From color to texture to price point, the number one aspect I strive for in all my designs is balance. As much as I love the thrill of finding a great steal, there are certain items I would never skimp on – bed linens being one of them! I was instantly smitten with this crisp blue and white bedroom designed by Lilly Bun in this month’s House Beautiful. The classic palette is so incredibly timeless, rendering the Matouk linens a worthy investment. While the majority of items selected for the room are either custom-made or from high-end retailers, you could certainly achieve a more wallet-friendly version – here’s how:
- Splurge on an insanely comfortable mattress (Billy and I are obsessed with our Temperpedic) and pair of couture show-stopper shams.
- Go moderate on a coordinating duvet and sheets (in a different color from the shams – you’ll rarely find an exact match), off-the-rack window treatments, lighting and a large-scale print.
- Save on bedside tables, a reading chair, throw pillow and other fun accessories.