Post # 1
DH and I had a really hard time finding a bedding set to register for. He didn’t want anything too girly and I didn’t want anything too geometric or dark. We finally decided on this from Macys:
which we both loved… until we saw it in the store and it did not look at all the same. We liked that it is neither feminine nor masculine, a soft color (prefer grey or blue), and that it wasn’t plain cotton (patterns on cotton don’t look “nice” to me).
Now we’re at a loss. We have searched everywhere we can think of and can’t find a cover we like! We have a great down comforter we got for our wedding and nothing to cover it with.
So… show me yours! I’m hoping I’ll see something I’ve not seen before!
Post # 3
i always loved that cover online but never got it because it was pretty expensive, so i’m kind of glad to hear you didn’t like it in person!
unfortunately we’re still searching for the perfect color; our requirements are pretty similar to yours.
Post # 4
@kitzy yea in person there is a thin horizontal stripe to it (reminded me of those super old printers that were streaky when printing a photo!!) and it is more tan than grey. very disappointing.
Post # 5
Here is ours, from pottery barn:
Post # 6
We looked at this one too. In person, it’s not nice at all. We’re still on the hunt for something so I hope we get some good responses. Our requirements seem to be about the same too. lol
Post # 7
Mine’s dark, so it won’t help you much ;). http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?BRN=1&sku=16944114&
Maybe West Elm or Pottery Barn?
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Post # 9
@StrawberryBee: yea although yours comes in white too which I actually like. Just feels like a cop-out to get an all-white cover lol. Thanks for the tip on West Elm! I’d never heard of them. I just browsed and saw some “maybes.”
I think part of the problem is that we really want to get something luxurious. A duvet cover is something we’re willing to spend a bit on if it is really high quality and so even when I do find something we like ok if it is like 180 thread count (ikea!) or 220 (west elm) we’re like… meh. lol
I guess we’re hard to please 🙁
Post # 10
Have you looked at Khols? They have some nice options online.
Post # 11
@Bostongrl25: I hadn’t, but just did. Didn’t see anything I liked 🙁 So far we’ve looked at:
Post # 12
I just got Calvin Kliens Cottonwood and love it! Its not as green and bright as pictured, but a more neutral grey/green. FI is totally against anything too floral and ‘girly’ too and actually liked this one. I also have CK’s Bamboo Flowers, which is more blue and the only thing he doesnt like about it, is the name. The flower part of it is not girly floral in any way though.
Post # 13
From Target. FH had no interest and I felt the blue was better than the similar pink one I already have 🙂
Post # 14
We have the organic, pintuck duvet cover in ‘natural’ from west elm now. Its very beautiful and soft, but the pintucks rip out pretty easily, and our crazy cat has put a few tears in it.
I’m a totally-broke grad student for one more month, but after fixing my breaks and buying new shoes, the thing I can’t wait to get is this:
I’m crazy for the texture and feel of linen! Its both rustic and elegant, and a great fabric to sleep in- warm in the winter, cool in the summer. Someday when I’m rich maybe I’ll get to have linen sheets too 🙂
Post # 15
Mine is no longer stocked by Pottery Barn, but it’s this:
I bought it on sale with a gift card a bride had given me as a tip. And 3 years later… I’m still searching for the ‘perfect’ sheets to go with it as I don’t like white sheets.
Post # 16
I have this one from BBB: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=128126&RN=26&
I just bought some patterned throw blankets and pillows to spice it up a bit, and I can change them for a new look at a low cost.