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Mommy and Me Styled Beds with Erika Brechtel

Stylist Erika Brechtel created the most serene and elegant master bedroom using our Linden Gray, and an incredibly whimsical and beautiful bedroom for her daughter featuring the playful Addison purple bedding.

We love how Erika made the master bedroom feel so soothing with it’s calm colors of gray, white, and black. A few touches of texture and pattern pull the room together and add great focal points. For her daughter’s room she did lots of pattern and color to create a fun and bright space where a young imagination can run free.

See more photos.      Shop the Linden Gray.      Shop the Addison.

A calm bedroom by Caitlin of Desert Domicile

We love how Caitlin of Desert Domicile created a gorgeous and calm bedroom by pairing our Linden Gray duvet with fun patterned throw pillows! The colorful floral throw paired with a modern black and white throw is a perfect combination of soft and bold. We could see ourselves relaxing in this soothing room every day! 

» Get the full bedroom look here.
» Shop our Linden Gray duvet set here.

A fun Q&A with Jessica of Decor Adventures!

We were lucky enough to get to ask Jessica of the incredible home decor and DIY blog Decor Adventures a few questions about her favorite item in her home, what she’s most excited for this Spring, and how she got into blogging. If you haven’t visited her blog already, definitely head over there. She shares some really amazing (and fun) ways to improve and upgrade your home!

Decor Adventures
Welcome to Crane & Canopy. We absolutely love reading your blog. How did you start blogging? Why the namesake, Décor Adventures?

Thank you! I’ve always done different types of projects in my home, from furniture makeovers to decorating and creating things, so once I found out that you could do these things and write about it online, I thought - that would be fun! Blogging has been my creative outlet from my professional day job and Ph.D. program, and it’s a way to try new things, meet new people and make a positive difference in the community.

The name Decor Adventures is my reminder to enjoy the journey of creating a home. Because we all know how difficult DIY can be at times right? It’s a way to remember to be spontaneous and be true to what you love, because adventures are always full of possibility.

DIY Three Tier Chandelier
What’s a fun fact about you that’s currently not on your “about” page?

I’m actually a dancer and have been for most of my life. When I was a child I took classes all the way through college, where I then started a dance team and later coached a college performance team that won competitions. I also taught at a dance studio and it was one of the most rewarding things I’d ever done. To build confidence in young girls is so important and dance is a fun way to do it. Currently I take jazz and tap classes and have a show in a few weeks!

This is a photo of me (in the blue shirt) and other Haven conference attendees last summer at the dance party. We had our own “DIY Shuffle” and it was hilarious.

Ryobi Party at Haven Confernece
Describe your personal home style in 3 adjectives.

Meaningful, comfortable, unique.

What are you most excited for this Spring?

The warm weather! We have a newly renovated backyard that I will be showing on the blog soon, and I’m excited to build an outdoor table for dining. It will be the first thing I’ve actually built, so wish me luck. I’m looking forward to enjoying our little piece of nature after all the work we put into it.

How to Make Curtains Longer
What are your favorite trends and/or colors this season for the home?

Lately I’m really into green shades, from mint to kelly green. They are the perfect compliment to nature and can serve as a neutral too. I’m a very neutral-loving decorator, it’s all over my house - you know, white, grey, black. So I have to remind myself to have a little fun with color. I also really love yellow but never use it! See, even decor bloggers need to take some risks too.

What is your favorite find/thing in your house that really make it feel like your home.

In every room we have at least one piece of furniture that I either found or purchased second hand and make over. In the living room it’s a blue velvet ottoman that I found on the side of the road that was a coffee table.

DIY Ottoman
In the dining room, it’s a tall cabinet that I painted and make into a bar, and we have several other pieces here and there. It’s such a wonderful feeling of pride to know you put your own talents into making something new out of something old and I wouldn’t have my home furnished any other way.

Cabinet Makeover
And of course, what’s your favorite Crane & Canopy bedding!

I love The Fillmore Blue because it has such a bold presence, but the colors are calming, which is perfect for a bedroom. Drama and neutrals always work. Just like I need more color in my home, I also strive to select items with pattern, not just solids. That set is a great combination of both.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Your mom deserves nothing but the best, and we think there is nothing better than a great night’s sleep. This Mother’s Day, give your mom the gift of beauty sleep with our beautiful and luxurious gifts that are sure to help your mom relax, unwind, and rest peacefully. It’s Beautifully Simple.

» Shop all gifts here.  » Shop luxurious duvets here.  » Shop elegant sheet sets here.

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A fresh and airy bedroom refresh with Amy of Dallas Wardrobe

Amy of Dallas Wardrobe enlisted her adorable furry friend’s help to refresh her bedroom for Spring. We are obsessed with the fresh and airy feel of the bedroom and love how luxurious our neutral Linden Gray looks contrasted against her bold wall!

» See more photos here.     » Shop the Linden Gray here.

A Candid Q&A with Nikki of Cupcakes for Breakfast

Today we are sharing a fun and candid Q&A with lifestyle and foodie blogger Nikki of Cupcakes for Breakfast. Her blog covers all things fabulous and delicious, and she often posts incredible recipes you’ll be drooling over for days. Head over to Cupcakes for Breakfast for some seriously delicious inspiration!

Welcome to Crane & Canopy.  We absolutely love reading your blog.  How did you start blogging?  Why the namesake, Cupcakes for Breakfast?

I went to school for journalism because I’ve always loved to write. As a senior in college, we had to create a website as a final project and I started posting my recipes. I love cooking at home for family and friends, so that’s where it really started. I used to bake in the mornings for my college roommates, especially Cupcakes for Breakfast. 

What’s a fun fact about you that’s currently not on your “about” page?

I’m (still) a huge NSYNC fan and I actually just taped an episode of My Family Recipe Rocks with Joey Fatone!

Describe your personal home style in 3 adjectives.

Colorful, girly, modern

What is your favorite find/thing in your house that really makes it feel like your home?

Might be cliché but my bed is the coziest part of my apartment that makes it feel like home. Without a great bed, you might as well be sleeping at a stranger’s house.

What are your favorite trends and/or colors this season for the home?

I love bright colors – hot pinks, citrus oranges, deep plums – but this spring I’m definitely feeling the urge to go lighter. Lots of white, light pink, greys, and gold accents.

What are you most excited for this spring?

A reunion with all of best college girlfriends. I don’t think we’ve all been together since graduation day!

Of all the recipes you have posted on your blog, which has been your favorite?

It’s so hard to pick a favorite recipe, but I’m a huge fan of simple layered cakes. My favorite has to be this classic vanilla cake with whipped chocolate fudge frosting.

And of course, what’s your favorite Crane & Canopy bedding!

I love how beautiful and subtle the Octavia collection is. I’d pair it with the coral scalloped sheets and the yellow arrows throw for some pops of color. 

It’s a Spring Pin it to Win it contest!

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**CONGRATULATIONS to Emma Jane for being randomly chosen as our Spring Pin it to Win it contest winner!**

Happy Tuesday! Today, we are launching our Spring Pin it to Win it contest where one lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to spend on any Crane & Canopy bedding! To participate, follow the 4 easy steps below:

  1. Follow Crane & Canopy on Pinterest
  2. Pin up to 4 images of your favorite Crane & Canopy products from our website. (Each pin will count as one entry, up to 4 entries allowed per person.) 
  3. Add the hashtag #craneandcanopy and #springbedding to your pin
  4. Post a link to each of your pins in the comments section of this blog post (scroll down).

View our complete collection here and happy pinning!

Contest ends Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12pm PST. Read the rest of the contest’s Terms & Conditions here.