Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday's Turndown- A Little Bit of Lovely

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Hi! I’m Kara from A Little Bit of Lovely and I am thrilled to be here today sharing my master bedroom with you! I am a big fan of Shelli’s blog and I love her style, so I was honored when she asked me to participate in her Tuesday Turndown series.
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I like my bedroom neat and peaceful, and I like my bed to be comfortable and soft. I want to be able to fall into my bed and be enveloped by it. Although our bedroom is still a work in progress, having our bed completed was a must! The furniture, mattress, and duvet are all from Macy’s furniture store. Since I can remember, I have loved the look of sleigh beds, so my husband and I chose a king size wood sleigh bed with matching dresser and side tables. I wanted our mattress to be like laying on a big, fluffy cloud. I ended up falling in love – and I mean LOVE – with a pillow-top, Hotel brand mattress. It has been by far one of the best purchases we’ve ever made. The first night I slept on it, I thought “now this is heaven.” In addition, we chose a down-filled duvet.
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Not only do I like my mattress super-soft, I have an obsession with soft, smooth sheets. The higher the thread count, the better. We have ivory colored, 600 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets for our bed. I like having multiple sets on hand, and have found good buys at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (with a 20% off coupon) or Tuesday Morning. I adore little touches like eyelet stitching and would love to have pillowcases with our monogrammed initials someday.
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The rest of our bedding is from Pottery Barn. I like mixing different fabrics and patterns, and ended up going with PB bedding because I was able to pick and choose my pillows within the same color scheme to “build” my bed how I liked.
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I love having tons of pillows! My husband says our bed reminds him of Ben Stiller’s bed in Along Came Polly – ha. I started with 3 euro shams that matched the duvet cover. Then, we have 2 king size pillows and 2 standard size pillows with ivory pillowcases. Next, are 2 standard size, red pick-stitch shams. Again, I liked the extra detail on these pillows – their stitching and their bow closures. Finally, an ivory and red lumbar pillow sits in front of the red shams. There are a lot of pillows, but all of them come off at night except the ivory colored ones.
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To complete our bed, good lighting was important to us. We have silver candlestick lamp bases with ivory, linen drum shades. I don’t get to do as much late-night reading as I use to, because with two little ones, I tend to fall asleep after one page, but I do like having good books near by. I also like to surround myself with pictures of loved ones, a lovely scented candle, and a little greenery.
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Thanks for having me today, Shelli! 
xoxo, Kara
A Little Bit of Lovely



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8 comments:

  1. Thanks again for asking me to be a part of your tuesday turndown series! I have really enjoyed getting to know you better xoxo

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  2. Stunning! Really gorgeous, great job!

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  3. beautiful bedroom! LOVE that she enjoys being enveloped! I do too!!! (And, I too am guilty of the ton o' pillow bed)

    -Ashley
    www.DesignBuildLove.co

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  4. I really like how she did her pillows. I think I will need to stag her ideas. We have a king size bed too and I'm always struggling with pillow arrangement (such problems). ha.

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  5. Love it Kara....I am particularly loving the cream and burgandy....my house is filled with those colors as I find them VERY warm and inviting as well.
    Thanks for sharing.
    C

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  6. Love this...our bedding is from PB and it's fun to see it all come together in Kara's room!

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