I’m not one to change up my decor with the seasons but I make an exception with bedding: warmer temps call for lighter blankets and so I’ve recently switched up my heavier duvet cover for a light-weight, cotton jacquard that I purchased in India. Jacquard patterns are loomed rather than printed so the image is reversed on the underside. In this case I believe the orange (above right) is the top side but I prefer the taupe-y reverse, which goes better with the wall colour, Farrow & Ball’s Dauphin.
I know what you’re thinking: What happened to the gold? Late last year the apartment above mine opened up which allowed me to move onto the top floor of the building, so now there’s no one walking around over my head. When I made the move in December I painted the living space exactly the same as downstairs but I changed the bedroom, just because.
Bedding is about the only thing I bought in India and, in fact, I purchased four bedspreads, one of which I intend to use as a bedskirt when I get my new bed. The shop-keeper told me the coverlet above is a knock-off of a Hermes design but I haven’t been able to corroborate that. The numbers have blurred in my mind but I believe I paid around $150 CAD for the would-be Hermes; it’s reasonably good quality and it makes me think of the Portlandia skirt, “Put a Bird On It.”
My favorite Indian bedspread is also the humblest, the indestructible, cotton quilt, below. The elephant motif may be a hoary cliché and perhaps even a tad juvenile, but I simply love it! It makes me smile and it washes beautifully, and even better, it cost less than $30 CAN.
My least favorite purchase is the one for which I chose the wall colour, the quilted, silk stripe, below. It works well with the painting but I guess the wall colour is too close, the room feels meh. Next time, I’ll go with cream walls and see if the silk works a bit better.
For now, I’m down with the Jacquard which is the perfect weight for summer. A summer look is supposed to be cooler in colour but in my world it’s about the change from dark (winter, below left) to light (summer sun, right).