I still was not sure what I wanted but when I saw this one I couldn't stop looking at it. I did my obsessive thing, thought about the price, would I find one that I liked better, and looked everywhere online seeing if I could find another similar bedding that I might like better, but I couldn't.
It takes me sooo long to make a big purchase [ok and little purchases sometimes too, including deciding on my meal at a restaurant, but I am getting so much faster I'll have you know. I am. =)] But I've been wanting to redo our master for so long now. If I keep waiting, I'll never get one. If I don't like it in another 6 1/2 years we can get another one and move this one to the guest room. Don't worry though friends, it was on sale and I had a coupon! ;-)
With my gotta get it done once I get something in my mind, I washed, and did up the new bed the night I got it. It was almost midnight and luckily the Hubs just laughed at my insanity. [we're still on AZ time! not the kids, just us =)]
Can you see the super soft plush ivory colored blanket in between the sheet and comforter. It's heaven. Warm. Cozy. You need to get one. [also on sale + a coupon ;-) I'm just sayin'.]
With the addition of a luscious leather [chocolate brown] tray [clearanced at Target! they still have them but they're full price, $20, but still worth it I say =)]. I love trays!
It's not quite as formal as we thought but we [and yes we! He did say, I never... ever... thought 10 years ago that I would be sleeping on zebra bedding but I like it =)] still really like it.
Next is: art, pictures, side table for the Hubs (we'd love to get a bed set but it's going to wait). I want to set up a little sitting area. I would love to get either a leather bench or trunk, or an ivory upholstered one, I'm leaning toward chocolate leather, oooh, for the foot of the bed. And I'm going to make an upholstered headboard that Lyndsey posted about! After I first saw the bedding I thought it had more chocolate brown on it, so I think I'm going to do the headboard in a chocolate brown to match and if I can figure it out maybe some ivory buttons to tie it all together.
I want to add an accent color too. Trying to figure out whether to stick with the red flowers I grabbed from downstairs and maybe throw in a colored throw pillow or two... suggestions are welcome!