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by chezerbey last modified May 18, 2011

In the past, having overnight guests has meant pulling out our one set of twin sheets and stretching them over the cushions of the couch. If you were special, you also got the Land’s End quilt from my freshman dorm room. Now that we have a second bedroom and a loft,  we thought it was time to [...]




 

 

In the past, having overnight guests has meant pulling out our one set of twin sheets and stretching them over the cushions of the couch. If you were special, you also got the Land’s End quilt from my freshman dorm room.

Now that we have a second bedroom and a loft,  we thought it was time to step things up a bit. Plus, Kyle’s parents and my dad and step-mom are coming to visit in July. It’s been 3-4 years since they were here and needless to say, a LOT has changed. In fact, this will actually be the first time they’ll be staying at our house instead of a hotel. I have already started my to-do list.

So, the loft. We have some long-term ideas for this space (hairpin steel legs – I will find a way to bring you into our home!), but for now we are going to keep it simple and cheap. We have one of those deluxe, queen size Aerobeds that we bought from a friend and the short-term plan is to simply dress it up. We have a second set of neutral, light brown/tan sheets and a down comforter that is also from my college days. The only problem is that it’s forest green. It was also a victim of Bailey’s puppyhood and now sports some less-than-awesome mending. So basically I’d like to buy a duvet cover to hide its ugliness.

Let’s go shopping!

I do love the Draper Stripe duvet from Dwell Studio and not just because it makes me think of Don Draper (what is going on with Season 5 by the way??). Sadly, at $280 it’s not in the loft’s budget.

When we visited the West Elm store in Portland earlier this year, I was really impressed with their bedding selection. I could see using this Organic Matelasse duvet in either “gray” or “straw”. $139…we’re getting better.

I’m also drawn to West Elm’s Organic Seedling duvet and even better, it’s on sale for $59! It’s graphic, but simple. It’s modern, but a little earthy. These are things I look for in textiles.

This linen duvet from Coyuchi (via Velocity Art & Design) is also delightful, but also $360.

I also checked out IKEA’s website, but it’s so hard to view their textiles and nothing really caught my eye. I’m planning on stopping by this weekend so we’ll see. (By the way, am I the only person in the world that thinks a little weekend jaunt to IKEA is relaxing?) At this point, I’m definitely leaning towards the $60 option from West Elm, but I can still be swayed.

Anything else out there that I should be looking at?

Will I ever get tired of blue, gray and yellow?



 

 

 
 
 

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