Make the great outdoors even greater with fun, functional and fabulous ways to upgrade your al fresco space.
A throwbed to add a bit of extra cushion to just about anywhere… Like when you’re lounging poolside, going on a camping trip, or (safely) hosting a guest on the couch or floor. It can go outside on the lawn when the family decides to strike up the fire pit. They’re durable and meant to be lived on. So think spills, grass stains, and sunscreen residue. Whatever it is — just take off the cover and toss in the wash. Back to brand new.
I’m a big fan of Hedgehouse throwbeds because these portable down and microfiber loungers are comfy indoors or out and can even double as a makeshift headboard. The linen or cotton cover comes in more than a dozen patterns, but I’m partial to this sleek black-and-white one with a teensy pop of red in the tassel zipper.
They were expats living abroad when they bought this unwinterized home in the town where he spent childhood summers.
Every inch of these 4,500 square feet is designed for summertime living.
Have some fun with your outdoor space. Experiment with color through accessories like throw pillows, rugs, pots and planters.
Look for ways to add comfort and luxury to your campsite.
Caribbean pink stripes make a cheerful statement on this oversize pillow, and its down-fiber stuffing feels extra-lofty.
Oprah loves a big tote, and this canvas-and-leather style made in New York City’s Garment District is a must-have. The easy-to-access side pocket and 26-by-16-inch size make it perfect for short trips—or in our boss’s case, everyday errands.
Hedgehouse makes a large selection of Throwbeds in classic preppy patterns (think stripes, gingham, stars, and plaids
Besides being super snug and made in New York City, this Throwbed has a linen cover that's machine washable and dryer-safe. Take it to the beach, the picnic, the playroom floor—it's a nap waiting to happen.
“They’re throwbeds,” Ms. Kirke said. “My friend Beata in L.A. makes them. You can bundle them up and take them to the beach. They look like those French mattresses from the turn of the century with the stripes, except they’re really soft and you can put them in a backpack and then bike off.”
Picture a world where every park, every beach, every living room floor has the potential to be turned into the world's most comfortable bed. Beata Henrichs, who started the company Hedgehouse, is making that her mission. We love snuggling up on her ultra-dreamy throwbeds, but in the interest of maxed-out comfort (in every aspect of our lives), we wanted her to share her know-how.
Nothing beats porch sleep. A pair of cots outfitted with gauzy throwbeds (thin microfiber-and-feather cushions that stretch the length of the bed) create a comfy spot for alfresco snoozing.
Lighter than a futon, more substantial than a sleeping bag, Hedgehouse throwbeds are portable, plop-down-anywhere cushions that look as at home on a window seat as rolled up in the back of a Wagoneer.
At the start of the summer a friend of mine in the US wrote to tell me about the beautiful throwbeds from a brand called Hedgehouse. I had never heard of this brand before, but one glance at the website and I was obsessed! The towels, the pillows… and most of all, the throwbeds! How perfect are they for sleepovers and travel?!
One such element, the Hedgehouse throwbed, is my new obsession. It’s a down-filled, linen mattress that can be used indoors or outdoors for extra seating, or to make a sturdier piece of furniture more luxurious for guests.
Hedgehouse sent over a couple new covers for my throwbeds and they’re transitioning from the porch to the boys’ room. Aren’t they fun layered together? These are the Toulouse blue wide stripe and the Toulouse ticking stripe. Makes me happy – just like the princess and the pea on my porch swing. I’ve dragged those throwbeds from the lake to the park and everywhere else in between.
One look at Hedgehouse's signature product - the Throwbed - and you really just want to take a nap. The comfy, portable mattress, designed by Beata Henrichs is perfect for adventurous spirit aching to sleep under stars or the serial entertainer in need of an extra guest bed.
I’m completely obsessed with these roll up cushions that have revolutionized my lounging game. I’ve put them on lounge chairs, brought them to picnics, snuggled on the beach with Elin and passed out in our backyard while reading. But throwbeds aside their selection of pillows and blankets will make any textile junkie (like myself) swoon.
There isn’t too much planning involved – I just pack up snacks (required with a toddler) and roll up my Hedgehouse throwbeds and head for one of the many beaches we have here. I love being able to relax on the cloud-like softness of mattresses made of down and feathers. And I don’t have to worry about sand since they have covers that can be cleaned.
One of the biggest changes Amy made was brightening up the room’s color palette. For example, she recommended a light rug (its speckled wool and low pile make it easy to keep looking clean) and pale linen throw pillows to soften the dark sofa.
An ode to one of my favorite finds, the Hedgehouse Throwbed. These things are pretty much the softest most lovely cushions you can imagine and are good pretty much anywhere. My kids love to throw them on the floor and lay on them. I love them on the ends of beds or on sofas.
Love these striped throw beds. Invented by my friend Beata Heinrichs of Hedgehouse. Beata created these ingenious “beds” – long cushions wrapped in chic classic fabrics that can be rolled out on the floor, at the beach, in a garden…or anywhere. Comfy stylish summer lounging.
I pieced together a hodgepodge rendition of my own that includes Hedgehouse’s life-changing headboard pillows and a collection of Serena & Lily sheets, duvet cover, and blanket—all done in navy and white with different line weights.
I think this product is the coolest. There is so many different rooms you can use it in, and it can serve so many purposes. I got it thinking it would be a great extra bed for kids sleepovers, and it has been. It's also been great when the kids want to throw an impromptu camping trip in the backyard.
A totable bedroll packed in a ticking striped shoulder bag. Perfect for summer lolling. LA designer Beata Henrichs-Lieb of Hedgehouse has created a handmade bedroll that can be slung into a hammock for cushier repose, over a camp bed for deeper sleep, and of course, rolled out for the last-minute sleepover.
Unexpected company or a cozy night around the fire? This throwbed is exactly what you need and exactly what it sounds like: a pillow-like blanket that creates instant comfort wherever it’s stuffed. These are made in the USA with linen, filled with a lightweight inner layer and are completely washable, so nap wherever and on whatever you please.
The pouf is so over. Don't get us wrong, we still love to toss them around every now and then, sometimes as seating and sometimes as footrests. But, there is a new must-have cushion in town. The Throwbed. A hybrid between a mattress and a pouf, the Throwbed is long enough to sleep on, but comfy enough to cozy up under.