why white bedding is practical and stylish
September 24th, 2012
Thank you, Mother Nature! Hasn’t the weather in Charlotte been absolutely glorious? When the air is fresh and cool first thing in the morning but the days are still warm … that, my friends, is nirvana. And just like you can change up your summer outfits by layering a sweater or light jacket … you can change up your decor in the same way! In the September/October issue of QC Exclusive, I gave crisp white bedding an autumn-appropriate look by adding pillows and accessories in deeply saturated colors.
I am absolutely crazy for the amethyst faux bois pillows from Isabella and the moss green tufted bench from Luxe. Yummy! Of course, the original artwork by Jean Paul Parent — available at Decade — has no season … but isn’t it nice how the pillows bring out the color in the art? The floral bolster, which was custom-made by Decorating with Style for traci zeller designs, brings all of the colors together … but also be used with lighter accents come spring. Vintage books — from Matters of Style Marketplace on the nightstand and from Luxe on the bench — also strengthen the color story.
Oh, if you are wondering why a practical twin mom would ever use white bedding? Bleach it, baby! Yes, I tend to prefer white linens anyway … but it is sooooo much easier to get stains out of white. And you don’t even have to use chlorine; there are some fantastic natural bleach alternatives. Now that’s a win-win!
Do you update your bedding with the season?