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Fresh linens and a fresh look for spring

Happy first day of spring!
 Spring always brings thoughts of blooms and freshness-
and it seems like a perfect time to chat about a few ideas for refreshing your home.


And today we are in the bedroom and talking about
just a few changes that are easy to do.

No heavy lifting, moving and shaking 
or paint brushes and drips on your hardwood floors. (don't ask)
Think simple & beautiful.


I am pretty sure that if you had a magic wand... you could change a room by just by 
waving it in the air.  Though, I seem to have misplaced mine...
but thankfully, there is no need for magic wands for this refresh.
 When it comes to a new look in a room like a bedroom- 
it is as easy as 1,2,3.




#1. Bring in fresh linens.

Yes, the linens. 
Chunky knits, matelasse charm and little pleated details galore.

I wanted something warm and pretty.
With blush and natural linen 
and a sprinkling of gold.


There is something about that combination that absolutely takes my breath away.
It feels romantic and regal all at the same time.


I started with the basics.
That gorgeous blush matelasse quilt that is oversized and fabulous.


Look how far it hangs down on my bed- perfection. 
I am so used to short linens that just don't quite make the cut- and they can be aggravating-
but this one is perfect.


I layered it over a dainty delicate pleated duvet cover. 
When it is chilly, I can pull the quilt up.
When it is warmer- it can look gorgeous folded at the foot of the bed.



#2. Add a bit of gorgeous texture

Another favorite for layering on a bed is anything and everything that has a chunky, nubby detail.
This throw talked to me from the moment I saw it. I have been looking for the perfect soft yellow 
full of chunky texture throw for my bed for awhile now- and hello gorgeous!



Again- this one is over sized- and can lay across my king bed perfectly.


But it is that texture that is amazing... this is hand knit and so chunky and warm
and Sweet Pea is a big fan as well.


I am a fan of heavy blankets on my bed- and this one is perfect.
Just a note - color wise, it is kind of like a French Vanilla yellow
 though the color says Sand- which is exactly what I was looking for.



#3. Details, details, details 

Layered with this gorgeous candlewick linen pillow- with all those embroidered details,
that blush and vanilla mix and match in the loveliest of ways.

I love that this lumbar pillow adds texture and interest without being 'loud' color wise.


It is absolutely stunning- and it is quietly, absolutely stunning. 
Which is kind of my favorite thing in design- and people really.
 I am not a fan of loud and boisterous or outspoken braggy types.
Quiet. Self assured. Beauty and elegance and poise- all speaking for themselves.
Without saying a word.

 It is definitely perfect.



And I love it layered with white ruffled linen and those natural linen euro shams.
And these pretty little striped shams that remind me of old dishtowel linens.


I am waiting on a couple more things to arrive yet but couldn't wait to share some of the pretty appearing already.


And remember when updating your space- you don't have to update several things all at once.
You can bring in a few new throw pillows for a beautiful fresh look
or that chunky knit throw to add a pretty accent.
And keep layering until you get the look you love.

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This post is in collaboration with Annie Selke 
but all opinions are my own.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ANNIE SELKE. The opinions and text are all mine.

15 comments

  1. Love this bedset it is beautiful.

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  2. Hi! This is a gorgeous springtime post! Can you tell me where you sourced the beautiful Louis style bed?

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    1. Certainly- it is called the Dauphine by Eloquence. I got it from The Bella Cottage. :)

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  3. The bed looks so comfy.... Love your choice in colors.


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    1. Warm and cozy for spring. Was going all blush and linen... and then had to have that warm yellow throw. :)

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    2. I have a few favorite colors and your colors are in my choice as favorite, I got my quilt and I 'm loving it, where is a good place to look for dust ruffle for the bed.

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  4. I love the color and your stuffed "doggie" laying on the bed, looking like royalty is the perfect finishing touch. ;-)

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    1. She is most definitely the queen in here. Loves snuggling on the bed. :)

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  5. I love, love your bed. Thanks for listing its name and where you got it. I love your french style! All your new linens are great....I see blush is a a favorite this year?

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  6. Absolutely beautiful, love the blush too, my favorite. Also loving that floral pillow on the bed, source?

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  7. Love your style and this blog. This one has inspired a change in my bedroom for spring/summer. I'm modifying my style to French Country so I visit here often.

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  8. Love your style this blog. It's inspired a change for my bedroom for spring/summer.

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