Our bedroom is filled with lovely espresso colored wood furniture, and beautiful handmade chocolate brown curtains (one of my finer home decor projects). Our sheets have a golden tone, while the current duvet cover is a bronze shade. Armed with a pillow case stuffed into my purse, I set off on my trip feeling like one of the poor women on "What Not To Wear" because rather than having Stacey and Clinton in my head (now that's a scary thought), I have the "rules of bedroom linens" as imposed by my husband, who elected to stay home and watch the Laker's game, ringing in my ears.
- Linens should not be shiny
- Linens should not have texture
- By no means should they have any kind of pattern, applique, or anything remotely looking like flowers
- Decorative pillows do not belong on beds. They are completely useless and just have to be removed every night anyway.
- Manly perceptions of how one might describe an ivory tone vs. a mid-brown vs. dark brown are different from female perceptions. Men know that women are not describing things properly. Women believe that men are color blind.
After calls to 2 other branches, and a trip home to fetch husband and make him accompany me to the store to be 100% sure he's ok with the purchase, we ended up doing an in-store online order - which is a first for me, but a great way to do it as they'll let you use your 20% off coupon! Nowhere had this set in stock as apparently everybody in Southern California within a 10 mile radius of my house owns this duvet cover set and we're just very unoriginal in our choice. When all is said and done though, by the end of this week our duvet cover set (complete with 2 euro shams, 2 regular shams and 2 decorative pillows - yes, that's 6 completely unnecessary pillows people!) will be in hand.