Early in the summer we did a bedroom switch. Our guest bedroom was on the lower level. The furniture is a three piece antique burled walnut set I found at an estate sale in Enid, Oklahoma back in the early 70’s. Because the bed is a double with a footboard and our new son in law is 6’4, we thought he might appreciate a queen size bed when he and our daughter come to visit.
In my mind the new décor for the guest room would revolve around these pillows I found at TJMaxx and fell in love with.
As you can see they reverse to a stripe.
I had vision of a room that took on a Ralph Lauren feel…warm, comfortable, old suitcases. You know the look?
The problem was finding a bedspread or quilt that I was happy with to coordinate with these pillows. I brought home a pale yellow…not the right yellow. I brought home a dark khaki and a light khaki…too uninteresting. I even tried using the same old white quilt I’ve had on the bed for years….too tired of it!
Then I decided I didn’t HAVE to use these pillows. I went into Pottery Barn to see what caught my eye and I found it!! A beautiful quilt in a subdued blue with yellow and light brown accents. I have a friend who works there and she was so good about searching the store to find some fun pillows.
I Love the cable “sweater” pillow!
Pottery Barn only had one matching pillow sham which I grabbed fast to use as a focal point around all the others I might incorporate.
I bought the gold patterned pillow shown on the left and decided to come home and just see if my original pillows in soft yellow might work with this.
I was in Kansas City over the weekend and my daughter and I went into Pottery Barn on the Plaza. I found the 20 x 20 burlap square pillow top on sale! I love the added texture this provides. I am shopping soon for a pillow insert.
The little stripped pillow in the front was from an upscaled resale shop. Do you think the fringe works?
I still have much fine tuning to do to the room, but I am very excited with how it’s coming together!
I envision hanging some of my brown transferware on the walls
And using some old vintage luggage I have to give the room a Ralph Lauren look!
And see this old map of the United States? I currently have it in the bathroom up high on a ledge. The colors seem perfect for my new room. I’m thinking of transplanting it to this bedroom above a wooden desk in this room. Yes?
In the meantime, Magnolia says it sleeps real good!
What says the feel of a Ralph Lauren room to you?
I will share more pictures as the room progresses. We are expecting a new granddaughter very soon. I may be spending the next couple of weeks rocking instead of decorating! ; )
So happy to have you stop by for a visit!
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