Linens and Things. ORC Details.

Well, this weekend was simply GLORIOUS!  The ORC was done, we had a Master Bedroom Completed and I got to spend Mother's Day with all my babies (no matter how old they get, still my babies!).

Monday came around and I hit the ground running ... time to get back to full focus on my clients before they think I forgot them!

I need to discuss linens again.  Linens have always been kind of an afterthought for me.  Yes, I always tried to get the higher thread count and make certain they were pretty ... but basically it was a bargain hunt.  Done.

Then, for this past ORC, Don and I agreed we'd upgrade our linens.  Give it a whirl if you will and see how long we can keep them nice.  

I told you about my friend Jennifer and her store Tusk Monogram in this post.  She and I sat down and looked at everything she had from Matouk linens.  

I used the Scallop edge on my duvet cover and the straight banding on pillow cases.  TWO pillow cases, I thought I'd just try them (we sleep with 6 pillows!).  Can I tell you that we fight over those two now.  Seriously, the fabric is luscious and has such a nice feel ... okay your HEAD can feel the difference!  I'll be asking for a few more for my Birthday later this year!

So you know,  Matouk didn't sponsor me, I bought these ... so this is an extremely honest review.  They weren't cheap, and my thrill is over the top ...  Matouk, you delivered! 

And now to the bedskirt ... I have made every single bedskirt I have ever had.  My whole life.  I made my kids their bedskirts, I made clients bedskirts, I made my parents' bedskirts.  This time, I did NOT make my own bedskirt.

I'm afraid the photo looks a little wonky because I was holding the mattress on top of my head, while I was taking this photo for you!  But the banding (which I NEVER did) makes such a difference in the way the bedskirt lays.  And, it is lined.  LINED I tell you.  Perfection.

So while I did do a few little DIY's in this challenge, I did leave a lot to my pro's.  The ones I use for my clients, the ones I trust and who I know can do it better than me.  And now ... I am resting peacefully in my new room.  Thank You!

Carol - my workroom (when I delivered the banding, she gave me a sideways look!)

Paul - My Contractor (who wanted to kill me while installing my doorknobs!)

Dave - My Electrician (I haven't even shared all he did ... stay tuned for the details)

More details to come.  But for now, I'll be ... 

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.