September 24, 2012

why white bedding is practical and stylish

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?


  • Sarah
    Sep. 24, 2012
    Looks great!
  • Barbara Miller
    Sep. 24, 2012
    I LOVE a fresh clean white bed! And I hear parents say they don't want white but you are so right about removing stains whereas removing stains from colored bedding can ruin the color and all colored sheets fade which just makes them look sad. Thanks Traci!
  • diane
    Sep. 24, 2012
    Beautiful color combo Traci and I just recovered a bench for the foot of the bed in moss green velvet and it is luscious. Great advice and yes I do switch out bedding for the seasons along with throw pillows, accessories etc. Cant stop myself!
  • Roxana
    Sep. 25, 2012
    Hello Traci, I greatly enjoy your newsletter. I totally AGREE! After 4 children and lots of stains, it's been decided: white was the way to go: all linens, all towels, all socks. And may I suggest another tip after buying socks over and over again just not to find the pair? Same socks for all! Just plain white socks, works for both boys and girls, and are so much easier to maintain! And find! ;)
  • pve
    Oct. 06, 2012
    Huge fan of all white for bedding. I made a huge mistake a few years ago of having dark buffalo check duvet's for our twins and the bedding never looked clean or crisp. My sons said, Mom please just go back to white! pve

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