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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pottery Barn to the Rescue!

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?

 

 

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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.

 

 

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I Love the cable “sweater” pillow!

 

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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.

DSCN5009_1023 Oh!! I LIKED the stripped side with what I had purchased!

 

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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?

 

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I still have much fine tuning to do to the room, but I am very excited with how it’s coming together!

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I envision hanging some of my brown transferware on the walls

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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?

 

 

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In the meantime, Magnolia says it sleeps real good!

 

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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!

I am joining Kristen at Kristen’s Creations

 

Donna

27 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

Congrats on the new baby! Can't wait to see her! Love what you did with the room. The stripes go perfectly with your new linens. Isn't that crazy how that works?! Love Pottery Barn! I would say definitely on the map. I love the look of old framed maps. Can't wait to see what else you do in here!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love all your ideas! The Ralph Lauren looks sounds great with the old suitcases and maps and the bed looks so cozy...I think Magnolia approves, too! Enjoy rocking the new grandbaby!!!

Designs By Pinky said...

Yes to the map! The striped side looks great with the new comforter and all the other pillows work beautifully! Can't wait to see the whole room. XO, Pinky

stitching under oaks said...

I love the new look! so fresh and yet timeless too. I think the vintage luggage will be a great touch. Congrats on your newest addition to the family...oh the hugs and lovin she'll get!

Melissa Miller said...

I LOVE the new RL bedding Donna! I's very soothing and pretty. I see your precious kitty likes it too. Sweet. You did good.

It is great to hear from you! Believe me I understand as I have been consumed with FB and Pinterest and have barely blogged at all over the last few weeks. Even before that I have blogged less and less. Where are your FB and Pinterst links? I'm looking all over your blog here and can't find them. Come back and follow mine so I can find you as well. I seem to be able to keep in touch with others much easier with FB. Who knew? I was way behind the times and just now set it all up. LOL!

We are moving sometime in the spring and I cannot wait. It's definitely time. I'll have much more to blog about then.

See you soon! ~Melissa :)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Ideas also!! Ralph Lauren is always been my #one, and congrats on the new grandbaby sweet lady. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescape.
I miss your comments also Thanks,
and have fun with the new Baby.
XXOO Diane

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This is Gorgeous!! I LOVE LOVE it!! It all came together just perfectly and those pillows with the striped side up are just great with the bedding!!

And yes to moving the map!!

Lou Cinda :)

Miss Char said...

Donna, the room looks fabulous and how exciting to be reworking a room and having everything coming together. I think a small equestrian lamp says Ralph Lauren to me :) I saw some fabulous equestrian luncheon plates today and immediately thought of you.

April said...

Hi Donna!
I absolutely love your re-do! Looks like the kind of place I could lay my head for hours on end!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Congratulations!!!!

How beautiful all of your bedding is, Donna! The colors are so warm and cozy and will look great with your bedroom set.
I am crazy about old maps too.

Love it all!

All That Glitters said...

I love your bedding! So calming!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did great, Donna! I was going to say to not rely on those pillows to try and match or you'll drive yourself crazy, but you put them to the side and moved on. Good for you! Sometimes we get stuck on that one thing and it freezes up the whole decorating process. I think that map would probably work very well in that room. I love everything you've combined. I like the pillow with the fringe ~ it adds to the different textures.

I should have gone to PB in person. I have a guest room here in the new condo that has a slate blue colored wall. THAT froze me up! Last night I ordered a chenille comforter set from JC Penney that had slate blue and brown in a pattern that is not too feminine or too masculine. Seeing it with the brown turned me in a different direction with that room.

Sherry said...

I love your new bedding. The map would be perfect. Congrats on the new grandchild!
Sherry

Tina said...

Oh a new grandbaby, oh have fun!

I really love the room, it looks great! I agree the map would look really good in there. Can't wait to see the rest.

I am your newest follower.

Thank you again for stopping by my blog.

Smiles

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Congrats on the baby girl! Your room with soft colors and beautifully dressed bed is lovely and the fringes look fine, I like it. I would love the gorgeous transfer on the wall as they sceneries too. Well, if Magnolia is happy and cozy, I guess everone would too! Thank you lovely lady for your sweet and generous visit!
Lots of hugs, FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Congrats on the baby girl! Your room with soft colors and beautifully dressed bed is lovely and the fringes look fine, I like it. I would love the gorgeous transfer on the wall as they sceneries too. Well, if Magnolia is happy and cozy, I guess everone would too! Thank you lovely lady for your sweet and generous visit!
Lots of hugs, FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Congrats on the baby girl! Your room with soft colors and beautifully dressed bed is lovely and the fringes look fine, I like it. I would love the gorgeous transfer on the wall as they sceneries too. Well, if Magnolia is happy and cozy, I guess everone would too! Thank you lovely lady for your sweet and generous visit!
Lots of hugs, FABBY

Johanna said...

Hello Donna,
thank you so much for your sweet comment. Your designs are fabulous. I love the new beadspread for the pretty colors and the lovley paisleys. And it fit perfect with the cushions. Magnolia is a cat with style and taste! Not amazing in your house. I wish for the new baby all the best. Such a happy event to wait of a new grandkid.
Best greetings, Johanna

Paula said...

What a great guest room. I don't think I'd want to ever leave it. I like the look of the old map and think you should leave it.

I wish I'd have thought to ask you where to buy that plate holder when I was in your area in August. Still love it!!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Gotta love Pottery Barn! I love the colors in the fabrics and I do love that map! Thanks for swinging by my blog!
-Shelley

Rettabug said...

What a gorgeously, warm & welcoming spot you've created for your guests, Donna! They'll never want to leave!
Everything goes together so nicely...you did a great job of coordinating.

How wonderful to hear you're being blessed with a new grandbaby girl! Oh the joys of being a grandparent!

Hugs,
Rett

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love what you are doing with the room. It looks so cozy. Yes, by all means move the map.

Enjoy that sweet new bundle!

Cathy said...

Donna, I love your new bedding. The room looks very warm and inviting.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What beautiful colors! Our room need a bit of a redo also...
What a lovely shade of blue..
Keep us informed as the progresses..I so enjoy watching rooms change.

Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

ms. donna,
i am your last fan. i so enjoyed look at your pretty bedroom as it came together.
how wonderful!
blessings,
rebecca (i'm just a newbie)

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I love the way you have dressed your bed. It all came together beautifully. Yes, the pillow with fringe is perfect. I think you are achieving the Ralph Lauren look. Isn't it great when you find things like the map in another spot in your home. That and the suitcases will look great.

arrielle_p said...

I absolutely love your pillows. Very elegant, but still comfy.

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