Jan 24, 2012 9:28 AM
Jamie wrote: "Gah! I need your expert advice! I've decided that this year I'm going to beautify my very first home, a townhouse that I bought last year. I'm trying to do everything on a budget, but I don't necessarily have budget-friendly taste. I love the vintage look of the decor from Anthropologie and some stuff at Urban Outfitters. In particular, I need your help with my guest bedroom. The walls are a surprisingly nice lavender color, and I've put the purple rosette quilt from Anthro in there. Now the issue is that I need a headboard. I love the look of the arched tufted headboards (like the Velvet Tufted one from UO), but with a purple quilt, I think a purple headboard will be too much. I'm undecided what type of headboard to get with the purple quilt, or if I should get a different comforter and try the purple headboard. In summary, I need headboard and bedding ideas for in there (and any decoration ideas you might have, like I might use the UO Damsel Wallpaper on a wall or something). Thanks for your help! You ladies are goddesses!"
Hi Jamie! I don't think there's any need to get rid of your perfectly lovely quilt, but I agree with you that a purple quilt on a purple headboard might be a little much (and maybe a little too dark and romantic for a guest room). So I kept things light and bright with a few other headboards, tufted and not, and some other ideas for wallpaper and miscellaneous decor. I hope you like it!
1 - The quilt: Lazybones Rosette Bedding in Purple ($58-288)
2 - Wesley Allen Sena Headboard ($404)
3 - Owl Lamp ($40)
4 - Skyline Furniture Tufted Arch Headboard in Parchment ($260)
5 - Horchow Dove Tea Light Holders ($27)
6 - Deco Accent Chair in Grey Rose ($99 on sale)
7 - York Wallcoverings Document Damask Wallpaper ($29)
8 - Dragonfly Chart 1907 Entomology Insects Natural History Rotogravure Edwardian Illustration XLVII ($20)
9 - Jonathan Adler Charade Twinkle Hurricane ($30)
10 - Simply Shabby Chic Crystal Candlestick Table Lamp Tall ($50)
11 - Graham and Brown Chinoise Wallpaper in Plum ($60)
12 - Tufted Arch Headboard ($319)
13 - Cameo Bed and Headboard ($329)
14 - Villa Home Collection Urbane 18" Pillow in Plum ($75)
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Mitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.