So I was innocently shopping in TJ Maxx in the bedding section when a beautiful thing caught my eye. It was a ticking stripe sheet. But not just any sheet - a ticking stripe sheet with a slight flouncy ruffle with a tiny trim of cream lace. Stop. It. Now. Naturally it was Ralph Lauren, and at $6.99 I decided I would buy it and make a window mistreatment out of it for the kitchen slider - the bluebird shower curtain thing was beginning to bug me. I know, I know. Crazy.
Anyways, let me cut to the chase and say I haven't taken any pictures of this darling RL creation yet, but I will. But what happened next is why I blame Ralph. Not only was the sheet darling, but it is in the tan/grey/taupe/blue family I've been craving so much lately. And then I walked down the lamp aisle....
I found 2 black lamps with burlapish shades with black trim for my bedroom. And that's where the bedroom redesign all began. Perhaps I should have prefaced this by saying I made several hundred dollars at my garage sale Saturday (yay me!) and I was "recycling" it into home decor purchases. Oh the cycle and the madness. Anyways, before I know it I'm at Home Goods 45 minutes away and am stumbling upon the most fabulous repro botanical in black white and taupe. I had been craving change for some time and a theme was fast developing... I am updating my bedroom which hasn't been touched in 2 years. Out with the red/white/taupe, in with black/white/cream/taupe. It is so refreshing and so much lighter feeling. But until it's done I'll spare you the agony and just post AMAZING pics I discovered on a new site: decorpad. If you haven't already visited it, please do! It is chock full of great images. Here is just a few pieces of pure eye candy in my new obsession theme: neutrals. I promise I'll be back with pictures of my house soon. I am making lots of little changes - think neutral, texture, and sparkle.
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