After I wrote about the comforter debate, I asked Eric what sort of duvet cover he’d like. (By the way, I owe you guys for that. I had no idea you could put a duvet over regular comforters, not just down ones. So…thanks for saving my relationship!)
He was still a little huffy when he told me.
Now…I love plaid, and even though purple plaid wasn’t what I had in mind, I was open-minded. But an hour of web searching turned up no purple plaid duvet covers. They just didn’t exist.
The problem with plaid bedding is that it seems like a great idea, but a lot of it is just hideous in reality.
I decided to move onto what I thought might be a good compromise: buffalo check. I ended up finding it on clearance in an unexpected place. Thanks, Pottery Barn Kids!
I love navy, love buffalo check, and I thought it would look great with Eric’s light wood furniture. I told him about it, as well as a flannel lilac buffalo check cover I found from LL Bean. He said he’d prefer the navy, so I went ahead and bought it. (Without monogrammed pillow shams. I think we’re too old for that.)
Apparently, he had not expected me to do that, because when I told him I went ahead and bought it, he told me I was “dead meat.”
(“Dead meat”? Maybe we aren’t too old for monogrammed pillow shams.)
Oh well though.
Now I’m trying to plan the little touches for the bedroom that will look great with the comforter! Like I said, Eric’s furniture is blonde wood. What theme/accent colors/accessories should we add? I feel like clean with white or light blue accents is the way to go. The living room will have sort of a woodland cabin thing going on, so I don’t want it to look too similar… And now that summer is approaching, a subtle nautical theme seems like a good idea… But I’d sort of like to do a 1950s-looking photo project for the walls (think black-and-white pics of our parents and grandparents as kids and ink drawings of vintage items like fans or model airplanes)…
I clearly need help. Sooo…Suggestions? Thoughts? Ideas?
I mean, after you all set me straight about duvet covers, you’re pretty much my heroes!