I thought I would share a little bit about our bedroom, so I thought I would let you all in for a peek!
As you probably know, I am currently in the process (and a very LONG process at that!) of making an Ocean Waves quilt for our bed. It is going to be the inspiration for, what I hope to be, a new look for our bedroom. It may take me awhile to get it all together and complete it, but in the mean time, I will show you what our bed currently looks like so you can see the "before" look.
I have had a Ralph Lauren comforter that I have been in love with for years and this originally set the tone and look for our bed. I made the nine-patch quilt using these colors as my inspiration. I also collect vintage floral fabrics and they happened to work perfectly with the colors and look as pillows for our bed.
I used an extra flat sheet and made the Euro pillow shams to match the comforter. Our wrought iron bed frame is not an antique one, but I still love the look. However it has turned color! It used to be very white, now it's sort of an ecru. This is one of the reasons (among others) that I am wanting to change things up a bit.
As a quilter, it's always about the quilts! I like to constantly change things out but I always keep things flowery and colorful. I love pattern on pattern, especially anything with vintage-style roses, and I love soft, pretty, vintage colors, and I love busy. I try not to get too caught up in the matchy-matchy look and just keep putting things together until it "works." And yes, I make the bed every morning! I cannot stand an unmade bed!
Here is the "new" look I am aiming towards, although it could change at any minute! The blue floral is a vintage drapery fabric, the pink is an old Ralph Lauren fabric and the stripe is a home dec fabric I bought on eBay years ago and have been saving for the perfect project. I guess you could say I am going a bit bolder with color, although all of my accents and furniture pieces will be whites and off-whites. Hopefully the color won't be too bold and the overall look will still be soft with accents of color. We'll see! I am still hunting for a stripe or ticking to coordinate. Parachute Home, a bedding company, has a duvet cover in a blue stripe that I love. I will have to complete the quilt and pillows and then make a decision once it is all put together.
In the mean time, I am hoping to start machine quilting my Ocean Waves soon, the marking is just about completed. It's a lot of work, I forgot how much time goes into such a huge quilt! I will show more photos once I make some progress. Until next time, Happy Quilting!