The Great Duvet Search

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday!  Wow, only 16 days until Christmas.  I'm planning on getting a TON of stuff done this weekend.  Hopefully by the time Monday rolls around, my to-do list will be significantly shorter.

Our comforter is in desperate need of a good cleaning.  I've spot cleaned it and even tried washing it in our washing machine a few times, but it has never gotten all that clean.  A couple months ago, Steven asked our cleaners how much it would be and they told him $60.  Ouch.  We could almost go out and buy a new one for that!  So I've decided that we will fork up the cash just this once to the dry cleaner.  Now we need a way to keep it clean.  I don't know why I never thought of it before, but the answer to all of our dirty comforter problems is simple.  A duvet cover.

I don't think I've ever given you guys a tour of our room, except for this glimpse you got in our moving post.

I love my blue-gray and copper pillows and don't plan on changing them anytime soon, so whatever I get has to go with them.  It's hard to tell in this pic, but our comforter and shams are an ivory damask, like this:

Standard.  Nothing to write home about.

I'm thinking of going WHITE this time, instead of ivory.  White looks clean and, best of all, can be bleached.  I've searched the interwebs high and low and have narrowed it down to two options.  Steven and I are split in our vote, so we need your help!

This is my number one pick: The Square Tuck Duvet from West Elm.

I think $119 for a king size is very reasonable, but what I like most about it is the fact that I will NEVER HAVE TO IRON IT!!  Wahoooooo.  Yes, it may get wrinkly but no one will notice because it's supposed to be that way.  Cue the hallelujah chorus!  In case you don't know, Jenna don't iron.  Period.  (Did I really just refer to my myself in the third person and use an improper verb conjugation?  Why, yes, I think I did.  I'm just that excited about the prospect of never ironing my bed again!!!)

Steven's fave: The Cameron Organic Matelasse Duvet from Pottery Barn.

This one is $249 (*gulp*), not including the shams.  I really like the clean look of it and it's definitely more masculine (after all, Steven has to sleep here too).  The only drawback is the fact that it's $130 more than the Square Tuck.

So, my friends, what do you think?  Square Tuck or Cameron?

1 comment:

  1. I like the square tuck. I like the look of it plus it saves you over $100 and countless hours ironing. (OK, ironing may not take that long, but it feels like hours)