October 5, 2022

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Apartment Updates: Bowood Headboard and Sarah K Designs Bedding

Matters are genuinely starting to choose up steam in the condominium! I’m constantly sharing authentic-time updates on Instagram but I desired to submit some far more pictures of the new headboard in this article due to the fact I appreciate it SO substantially. I’m so happy that Jen and I determined on making use of Bowood for this piece. To say it’s been transformed is an understatement. As you may possibly try to remember, the headboard is the Pondicherry from Serena and Lily, in a gray linen that they supplied. I appreciated it but was never over the moon about it, and right after a couple of a long time it certainly experienced a few stains and was in want of a makeover. I briefly viewed as finding a diverse headboard completely, or a bed (I truly preferred a brass bed!), but in the end we determined that reupholstering this was the very best solution. I’m really truly happy we had been in a position to reuse a thing I currently had – and seeing it in this new fabric has created me comprehend how a lot I really love the shape and lines of it. Like, Love! 

We employed Jen’s upholsterer for this venture, and I know I’m a undesirable blogger for the reason that this would be a great deal far more interesting or useful for folks if I experienced like, DIY’ed it! Or far more thrilling if I’d uncovered it secondhand or what have you. Alas, I am not a DIYer and I am not blessed enough (or patient sufficient) to discover a piece like this secondhand! So we made use of a experienced and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. It’s just stunning and very seriously will make the room. I have constantly favored Bowood but I have to say, it is even much more impactful and stunning in person. Also desired to be aware that I utilized Bowood Union, which is the version that is a mix of cotton, nylon and linen. Normal Bowood is 100% cotton and will come in a couple of colorways. My colorway is eco-friendly/gray. I selected this for the reason that there are two neutral colorways of the 100% cotton Bowood – inexperienced/gray, or white/leaf (there are also blue and pink versions). The inexperienced/gray experienced a incredibly beige ground, and the white/leaf experienced a really white floor. It was challenging to come to a decision mainly because I liked both of those in distinctive means – the beige ground experienced a really tea-colored, antique seem, but the white/leaf was pretty clear wanting. The good thing is there was a perfect resolution – Bowood Union in inexperienced/gray. It has a beige floor that’s not AS beige as the other variation – so it’s significantly the great medium in between the two. Bewildering, potentially! I felt it was crucial to do my research and see all of the shade and fabric alternatives ahead of selecting, so I’m glad I did that. 

I also preferred to share how a great deal I love my Sarah K. Layouts bedding! I identified it as a result of (who else?) Louise Roe, and just experienced to have it – even although figuring out United kingdom sizing was a little bit of a head-scratcher. I’ve often just been entirely enamored with ditsy florals so there was no issue in my mind that I wanted this quilt and pillow set. It is so very and charming. The colors, the print, the ruffles…just best. I have a entire dimension mattress and I’m rather guaranteed I bought the Uk King dimensions. It matches completely and it is truly comfortable and cozy. (By the way, I truly have to have to replace the drum shades – I’m considering of performing a pleated inexperienced cloth!). It is essentially strange, I employed to constantly uncover sleeping less than my quilt super awkward and it felt actually incredibly hot and as well weighty with a linen cover include on it…but ever given that I switched to this just one, I have no challenges and uncover it truly comfy. Was it the cover include all this time that was the problem, not the quilt itself?! I truthfully hardly ever suspected! Bizarre. 

I just can’t believe how much I really like Bowood! It is these kinds of a ideal combine of emotion type of vintage and antique, but also refreshing and energetic. There is absolutely nothing fusty or fussy about it. It is sort of a ideal fabric and I could possibly go in advance and do curtains in it as well, since it’s just so fantastic. 

 

Loads a lot more updates that I need to photograph and share – many thanks for pursuing!