The Cornish Bed Co. Blog
We all know how important getting a good night’s sleep is to be able to function in our day-to-day lives. On average, we should take around 15 minutes to fall asleep, but many of us take much longer to nod off. Almost half of us say that stress and worry keep us awake at night, according to the Sleep Council; as a result, only a fifth of Brits manage more than seven hours’ sleep a night.
Clocks ‘spring’ forward by an hour on the last Sunday in March, marking the start of British Summer Time. BST was first introduced more than 100 years ago to make better use of the long hours of sunlight during the summer months.
Everyone loves a lazy morning or a cosy evening. Relaxing in bed with some great food is one of the cornerstones of a good weekend. But, eating food in bed is a risky business. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of foods you should definitely avoid eating when in bed.
Most of us know that getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to our wellbeing, but when was the last time you woke up feeling completely rested? Most adults need around eight hours of good quality sleep each night to properly function, but, according to The Sleep Council, nearly half of us are getting just six hours or less.
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This weekend marks the end of British Summertime: the days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing in. Unbelievably, winter really is just around the corner. Every year, the clocks ‘spring’ forward by an hour in March and ‘fall’ back by an hour in October as BST starts and finishes. Evenings begin to get darker and the mornings much brighter. As Winston Churchill once said: “We borrow an hour one night in [the spring]; we pay it back with golden interest five months later." Altering the clocks allows for longer daylight hours in the summer and an extra hour...
In an age when faster and cheaper appear to be the vaunted archetype, there’s undoubtedly a nostalgia for artisan craftsmanship, a rejection of soulless mass manufacturing, and a hunger for bespoke goods. We’re proud of our hard-earned reputation for producing top quality hand cast iron, brass and nickel bed frames which are designed and built to last a lifetime. It’s as far from a production line as you could get. Our small team of committed artisans are still using the same techniques championed by their Victorian forefathers, and the time and skill they invest is evident in the end result....
Our polished metal bed frames are a timeless expression of classic style. Handmade and built to last a lifetime, the nickel finish is an enduring statement of confidence and opulence in any home. Metal is no longer the domain of overlooked utilitarian domestic ware; on the contrary, metallic furnishings and accessories are enjoying a huge resurgence, their shimmery, reflective surfaces adding light and depth to both traditional and contemporary settings. Established designers and skilled artisans are paving the way for this renaissance, using polished metals in clever and innovative ways. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourites: Tom Dixon...
Our long held ethos is to create beautiful, bespoke bed frames built to last a lifetime, our small team of skilled artisans honing traditional techniques used by the Victorians. Our foundry at Par in mid-Cornwall is one of the last in the country to hand cast iron, brass and nickel bed frames in this way. We’re in good company in Cornwall, a county steeped in rich cultural traditions and diverse artisanal skills, leading the charge against bland mass production, and offering customers something more personal. As our lives become increasingly virtual, there’s a growing awareness of provenance and a return...
If ever there was a perfect setting for one of our hand cast beds, it has to be Paul Ainsworth’s 18th Century Padstow Townhouse in North Cornwall. Once a derelict Georgian townhouse, a stone’s throw from the chef’s Michelin-starred restaurant, the Grade II listed building has been lovingly and painstakingly converted into a sumptuous six-bedroomed hotel. It’s a masterclass in sheer opulence, having undergone an ambitious 16-month renovation whilst remaining sympathetic to its heritage. Recently crowned Restaurant with Rooms of the Year at the AA’s B & B Awards, the Padstow Townhouse is designed to feel like a luxury home from...
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