For the past 48 hours, I have made and remade the bed in what seems like 100's of different fashions! I had to "see" it all the ways I pictured in my mind. The labor intensive project has been exhausting!!! That little duvet is one heavy piece!!! I give you a lot of thanks for working with that fabric, Erica. You had quite a job!!!
My reason was simple. The fabric is soft, rich and luxurious. I wanted IT to be the star not the puff!!
I tried the arrangement of the fold, the pillows, the shams and the accessories in every imaginable form. Then the Epiphany hit!! Remove the two comforters from the duvet and have it flat and clean! It was a crazy idea, but I had to try it. As soon as I did it ....I knew I had the look I was searching for! Rich but Clean!! Now I just revealed a little secret I learned from bedding shops. Did you pick up on it? How do you think they make all the beautiful beds in the stores and magazines look extra puffy? Simple.....they use two ..... mostly three.....comforters inside the duvets!!! Sneaky little devils!
Some changes in the objects on the side tables and the removal of the throw ......and I believe the richness of the flocked, velvet fabric now is not overpowered. The overall look now flows with the rest of the house.
It's what I have always done and preached....... Trying things in different ways..... Open your minds and try different things with what you have. You might be surprised at the results!