Sunday, March 12, 2017

Aquamarine bedding steals from a luxe online shop


 The master bedroom makeover from a Queen size bed to a King size bed started
with hubs and I moving the Queen bed into another bedroom.  You might recognize it as 
the room I had just turned into my home office space.  It is being turned into a guest room now,
and our old Queen bed looked quite lovely in its new setting.  Our foam mattress arrived quickly,
as we purchased it online after reading many reviews.  
They recommend setting it up and letting it get rid of the toxic fumes in a process
called "off-gassing".  Basically open the windows and turn on the fan and let the odors
from the foam dissipate for 3-7 days to avoid any reactions to the VOCs the foam emits.
When we got it, the mattress was rolled up in a vacuum sealed bag, and it was very thin. When we cut it loose, it hissed and blew up and grew to the 12" size it is now!!! Totally freaky!
Mr. Maison Decor ordered a platform and a riser that is put together and placed on top of the 
metal platform to give the bed extra height for an appealing look when covered with bed dressings.
The mattress is in front of the window, and until the headboard arrives, we will let it continue to 
off-gas until we put it together and move it into position.  But until then, I have been hunting for 
bedding for the King size bed.  Which may turn out to be more expensive than the bed and mattress!
 My first purchase was this Belgian tapestry bedspread.  I fell in love with the look of it in a Soft Surroundings catalogue, and that is usually all I need to feel confident that I am going to love something in real life. But one never knows until it arrives...so when it came I ran right upstairs and opened it up and laid it out on the old bed.  Colby, never to miss a big moment, wanted all in on the decision making too.
We both loved it, and he was careful not to lay on it right away.  These pics are all from my iPhone, and so they aren't quite as true to color as real life, but it looks just like the catalogue pic.  My goal was to have the bedding look complementary to the painted table, and to work with the blue walls in my room.  Both seem to be perfect.  The rug will not be staying, as we are going with sisal.
We need a bedskirt to cover the platform and the riser, so its a necessity for a well dressed bed.
The catalogue pic above shows it with an ecru bedskirt, and I was thinking I would do white. But in person white didn't seem like it would look right.  So I searched online for bedskirts at Country Curtains, Overstock, Pottery Barn, Target....and then I thought why not check Horchow?
 Horchow is a very pricey catalogue company that has beautiful things at staggering prices.  
But one never knows what one will find, unless they look, right?
 And what to my wondering eyes should appear on the sale page, 
but this King sized Cotton Voile dust ruffle in a color called Sea glass, marked down to $78. 
 SCORE!! 
And wouldn't this color look beautiful?  YES IT WOULD AMY!!
 (*Putting item in cart and processing sale)  
Now the bedding set it was shown with didn't catch my eye, but the color of the skirt did.  
That is a terrific deal on a bedskirt, and its not polyester or rayon, it is cotton, another big plus!
 As a matter of fact they had some gorgeous bedding on sale. I particularly love these bedspreads that have built in ruffle from the top of the bed's edge to the floor.  They are called skirted coverlets, and I think they are wonderful.  You wouldn't need a bedskirt, but I can see they have one on this bed.
How pretty is this set in that aquamarine blue?  Now the coverlet is kind of pricey, even on sale, but the shams are all on sale and sometimes you may want to add a few pillows to an existing set to give it a fresh new look.
 Another pretty coverlet in periwinkle...
A lovely pink ensemble with gorgeous trimmings, also on sale.  So I advise hunting around in all the shops, from Target to Horchow to see what you come up with.  Soft Surroundings also had bedskirts but I didn't see anything that spoke to me.  I also needed an 18" or 19" drop, 
and most shops will have choices, from the classic 14" drop to elevated drops of 20" or more.  All this online shopping occurred mostly because I have a cold, and was home bound this weekend.  Since all the bed parts were arriving I was desperate to get the extra things I needed to finish off the bed.  I still need to get a new down duvet and that might be it.  A HUGE snow storm is upon us for Tuesday, the day the upholstered headboard is set to arrive.  Here is to hoping it arrives on schedule!
And the good news is, that after only two days there seems to be no smell in our bedroom at all. YAY!

