Friday, January 22, 2010

divinity versus creme brulee

After delightfully purchasing my lovely toile fabric (with coupons of course), and imagining oodles of ways to create a “heavenly” bed infused with texture, softness, and style...I have come to a terrifying halt.

I can not for the life of me decide on a "foundation or base" bedding. I have though narrowed it down to two colors:

White versus Creme or as I like to say –



Creme Brulee

Who would have thought such sweetness could create such turmoil? Here I have two huge pharmacy exams fast approaching me next week and I can not detour from this dividing decision.

It all began with a darling post from the one and only My Sweet Savannah. I was under the impression I could harmonize both. That I could intertwine the serenity and crispness of white with the lucid and indulgent nature of creme.

Unfortunately after a trial run with my ivory velvet PB shams and a white duvet from my stash of goodies that I have collected, I questioned the look. It just did not work.

And so, I began to rethink EVERYTHING (except the toile of course).

How come these pictures can master what I can't?

(This last duvet set whispers to my Filipino lovely all unto itself.)

And then it hit me...the toile. The toile does not gracefully bow to both colors. And so, I am caught in a love triangle between two of the sweetest shades...divinity versus creme brulee.

What are your suggestions?



  1. I have to say creme brulee! It is says cozy bedroom. Good luck!

  2. Hehe..I am leaning that way. I just need a little more convincing and I need to find the PERFECT bedding. I do love creme brulee. It is one of my favorite desserts. :)


  3. LOVE your toile!! Don't worry, the right combination will come together, somehow. That toile is just too gorgeous not to work!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog!


    Robin :o)

  4. hey we may be related! jk. but i am filipino:) i love all the bedding inspiration. crisp white makes me happy!

    i got those sconce shades from

    hope you have a lovely day!

  5. I know!!! It's hard sometimes to mix the two without one looking dingy. Pictures always make everything look great. Hope you find your look and it love it~ Good luck my friend~ ((hugs)) Susie

  6. I LOVE that toile!

    And for some reason I'm suddenly craving sweets. :D

  7. Thank you ladies for the vote of confidance. I am trying to pratice "slow" home decor as I figure out this bedding bump...which is honestly a new concept for me. I love the rush of doing it all NOW.

    Susie -- I am working thru it. All the same, I love what you have going on in your world.

    Grace -- thank you for the link and I am delighted to know you are Filipino! My mom is half....and my Lola has actually been in the states since 1951. In fact, Thurgood calls my mom Lola! Hehe...simply delights.

    HeathaLee -- Sorry for the hunger pains...I think about sweets ALL the time. Unfortunately visual sweets are not as yummy as the real thing.


  8. I'm in the same place. I just bought a pretty, white matlesse/quilted coverlet. I also have 24 yards of light weight cream linen. I want to mix the 2. I layed them on the bed and threw in a few other ivorys I had...and like you, it didn't make sense or look good together. I wish I could solve your problem so you could concentrate on your pharm exams.
    Put it all away, walk away, and take it back out later with a fresh new outlook. That's what I'm going to do. Smiles :)
    PS that last duvet pic is GORGEOUS!

  9. What a GREAT idea! Thank you for the insight into a "fresh" approach. I need to blog about my little fiasco with my drapes. It amazing me how when I study I find the slightest things in my home annoying and must fix ASAP! Let me know if you have any ephiphanies with the bedding. :)


  10. I love creme, but I am all about WHITE! I can bleach it. It is fresh and crisp and clean. I think it would look especially perfect with the toile. Can't wait to see what you pick!


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