You guys know I’m not much of a sewer, but my mom is. Without her, my pillows, placemats, and owl stuffies would still just be a pin and a dream. She’s been quilting for years, and while I have wall-hangings, holiday pillow covers, and a throw made to look like a football field, I don’t yet have a queen-sized quilt for our bed. That changes now.
After much debate, I’ve decided on a pattern (see bottom right of photo), and I think I’ve selected all of the fabrics as well. Clearly, I have a thing for batiks. Gawd, I love batiks.
Oh, is there some purple in there? I hadn’t noticed that it seems to work its way into EVERYTHING in my house. Oops 🙂
And while there are hot pinky fuschia colors, I think I’ll talk them up as “merlot” and “sort of reddish-wine colors” so Tom doesn’t freak out. The man has already said he likes jewel tones, so I think I’m in the clear.
Given the recent fashion trend toward “flashy neutrals” (which I’m completely in love with, by the way), I figured why not apply this same attitude to home decor? I’ve been dreaming of a flashy neutral master bedroom makeover for a while. Metallics, especially in bedding collections, seem so chic and calming, and I can’t imagine anything more perfect than falling into a cool, crisp, shimmering bed after a long day at work.
We were roaming through Macy’s Home department over the weekend when I spotted this collection. I love these tone-on-tone interlocking rings:
And then I nearly made a scene over this shimmery white collection by Martha Stewart. The floral-y inspired print on the duvet is embroidered with a silvery metallic thread. I highly suggest clicking on the link so you can zoom in on this one. The pillow shams in the very back feature a delicate lacy-like detail that is absolutely beautiful. I think my dreams would truly be sweeter if I laid my head down on these pillows every night!!
We’re not really in the market for a whole new bedding collection, but maybe we could swing a metallic armchair like this one. (I’ve seen this pop up recently on Joss and Main!)
If all else fails, how about some new hardware for a dresser or nightstand?