Pete jokes that one of my favourite places to be is in bed, but well, isn’t that true for most people? I must confess though, despite the fact we’re both early birds and night owls, the few hours I do spend in bed are just the best and for about 10 months a year I switch on my electric blanket and snuggle down under the thickest duvet you could ever imagine. That’s the reality of life with cold intolerance and it’s rare to find me moaning about being too hot.
Getting a bed and mattress right is absolutely fundamental to our health and well-being and it’s not easy to make a quick decision, nor should it be. So when I returned to Button & Sprung after first visiting them a few months ago at their original riverside warehouse in Hammersmith, I was delighted to see how they’ve expanded at their new showroom location in Fulham complete with dedicated sleep centre, allowing customers to really take their time with that all important decision.
The showroom is just as light and airy as previously with the sleep centre on a separate mezzanine level, including a selection of alarm clocks just in case bed-testing proves too tempting. This provides the opportunity to thoroughly test out all the mattresses ensuring the customer has time to make the right decision rather than a rushed one. In my previous post I wrote about the manufacturing processes behind Button & Sprung mattresses making them so unique and I was able to try out one of the mattresses which has a different level of comfort on each half, depending whether you prefer a softer or harder sleeping platform, answering couples prayers the world over.
What appeals to me so much about the way Button & Sprung do things is they don’t just make beds; they make pieces of statement furniture, everything from the glam luxe of vibrant crushed velvet to a more neutral linen finish. With 80 house fabrics now available to select from in every colour of the rainbow and then some, it would be impossible to find a bed which didn’t appeal to even the most discerning of tastes but should that be the case, then you can make full use of Button & Sprung’s customisation service where you can specify your own designer upholstery fabric.
This season it’s all about blues and co-founder Adam Black describes the appeal: “Colour-confident customers are embracing darker and dramatic indigo hues and richer, sumptuous quality cotton and velvet fabrics. Deeper shades create an intimate, snug feel whilst making a bold impact in the room, whereas lighter tones offer a cool, sophisticated, tailored feel.” However greys and neutrals continue to remain popular choices for those wanting something a bit more versatile and Button & Sprung comfortably accommodate every taste imaginable. Some of the beds were dressed beautifully in bedding from Secret Linen Store adding to their stylish and sophisticated appeal.
I was particularly taken with the new Willow divan with it’s plush pillow-back headboard and relaxed upholstered finish and it’s definitely on my wish-list for when we reconfigure our master bedroom to create a relaxed and intimate sleeping environment. Currently the only place for our bed to go is under the eaves in our loft conversion so we can only have a very low headboard but I can’t wait for something more stylish and to be able to actually sit up in bed.
There’s so much I love about Button & Sprung – the sumptuous design of every single piece; their showroom which is also the company workspace and they even have a cool area for kids to hang out whilst their parents make those all important decisions. With my anal attention to detail, it’s no surprise that brands which take such lengths to go the extra mile really appeal to me and it was a joy to be back at this company who know how to do class, competitive pricing and choice utterly effortlessly. Just relieved I managed to make it out of there without falling asleep…
Thank you to Button & Sprung who invited me to join their new warehouse celebrations. All words, opinions and images are my own unless otherwise stated.