When Steve and I were discussing the changes we would make to our home for our "New Old House Magazine" photo shoot we decided to focus on the main rooms downstairs. We both agreed that our bedroom was beautiful just the way it was. The only thing that we needed to buy was new bedding. When I shot this picture a few years ago, our white bedding still looked pretty, but after 8 years, our old bedding was starting to get thin and worn.
Since I like to keep my bedding for quite a while and comfort is of the utmost importance, I did quite a bit of research before making my decision. Most of the bedding I found was just too stiff in look and feel. I wanted something that was comfortable but not messy looking.
That's when a friend of mine introduced me to Matteo bedding. I fell in love with the simplicity of their designs and the luxurious soft feel of their fabrics. Their Off-White bedding was the perfect color for my bedroom. It was a bit more money than planned to spend. But once I learned more about the quality of their fabrics and the care they put into the construction of their products, I knew that my Matteo bedding would look 100 times better and last much longer than any of the cheaper alternatives I had found.
The torn ruffle detail of the Tat Euro Shams added a romantic feel to my bed without making it look too fussy.
My Vintage Linen Bed Panel didn't arrive in time for the photo shoot, so I used a Tat queen duvet cover for my bedskirt. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it that way!
Because Steve is always warm, I chose the light weight Scroll Coverlet. It keeps him covered without making him feel too heated, and it looks great.
My Sack Queen Duvet is folded back and provides gentle texture at the foot of my bed. I also added two Sack Queen Pillows behind my Euro Shams. Made of garment washed cotton and linen, the Sack fabric feels incredibly soft against my skin.
To learn more about Matteo bedding please visit their website here. We have also started selling Matteo at the store. We put some of the pieces that I purchased for my own bed on our online store. Put in the code V&L and you will receive 10% off plus free shipping! Need some help creating your bed? Feel free to e-mail us at the store, and we'll help you select the right pieces.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, we didn't really do anything else to the rest of our bedroom.
I added some old rose colored books to the mantel...
Photographer Eric Roth recommended that we turn our chairs so that they faced the bed instead of facing the fireplace.
I can't wait to see Eric's final pictures!
I'd love to hear what you think of the changes to my bedroom. For those of you who subscribe to my blog, you can click here to get to this post and leave a comment.
Have a wonderful weekend.