What the Duvet?


I’m feeling silly. Don’t ask about the title. I’m not exactly sure what I was going for there. Yet, somehow that ties into this post, because it is about our guest bedroom. Sometimes I don’t know what I was going for in there either. Here is a shot of how it has been looking for quite some time.

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I painted the side tables and TV stand, but other than that this room has had this look for quite some time. Yet, I didn’t do a happy dance and lovingly stare at the room whenever I passed by it. I liked it and was pleased with how it looked, but I wasn’t head over heels in love. And I believe in true love. I also believe that you should love absolutely everything about every little item that comes into your house. If not, it’s just clutter. I had been trying to work this brown and purple room. The hubs had bought that comforter set on his own (pre-marriage) so it held some sentimental value. Or so I thought. When I asked him about possibly changing it up, he said “No big deal Megaloo”. Then I set about trying to find a bright, cheerful duvet comforter (so the brown could live inside its new home) that we both loved. It’s important that this is a home that we build together, not a Megan dominated space. That’s what the Mego Cave is for. After some searching, Macy’s won again (that’s where the master bedroom duvet cover was from as well).

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Now don’t scream and shout (Britney Spears reference – gah!) when you see this. I warn you because I did. You see, the duvet comforter most definitely does not (nor was I expecting it to) go with the curtains and headboard fabric. In fact, it is quite horrendous to look at all together.

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But in full disclosure mode and showing you real time updates, you get to see what I see every day baby. I see a beautiful duvet cover that insanely clashes with every other textile in the room.

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On the sunny side, all the furniture (wood and painted) works splendidly with the comforter, as does the paint color. (Please forgive the wrinkles.)

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Let’s call that seeing the glass half full. But I do apologize to any guests who come before I find the right fabric for curtains and recovering the headboard.

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Right now I am scouring local and online fabric stores trying to find the right fit! Stay tuned for updates!


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