Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Bedding

I'm super sad.  My favourite duvet cover is developing holes and tears!  I've had it about 4 years and it is my only one, so it's understandable, but still.  I wish I'd bought 2 of them, but it's really hard to fork out a few hundred dollars for what is essentially a few yards of fabric sewn together.  And of course they don't make it any more.  And to make matters worse, I still love it and think that it's goes perfectly in the space (a rare thing thing for someone so fickle).



It's the Tatum Bedding ensemble from Pottery Barn.  It was love at first sight when I first spied it in the store. 

Here it is with a super colorful quilt that I layer on top for the winter.


Yes, I know that's a lot of patterns.  I could be accused of being an over-patterner, but I love it.  And I think it looks extra cozy.

Here's what the room looks like from the other side.  I had to move the dresser from underneath the arched window to make room for the sofa that used to be in the front room.  It kind of works.  The mirror stayed there because there's no place for that either.  My house is small, and full!



Here's the chevron sofa in the place that the dresser used to be.


Yes, lots of chevrons, and florals, and of course a few birds here and there.

So what to do about the duvet situation?  I know West Elm has lots of cool ones, but they just don't have that impact or wow factor that I'm looking for.  I love Anthropologie, but their quilts are a little too florally or girly or bohemian.  Pottery Barn is way too conservative for the look I want; that's why I was so surprised when I found the bedding above in there.

See that pillow above.  That's almost the look I'm going for.  Yes, birds have been done to death (and so have chevrons!)  but we'll see.  The pillow is Chinoiserie by Dwell Studio.

Here's some pictures of the duvet sets.

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I don't like it as much as my old duvet but it is what it is.  The only thing really troubling me about it is the lack of pattern in the middle;  seems a little off to me.  I also think it might get a little dingy after a while with it being white.  Doesn't matter if I wash my whites separately, they always seem to go grey.

Here's another option from Dwell Studio.  It's the peacock duvet.

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Now that almost looks like my bed, but a lot more sophisticated.  I don't think I'm ready (or will ever be) for that level of sophistication.  But I think it looks lovely here.

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What I love most about my old duvet are the colours and the repetitive pattern; it looks more graphic and less organic than the bird ones.

However, I decided to purchase the two above and give them a try.  Not sure yet if I'll keep one, both or even none, but I'll post an update when they arrive.  Luckily I managed to use a coupon for 20% off on Layla Grace which brought the cost down significantly.  It's interesting though, I just noticed that the price has gone up $42 since I ordered, so I guess I was lucky twice!

Oh, and I've got a little bit of news.  On Tuesday you'll see my music room/library featured on Mrs. Limestones' Blog.  She's doing a short series on other bloggers favorite nooks.  I submitted mine, she liked it and there we are.  I'll post the link on Tuesday and hope that you'll hop on over there and take a look (and write a sweet comment).

8 comments:

  1. First off, wooohoo on being featured on Ms Limestone's incredible blog! That's fabulous!!

    In terms of the duvets, I love your original one and totally understand how hard it is to part with something that works so well. However, I do REALLY love that peacock one (I'd spied that myself and considered it ages ago) and think it might work really well. I love the mix of patterns you used, everything looks interesting and cool :) xxx

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    1. Thanks Kimberly. It's amazing how much traffic I'm already getting from having my link up on Brooklyn Limestone and they haven't even featured the room yet! I might even pass 200 page views a day on Tuesday! Better try and post something interesting quick to keep the viewers.

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  2. Found you via Mrs Limestone too! First of all greetings from home - and second, if you find something lovely for the bed, buy 2 (or even3)! I wonder if it's worth having a good look over the old one once it's replaced, and perhaps doing a lampshade and a couple of cushion covers? That way you get to keep the thing you love.

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  3. Thanks Susan. That's a great suggestion about maybe using the fabric for something else. At the moment it's still in a useable condition, but if I continued to use it everyday it definitely wouldn't last long. I'm thinking of using it only occasionally say for if I ever have a professional photo shoot of my bedroom.

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  4. I just found you through Brooklyn Limestone and wanted to say how beautiful your style is! I was going to say something along the lines of a previous poster, that maybe you can save some of your duvet and frame it for wall art, or turn it into a throw blanket or one of those long decorative pillows. I look forward to reading more about you and your home!

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    1. Tracy, thanks so much for lovely comment. The fabric would look great as a lumbar pillow. I'll keep it in mind.

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  5. I don't think you are an overpatterner! I love it when I see rooms with many different patterns, but so far I haven't had a lot of confidence in mixing it up in my own space. You inspire me! So glad I stumbled across your blog today. :-) ~Angela~

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    1. Angela, you are so sweet! The more patterns, the merrier!

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