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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

And while we're on the subject of bedding...

My previous post was about bedding in my grandsons' room, and before moving on to a new topic, I'll continue the theme a bit longer.

For years I've bought my bedding from Crate and Barrel, until I purchased a lightweight quilt from West Elm about a year ago. While there's nothing wrong with the WE Nomad quilt I have, I've found myself missing the more substantial heft of the C&B quilts I've owned in the past, so I'm planning a purchase soon.

My favorite Crate and Barrel quilt style is the reversible Raj. I think the pattern is suitable for a home with strong mid-century leanings. For quite some time, it was only available in khaki and gray*, but the company has added light blue, bright blue, purple and green to the lineup. Now my only problem is choosing a color.

Crate and Barrel Raj quilts
(from top: khaki, grey, purple, green, bright blue, light blue)

I'll probably go with the gray and use brightly colored throw pillows so I can change color schemes later if I wish, but that bright blue is really tempting.

Raj in Grey
Note: I use the typically American spelling "gray," while the Crate and Barrel color name is "Grey"...helpful to know only if you go in for decorating trivia games, I suppose.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Great buy for modern bedroom

While searching for new quilts for my grandsons' beds, I ran across an exceptionally good buy at Target...a quilt and sham set featuring a stitch pattern of slightly asymmetrical triangles, which is a great modern look. The quilt is reversible, and the set comes in several good color combinations.

Best of all, the twin set is only $34.99. (It is available in full/queen for $44.99.) The quilt is lightweight, almost identical in thickness to the Nomad quilt purchased from West Elm that I'm using on my bed. While the quality seems the same, the Nomad twin quilt normally retails for $149 (on sale currently for $89), making the Target quilt seem like even more of a bargain.

Queen Triangle Stitch quilt by Pillowfort in Wild Orange

Twin quilt in Vapor Green

Quilts in the room of Grandson #1 and Grandson #2
Note: I was offered no incentive for posting about these items. My daughter paid full price for them at our neighborhood Target.