Summer Slumber
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Summer days are well spent.

But those longer days (and well, long summer nights out on the town) often affect how well we sleep. I've partnered with Leesa, an innovative brand helping people sleep better, to share my six tips to ensure you sleep soundly all-season long!

Improve your sleep by switching up your mattress.  

It’s the foundation to a good night’s rest, quite literally! While Adam and I had already been using a memory foam mattress for three years (we were early adopters), we found ourselves looking for more support. We recently switched to the Sapira mattress, by Leesa, for just that reason.

The Sapira hybrid mattress combines cooling and pressure relieving Avena® Foam layers with pocket-spring coils for more support. Truly the best of both worlds! After testing it for the past month, we’ve noticed a significant difference from other memory foam and hybrid mattresses in the market. With it's core support layer (a sophisticated pocket spring system with coils individually wrapped in stabilizing foam) and a pressure relieving layer of memory foam, the mattress responds to your body as you sleep. Comfy? Check. Contours to your body? Check. But you have edge to edge support so you don’t get that feeling of sinking or rolling off. And the mattress gently pushes back on your pressure points through the night for relief. 

The Leesa pillow has also become a favourite of mine.  Sleep on your side? Your stomach? Your back? This is the pillow for all of you! It feels like you are sleeping on a cloud. But it holds its shape. And it truly keeps you cool and comfortable, with responsive Avena® Foam for support and airflow ventilation for a cooler night’s sleep.

Use my promo code BEAUXMONDES to save $150 off a Leesa mattress!

Swap your heavy winter duvet and sheets for linen.

Changing up your sheets is the easiest way to freshen up your bedroom for the summer.  Linen is a breathable fabric, perfect to keep you cool on hot summer nights. Plus, it’s moisture-wicking, and naturally antimicrobial. Maison Tess, a Montreal based textile brand has beautiful washed linen bedroom sets. I love the contrasting tones of the gender-neutral sets.

Get some serious shut eye with a silk eye mask.

With early sun rises, it’s sometimes hard to keep the light out from your bedroom. Slip’s silk eye mask is soothing for tired eyes and will help you get your beauty sleep.

Help your mind and body power down.

If you find your mind goes into overdrive before bed, you’ll love The Nue’s sleep drops. They are formulated with a blend of Valerian Root and Passion Flower, along with extracts of Chamomile to calm and reduce stress. A few drops mixed in with water before bed will help you drift off naturally.

Set the mood with a soothing scent like lavender.

Vetruvi is a Vancouver based brand that encourages taking time for yourself through daily rituals. Their handcrafted stone diffuser is the perfect addition to my bed side table. I love to use their natural oil blends – especially Quiet and Dusk – to create a calming environment before I go to sleep. You can also mix their essential oils to create a simple, calming pillow and sheet spray using the lavender, cedarwood and spruce essential oils.

For you early risers, what is better than breakfast in bed?

Oatbox is a Canadian subscription service offering healthy handmade granola mixes. Made with seasonal ingredients, these breakfast granola mixes pair well with yoghurt and fresh fruit to set you in [tranquil] motion for the day ahead.

Do you have any tips or rituals for a better summer sleep? Leave me a comment or send me a message on Instagram! I love to hear from you.

Thanks to Leesa for sponsoring this post! Leesa is an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress brand. B Corp Certified, they are also socially conscious which I love. Not only do they donate one mattress to a shelter for every ten they sell through their One-ten program, they also plant one tree for every mattress sold. 

Use my promo code BEAUXMONDES to save $150 off a Leesa mattress. You can test out Leesa’s mattresses at West Elm. Or try it in your own home for 100 nights (risk-free!) with free shipping, always!

Stephanie Trendocher
At Home: Dining Room Room
At Home: Dining Room Room

In all of the places we have called home, I have been insistent on having a proper dining room. And while Adam and I perhaps eat dinner too often in front of the TV, we love hosting and let's just say we've been known to throw a few [dinner] parties in this space. It's self explanatory when you scroll down to see his bar. 

The dining room is a traditional layout with a gorgeous original bay window that floods the room with soft, warm light. When it came to refreshing the space, our goal was to blend traditional and modern elements together. With the help of Structube, we were able to mix and match pieces to combine twentieth century modern designs with vintage charm.

Again, we let the architectural background be the star by painting all the walls white. With dark walnut floors and an antique wood credenza we use as a bar, we needed to find a dining table that would lighten up the room.  The Melina dining table from Structube did just that. With a curved tabletop, and  warm, neutral tones (we got the teak version), the mid-century aesthetic worked with the classic style of some of the other pieces we had. Plus it is extendable, making it multi-functional for the space. One of the reason's I go back to Structube again and again, is that they make quality pieces to fit any budget. At a price of only $299, this table was an easy choice! I've long been drawn to the style of Hans Wegner's Wishbone chairs. However, tracking down originals comes at a cost. These Denmark chairs from Structube are a nod to the aesthetic with a woven seat, a curved back and tapered legs. They are made of beech wood with a paper cord seat, and get this. Only $139 each!   A mobile chandelier from West Elm hovers over top the table, catching your eye as soon as you walk in the room.

Stylish Storage Solutions

The Bergen sideboard was a stylish storage solution for our dining space. I use it to display artwork, books and records. But with concealed shelving and drawers, it's perfect for storing plates, glasses and linens too.

At Home: Dining Room Room
At Home: Dining Room Room

Two of the Mario chairs allow for ADDITIONAL seating to accommodate when more friends show up at a moment’s notice! Inspired by Marcel Breuer's Cesca chairs, I love the rattan seat and chrome frame.

We absolutely love the look of our dining room now. Structube makes it so affordable to freshen up a space with a few key pieces. And what a transformation from what it looked like before! Looking for more inspiration? Head on over to Structube to check out their look books. And give me a follow on Pinterest!  

Dining table c/o of Structube | Dining chairs c/o Structube | Chandelier from West Elm | Arm chairs c/o of Structube | Sideboard c/o Structube | Round mirror from Ikea