Monday, June 18

Favorite Things: A White Bed...


My sister and I were recently on the telephone discussing bedding and our mutual love of a bed made up all in white.  I couldn't remember where I saw a white bed that made me want to always choose white blankets, sheets, and shams for our bedroom, but she reminded me that I fell in love with the white bed while babysitting for a little girl named Sophia.  Sophia's mother is a cultured woman.  Every time she walked into our church, we would take a mental note of what she wore (bad girls!) to discuss on the way home.  She always looked chic and put together!  When she asked me to babysit for her once a week, I was thrilled!  I loved her little girl and was excited to spend time with her.  The bonus was that I could soak up all the style that was in that little house while I played with sweet Sophia.

Nap-time always took place in Sophia's parent's bedroom.  It was a gorgeous white room with a hardwood floor and lots of windows.  There were very few furnishings or decorations in the room, but I do remember  a dressmaker's dummy covered in gorgeous sparkly brooches and one window ledge had a small collection of matryoshka dolls in beautiful colors lining it. The thing that stood out to me the most though, was the simple bed made up with lovely white linens.   It was really the showpiece of the room! 

When we were setting up our first home, we chose a beautiful white matelasse duvet cover and we still really like it!  We did need a new lightweight summer blanket though and my gift for Mother's Day was to choose a new one.  What fun!  I chose a white pick-stitch quilt and it arrived today!  I feel like it really makes our room look inviting and relaxing. Our room still needs a little more organizing and re-arranging before it is as cozy as we would like, but we are well on our way now that we have this beautiful bedding! 

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

beautiful! :)

Michelle said...

You are that chic woman to me! What a lovely bed!

Anastasia said...

Truly beautiful, cozy, warm and very chic!!!

Jen said...

Do you take your duvet off completely in the warmer months? Do you have a link to the quilt you chose? I never know what to get and yours *must* be just lovely. Yes, you are also that chic woman to me!

Mat. Emily said...

Hi Jen!

Thank you!

We do take the duvet off totally in warmer months. I wash it and put it away until it starts to get chilly again. The blanket that we chose was the Pick-Stitch Quilt from Pottery Barn. Here's a link:

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/pick-stitch-quilt-sham/?pkey=csolid-quilts-shams

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