Master bed updates

Since posting Grant’s newborn pictures, I’ve received several questions about my bedding. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know I’ve made a few updates to my master bedroom lately. Eric and I had been sleeping with the same duvet cover that I bought shortly after we were married, more than six years ago. It was still in good shape, overall, but I’d lost the Euro shams in a move, and I’d grown tired of the throw pillows that I’d had for years.

So, when Pottery Barn offered an additional clearance and free shipping on some of their already discounted bedding, I decided to jump on it. I initially thought I would just add new pillows and a coverlet to freshen up and pair with the existing duvet. I put a few options in my cart, and I showed them to Eric. Thinking this Striped Linen Quilt in aqua would be pretty with the golds in my duvet, it was one of my options. But, when Eric saw it, he wanted it in gray.

Striped Linen Quilt and Shams from Pottery Barn

Striped Linen Quilt and Shams from Pottery Barn


At that point, I just decided to start over with our bedding. Sure, I could have made a gray and gold palette work, but I was tired of trying to work with that duvet.

So, I ordered the Striped Linen Quilt in gray, three matching Euro shams, and two more white Euro shams (no longer available).


New shams meant I need a vintage monogram, because I always like a bit of old with my new. My vintage monogram is actually just a character in the Intellecta font family. I spent hours looking through the Intellecta font samples before I found the “EV”, and once I found it, I had it digitized and then embroidered on the euro shams. Intellecta is a free font, and you can download it several places. I prefer this link at Fonts 2 U because you can easily preview the full character set in each sample before downloading it.

And to keep the room from looking to cool or to coastal, I needed a leopard velvet bolster to bring in some warm tones and a little bit of glamour. So, I ordered this stunning one from the Etsy retailer Shop Little Design Co.


New pillows called for new art in the form of the DIY Ashley Woodson Bailey prints I talked about here.

Are you starting to think, “If you give a mouse a cookie,”? Because that is exactly what’s happened. One thing has led to another in this room, and instead of just sprucing up the existing bedding, I’m in full make-over mode. Up next, I’d like to add more art and freshen up the other accessories, and I need to replace the light fixture too.

Overall, I’m going for a neutral look that is that is comfortable and casual, but that is still warm and a bit luxe. I am planning to bring in more golds in the accessories, and I’d also like to add a blush/nude color somewhere. Maybe on a bench at the foot of the bed? Blushes can be tricky…I want a moody, sultry color. And, I think a pale, almost metallic green would be nice too.

And, of course, new paint would make a big difference. Leave me your paint color suggestions in the comments, please. Tell me what brand/color you see in here. I’d love to hear your ideas!


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