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Sweet Slumber

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Sweet Slumber

According to a recent survey by Bed, Bath & Beyond called The Way We Nest, 81 per cent of Canadians who responded said their bed is their happy place, while 73 per cent viewed their bedroom as a sanctuary. Whether your style is cool and colourful or contemporary country, create an inspiring bedroom that will have you pushing the snooze button every morning.

Contemporary country

Photo: Jason Hartog Furniture from The Home Depot

“This bedroom is a place you can retreat to for serenity and calm. Now more than ever, people are looking for retreats within their home to find a quiet escape.” – Designer Jo Alcorn


Cotton CUSHION COVER. $35. hm.com


Striped ceramic table LAMP. $100. bouclair.ca


Webora six-drawer DRESSER. $1,599. mobilia.ca


Handmade antler DECORATIVE OBJECT. $442. potterybarn.ca

Cool and colourful


Photo: Darby Mitchell Photography Wallpaper: Livettes | Bed and side tables: Mobilia | Mirror, and wall art: HomeSense | Chandelier and table lamp: Dainolite | Desk: Wayfair | Stool: West Elm | Candle, decor, water decanter, glasses, duvet sheet set, tassel pillows: H&M Home | Pink lumbar pillow and blue blanket: Anthropologie | Paint: Digby Paints | Rug: Structube

“Being careful to avoid an overly feminine design, I balanced out the gorgeous rich fuchsia with deep navy tones and plenty of gold accents so that anyone can feel comfortable in this bedroom.” – Designer and blogger Candace Alongi of The Minted Mama


Aletta drum END TABLE by Brayden Studio. $563. wayfair.ca


Strata nonwoven floral WALLPAPER by Graham & Brown. $65. rona.ca


POSTER by Paper Collective. $30. hm.com


Warren wall MIRROR in brass. $675. elte.com

Modern luxury

Photo and furniture: West of Main

“The deep navy grass cloth wallpaper sets the mood for deep relaxation while creating a textured backdrop to all the natural linen layers and mocha tones that run through the space.” – Designer Sascha Lafleur of West of Main


Coachella Brooklyn upholstered BENCH. $800. thebay.com


Modern storage SIDE TABLE in slate grey. $180. walmart.ca


Cream and dark grey rectangular indoor distressed area RUG by Safavieh. $169. lowes.ca


Eurofase 29-in. gold hardwired MULTILIGHT PENDANT. $324. lowes.ca

Eclectic and tranquil

Furniture:Renard bed. From $2,699. crateandbarrel.ca

“A place where luxury is in the details – sink into soft textures, colour-washed hues and welcoming silhouettes. This bedroom is balanced, personal and blissfully relaxed.” – Melissa Frail, assistant marketing manager, Crate & Barrel Canada


Voxlov CHAIR in light bamboo. $119. ikea.ca


Fejka artificial fiddle-leaf fig POTTED PLANT. $70. ikea.ca


Sateen DUVET COVER. From $99. zarahome.ca

Sleep Tips – Dr. Shelby Harris

  1. Make sure that the pillows you choose for your bed are conducive to your sleep style. For example, a flatter pillow if you sleep on your stomach, or a more supportive one for your neck if you sleep on your side.
  2. Unplugging 30-60 minutes before bed helps your brain set the stage for sleep, thereby enhancing your ability to fall asleep. If you can, make use of your phone’s “do not disturb” function for the night, which will allow for only VIP people in your life to call in case of an emergency.
  3. Keep in mind that a cool bedroom is best, ideally in the mid- 17s C up to 22 C maximum. It takes a bit of practice to figure out what temperature works best for you and anyone else in your house – a room that’s too warm at night makes it harder for your body to fall and stay asleep. drshelbyharris.com


New rustic

Photo: Larry Arnal. Bed and nightstands: Niche Decor Pillow fabrics: Tonic Living Chandelier: West Elm

