This post is sponsored by Christeli. All opinions are truly my own.
I am excited to show you what I have been doing in one of the guest rooms in my house. That sounds grand… that I have two guest rooms, but in reality, it isn’t since my husband, Ed and I are empty nesters and live in a 4 bedroom home.
One bedroom is the primary bedroom that is on the main level of the house. The other three bedrooms are on the second level that we call the “Guest Level Suites” with a full bathroom. When friends and family stay with us they are on their own floor of the house and have lots of privacy with their own upper deck outside the sliding doors in each room to sit and enjoy the lake. The 4th bedroom on the second level we turned into a game/fitness room.
We want everyone that stays with us to feel that they are at a very nice hotel… the Hotel Henkler, down to the smallest detail.
I initially decorated the two guest rooms using furnishings I already owned, painting and DIY’ing to give each room a welcoming feel. One of the two guest rooms has more of a masculine feel with a king size bed. It is the room that most guests stay in since the bed is large and comfy.
The second guest room has the best view of the lake. I decorated it to look more feminine, but it held a small double bed with an old boxspring and mattress and not the first choice for most to sleep on. When my daughters are visiting at the same time, they like to get first dibs on the room with the king bed.
We have been wanting to get a larger bed and better mattress for the second room, but it kept getting pushed down on our “to-do” list.
Well, necessity brought it right to the top of the list when the very old, hand-me-down bed frame that I painted 30 years ago, cracked and fell apart before the holidays. Not a good thing to happen if someone was sleeping in it.
But since we had wanted to get a larger size bed for the room, we took the broken frame as the opportunity to get a new larger bed that would be truly comfortable to sleep in.
I did some searching online to find a new mattress and bed frame and found Christeli & Co., a bed manufacturer located in Greenville, South Carolina.
Setting Up the New Mattress and Bed Frame
Christeli founded in 1931 is an online direct-to-consumer brand that, was one of the first of its kind. They started shipping mattresses across North America in 2012.
I chose a queen size Christeli Charleston 14.5 mattress, but there are many mattress model options, all with great design features that many direct-to-the-consumer mattresses don’t have. Once it arrived via FedEx with the added bonus of free delivery and no tax, getting it set up in the room was very simple.
The bed comes with a base so we opened the box the base was in first and laid it into the new Eastman Upholstered Platform Bed Frame we put together initially.
We let the base expand and then opened the mattress box and placed it on top of the base. Since each are made up of layers of various foam densities, once you unbox and unroll, both the base and mattress slowly expand to their full size.
The upholstered bed frame includes a slat roll with a 2.9-inch slat gap to ensure compatibility with the Christeli Mattress warranty, protecting your mattress investment.
Christili & Co. Design Features
After researching mattresses, I found I liked these design features of the Christili mattresses the best.
One is the Better Edge™ support where the edge of the mattress has support unlike other foam mattresses. Having it increases 30% more sleeping surface and extends the life of a mattress.
The second thing I liked is the Versa-Core™ technology. It allows you to adjust the firmness of the bed at any time. Need support that’s a little more solid? Turn the Versa-Core™. Searching for a softer sleep surface? Turn it again. You get the best of both worlds, having two mattresses in one for a good night of sleep.
Ed likes this “cool” feature the best since he likes to stay cool when he is sleeping. The organic cotton tufted top and ventilated memory foam allows air to circulate around your body and through the mattress so warm air is channeled toward the bottom while fresh, cool air circulates towards the top.
And this zipper feature is so smart. The base and mattress are heavy and solid on their own and don’t move, but can be zipped together on each side keeping them as one unit.
Together, the base and the mattress are 13″ high. In the upholstered bed frame, the top of the mattress is 30″ from the floor.
I bought a deep pocket Luxury Hotel fitted sheet set that covers both the base and mattress nicely.
Ed and I have been sleeping on the new mattress to give it a few test drives. We both have slept in it separately and together and couldn’t be more pleased.
It is so much better than a previous foam mattress we had that you sunk into. This Christili Charleston is soooo much better. It is firm and dense and comfy all night long. I prefer sleeping on it over the king size mattress in the other guest room.
As happy as I am to have a larger and more comfortable mattress in the room now, what excites me just as much since I like pretty furnishings is the new upholstered bed frame.
It gives the room a whole new look – I love it. :-) I am still waiting on a head board to arrive, but I couldn’t wait any longer to share the bed with you.
The white pom-pom trim quilt and pillow shams are new. The rest of the bedding so far on the bed, I bought years ago or made myself with fabric yardage.
To get the room decorated now that we have a bed again – one that is larger, and comfortable, I went through my stash of bedding and decided to go with a white and green color scheme. If you have been reading my blog for a long time, you may remember when and where I used these pillows before.
If you need bedding, Christeli also sells accessories for their mattresses from mattress pads, sheets, comforters and pillows.
I am going to keep the decor in the room feminine as it is fun to be able to give my guests choices. As I like to ask… “Do you want to sleep in the manly room or the pretty one?”
Update: See the Upholstered Headboard that I made to match the upholstered frame .
I know a lot of time goes into finding the perfect bed that will ensure a good night sleep. If you have questions, take Christeli’s Perfect Fit Quiz or call, or email them or even use the chat tab on their website – www.christeli.com to make sure you get all your questions answered.