MMM: Princess & The Pea beds

Lila has just turned two. She now has ‘favourite’ books which I am directed to by one word and a point each evening.

Usually: ‘Peppa’ – Needs no explanation; ‘Peepo,’ – ditto; ‘Sally,’ – Sally’s Secret by Shirley Hughes; ‘Babies,’ – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell; ‘Baby,’ (the singular version) – ‘One Little Baby’ by Richard Dungworth and Jane Waddell, or ‘Pea,’ – The Princess & The Pea, a classic.

The version we're reading, by A Little Golden Book
The version we’re reading, by A Little Golden Book

I always loved Princess & The Pea when I was tiny. The thought of that princess being able to feel something as small as a little green pea despite sleeping on twenty mattresses really fired my imagination – and I love the fact my little girl enjoys it too – even being so little.

And it seems interiors gurus try to recreate their own P&TP moment for their little princesses (and princes) because I have noticed a real trend for ‘layered’ bedding – either for sleeping in or for little lounging corners.

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Image: LeastLittleThing Tumblr
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Image: Elinteriordeana.blogspot.com
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Image: Kotivinkki.fi

 

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Image: Mokkasin.blogspot.fr
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Image: Curiosites-en-tissu.blogspot.com
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Image: Serendipityaris
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Image: Rafa-Kids.blogspot.fr
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Image: Planete-deco
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Image: Mommo-Design
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Image: New Zealand Design Blog

The way to achieve the look is to start with a normal single mattress and then ‘layer’ on blankets, duvet covers or mattress toppers. If you’re a total textile-aholic like me, no further excuse is needed to buy more bedding.

I love the idea of creating your very own Princess & The Pea moment. Use print and patterned sheets and bedding in completely contrasting colour ways, or stick to a toning palette and clash your prints. Whatever way you prefer, it’ll be total lounge heaven – or make a brilliant den.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Comments ( 3 )

  • avatar
    Catherine

    Love this. Hattie loves this too and I am making her a mini bed and lots of duvets using a satsuma box as the bed! Will share when finished in ten years 😉 x

    • avatar
      sian gwilliam

      I also adore that book Erica … ! I even managed to get my Mum to make (yes, with her bare hands) me a four poster bed when I was about 12… with Designer Guild fabric. For more reading suggestions here’s a post I did recently with a list of all the books that the kids in Purdey’s class read at home … a mini book club… xx

      http://wp.me/p2YvOM-TX

  • avatar
    Margaret

    Lovely pictures, such a great inspiration when I run out of ideas

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