Good Questions: Help With Bed Linens?

Good Questions: Help With Bed Linens?

Jul 30, 2008

AT, Ideas wanted!! I am overhauling my bedroom and have finally found what I think is the perfect headboard for two inherited pieces -- a clawfoot side table and a bombe chest (attached is a photoshop rendering). But I am having an impossible time with linens!...

... On the one hand, to really show off the curvilenaer shapes I'm thinking a solid duvet with bold printed skirt & shams. On the other hand, this is a great opportunity to go with a funky/fussy look using a colorful applique quilt from Anthropologie. I've been looking at the great 'modern' linens offered at Area Inc, and Room and Board, but they seem to clash.

Fabric restriction: solid-white and silk fabrics are out because my cats lounge on the bed (brown cat hair), and one likes to kneed as she falls asleep (silk is very durable, but claws puncture it easily).

Colors I like: teal, verdegris, and celedon green/blues; poppy, tomato, and tangerine orange/reds; buttery yellows, chocolatey browns.

I am at a loss for how to dress the bed without making it look like a meringe pie or as it's been shoehorned it into modern linens that that are clearly wrong for the style.

Thanks for the help.



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