Blue and White Chinoiserie…..

While browsing a few blogs and sites this weekend I discovered this ……

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I absolutely swooned….anyone who knows me well, knows how much I love blue and white and this bed is just fabulous….only one tiny problem…the double duvet costs $1199.00!! Ouch! That is about AED4400….on a duvet cover? It is seriously out of most budget’s surely…or am I simply embracing frugality a little too much? I may have to source a “look for less”alternative for this one!

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Another favourite colour combination of mine..grey, taupe and white…

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The Spring/Summer range of bedding is gorgeous…pure, simple, dreamy European subtlety at its best. Take a look here.

Making a beautiful bed…..part 2

While browsing through blogs this last weekend, I discovered a post on beds and bedding which was along similar lines to my own post a few days ago.

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The author describes what works for her to make a beautiful bed and it is not too dissimilar to my requirements so I read the post with great interest and also watched the video of Nate Berkus making a great bed…..the message here is very simple- it does not take much time or effort  to create a tranquil and gorgeous space.

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Check out the very simple list of items one needs to dress a bed well….at the very least one can make the bed and fluff up the cushions!

My friend B has the most beautifully made beds I have ever seen outside of a store…..I am hoping that with a prompt here and there she will disclose her secrets on her blog! She has a visual merchandising background and her beds look  like they are on a set of a shoot…beautiful pillows, cushions and coordinating quilts and duvets…..and yes, she lives like that daily! She is an inspiration to the lazy slob in me who wants to just leave the bed rumpled and unmade on those crazy mornings when you are rushing out of the door……