the sunday nook {my home}…

a little nook i’m quite familiar with today… a corner of my home that runs a close second to the sofa for most utilised space {the main bedroom}…

for many years now i’ve been a white bedlinen only girl {ok, neutrals at an absolute stretch}… it’s a fresh & versatile look & makes pretty much any space look amazing {and i love the fact that you can completely mix & match from different sets}

but in the last few months i’ve found myself gravitating back to colour in the bedroom {sharp intake of breath!}… it all started with this lovely bed range from toast {i must concede, the catalogue imagery completely sucked me in on this one & i found myself daydreaming of sleeping precariously on a rocky ledge with the ocean waves crashing at my head, just like in this image}…

and then once i’d bitten the bullet & purchased not only the bedlinen, but the throw as well, i found myself a little disheartened & was left with the feeling that something was missing {that is, besides a rocky outcrop, the smell of the ocean & the wind in my hair!}… whilst i was loving the muted grey-blue colour combo going on, things felt a little insipid & lacking…

& so it was that i set about finding a little something, something to bring back some warmth & vibrance… & there it was, hidden quite unceremoniously under a display stand towards the back of the third floor of regent street’s anthropologie {sometimes you need to dig deep to find gold}… this beautiful patchwork coverlet in golden, earthy & autumnal tones & featuring my favourite pattern of florals… vibrant enough to add some zing, not so zingy as to give a girl nightmares…

i think it adds just the pop of colour that this space needed & is the perfect antidote to waking up to yet another spring day that thinks it’s still winter!

what do you think? are you into the layered look, do you like a bit of colour in your bedlinen, or do you prefer to keep things simple?

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12 thoughts on “the sunday nook {my home}…

    • thanks love! i’m really loving bursts of colour right now… and there’s a new little sign coming for above the bed in a few weeks too which i’m thinking might have to have some fairy lights swathed over it! how’s your dream factory coming along?

  1. Mmmmm sounds positively dreamy. My little dream factory is not quite like yours but I love it and it is a very calming space. The curtains were ordered 2-3 months ago (after a couple of false starts) and they are finally being put up late next week. Hooray!! Will send some pics once they are up.

    By the way, I am loving the updates on your internship….I am riveted…..

  2. dream factory 🙂

    White duvet cover & pillows but coloured sheets and under pillows for me. Habitat do the best sheets, they just get softer and softer, I have some I’ve been cultivating for about ten years, they’re pretty much perfect but now we have a king size bed they’re too small 🙁

    And a missoni throw and that’s it. I can’t be doing with all the pillows, sorry! They look really beautiful but all the taking them off and putting them on again would drive me bonkers.

    that throw looks fab with your beautiful floor.

    • haha… i hear you on both counts… i also have some habitat sheets about 12-13 years old (is that a crime?)… they’re egyptian cotton and the best sheets i ever found, but sadly don’t think they do them anymore! as for the cushions, i usually find them unceremoniously dumped on the floor each night if my boyfriend goes to bed before me… either that or he lines them all up strategically on my side of the bed so it’s like an obstacle course for me to get into bed! guess he’s trying to prove a point about a) how useless they are, and b) how annoying they can be… i agree, it’s just i have a real cushion buying habit for which i need immediate treatment! can’t help myself, truly! and i LOVE missoni… love, love, love… i have one cushion, but have coveted the scarves & throws for years… i liked your towels muchly!

      • Thank made me laugh about your bf 🙂
        My bf has an odd habit of making the bed in the morning but leave the Missoni throw on the floor. Why go to all that effort and not do the last bit??
        Rita Konig made it ok to keep bed linen for ever – she buys hers from antique shops and says they’re best when they’re a hundred years old and just about to wear through into holes!
        Thank you! Everyone else seemed to think they were boring for their lack of colour. I disagree. I think black and white is a colour scheme!
        where do you live in London?

      • there’s a distinct possibility your other half hasn’t even noticed you have a throw on the bed! hahahaha… ever consider that!?! as for b&w… half of my flat is b&w… it’s classic & is most definitely a deserving scheme in its own right! did you know missoni did a whole range for target in the states… sold out pretty much the same day… oodles of b&w pieces! oh, & i live in fulham (where the local colour scheme is most definitely blue & white)…

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