Our Bedroom Part 6: A New Quilt & Not So Much Progress

August 23, 2011 — 1 Comment

Hand-Blocked West Elm Leaf Quilt, $69 for King Size

Hand-Blocked Quilts from West Elm

We haven’t made much progress on our bedroom. We are still trying to schedule the contractor and trying to make some final decisions but we did finally decide on a new quilt. I had been going back and forth between using a simple white duvet cover and something with some pattern. I didn’t want it to have too much pattern or color because we already have a lot going on in the room. I love the brightly colored duvet color that we have now but it has a couple of small holes in it and doesn’t go with the new color palette. We also wanted to switch to a king size comforter to minimize waking up in the middle of night freezing because someone pulled it to their side (and of course by “someone” I am actually referring to the cats).  I am quite pleased that I found this one at West Elm on sale. It is an Indian handblocked fabric by Craftmark-certified artisans (ensuring that the product is handmade by fairly paid artisans). There is even a video of the craftsmen at work.  At $69 for a king size it was quite reasonable. I think we will be putting the smaller pattern up and have the busier pattern peaking up. I’m not sure how heavy weight it is, we may need to an extra blanket in winter. I also picked up a pair of the matching pillow shams for $9.99 a piece. I also considering a red pillow cover but those aren’t on sale, so  I have some time to think about it.

I have to say that I am a much bigger fan of West Elm then I use to be. When they first opened up all of the furniture seemed flimsy and everything was a bit bland. I think that they have finally found their niche with some of the designers that they have been working with (including the exciting new line from Allegra Hicks) and using more organic and interesting fabrics. I think I will have to do a little round up of all the cool stuff they are currently offering. Anything striking your fancy right now?

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