Sunday, February 05, 2012

Turquoise Dream

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


  1. Aaaah, your guests must just sink down into that lovely bed. It looks so relaxing.
    Turquoise would be great, but only if you're comfortable with it.

  2. That guest room looks so comfortable and inviting. I like the idea of a little blue or green in the room. It will add a little interest but still look soothing and casual.

  3. my poor guests would marvel at your adorable guest room! quite charming and lovely. nothing sparks a room quickly like pillows and throws, love your choices

  4. I agree that turquoise would be lovely in your room. I'm a neutral fan too, but using a white and turquoise theme in my office/library/guest room. Nice combo!

  5. Your bed looks lovely in every photo I love the last one the best I think only because of winter, it looks so peaceful. But the turquoise looks lovely too. Decisions! Decisions!
    Hee Hee,

  6. Well you probably already know that blue and green are my favorite accent colors!
    I think they bring a little of the outdoors inside.

    Your guest room is dreamy!


  7. Aww Terri,

    I love this color! My bedroom is that soft sea and it's so soothing. Your home looks so comfortable and beautiful at the same time.. to pull that off is a challenge.

    I hope that you're well!


  8. Anonymous2:51 pm

    I need to know what mattress is a "divine" mattress??? We are in the market for a new one and the advertising has me baffled :^(
    I love your beautiful room and the wonderful light that it receives!
    Thanks for posting.
    jbmusik at yahoo

  9. We are thinking of buying a St. Geneve duvet. Are you willing to share which one you bought? Thank you.