“The applied moulding and dramatic paint colour provide the headboard wall with some drama, which pairs nicely with the strong wood accents. Layered rugs bring in a luxury warmth underfoot.” – Designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design


INDIGO STREAMER paint 4020-4 by Valspar. lowes.ca


Alexa reclaimed wood BED. From $2,549. westelm.ca

Nestwell is a new line of bedding essentials from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Nestwell light warmth down alternative COMFORTER. From $125. bedbathandbeyond.ca


Dyllan pom herringbone THROW. $112. wayfair.ca

Kid Friendly

These bedrooms are spilling over with ideas that kids will love

Calm and neutral

“Fresh, pale blue with a dash of grey in the mix creates a canvas of calm that allows other colours in accessories to take the forefront.” – Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Canada colour and design expert.

Designed by: Tiffany Piotrowski and Autumn Hachey Photo: Lauren Miller


Iceberg 2122-50 PAINT. benjaminmoore.com


Non-slip jute RUG. $109. zarahome.ca


Gafford open-frame HEADBOARD by Dakota Fields. From $840. wayfair.ca


Washed cotton DUVET COVER SET in white. $70. hm.com

Classic and whimsical

Furniture: West of Main Shoppe Photo: West of Main Designed by Sasha LaFleur of West of Main Design
Furniture: West of Main Shoppe Photo: West of Main Designed by Sasha LaFleur of West of Main Design


Sasha’s garden QUILT. From $55. potterybarnkids.ca


Bubble hanging CHAIR in clear with silver chain by Plata Decor. $1,350. lowes.ca


Mundy side TABLE by Maison Corbeil. $509. homesociete.ca


Smart cane HEADBOARD. $374. westelm.ca

Playful and contemporary

Designed by: Kate Davidson of Kate + Co. Photo: Valerie Wilcox


Round jute OTTOMAN. $130. bouclair.com


Grazia GLIDER CHAIR in Nordic grey. $1,495. montedesign.ca


Kudney wood geometric BOOKCASE by Ebern Designs. $200. wayfair.ca


Rens SHEEPSKIN in white. $40. ikea.ca

Elegant boho

Design, photo and furniture: West of Main


Silver dotty WALLPAPER. $30. grahamandbrown.com


Oneridge traditional light pink and yellow area RUG. $258. wayfair.ca


Fejka artificial potted Kentia PALM PLANT. $70. ikea.ca

Modern and mature

Design, photo and furniture: West of Main
Design, photo and furniture: West of Main


Brittany tufted upholstered platform BED. $954. wayfair.ca


Amya TABLE LAMP in black. $149. urbanbarn.com


Foster PILLOW COVER. $20. bouclair.com


Faux POTTED SUCCULENT. $13. marshalls.ca


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Well adjusted – Sleep the night away in an Ultramatic bed

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Well adjusted – Sleep the night away in an Ultramatic bed

Your overall energy, along with a sense of well-being, is naturally enhanced after a good night’s sleep. For more than 33 years, Canada’s leading company for adjustable beds has made it their mission to help people live better, and longer, lives. This Canadian company recently rebranded, and introduced a lifestyle sleeping concept at their flagship location.

Ultramatic’s lifestyle adjustable bed is a game changer. Your body is always changing, so if you have sore muscles after a round of 18, require extra support for your lumbar, or a soothing massage for your back and shoulders, an Ultramatic bed can provide you the comfort that you need.

Sleeping with your legs and back slightly elevated can provide relief for acid reflux, sciatica, edema, sleep apnea, arthritis, back strain, leg cramps, swelling, pins and needles, and so much more. Adjustable beds may reduce snoring, and for some couples this can make a world of difference. Elevating your neck or back opens up airways and improves breathing.

Sleep recovery

You tend to heal faster when you get a better quality of rest. After surgery, or any kind of trauma, these beds are an oasis of relaxation. By slightly elevating your legs and back, blood flows easier to all parts of your body and puts less strain on your heart. With better circulation, the entire body functions better.

