Master bedroom issues

2/26/2010 10:40:00 AM Ashley 2 Comments

I have issues folks. Okay, I should be more specific when I say I have issues (lets not go there). I like our bedding in our master bedroom, but by no means do I love it. I mostly got it because we went from having a Queen bed to a Cal King and we needed new bedding. I had found the perfect comforter from Crate and Barrel, but of course it sold out right after we decided to upgrade our bed. That meant the hunt was on and boy can I say nothing really jumped out at me. I ended up with a set from Macy's Style&Co line that was on sale and while I wasn't in love with it, I was happy for the time being.

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"Ombre Petals" (Our current bedding) {photo from}

Yes, I tend to go towards green when all else fails. It's how my mind works. Honestly, I wanted something gray and funny enough, gray is still what I am leaning towards.

Really what I want to do is have a Kelly green, black and white bedroom. I've been in love with that color combination ever since I had to paint the walls green at Banana Republic (a few years back). They were a little paint happy at the time, which meant I was not happy most of the time, because I was the main painter in our store. This time though, they paired the green with beautiful black and white photos. Ever since then I have wanted to do a room that way.

{Photo from Apartment Therapy}

{Photo from HGTV Dream Home}


But we can't paint in this house and I know we won't be able to paint wherever we move to next, so that color combo will have to wait until we're in our forever home. I swear that I will have some room styled that way when I get the chance.

For now I am sticking with my other color combination love. Gray and yellow. Yes I know this was the color combo of the year and is now over played. I seem to love colors a year or so before they hit big. I'm creeped out by the fact that this always happens. Anywho, I love it for our bedroom and because it's gotten popular, it's easier to fine out in the market place. Even Target sells a very very popular pillow from the Dwell line in the colors.

The other side is done in reverse colors (yellow flowers, gray background).

Not going to lie, I scooped these little puppies up the moment I saw them. I have them waiting for the moment I find the perfect bedding.

Target is currently getting some new pieces for the DwellStudio for Target line, which now includes two gray/yellow options!

Gray and yellow coverlet.

Mandala bedding {Photo from Apartment Therapy}

While I like this bedding, I don't know if I would like to have it as a long term look.

Orbit comforter {Photo from}

Again I really like this one, but I have to be honest with myself and having that much white on our bed. Having a dog that sleeps on our bed and white just don't mix. Heck even we have issues always keeping Emmett's white fur...well...white.

In my crazy searching for the perfect comforter I discovered a line called BlissLiving. They have three different options and one of them I am in love with.

Ayanna {Photo from}

So pretty, but again with the white and also I'd like to stay away from the leaves seeing as that's a theme we currently have.

Peri {Photo from}

I actually really love this bedding, but Nate swears that Emmett will get tangled in it. I know he's probably right, but dang it I like it. Maybe I could get one of the pillows to suffice my love of the pleats.

Ashley Citron {Photo from}

Maybe it's the name of this bedding or the fact that it's sunny and happy, but I lurve this bedding.

Gemini Citron throw pillow

In person the citron color is far more of a yellow. I was worried when I read the description that it would have a lot of green in it, but that's not the case at all.

Of course my decision couldn't be easy, because I walked by Crate and Barrel and saw this in their windows...

You know me so well.

This window display drove me inside where I found bright yellow everywhere.

Marimekko "Madison" {Photo from}

I know, I know leaves but it's just so pretty and bright.

I have a lot of choices and I just don't know which way to go.

Here's our bed for reference...

Sumatra bed {Photo from}

We have the side tables and dresser from that collection as well.

Now to think about what to do.

So dear readers, what are your thoughts on all of this? What bedding do you like? Have you seen a gray/yellow combo that you like (link me to it if you please)?


  1. omg, the dream house bedroom is SICK! Gorgeous! I gravitate towards pale green too, so funny-that's what our guest room's so calming. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I have the yellow and grey dwell studio comforter from Target and love it, although we painted our fairly small bedroom basically the same yellow and it is very overwhelming.. I am wanting a paint re-do and wondering if some sort of grey would work and what shade?
    I know the yellow and grey is a little overplayed but I love all the options you have picked out and I know that this was posted a while back but I love the ashley citron from bliss living =)