June 5th, 2008

Decorating in the master bedroom is moving along.

We bought some plants and they really liven up the place. I also hung some different art, added a mirror and a vintage “squirrel sitting on a nut” ceramic container to hide all the little bits of change, bric-a-brac, and trash the Boy seems to accumulate everyday. Get it! Hes squirreling it away…shoot me in the face.

Here’s little Iggy trying to camera hog, what a diva. Also, this is one of my favorite planters that I bought at the Veterans Thrift out in Covina. Its big and white and has a round teak foot on the bottom so it kind of floats. Perfect for whatever that plant is called…it just says tropical foliage on the sticker. My mom calls it “Mother-in-Laws Tongue“, does anyone know the proper name?

I have the bedding BLAHS and need something to make the bed stand out and be more of a focal point. I’m bad at bedding. Like REALLY bad. Plus I’m cheap.

So I saw two sets at Target that I kind of liked:

Sami Hayek

I saw this set yesterday, and though it looks awful paired with the pink sheets in the photo, I really dug the charcoal gray with embroidered tan circles. I think with all white bedding (or maybe a pale yellow) with the coverlet at the end of the bed and matching shams could look nice. At $69.99 for the set, its not to bad price wise and the dark color wouldn’t show as much filth.

Dwell Studio

I LOVE Dwell studio stuff. Its so expensive I can never afford to even look. Luckily they did a line for Target, and this is the duvet set that I really responded to. At $89.99 for the set though it seems pricey for a duvet. I’m also a little worried that I would destroy the white, and since I can’t bleach the crap out of it, it might look shabby in a few months.

Anyone have any great bedding ideas? Something fabulous and cheap that would match whats happening in the rest of the boudoir?

Also – bed frame or headboard ideas? I hate beds.

I’m going to Vegas this weekend for my b-day. Besides all the hookers and coke, maybe I will find some inspiration at Mamma Mia…and you know I’ll be thrifting like crazy.

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  1. my little apartment on 06/05/2008:

    hey its my bday this weekend too 🙂

    keep a lookout on the Anthropologie bedding sets in the sale section. its still a bit pricey, but it’s gonna be so worth it…

  2. eM on 06/05/2008:

    LOVE the lamps
    you can make a headboard by wrapping batting over plywood and then stapling fabric over that
    I have heard that plant referred to as “snake plant”

  3. laure on 06/06/2008:

    I’m making headboards out of foam core and fabric (they’re for twin beds so the sizing is right). But I always like to check out and overstock for bedding.

    Love your blog!

  4. THE BRICK HOUSE on 06/06/2008:

    thanks so much!

    aren’t those lamps great! i got them at the flea market and really shelled out some dough. the shades are fiberglass and they are in great shape.

    i’ve seen that done – fabric over whatever and mounted – i especially like it when they tuft the fabric with a button.

  5. kelly on 06/06/2008:

    wow! you inspire me to thrift! your room looks wonderful!

    on the bedding, stick to white. it’s classic, you’ll never get sick of it, and… you can bleach the hell out of it. for color, use bright pillows and/or a throw at the foot of the bed. stick to white. white duvet, white sheets, white shams.

  6. Corey on 06/06/2008:

    West elm and CB2 have some good bedding. We just got some a CB2 duvet and shams for about $100, and coupled it with some white canopy 500 thread ct sheets from walmart for $45.

  7. Anonymous on 06/06/2008:

    If you can sew a straight line you can make a duvet cover out of 2 sheets. Use 2 different colored sheets and it can be reversible. Stick to white for actual sheets. Also, discount stores like Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, Ross’s, Tuesday Morning are great places to find designer sheets for super cheap. Get a piece of plywood or MDF, wrap it with batting and some fabric and you have a cheap headboard! You can make it as simple or as funky as you want. Also, thrift stores are a great place to find headboards. Never underestimate the power of spray paint either. Use your imagination and you can come up with all sorts of ideas!


  8. tracey@paperdollsforboys on 06/06/2008:

    I’ve always heard them called snake plants.

    Your bedroom looks amazing. You’ve pulled all the thrifted stuff together so well. It doesn’t look like a set for a 70’s movie, it just looks cozy, funky and cool. I’m super jealous of the artwork.

    And you crack me up.

  9. Amy Elizabeth on 06/07/2008:

    The bedroom looks great! My advice for the bedding would be to stay away from sets that include everything, they look a bit college dorm room to me.

    For example, mustard striped sheets, darker yellow textured duvet, green throw quilt on end of bed.

  10. 50s Pam on 06/07/2008:

    Hi, Pam from here. Awesome bedroom elements. One suggestions: Cluster the paintings together rather than having them so far apart. They will look better – like a collection. You can group the 1-2-3 vertically. Horizontally, I think an asymmetrical grouping would be the way to go.

  11. Anonymous on 06/18/2008:

    The plant is a sansivera. My favorite for the look of movement.

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