I love it.
It is loud.
It is obnoxious.
It threatens to be the unruly child who won't get along with others and will be difficult to control.
And decor-wise? I'm probably in way over my head. I'm no Jenny Komenda.
It just mind end up being the boss of me.
See what I mean?
I first saw it on a web site and I fell in love. Totally and irrevocably. I had been looking for something colourful for about two years. Could this be it?
After waiting 24 hours and talking it over with my husband, I pulled the trigger.
I had already painted the room in a Martha Stewart Living colour, Glass of Milk --and I'd purchased the paint I wanted to use for the headboard wall. I didn't open it.
I waited for the duvet to arrive.
The teal in the duvet was more green than blue. And the yellow was loud--and the red a pure, bold chinese red.
I bought another can of paint.
I painted the wall.
And then I did nothing.
To be honest, I was scared of that riotous duvet. I told myself I loved all the colour I already had going on.
the intense minty wall, the red, yellow and gray. This was lots of delicious colour!
I told myself it was enough. For an entire month, (a month!) I let the expensive duvet lanquish in the laundry room waiting for its first wash. (I always wash textiles before they go anywhere near my skin.)
I was getting used to it. Yeah, that was it. No. I was worried I'd made an enormous, indulgent mistake.
Until last night when I washed it and wrestled the duvet into it. (After vacuuming and rotating the mattress, of course!)
I love it all over again.
that I already own a coordinating print is pure kismet.
Bonus: I have finally, finally completed the three items related to the bedroom from the gargantuan "To Do" list I built in June, 2013.
Master Bedroom:Paint room.
Paint headboard wall with something stencillish.
Buy or make a new duvet cover.
check, check and check!