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A Q&A with Olympian Brita Sigourney!

We had the amazing opportunity to catch up with Brita Sigourney, a half pipe skier and gold medal hopeful for the 2014 Winter Olympics, before she headed off to Sochi. We asked her everything from how she got into skiing to what her morning routine is, and of course what her favorite Crane & Canopy bedding is!

How did you get into skiing?

I was raised in a family who loved skiing and was willing to drive to Tahoe every weekend to do it. My parents put me on skis when I was 2, and I loved it right away.  I think having 2 older brothers also helped with getting me involved. but I was pretty much obsessed from the beginning.

What’s the most difficult trick you’ve ever attempted?

Probably a 1080. [That means 3 full rotations while in the air]. I was the first girl to successfully land it in a competition, which was really exciting.

How do you prepare before competing? Do you have any rituals you do?

I make sure I get a good warm up and stretch before gearing up. Then I usually just put my headphones in and get in the zone by visualizing while doing deep breaths to stay calm.

How do you stay warm?

If it’s really cold I’ll wear a lot of layers under my ski jacket, but in normal conditions I’m usually really hot and sweating because we take so many laps and are always moving, especially at competitions. Sometimes I’ll be skiing in a sweatshirt at night time while it’s snowing, which is crazy because if you know me then you know that I’m always cold.

What is your morning routine?

Depends on the morning, but I pretty much always lay in bed for way longer than I should. Then I usually get a good breakfast and head to the gym. But if it snowed the night before or if it’s a good ski day then I’ll head to the hill first, and hit the gym after.

What was it like when you found out you made the US Olympic team?

I think it was one of the best moments of my life. I’ve worked so hard to get a spot on the team and to know that it all paid off was such a relief for me. I’m just so excited to be given this incredible opportunity.

What are you most looking forward to at the Olympics?

Just being in the village and meeting tons of different athletes from different countries. I can’t wait to experience it all and represent the USA!

What’s on your bed?

I have a big fluffy down comforter, a lot of pillows, and sometimes an extra blanket by my feet for those extra cold nights.

What’s your favorite Crane & Canopy duvet cover?

I love the Addison Gray duvet cover.  I think it would look really cute paired with the mint scalloped sheets! I also am obsessed with all the studded throw pillows.

A huge thanks to Brita for taking the time to chat with us. Watch her compete tomorrow morning, February 20th at 6:30am PST.

Get Brita’s dream bed: 1/2/3

A Safe Night’s Sleep Initiative Grows: Meet Project Night Night

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When we found out about Project Night Night and their mission, we knew we had to partner with them and do what we could to help.  Voted as San Francisco Magazine’s “Best Children’s Charity”, Project Night Night donates 25,000 “Night Night Packages” to homeless children, many of whom have been affected by domestic violence.  Inside a Night Night Package you will find a blanket, stuffed animal and children’s book that is given to a child upon their family’s arrival to a homeless or domestic violence shelter. And now, for the next several months, theses packages will include new bedding for the shelters to use or to give to their clients once they have found a new, safe place to call home.

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Project Night Night works with thousands of shelters every year across the United States and their impact is incredible.  It is through their network that we are able to donate new bedding sets to the following organizations:

  • St. Vincent de Paul - San Francisco, CA

  • St. Anthony’s - San Francisco, CA

  • Homeless Prenatal - San Francisco, CA

  • Safe Voices Domestic Violence Shelter - Auburn, ME

  • Detroit Rescue Mission - Detroit, MI

  • Westside Catholic Center in Cleveland, OH

It is our goal to continue to grow our “A Safe Night’s Sleep” Initiative and provide more and more victims of domestic violence with a few basic essentials that will help them create a comfortable, safe home for themselves and their families.  Click here to learn more about our cause.

Rue’s Color of the Month is spot on!

We couldn’t agree more with Rue Magazine’s color of the month choice! We too think blush pink is an elegant color that looks great in any room. Add a pop of pink to your bedroom with one of our luxurious pink duvets.

Shop our pink duvets!

Top Left: The Mariposa Blush Pink Duvet Set

Top Right: The Ashbury Soft Pink Duvet Set

Bottom Left: The Lafayette Petal Pink Duvet Set

Bottom Right: The Montgomery Light Pink Duvet Set

A print with major personality!

This week we launched our newest printed duvet, The Addison. Available in both a bold purple and a cool gray, this duvet is a fresh take on the classic chevron pattern. Up close it is an artistic expression of femininity and art with its sketched herringbone pattern. From afar, the chevrons are sophisticated and distinct. Which one do you like best?

The luxurious Addison in a beautiful shade of plum purple.

The playful Addison in a soothing shade of cool gray.

A Stunning Bedroom Refresh with Reichel of Copy Cat Chic

We couldn’t be more in love with Copy Cat Chic’s calming bedroom refresh! The combination of gray and white mixed with fun patterns creates such a chic but sophisticated look. She paired our Linden Gray duvet with our Noe Gray shams to create the most luxurious bed out there!

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The combination of different shades of gray and mixture of patterns makes such a fun bed.

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Don’t forget to head over to Copy Cat Chic so you can get the look! 

» Shop the Linden Gray duvet set here.

» Shop the Noe Gray duvet set here.

A soothing sanctuary with Christina of Proper Hunt

Have you had a chance to check out Proper Hunt’s bedroom refresh featuring our very own Linden Cobalt Blue duvet set? It’s a soothing sanctuary filled with a light and airy aura, and is a definite must see. We love the color combination and think the bright whites accented with pops of blue and green is genius. What an incredible space to dream in every night.

Don’t forget to head over to Proper Hunt for the full look!

Shop the Linden Cobalt Blue duvet set here.

New Year, New Room with Kristin Jackson of The Hunted Interior

We have fallen head over heels with the sweet room Kirstin designed for #ProjectLittleLady! It is so fun with a perfect mixture of patterns, textures, and colors! And of course we absolutely love how our Montgomery Yellow duvet set looks!


» To see more of the room: http://bit.ly/1cBmld8
» Shop the Montgomery in Yellow: http://bit.ly/1anrmVK