I still have a few more projects to work on before I can reveal the guest room I'm working on.
I thought I would share how I made this bed up to make it big and fluffy and ready to
snuggle up in while it is cold outside. I have had a couple of readers ask me to share how I
achieve the look of my beds.
This mattress is not a very good one so I have a way of helping that.
With this room being used very little we just didn't put a lot of money into the mattress.
First I added this covered foam pad just for an extra layer of softness.
Then I placed this big fluffy feather bed on top.
Now we are ready to make the bed.
First I used the green gingham fitted sheet.
I put the green gingham top sheet on and then a second top sheet in this floral pattern.
as you can see I put it on top side down so that when I fold it back the top side shows
then I added the matelasse cover and pulled the top sheet over it.
Next are the euro shams. These are a beige silk/velvet blend from Pottery Barn.
I have had all this bedding for years.
Then two sets of standard pillows in front of the Euro shams in the green gingham and floral
Next are the throw pillows. I had this one from Home Goods and it is the perfect color.
I love this needlepoint pillow that matches the floral sheets. This adds some more texture.
Then this wonderful duvet is folded back at the end of the bed.
Now we have a big fluffy begging to be jumped into bed.
My master bedroom was green for many years and I used this floral duvet and sheets.
This is the Grovsenor Square line by Ralph Lauren. This bedding was too expensive in the
department stores so I was lucky to find it on ebay at a much lower price. I bought pieces over
time. The needlepoint pillow sold for $150 in the stores, but I lucked up and got one for $45 and another one for $25. The green gingham sheets were my recent find at Home Goods and they
are Ralph Lauren, too. I have many more pieces that go with the Grovesenor Square line, but I would need a darker bed skirt to use the heavy wool blanket and shams I have. Maybe next year
I will get a dark bed skirt and try that look, too.
I am not saying my way is the right way. This is just how I achieve this look.
Now I have more pieces to finish in this room and then I will share the whole look.
Have a great weekend and stay warm.