Tuesday, July 20, 2010

a nod to masculinity.

this is the first time ever i will be sharing a bedroom with someone (aside from two years in the dorm during undergrad), and DEFINITELY the first time i will be living with a boy. the original pitch, in which i thought i was compromising, ended up looking like this:

"that's not at all masculine," he said. but look!! blue! nautical touches! "those aren't masculine, those are nods to masculinity." touché, sir. it is a pretty girly room. the sisal rug, the green & ivory lamps, and the set of cane chairs will all stay, since i already own them. the pottery barn duvet cover is in the mail as well, and was agreed upon by both parties. it is also on sale.

something about crisp white bedding with an embroidered border feels really indulgent and grown up... like having my own personal hotel room. i'm going to get them monogrammed, but i didn't like any of the PB fonts. i think once it gets here, i'll take it to this shop called a little bit of this. i used them before to monogram a pillow sham and they did a nice job:

they have a big selection of fonts and colors. haven't decided yet what i'll go with this time! something more masculine, mais bien sûr.

i decided that if we were going to get a plain, masculine duvet cover, maybe i could still go a bit wild with the bedskirt. i got a bed bath & beyond flyer in the mail, saw that amy butler had a collection there, and BAM! this arrived in the mail a few days later:

i REALLY like it. yes, it is maybe a little girly, but it is indigo! and teal! i'm going to hold on to it for a bit before deciding whether or not it should go back. i'm not sure if it will fit with the overall look we're going for in the bedroom. here are the mutually agreed upon inspiration sources:

source unknown.

samantha reitmayer's amazing bedroom on d*s

after seeing jenny's post on little green notebook this morning, i headed straight over to target.com and put this little number in my cart:

the set (comforter, two standard shams, and a navy bedskirt) is on clearance for under thirty dollars, and also comes in a nice taupe color. we have a down comforter and will be using the PB duvet but we might use this, like jenny mentions, at the foot of the bed, in which case the amy bedskirt will be going back to the store. decisions, decisions. i just want everything to be DONE!

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