I never really realized how expensive bedding was until I started trying to refresh our master. We were still using most of the linens my husband’s mom had bought him out of college, and while they were great quality, the use of those 8 years was definitely apparent. A few euros with shams, a new set of sheets, and a standard set of shams left me shocked and penniless (even with the coupons at one store and the discounts at another, I was forking over hundreds of dollars). But I figured I couldn’t go wrong with white, and I might as well spend on classic quality.
While out shopping with Brenda for the DIY shoot, we came across this quilt at Target, and I knew it was just what the space needed. For $40 it would bring great energy, and I wouldn’t feel guilty if I decided to change it up sooner than later. The striped blanket from Nate’s line brings a bit of sophistication and masculinity to balance the yellow.
I was thrilled with how the yellow and icy blue of the lamps I spray painted looked together. These are two colors I’ve found myself surprisingly drawn to lately; I keep seeing them pop up in fashion and I can’t help but embrace those little sprouts of a trend. If I would have stayed in New York, trend forecasting was the avenue I had hoped to take with my career, so I guess it’s makes sense that I still get excited when I incorporate something that seems to be on the cusp.
I’m glad we finally decided to update our own space. It seems so common for people to neglect their own bedrooms, and I’m really amazed how much better I feel about our home now that our bedroom and bathroom (hope to share that space soon) are a better reflection of ourselves. This room has become an area I enjoy spending time in, and I love that it’s light and bright -making it easier for this night owl to get up in the morning.