August 2020

Creating the mix-and-match linen bed with Carmeon Hamilton

Carmeon Hamilton, is a wife, mom, interior designer, and lifestyle blogger based in Memphis, TN. A stickler for the details, she’s sought after by residential and commercial clients alike, to bring life and style to everyday spaces. When she’s not working with clients, she’s knee deep in projects at her own home and busy taking care of her vast forest of plants. Carmeon utilizes her design education and experience to discover the beauty in all things, and she seeks to help others find beauty in what surrounds them every day.

We’ve been sleeping in our first set of Garnet Hill bedding for almost a year now, and I’m still very much in love with it. It was great timing when the Garnet Hill team reached out to me with this new challenge: to show you guys how easy it is to mix and match pieces from their Relaxed-Linen Bedding Collection.

Everything comes in the most amazing array of colors, and the linen is ideal for layering — a lot or a little based on the season, your sleep preferences, and where you live. Linen has high air-permeability and heat-conductivity properties (that means, it’s a breathable fabric), so it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Another perk: linen bedding is twice as durable as cotton, so it lasts even longer.

Now, to give you a little background knowledge about my selections, these are some of the things I considered before making my decisions:

  1. Our bed has a very bold and graphic pattern, so I didn’t want bedding with a pattern that would compete with the original design.
  2. Our bedroom is serene and calming, so I wanted bedding that would feel the same.
  3. I’ve lived with all-white bedding for almost a year, so I was ready to bring in some color.
  4. Since I wanted color, I had to make sure to introduce tones that worked in the room, but could also work together with existing bedding interchangeably.
  5. Also, we’re gearing up for fall and I wanted to make sure I had all the layers I needed for the arrival of cooler temps!

So, here we go! Here’s Look 1!

For this look, I kept it neutral, but added depth by playing with tones. Neutral doesn’t mean all white or all beige, so don’t be afraid to mix it up.

I started with a white fitted sheet, then layered a striped flat sheet for the subtle hint of pattern. The stripes were actually the color inspiration for the rest of bedding: white coverlet, neutral duvet cover, white and striped pillow covers, etc. I changed things up and went with a deeper hue on the throw. The camel tone makes a statement and contrasts the other components while still staying “neutral.”


For Look 2, I went with my 2nd favorite color in life: green.

Olive green, to be specific. It’s second only to black. I love the olive tones of this Relaxed-Linen Bedding.

In my opinion, there’s nothing as chic as a monochromatic bed, so that’s the look I was going for with this one. 

I could’ve opted for the olive-colored sheets and shams, but my neutral foundation of the white fitted sheet and striped flat sheet made it too easy to mix things up. I kept those and brought in an olive Relaxed-Linen Quilt, olive duvet cover and euro-sized shams, and a velvet throw pillow, in a deep shade of olive, of course.

I think my favorite element of this bedding is the little detail of linen-covered buttons on the sham closures. 

I’m in love with both looks. There’s no way I can choose one over the other, so I’ll be alternating these all fall. Do you have a favorite?

With all the options in Relaxed-Linen Bedding, it’s easy to switch up your look whenever you feel the urge — and rest assured, you will not sacrifice one bit of comfort. Explore the current collection to create these looks and more.


One response to “Creating the mix-and-match linen bed with Carmeon Hamilton”

  1. Vale says:

    Mix and Match linen FTW!

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