Now we get to our new comforter. I found it on line at the Macy's site. It's part of the Martha Stewart Collection, it was on sale for under a hundred dollars. It came with two sets of shams and a bed skirt, which I'll most likely use to make some throw pillows someday.
This is what you can see looking in through the door from the hallway.
The round table, which is actually two marble top half rounds used back to back, is what you see as you enter the room. It holds a favorite picture of my mother as a small child and the picture to the left is one of my Aunt Rose, her first cousin, a favorite Aunt of mine.
I always buy a matching spread for the daybed. This one is a queen size, which I've wrapped under the mattress to allow the plaid bed skit to show more. I like to use a plaid fabric, when making pieces like this, so that I don't have a hard time matching colors and prints when buying future comforters. Two guesses what four legged part of our family sleeps here. :) Which is another reason I like to wrap the mattress, it stays in place and I don't have to fix it every time I come into the room. Sergei hasn't learned how to make his own bed yet.
There is a raspberry color in the plaid and the rug also, so I made the floral arrangement out of raspberry Peonies. The lamp came from Italy and was gift from a friend. The lamp shade is one I bought at Lowe's recently, to replace the old one that was silk and started to fray.
I didn't mean to give the daybed that curved look, but after I added the camel, colored shams behind the plaid, it curved on it's own. I like the look, it's different, but I still have to find some throw pillows, on my next shopping trip.
A closeup of the comforter and bed skirt.
Another look at the table etc. The fabric used for the table cover is the same fabric as our Summer spread. See what I mean about being able to match other fabrics with a plaid. I bought another spread to make the table cover, that way I didn't have to piece it and I was lucky that it had been marked down to a very good price at Spiegel's on line.
The bed from a different angle. The sheers, behind the bed, are only tied back this time of year, so that we can open the window and enjoy the Fall night air.
We still hope to replace the carpet with hardwood floors someday and I'd like to get a flat screen tv for the armoire by the day bed, instead of it sitting on the top of the carved trunk. Of course we'll have to turn the armoire, so that it will face the bed.
Do you think this constant need to change/decorate could be a sickness? :)
Till next time.....