Moving out of my Georgetown townhouse in May 2012 I got rid of more than half of my belongings. Posters with frayed edges, shoes with two inch platforms on top of four inch heels, and worn towels all made their way into dumpsters. One thing I did keep, however, was my quilt, I loved the light blue to light lilac ombre color and the intricate embroidering. I had purchased it two years before but it was still in great shape so it came with me to New York. Fast forward another three years and while still pretty, it was time for it to go.
As I began my quest to find a new comforter I liked I was a bit surprised how expensive they were. I did not have a budget in mind but I knew I did not want to spend an arm and a leg. I had also decided that after having a duvet with a quilt inside I decided I wanted one piece this time and eventually found my way to a host of blue comforters, my favorite color and the most likely to match the decor in my apartment. I finally settled on a blue and white pattern called the Arlo Comforter Set by City Scene. One of the main reasons I chose it was because it is reversible and the other, because with a coupon the queen size was less than $100.
After I took these photos I thought about ironing the bedspread and taking them again but then I remembered, this is real life and my goal is to show as much of my life in an unedited manor as possible. So here we go!
And you saw a bit in the corners of the photos above but here is the gallery wall. You can see photos of my finished gallery wall in my post from January and also get a glimpse of what the old bedding looked like!
Having a pattern I liked was even more important for me because I live in a studio which means I can see the bed at all times. I am so pleased with my decision!
What do you think of the pattern?