Lack of sleep also affects moods and how you handle day-to-day challenges. If you are tired, you tend to be less patient, which increases your stress level. By being able to adjust your mattress to suit you, you’ll fall asleep faster, and stay sleeping longer for a deeper, rejuvenating sleep.

More than a mattress

Select Ultramatic beds are programmable, and will move (with the push of a button) into your favourite position for reading or bingeing on Netflix. The therapeutic massage feature is wonderful for sore muscles, and with the under-bed light you can step out of bed with confidence in the middle of the night. You can also charge your electronic devices using the USB ports and control the bed using an app on your phone.

Ultramatic has developed a ‘wholistic’ approach in their flagship showroom in Toronto, where they’ve used soothing colours and natural greenery for a zen-like quality. Their sleep solutions ignite all the senses, from the silky touch of natural Tencel bedsheets, to the calming scent of lavender-infused pillows.

The friendly team at Ultramatic are well-trained in the science of sleep. Ask about their hybrid mattresses that combine the latest advancements, including ultra-durable Smart-Foam™, NanoGel™, and CarbonCor™ graphite-infused with time-tested cushioning materials.

508 Lawrence Avenue West



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Grand opening of Ultramatic’s newest store for adjustable beds

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Grand opening of Ultramatic’s newest store for adjustable beds

Photography, Robert MacNeil

After 33 years, Canada’s leading company for adjustable beds is adapting to the digital world. Through a rebranding campaign, Ultramatic is introducing a lifestyle sleeping concept at their new flagship store. At this rejuvenating haven, they are taking a holistic approach to improved wellness, as well as a better sleep. With all the mattress choices out there, it can be a difficult market to navigate. From billboards that advertise a bed-in-a-box, to impressive television commercials, separating the hype from the true benefits of the product, often results in dissatisfied customers.

Targeting your senses

When it comes to sleep, dealing with a sleep expert is of the utmost importance. And, having a one-on-one conversation helps to address particular concerns and preferences.

The new Ultramatic mattress store will look very different from anything that you’ve ever seen. A shift in perspective will provide an exciting digital experience that ignites your senses. The scent of lavender, peppermint and chamomile will awaken, and decompress, you at the same time – similar to a Zen-like state. Soft, rose-coloured walls help to calm the eyes, and the beautiful living wall embodies Ultramatic’s mantra – just relax.

Elevated advantages

Once associated with specific needs as it related to an aging demographic, adjustable beds are now designed to suit all ages and specialized niches. Especially appealing, is the blush, chenille-textured Vanessa bed, which is built into an elegant glass display. As you lie on the bed, a video appears on the glass, and above you. While relaxing, a sleep expert will discuss the health benefits of sleeping in an elevated position.

Adjustable beds are not only more advanced in their technology, but they have become the fastest growing category in the sleep industry. As lifestyles change, and homes become smaller, people are spending more time in their bed. Many designs include USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to control your bed from your phone. People of all ages have come to realize that adjustable beds are not only ideal for resting, but they’re the perfect spot for reading, working, relaxing or watching Netflix.

Grand Opening

During the weekend of May 3rd to the 5th, Ultramatic will celebrate the grand opening of their new store at 508 Lawrence Avenue West in Toronto.

During the event, sale pricing can be found on mattresses, bases and pillows, and supporting vendors will be offering samples and promotional items.

With you in mind

Once the team has determined your needs, check out the innovative NanoGel™ collection of mattresses. All models are on display by features and functions. Not only will their mattresses relieve pressure points on your body, but you won’t receive any pressure from the staff.

Style consultants have been brought in to ensure that the Ultramatic brand continues to evolve and complement new furniture lines. You’ll also find Canadian-made products to further enhance a peaceful state of mind, including soaps, essential oil diffusers, room sprays and more.



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