Thursday, April 28, 2011

Layering the bed

One of my personal design goals is to incorporate more layers in my designs - patterns, textures, subtle color variations.  A bed is the perfect place to practice layering, because there are in fact many layers to work with.  I have been gathering up the layers for our new bed - and can't wait to put it all together.

Layer #1:  Navy Velvet Headboard (with antique brass nailheads) and bed-skirt:



Layer #2:  Lightweight voile pick-stitched quilt and euro shams in birch (2nd from top left in bottom photo):



Layer #3:  Relaxed linen duvet cover and standard shams in white:



Layer #4:  Subtle bohemian paisley pattern accent pillows:



I think it might need 2 or 3 more layers - though I don't want to overdo it.  I'm thinking a long bolster or lumbar pillow... perhaps bringing in the roman shade fabric (which has great texture, by the way):


Or this larger-scale bold floral:





Or just using the same navy velvet and adding a pretty trim.

Next, maybe some new sheets or at least pillowcases like these:



And finally, perhaps a throw like this tossed casually at the foot of the bed:





 What do you think?  

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