I was GIDDY with excitement as I received my shipping confirmation from Pottery Barn telling me the love of my life...I mean, the duvet cover would be arriving on Thursday. Seriously, it was sick how excited I was. But this was IT! I had finally found the duvet I had been dreaming of...or so I thought.
I HATE IT! Hate is a strong word...it ain't working. The colors read so differently in our bedroom. The 'pink of my heart' is actually more of an orangey pink and the ruby of my eye is more of a bricky burnt red of my broken heart. Here's the catalog shot as a reminder:
And here it is in our bedroom (and by the way how hysterical is Rosemary who insisted on being in every picture;-)
It lacks the punch that I was looking for and NEED to really give that room something to talk about. The neutral sand-ish carpet, the neutral green on the walls and the painted finish furniture all are screaming "Bring a little color in here!"
I also tried another Pottery Barn duvet:
I actually love this print...and all of the colors in the actual print itself. But the background color is all wrong and really fights with the wall color. I debated whether or not I liked it enough to switch the wall color...I don't.
So after coming to terms with the fact that my search would continue and my bedroom would remain a never-ending source of stress for me, I spent the day pouting and decided to get back on my computer and keep searching. I searched EVERYWHERE: The Company Store, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, JCP, Bed Bath & Beyond, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Overstock.com, Macys, Bloomingdales, Target, Nordstrom, Homegoods, Marshalls, Kohls, Herbergers, Ikea, ZGallerie, Restoration Hardware, Serena & Lily, Dwell Studio, eBay, Etsy without so much as a HINT of something interesting. I even scoured the online 'inspiration' pages of House Beautiful to no avail.
And then...it hit me. I was attempting to thaw out my body from the frigid Minnesota temperatures with a hot shower when I caught a glimpse of our bathroom wallpaper (by Sanderson UK). I remembered when I found the wallpaper online that they also made fabric...maybe they had bedding???? And wouldn't you know it, I was right! When we were out choosing the wallpaper for the foyer, we were deadlocked between two - this one (which we ended up deciding on for the foyer)...
and this one...
Well, wouldn't you know the one we DIDN'T choose for the paper in the foyer comes in a duvet!
Now I don't think this is the perfect duvet...but it DOES give me new found hope and a little more direction where to look outside of all the usual spots. So...here's to hoping that there might still be duvet love out there somewhere!