Thursday, October 30, 2008

bedding on a budget....


so as much as i wish i could make my bed up in leontine linens or matouk, its not really in my deck of cards right now. i was trying to think how i could get the look of these beautiful beds w/out the hefty price tag. to me, what really stands out in these beds are the beautiful monogram shams. so once again, you have to be creative and hunt to find them.

one of the best places to start is tuesday mornings, as erika let us in on. they carry a ton of high end name brand linens. the "hotel" style (white w/ a colored border) can be found at a lot of other discount stores too (tj maxx, marshalls) and mail order catalogs (restoration hardware, pottery barn). often you will find in the clearance section, shams marked way down. take the time and find two that you really love and then go to a local monogramming spot and add the creative part.

instead of doing a generic monogram, try doing one w/ a little more detail. print out the monogram page on leontine's website and see if your place can recreate the look (to even branch out more, try the monogram in an accent color). place the shams on your bed w/ a solid coverlet and add a pouch of color at the end of the bed w/ a blanket or duvet and you will have a custom look for a lot less....

7 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

I swore I would quit with the monogramming (I am a former addict), but Leontine's chopstick pattern is so cute. I agree with you--one little punch of monogram is enough to tide us over.

Anonymous said...

I am liking your "getting the look for less" blog entries!!

erika said...

beautiful... and yes Tuesday Morning has got it goin' on!!!

Mike and McGee said...

Outlets are another great source - we snagged some beautiful Restoration Hardware "hotel style" bedding and nearly half a dozen of their dupioni silk drapery panels at about 80 - 90% off at a Restoration Hardware outlet! If you are near RH, Pottery Barn, or other similar outlets, it's definitely worth the trip.

Laura said...

Thanks for the monogram link! They have the most beautiful deigns. Sadly, Leontine Linens are not in my near future either...

Jennifer said...

great advice!

MJ said...

i am obsessed with those pillows in the picture -- where are they from??
i love the monogram script! and i love the orange color!