Good Questions: What is the Right Duvet Color for these Pillows?

Good Questions: What is the Right Duvet Color for these Pillows?

Feb 16, 2006

Hello AT,

I have a bedroom-related question for Bedroom Month. I've approached the decoration of my bedroom in the wrong order, I'm afraid.

my mother was kind enough to sew olive faille curtains that puddle on the floor, and, in true eBay Scavenger style, I bought these Thomas Paul pillows to match.

The problem is, I can't find a duvet to match. Obviously, I don't want anything with a bold pattern that will compete with the pillows. I'd prefer a tailored duvet cover with an olive border, but this is proving incredibly elusive. I have scoured such sites as Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Room and Board, BB&B, Linens 'n' Things, and Macy's. I have come up empty. I haven't bought nighstands or lamps yet, so the bedroom is a blank slate but for the curtain.

Maybe I am thinking too narrowly and should go for another color duvet, like chocolate brown.

Thanks, Molly.

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Hey Molly, First we think those pillows are a dream. Our last bedroom was painted a similar "olive" color, and we found it so calming. We had both chocolate brown and cream accents. To us, it seems like a clean white is the one way NOT to go.

We say take the pillow out, fold up the case and bring it shopping. Hold it up to different duvets in the store. You may be pleasantly surprised what works... the right smoky blue, or a deep rust/orange, which would look stunning with the golden tones of the pillows. Depending on your finances, you could look at Restoration Hardware's choices, like their Thai Silk Botanical Bedding.

Anyone else have an idea for Molly?

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