Saturday I took a trip to San Francisco to spend the day doing a little dining and shopping and I stopped in to see my two nephews, the newest little guy is six weeks old and he has that baby smell (you mom’s know the one I mean) that only lasts for a few months and is so intoxicating and you wish you could bottle it up and sniff it everyday for the rest of your life. So I was there to get my baby smell fix and also give their bed a mini makeover with new linens.
The one thing any mom of a newborn wants is a good night’s sleep. I was approached by Leesa to see if I was interested in trying out one of their mattresses, but I knew my brother and SIL could use one so I offered it to them. They gladly accepted since their existing pillow top mattress was rather old, we replaced it with a new Leesa luxury foam mattress and upgraded the linens too.
Nate and Liz moved away from brown tones to modern monochromatic grays, instead making the bed with textiles I picked out for them in a sophisticated yet subtle palette. The mattress arrived at their home a few days ago and they waited for me to unpack it.
My brother Nate can always make me laugh with his facial expressions and off the cuff quotes. He says to me in his perfect Yoda voice, “How you get so big shipping in a box of this kind, hmmm?”
It’s pretty shocking to me that they can suck all the air out of the mattress and roll it up so tight inside a box – once it’s released it expands like those magic capsule toys my kids used to love to play with – shaping itself in minutes into a queen sized mattress. (There’s no shortage of drama going on here too…)
We cut open the plastic and within 20 minutes it had expanded into its full shape. The mattress is crafted with three foam layers, including 2” of memory foam and 2” of latex-like foam that’s perforated to keep you cool while you sleep. It set up easily and right on top of their old box spring.
After sleeping on it for one night, my brother provided me with this hilarious review:
“After one night of sleep on our new Leesa mattress, Liz is angry. Perturbed. Agitated. This is not because the mattress is uncomfortable. Quite the contrary. No, Liz is angry because the mattress rendered me unable to fulfill my fatherly duties. Because I was so enveloped in the snug warmth and form fitting comfort of the Leesa mattress, I slept solidly and blissfully through our newborn infant’s cries, and was unable to get up for “my shifts”.
And while I dozed away in a cloudy dreamland, Liz was out in the living room on our stiff sectional couch, tossing and turning on the (non-Leesa) foam, her sparse slumber interrupted every couple of hours to tend to our newborn.
The next morning, I rolled out of bed with a long stretch and a satisfying yawn, and shuffled out into the living room to face the consequences. Thankfully I was rested enough to deal with them. Thank you, Leesa. You have both saved and ruined my life.”
Take a a look at the more serious online reviews – also note this mattress is most certainly nephew approved :)
In all seriousness it takes a while to really know whether a mattress is a good fit, so the good news is they can try it risk free for 100 days – this queen size retails for $890 plus free shipping which is so affordable compared to other mattresses on the market.
The one thing that impresses me is that Leesa donates 1 mattress to a shelter for every 10 they sell, and since I know the local shelter I work with is always looking for new mattresses, I applaud Leesa’s philanthropic efforts.
The coverlet and striped shams are both from West Elm (on clearance in stores), the luxe Ikat pillows are from Z Gallerie, and the silver lumbar is Home Goods, as is the geometric throw at the end of the bed.
I left my brother’s home feeling good that the two of them have a new mattress to sleep on and cuddle with my sweet nephew, and also some new more luxurious linens. I’m missing their happy home already, and my charismatic brother.
If you’re looking for a new mattress, why not give a Leesa mattress a try? You can for 100 days risk free which certainly gave my brother and SIL peace of mind. The first 50 readers to redeem promo code CENTSATIONAL at checkout to get $75 off your order.
*This post is sponsored by Leesa, all opinions are my own, except my brother’s opinion of course, that is purely his and it is brilliant :)