You've seen my little guest room before.
I have nice bedding here (duvet and bed linens by St-Geneve) and a d i v i n e new mattress, but the remaining decor was done on a budget (curtains, lamps, and mirror from Ikea and night tables from Pottery Barn). We are still planning to replace the window (it's the last original window in the house), so I'm waiting to upgrade my window coverings:
Lately all the white (together with the oatmeal berber carpet) just feels a little blah...I think it could use a little colour (although I still want to paint the night tables pure white...)
I positively adore this "mineral green" watery quilt from Garnet Hill (but who knows how this looks in real life...):
I will keep the white sheets and pillows, but would add a delightful decorative pillow, like these two from Etsy:
This room from Pottery Barn was my inspiration. The colours are subtle but really brighten up the beigey-white scheme:
Of course, my instinct is to get the taupe quilt instead of the green (I love my neutrals you know), but I think I need a little something *special* in here.
I received my March 2012 House Beautiful issue today and was not surprised to see all sorts of greens, blues and turquoises. After a long winter, I guess we all need something fresh to look forward to!
If you love blue-ish greens and haven't visited, you really must check out the House of Turquoise blog...here.