So I'm continuing to work on updating the Washington house. The paint redo last month in the kitchen is growing on me a bit, but I'd still like it a darker color to complement the counters. The office is almost done, but this weekend I did a quick fix in our bedroom with new bedding. I got to thinking-- I purchased the bedding for an apt. in Philly in 2004! How time flies. I think it's time to splurge for something new.
I hunted around for old photos of our bedroom, pre "moving all the clutter out", and found this:
|Excuse the sloppy made bed--must be the lousy maid service...|
the towel on the bed is for our cat who liked to sleep on towels.
|How did I miss the messed up dust ruffle?|
|We kept all the seafoam bedding. The bedding is lumpy because of those down comforters--it really looks too sloppy.|
|Added a new white quilt. I'm liking the fresh look, and introduction of a neutral. There was too much color before--the walls, dust ruffle, drapes....Should I replace the dust ruffle with a neutral check? Hmm.|
(So what to do with the pile of "dead" lumpy down comforters in the attic? I wash old down pillows in my washing machine & dryer, and then cut them to size for comfy throw pillows for the sofa. )
|I have 3 rows of pillow, plus a lovely aubusson "snake" pillow.|
|The "snake" pillow.|
The aubusson pillow is a reproduction. Antique textiles are wonderful, but they are expensive and fragile. Using a reproduction is perfect for my needs. The antique here is the framed embroidery fragment over the bed. I swapped it out for the oil painting that was more of the same color as the walls. This fragment has the perfect antique patina the room needed.
|French metallic embroidery fragment|
You can tell I'm nuts about antique textiles. I have two over the nightstands that have to go now. Maybe I'll move the bigger one on the right to be over the bed. I'll share the closeup of that one soon. I should move those now that the room has been "emptied". There's always tomorrow.