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24 comments:

  1. Omg! Amy! I was just about to start looking for an aqua bedskirt for my bed in Florida! I was thinking I'd probably never find one and I would probably wind up making my own (but had planned on linen), but if I can save time AND $$! Win/win! How serendipitous was this post? Hug and kisses to you :-)

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    1. That makes me happy to see this post hit a home run with you Wandalee. I was thinking I was going to have to make one for my bed too, to get just what I wanted. xo

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  2. Your bedroom is going to look glorious, Amy!!! Your taste is impeccable.
    xo

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    1. Oh thank you dear friend, you are the best!

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  3. Oh so very pretty!!!! .... and you did score on that bedskirt!!!! .... and glad the fumes went away...oh so great that Colby loves it too! .... We had snow today...(Sunday) .... it was very pretty for about 6 hours...then it all melted! That is my kind of snow...pretty snowfall and white blanketing the grounds and trees...then enough and it goes away! :)

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    1. oh you are lucky with the snow. We are getting about 15" tomorrow. I will be glad when winter is truly over. Thanks Shirley!

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  4. Very pretty. I have a question about the bedskirt: are they put on top of the bed now? I thought they went under the mattress to hide the box spring/bed legs. Or are bedskirts and dust ruffles different animals?

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    1. Dust ruffles are under the mattress, and the skirted coverlet is a ruffled edge to the floor from a fitted bedspread top. You are right, I meant to say that the skirted coverlet is a style that could let one skip the dust ruffle.

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  5. Amy, that is gorgeous bedding and I can't wait to see the beautiful new room.

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    1. Thanks Kim! Your bedrooms are an inspiration!

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  6. So glad to see this. My daughter is moving to a new larger home and is on the hunt without sucess so far. I'm passing this post along to her. Have a good week.

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    1. HI Linda, thank you and I hope it works for her.

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  7. Amy, your bedroom is going to be gorgeous! The bedding you purchased is beautiful. I love the color palette. Both Horchow and Neiman Marcus have good sales on home furnishings a couple of times a year. You can get some really good deals if you keep an eye out. I can't wait to see your room reveal. I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

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    1. I agree Shannon, you can find great things on sale and sometimes they are just perfect!

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  8. I'd be interested in knowing which brand of foam mattress you bought and where you bought the riser and frame. I know these mattresses need more slays than normal. There are so many on the market now.
    Love your bed cover!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, I will be posting all that information later today on the bedroom update, so look for the next bedroom post!

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  9. Amy, you have made lovely choices. Can't wait to see the finished product!
    Did you happen to mention what type of mattress and where you purchased it because we are also switching to a king size and I don't know what to look for online?

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    1. Hi Onnery, I am posting all the source info on the next post for the bedroom update. Check it out!

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  10. That bedding is gorgeous and will do your bedroom proud. Thank you for sharing.
    Marilyn

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    1. Thank you Marilyn, we are super pleased with how it is coming out so far!

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  11. Thrilling for designfreaks like us! i love pine cone hill and annie selke's style, and thanks for the reminder to take a peek online over there. aquamarine is such a gorgeous sophisticated tone that i would love to introduce in more places. we have been sleeping in a king for some time now, and it took some getting used to...like HELLOOOOOOO over there, etc. etc. but now i'm all GET OVER ON YER SIDE, HONEY! ya know? you get spoiled quickly, and i believe the technical term is hedonic adaptation. there's yer lesson for today. sorry. xox

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  12. I agree with EVERYONE above. Gorgeous.
    I am curious what mattress you purchased. We are thinking of getting one and are a bit skeptical to buy on online.

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    1. Check out the next blog post which I am posting today about the bedroom update. I will source our purchases there for all interested. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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