, I was all to excited to jump at the chance to pick out new bedding.
Serena and Lily are known for their quality and easy breezy luxurious styles. Serena and Lily has breezy California inspired style with great design. The look reminds me or an elevated coastal home. The pieces are very livable, it’s no fun to not want to sit on your furniture! If I did my whole home in Serena and Lily I’m sure it would feel like a luxury vacation home! While I couldn’t re-do my whole apartment right away, I’m settling for the new bedding.
Serena and Lilly Bedding
Serena and Lily are not Target. They have a decently high price point, but the quality is 100% there to match. Honestly I know that we’ll have these pieces for years and years to come. I also made sure that there wasn’t any pieces too tempting for Mia, and we don’t even throw anything on the floor when we go to bed! I have Kale walking the blankets to the living room so we can keep them away from the dogs!
My parents always told me your bed is something you should never skimp on because it’s were you spend most of your time (although my desk chair might disagree). I’m pretty sure they were talking about the frame and the mattress, but I’m going to expand the definition. You should have quality linens, pillows, and blankets on your bed.
Solana Duvet Cover and Shams
I needed a really lightweight duvet. Kale runs hotter than the average human so he would not go for anything flannel or heavy. I tried a quilt instead of a full bedspread over the summer. However I prefer the fluff of a comforter. So I stuck with the linen duvet covers for my down comforter to make us both happy. I figured this would be a good year-round piece for us.
I like simple styles, something classic that I won’t get annoyed with after a couple months. I looked for solids and found the Solana Duvet Cover. Of course I chose fog (aka gray) because I don’t like any color enough to commit it to it. We tried white but that didn’t go well with the dogs. Even when they dogs don’t get on the bed, their fur gets everywhere! Of course I needed a matching set so I grabbed the Solana Shams standard size in fog as well. Heads up they are sold separately so don’t forget to buy two!
UPDATE 3/18/2019: My Solana Duvet Cover has since ripped in several places (photos at the end of the post). I’m not entirely sure how it happened. The linen is pretty light and thin, which I was originally thrilled with, but I’m thinking now that maybe it’s just too delicate for us. Between the the dogs hopping on and off and the constant fight for covers being on or off between Kale and I, the fabric just didn’t hold up.
Henley Wool Throw
This was the piece that I definitely didn’t need but was the most excited about. There are very few nights that I need a blanket here in Texas, but I think now that Kale and I live together, I figured we’ll keep the heat off for longer. Really I’m just being prepared. I’ve wanted a big chunky knit throw for a while but every time I looked last year they were sold out or really tiny.
This one is both the perfect size and in stock! It’s wool, super cozy, and comes in 2 colors. Despite what the photos below show, I don’t let the dogs anywhere near it. I was actually trying to get Mia to sit next to the bed and she interpreted that as jump ON the bed. She completely crashed my shoot but made it so much better to be honest. She looked so cute I just couldn’t kick her out. I was looking at betting the gray one, but went with ivory for contrast.
Adelaide Alpaca Throw
Another throw blanket but on the opposite end of the spectrum. It is really lightweight and has adorable tassels on the ends. I use this one on the couch mostly, but throw it on the bed for decor when I’m not using it. I knew I’d love it because alpaca is super soft. I have an alpaca scarf that my mom got me that I wear all winter long! (PS the grey version is on sale.)
Amalie Pillow Cover and Pillow Insert
I almost got kicked out of the apartment for ordering a pillow. Kale absolutely hates extra pillows and sees no point to them I however, love them and decided that one pillow would be a good compromise since it would be replacing the old one. What is it with guys and hating throw pillows? I ordered the Amalie pillow and this insert in ivory to match the blankets. I thought it would add a great bit of texture to the otherwise smooth bedding.
Where To Shop Serena and Lily Bedding
Of course you can shop Serena and Lily bedding online, but when looking for home decor and furniture, it is so much easier to buy in person. It’s tough to commit to a big purchase when you’ve never seen it in person. Reading the measurements is great, but visualizing is much easier when you can sit on/ feel/ move the piece in person.
Serena and Lily is opening a new store in Dallas and I’m so excited to visit in person! It’ll be on McKinney off of Knox. I drove by the other day and got so excited to write this post to tell you all about it! Be sure to follow me on Instagram so that you know about the grand opening and I can take you on a tour when I go!
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Photos of duvet cover, 3/18/19.