Bedroom Eyes

You resolved to sleep better in ‘09. Here’s how.

By Christopher Werner January 5, 2009 Published in the January 2009 issue of Seattle Met

Sleep Tight
Solidly built bedroom furniture at Northwest Fine Woodworking.

Making the Bed
Think high thread count is the absolute mark of sumptuous sheets? The bedroom experts at Christina Lynnsay fiber and finish are king. To see for yourself, slip into silky satin-finish cotton sheets by Switzerland’s Schlossberg and caress the crispness of Sferra Brother’s Celeste line, made from tight percale yarn. If the bedding team looks especially well rested, ask them about last night: They test the luxurious imported and American-made goods themselves. 

Christina Lynn and Table Top Shop, 1105 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-454-7322 and 5000 30th Ave NE, University District, 206-729-6222


Land of Nod
The Swedish bed makers who supply their royals with iconic blue-and-white-checked mattresses must’ve known they’d get a warm welcome in Scandinavian Seattle. But even in this city of ingenuity, Hästens ’s Old World methodologies stand out. Take the Vividus model. It’s stuffed with horse hair that’s been washed, braided, and hand-teased for four days to achieve firmly frizzed support. At Hästens they believe at least half an hour of horizontal test time is needed to get a feel for things, so if you’re really skeptical, take a long lunch break. 

Hästens, 81 University St, Downtown, 206-903-0339


Hit the Hay
Pillow giving you more than bed head? Sort out the kinks at Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company. Side snoozers get neck support from ergonomic latex foam while sneezers choose allergen-free down. Clean freaks can rest knowing there are pillows filled with machine-washable wool pellets, and those who require firm head space get cozy with buckwheat hull–filled Japanese models. Sleeping green for 26 years, Soaring Heart stocks pure, cozy comforters and many other nontoxic nighttime necessities. 

Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company, 101 Nickerson St, Ste 400, Queen Anne, 206-282-1717


Lair Trade
You’re a tosser and a turner. Your bed is a squeaker. The folks downstairs are complainers. Meet the makers at Northwest Fine Woodworking. After perusing the pallet portfolios of more than 
20 craftsmen, hunker down and determine whether local lumber or imported Australian lace-wood will look best in your favorite style, be it modern, ornate, or traditional. You, and your neighbors, will sleep soundly knowing the frames are fastened with time-tested joinery techniques. 

Northwest Fine Woodworking, 101 S Jackson St, Pioneer Square, 206-625-0542


Day Dreams
The best follow-up to an all-natural night of awesome sleep is a 
long, conflict-free morning. At Goods for 
the Planet, you’ll want 
to wrap up in a sage-green kimono by Native Organic Cotton, or tie on a comfy Coyuchi bathrobeÔthe cotton is grown in India by cooperative farmers who earn good wages. Because you’ll eventually need to start your day, pick up a hemp shower curtain, a water-saving showerhead, and organic cotton bath towels while you’re there. No sense breaking your stride.

Goods for the Planet, 525 Dexter Ave N, South Lake Union, 206-652-2327

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