January 15, 2007

New sheets

When I was home for Christmas my sister convinced me that I could no longer stand sleeping on my many year old Ikea sheets. In fact it bordered on disgusting to even consider using them anymore. Plus she was busy showing off her new, silky smooth bed sheets and I so want some.

I can’t just get new sheets, of course. Buying sheets means updating the whole color scheme of the bedroom. This is also being brought about by the need for light blocking curtains because our old curtains are too short for our new, giant windows.

Currently our bedroom is all shades of blue, including the artwork. We’d like to keep the same artwork, but add in some new fabric colors, so keeping some blue seems like a good idea.

The choices and prices seem endless, but all seem to circle around marimekko.

Here are the top two contenders for bedding, both from crate and barrel:

bed one bed two

Here are the two top contenders for curtain fabric, both from Kiitos Marimekko in NYC:

curtain one curtain two

Any of these combinations would be paired with a nice, rich brown, solid sheet set, or so i’m thinking now. The problem is, none of the patterns really seem to go together. *sigh* I’m taking suggestions for other bedding/curtain/fabric ideas. I feel like I need to get this done NOW so that I can begin sleeping on lovely, new sheets.


  1. my vote goes for the bold stripes, brown sheets, and marimekko’s saarni 880 brown curtains: http://www.kiitosmarimekko.com/saarni880brown.html

    Comment by Arielle — January 15, 2007 @ 7:13 pm

  2. I am in the same boat! I have been yearning for bedding from Dwell!

    Comment by Jar — January 15, 2007 @ 8:21 pm

  3. Where do you find all this cool stuff! (I’m talking here about the great Marimekko prints!) If I copy, will you talk about me behind me back ;)

    I vote for the Lumimarja (I like flowers that don’t really look like flowers) curtains. But I’m not sure about the bedding yet — maybe something not printy????

    wait — I have no eye for design, don’t listen to me.

    Comment by rosie — January 25, 2007 @ 9:53 am

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