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design project: bedding redo.

From L:

Maybe it’s spring fever, I don’t know…but I have been ITCHING to upgrade the bedding in my bedroom. It’s never been anything special – just a duvet cover from Target, TJ Maxx, etc that I switch out every few years. A few weeks ago, with the help of our friend Kristin at Alva + Austrie, I finally pulled the trigger and ordered real, grown-up pillows. I’m so happy with how it turned out – it’s an interesting mix of patterns (which I NEED/LOVE) in simple shapes and mostly primary, not-too-feminine colors (both of which are necessary to maintain my happy marriage).

WHAT I STARTED WITH:

I already had some basics I was happy with: a grey velvet headboard from Urban Outfitters that I bought when Joe and I got married (almost ten years ago!) and new, simple all-white bedding (duvet + matelasse coverlet).

The Glitter Life Bedroom
an almost blank canvas.

WHAT WE ADDED:

{Euro Shams} in one of my favorite fabrics, Thibaut Tanzania. Buy them here.

The Glitter Life Bedroom
euro shams in a straightforward – but still fun – print.

{Standard Shams} featuring a simple, black border by Crane + Canopy. Buy them here. Fun fact: every package from this company ships with a lavender sachet enclosed! I spent an embarrasing amount of time inhaling the one that accompanied my shams. Another fun fact: a handwritten note from “Brittany” was enclosed as well – she hopes I love my shams! Crane + Canopy gets my vote for Mail Order Company Most Likely to Make Your Day.

The Glitter Life Bedroom
i only ordered one set of standard shams.

{Throw Pillows} I actually already had two throw pillows in this amazing palm print…they were living at Social. Every time I passed them in the store I thought about how much I wanted them in my house. So I moved them! Buy them here.

The Glitter Life Bedroom
palm leaf pillow

{Lumbar Pillow} in Brunschwig + Fils “Gillian’s Zebras.” I knew I wanted a whimsical print accent on the bed, and Kristin and I both fell in love with this one. Buy it here.

The Glitter Life Bedroom
lumbar pillow in brunschwig + fils “gillian’s zebras”.

I’m not finished with the room (is any room ever finished?!), but at least now the bed makes me really happy. Have you upgraded any of your rooms this spring?

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oxblood.

(To all of our email subscribers who received an incomplete version of this post on Saturday night…SORRY. Turns out jazz hands are not compatible with an iPad. We’ll stick to blogging from our laptops from now on.)

Happy Monday!

You can’t look at any fashion mag or shop online without seeing oxblood (which is just a creepy way of saying deep burgundy) everything. Trust us, we do a lot of both. Anyway, turns out that, despite its icky name, oxblood is THE color for fall. Here are some our fave ways to wear the shade.

Ann Taylor: Delaney Haircalf Stacked Platform Pump

Ann Taylor Delaney Pump
make a statement with these beauties. they’re on saaaale!

Sparkle and Fade: Pleat Front Trouser

Sparkle and Fade Trousers
it’s easy to take your look from day to night with these sleek wine colored trousers.

Banana Republic: Felt Panama Hat

Banana Republic Panama Hat
this adorbs panama hat screams rachel zoe.

Essie: Velvet Voyeur

Essie Velvet Voyeur
you know us. gotta have the latest polish.

Yves Saint Laurent: Rouge Volupte in Forbidden Burgundy

YSL Forbidden Burgundy
keep eye makeup minimal and let this beautiful burgundy shade speak for itself.

Have you purchased any oxblood for fall? Tweet us a pic! @glitter_blog_xo

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J + L

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