Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Duvet Dilemma?

One of the first projects we tackled in our house was the master bedroom. Mainly we wanted someplace decent to retreat to from the chaos of the rest of the house! 

We stripped the old (fabric) wallpaper down and I was enchanted with the texture of the wood walls. No sheetrock in this house! The walls were white-washed and then brushed over with a robin's egg blue. 

We went a little crazy from there and installed tin ceiling tiles ..and of course, a chandelier. The result is pretty, but quite 'country chic.' Which is to say, maybe I designed this room BEFORE I had fully developed a good sense of my own design aesthetic. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but I want to make it a little more modern. 

Unfortunately, the furniture which was painted white, has yellowed to a cream color as a result of it's polyurethane coating. This doesn't help the situation much, but I'm not currently willing to paint it AGAIN. 

What I can change, and where you can help is with my duvet cover. These are some of the covers that I have liked so far in my search. 


Yellow-striped. I love it, but will it go with the cream furniture in the room?

And this one, my favorite, but it only comes in Queen. :( Maybe I could do something with just the shams?
Do you know of any others?? Which is your favorite?


  1. Oh my gosh, that last one is divine! You could easily add some length to the sides if you wanted and make it bigger. I need to come to your house. When are you going to invite me over? :)

  2. Janice that's a great idea!!! Now to tell Daniel about this expensive sewing project..

  3. I like the last one, but don't think you need to get into the alteration of it unless you really can't live without it. What you add on is going to look added on. Keep looking if you don't like that look.

  4. I love love love the yellow striped duvet (: Maybe pair it with the floral shams? (I'm a fan of mix-matching bedding..)

  5. YES Meg! that's perfect and no sewing required!

  6. This is Kelley, i can't get logged in to my Google account...did you see that pattern of the last one comes in curtains? you could do the shams and or curtains with the yellow striped one!