Monday, June 21, 2010
Recently I went to Ikea, and saw these pillows....and this red quilt and shams. I loved it, and thought it might be just the punch I've been longing for in my room. I love the red because it is such a beautiful crimson color.....and all the while I was thinking I wanted something much more subtle! This red really got my attention! And the pillows! Oh, goodness for the price of about $25 each, my heart sang a little song!
(choose Traditional red choice to see the items)
So I brought them home, thinking I could use my cream colored matelasse spread and shams that I've had for a while, just add these, and be oh, SO happy! Well, the new set certainly didn't go with the dark green and red I already had in there, and I really was ready to go to something lighter and less intense. But I didn't know what in the world I was going to do for a dust ruffle. The only (and best option, I thought) route was to get some fabric and make one. The drop on my bed is a long one, and it's hard to find a dust ruffle that is long enough. In the meantime, I was thinking that a red plaid sheet I had gotten at the Ralph Lauren outlet about four years ago might just go with this set nicely also. I bought the sheet for a song, knowing that I would use it for something! Well, it occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, it "might" work as a dust ruffle, so I pulled the old one off, and it fit perfectly! (the NESTER would be so proud!!) I did have to notch the end corners so that they would fit around the corners, but it was simply the perfect size! My only dilemma is that the first thing my husband said when he saw it was..."Oh we are going back to country, are we?".....my heart sank. I had "country" in my decorating scheme for many a year, especially while we were in graduate school. I did NOT want to go back to those days. While some enjoy ducks and mauve/blue in their decorating schemes, I no longer do! I didn't want to go back to that style. Now, sometimes I do take what my husband says with a grain of salt, especially about decorating, because he is, after all, an engineer.....he does that extremely well. But decorating, not as extremely well. He is the guy that thought that moving boxes turned on their side worked ok as a table when we first married.......really.
I still have more to do in here, as you can see by the bare windows......I need to add some curtains, and I'd really like to bring in some color on the walls . I do think the new Ikea pillows and red throw/shams are a good start...and I thought for the fall, I can bring in some great fall colors if I take the Ikea pillows away for the season.....give your ideas, please! And your verdict on the dust ruffle!!!! Please add your honest comments......thanks, friends!
Posted by southerninspiration at 7:23 AM