House For Six

Pillows: The Cherry On Top...and A Giveaway!!

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*This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats, Bonnie!!  Check your email Girl!

It was so fun to hear your inputs on the paint color for our master bedroom - thanks to all of you that chimed in!  

Interestingly, most of you who saw the swatches on the blog liked the darkest option on the left, and most of you weighing in on Instagram liked the lighter shade on the far right.  Which happened to be the two colors we liked most!  

It made me wonder if the color in the pic looked different on the blog vs. the gram.  When I took a peek I could definitely see some variance in the shades between the two pictures.  Since we're the only ones that could see it in person, ultimately we had to go with our guts.  Of the two colors, James liked the darker one best, so that's what we rolled with....Dark Pewter by Behr.

And oh my gosh is it scrumptious.  It's such a warm shade of grey but not dirty.  It doesn't read dark at all during the day and at night it feels like the room is wrapped in a cozy blanket.  

I still have one more wall to paint before we can officially cross this off our to-do list, but we at least have our bed wall done and put back together.  

I've always struggled with dressing our bed.  We are very opposite sleepers - he sleeps warm, I want all the layers.  He's also not a fan of barrels of accent pillows.  

Him: "Why???"  

Me:  "Because...pretty."  


But I like to keep the peace around here, so I went looking for something simple that would make a big statement (and not require a huge production to remove/put back).  That's where my friend Sheena came to the rescue!  She's a mama to 4 adorable littles (including a sweet set of twins!) and has long blogged over at Bean In Love.  She recently opened a shop selling the most amazing pillow covers and had so many great fabrics! 

I was instantly drawn to the vibrant green of the swaying palms print and knew that James would approve - green is his favorite color and the print didn't scream 'girly bedroom'.  It's perfect for our confused fall weather that seems to think it is actually summer and I can't wait to work in some warmer layers as the weather cools down. Forgive the cloudy day pics....

Master bedroom with grey walls

I'm so impressed with the quality of her fabrics and craftsmanship.  So many great options, from what's currently trending to neutral classics. I ended up grabbing two great pillow covers (The Baroda Square pattern) for our boys' room too  (i.e. the room we painted and then promptly ran out of steam).  These small lumbars have me excited to finish up their space.  Like our master, it really just needs the finishing touches to get it to done.

But enough about my house, let's talk about yours...because one of you lucky ducks is going to take home your own 18x18 pillow cover from Bean In Love Studio!! 

Master bedroom.... and pillow giveaway

To enter the giveaway hop over to Sheena's shop and then come leave us a note in the comments of this post telling us which cover is striking your fancy.  The giveaway will remain open until next Wednesday (Oct 26th) when the winner will be picked at random, announced here, and notified via email.  

But really, everybody wins because Sheena is also offering all House For Six readers 15% off their purchase! Just use code houseforsix15 at checkout.  I have my eye on the Spotted Animal Print covers and this gorgeous blue ikat number for our living spaces.  

Good luck!!  I'm off to paint ;)