Those who know me well, know that I'm borderline OCD. I love symmertry, crisp lines, and order. Everything about my aesthetic screams "Hollywood Regency-slick, slick, slick!"
So why did I buy a linen duvet cover?
Well, first off, Nicole suggested it and I couldn't get the idea out of my head.
I went to Restoration Hardware to check it out with my boyfriend. We were decorating his room at the time and I wanted his opinion on the duvet. Needless to say he loved it because next thing I know we were purchasing one for him! He literally stole it out from under me! But, aha! I was not worried- I'd use his duvet as a test run and see if I could handle the wrinkled, rumpled madness.
A month goes by. His duvet cover (after washing and drying man-style, aka not ironed/pressed/or taken out of the dryer for a day), looks like this below (not his room).
Gah!!!! I'm dying on the inside. Too....much....rumpled....mess!
Meanwhile, Higgins is at home shedding black fur all over my pristine white comforter. Something must be done. I find myself back at Restoration, asking the sales rep how they keep their linen duvets so crisp and clean. They look like this:
"Oh, honey, we steam these almost daily."
Great....next thing I know, the credit card is out because I rationalize to myself that I'll actually whip out a steamer on a weekly basis to tame the wrinkles. I've purchased the same exact duvet for myself.
A week later, here's where I'm at. I haven't steamed the thing, but I'm not minding the wrinkles so much. My thought is that it's there to hide the dog fur, be soft, and add texture to my room.
I would be remiss to say that I'm not done with my bedding. I need some black and white patterned sheets and a sleek coverlet to layer in with the linen and fur throw. Any suggestions?