I know you’re as excited as I am to be back at work after the holiday. Let’s not talk about it and look at some pretty pictures. In honor of Independce Day here is a collection of blue and white bedrooms. After all, I’m sure we all would prefer to be in bed.
I’m all over updating our bedroom, hence the curtain update. However, I’m not in the mood to repaint the room. I like the color we have, it’s a neutral with a pink undertone (as pink as I think The Mister will let me go) so I need to match it to something. Our current headboard matches it as did our previous curtains. In fact, they were perfect matches. That’s why I’m not counting those pieces as goners. I just want something fresh.
Pillows are the quickest way to make things match up or “blend.” Of course, I’m thinking of fabric I’ve lusted over and here are my options for you to weigh in on.
1. Chiang Mai – This fabric is crazy expensive and has been insanely popular for a few years. It has a cult like following. I’ve always coveted it for curtains but have refused to pay for the yardage. I’m just not comfortable spending $1,500+ on curtains. If that’s not something you’re concerned about then we should talk. However, I was thinking I’d buy a set of pillows. The set is still not cheap.
2. Sunara – Once again, not cheap and from F. Schumacher. I could buy three of these for the price of the set above. I don’t need three. I’m just letting you know for your benefit and price comparison. I feel like if i looked hard/long enough I could find a knock off of it. Have you seen anything?
Additionally, I can buy a yard of either fabric the price of the pillows. The one yard of Chiang Mai is ~$30 cheaper than the made set. The one yard of Sunara is the cost of one made pillow. Will my pillows be as nice as their pillows? Absolutely not.
I know which way I’m leaing, but let’s take a vote on which pattern you like the most.
I’d say we need to keep this quiet but The Mister has been busy and hasn’t been keeping up to date here. (Insert side eye)
I’ve been trying to funnel some energy into our bedroom. This is nothing new. I’m always funneling energy into decorating our home. It’s my obsession hobby. Our room has gone through some transformations. Many things have been on (The Mister’s) To Blog About list. We made our headboard, repainted the room and tried several different curtain options. Next week, I’ll post some of what has happened in our bedroom.
That’s what she said.
Part of my issue with decorating our home can be that I like so much stuff. I become paralyzed by the options. I can tell and help you with what you should do all day. However, for myself it can be difficult. I see too much and have too many ideas. I want to try too many things. I’ve heard this is common with actual decorators or people who get sucked into decor. It makes me feel much better that occasionally Miles Redd doesn’t know what the f he’s doing either in his home.
Currently, global or world textiles are becoming a trend. I’m seeing it a lot in bedding, soft goods and accessories. Just in the past three weeks I’ve bought two pairs of shoes that would fall under this category. I believe part of this, especially in soft goods, is the evolution of people’s love of ikat. Here are some bedrooms with global textile bedding.
I bought a handmade Indian quilt from Spruce, a boutique in Brentwood. This is it.
I had a $15 credit and it still cost me $150. Yeah. Now, I realize comforters and other pieces of bedding are in this range and the West Elm blankets are smaller and $99. Still, I feel guilty. My plan was to bring it home and test it in the space. I didn’t know that linens were nonreturnable or I frankly probably wouldn’t have purchased it. You should make me feel better and tell me how pretty it is in the comments.
I do really like the black background and the mixture of blue, green, pink and yellow. I have a plan of attack on using it. Unfortunately, that plan included some curtains from IKEA but the one I was near this week was going through a renovation and had only 3 curtains in the marketplace. It was weird. So, as usual, I’m working on it and this holiday weekend is just the right time for me to do so.
We made our headboard, which I recently realized I never shared, but this thing is a killah. I want to sleep with it. It’s a king and our room is really made for queen. Still, it’s so pretty. Maybe I’d make our sideroom our bedroom for it. I don’t know what I’d do with it if I got my hands on it. I’m pretty sure I’d get all giddy, smile a lot and try to touch it. Sounds like a man I would have crush on – how appropriate with it being a bed.
Speaking of crush worthy men, I’ve already asked The Mister if he could think of a potential DIY for the headboard. It’s not looking promising but I really like it. I think I may start stalking Etsy and Craigslist.
Last week, The Mister and I worked on our bedroom. We have plaster walls that the previous owner rushed in painting. When we moved in my father was sweet enough to paint and you can see the original green color below. Additionally, you can see a lot of patching and work. We decided it was time to sand, even out and basically give our walls some TLC.
It was not very pleasant. We got out the power sander and gave it a whirl. It took a lot more work than we originally planned. However, it looks much, much better.
Then, I got to cutting in. I went to Home Depot and purchased Cream Puff by Behr and hated it. After cutting in around the ceiling, floor, windows and doors I decided it was the color of a manilla folder. It was not the original color I wanted but was told (incorrectly) that I had to use a Primer/Paint specific color to get the Premium Plus option. I’m going to try to take back the gallon of “manilla puff” this week. I don’t think they’ll take it back but I dislike a misinformed purchase.
So, I went back and purchased tester pots in Aged Parchment, Antique White, and Natural Almond (in order). ( Below the sample spots is a curtain from Pier One and a throw from Barbara Barry.) The top two colors were practically the same Okay, I admit it. However, they were slightly different but not the right choice. So, we went with Natural Almond .
It is a great taupe shade. Yes, our bed is in the middle of the room and we slept on it like that for a night. Can you find The Colonel on it?