Dear TEOT: Mexican Bedspread

Suzy recently purchased the Mexican bedspread from Laviva Home.  She purchased it with the intention of using it as just that–a bedspread. This was the first element she bought in an effort to recreate her bedroom.

the estate of things chooses mexican bedspread

the estate of things chooses paper scissors oranges

Paper Scissors Oranges via Design Sponge

the estate of things chooses domino

use of a similar textile as tablecloth in Lili Diallo’s apartment, Domino & Living Etc

This piece is beautiful in the picture but let me just say it is even more striking in person. It certainly has the power to command the room.

There are many elements that Suzy needs/wants to retain in the room because she doesn’t want to part with some or can’t take on the expense of replacement.

  • Dark, carved furniture
  • Green ceramic gourd lamps
  • neutral, microfiber chaise
  • TV
  • carpet

She plans on painting the room Benjamin Moore’s “Soft Chamois” which is a creamy white. This will make what is already a big room feel even more open. The creamy white will give her a neutral back drop so that she can express color through the bedspread and other accessories. I don’t think she has settled on a trim color yet and she will most likely continue the same color on the ceiling.

the estate of things chooses robert abbey gourd lamp

Suzy’s question is– how can I incorporate the elements that I have now and combine them with some new accessories?

My first thought after hearing Suzy’s question, was of Sheila Bridges’ vibrant, apple green bedroom.

TEOT recommends the first thing Suzy do when starting her bedroom redo, is to edit out what she doesn’t want any more. Remove everything that doesn’t really contribute or you’ve just been holding on to. Keep only the things that will contribute to the new vibe in your room. If you don’t want to get rid of something maybe it could have a new home somewhere else in the house.

Pictures of Suzy’s bedroom to come.

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