I'm pretty picky about bedding. Most of the time I have a vision in mind, and know it when I see it.
Here is our 2nd bedding set (no pics from the 1st). I was trying to go for the blue/brown thing...
It was a nice set from Stein Mart. Iwish I had more pics from when the bed was actually made. I even found matching fabric at my favorite fabric store and made some window treatments.
I got over the blue/brown thing pretty quick, and went to my comfort zone of red & green.
You can't see the comforter, but it matches the cream shams. I got it at Kohl's. For free. Long story.
Anyhoo, lately I wanted to go towards a relaxing, neutral palette. Not so 'decorated'. Calm. Relaxing. A retreat.
No pics to show, but I couldn't pull it off. It wasn't 'me'. You know? It seems to work for a lot of ya'll in blogland, but not me. Remember my style? I'm traditional & rustic, with some romance.
I didn't know what I wanted, but I knew it would hit me when I saw it.
And I found it--at Sam's. The whole set was $100. The set included a comforter, bedskirt, 2 shams, plus 2 Euro shams, plus 3 throw pillows. Talk about a good deal. And it does NOT look cheap, or feel cheap.
I had been holding some visa gift cards from christmas, and this was what I was waiting for. It's called Montana. Hello? How rustic can you get with a style name of Montana? Check it out:
I would have never gone for the 'rust'. But with the blue and brown, I love it.
While planning my 'calm, relaxing retreat', I bought 2 of these fluffy SOFT white pillows from Tuesday Morning. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I like how the break up the brown and rust.
We have also changed the orientation of the bed. Instead of between the 2 windows, we moved it to the far wall. It's a pretty big room anyway, but moving it to the end wall really opens up the room. Plus it's good to have a change of scenery, too, you know?
(dang flourescent bulbs!)
So you can see I've still got some work to do...picking a paint, choosing window treatments (other than the blackout liners up now :), and a
couple five other projects planned for the room. Lots to do!