The Boys’ Bedroom: Bedding Mix And The Best Throw Blankets

After months of mismatched comforters, I just finished putting together the bedding in the boys’ bedroom.



I really pieced this room together bit by bit, but the framed flag wall (inspired by the World Cup and my 10-year-old’s love of soccer) ended up guiding the rest of the room. In fact, Karrie from Happy Habitat contacted me about working together and helped me come up with the perfect pattern for the beds, based on the flags.


happy-habitat-throw The Magic Numbers throw (in blue + cherry) from Happy Habitat


A quick PSA about these throws. . . I really chose them because I thought it would add a fun pop of color and pattern to the end of the beds. But, the weight of these is just perfect for an extra blanket. They’re not too light and not too heavy—and super soft. (There’s nothing worse than a scratchy throw!) I plan to order another one in a different pattern for our den.



I also added the initial pillows from Happy Habitat to each of the beds; an easy way to personalize a shared room. And, in case you were wondering, the upholstered beds are from here, the ikat pillows are in this fabric, and the striped duvet is from IKEA.

initial pillow from Happy Habitat


You may remember I added a bright dose of color by spray painting this dresser yellow. The flags pretty much gave me every color option imaginable. (I recycled this striped rug from another spot.)




And, to break up this long, narrow room, I painted the little window nook (aka “the office”) this deep navy:






Shop more Happy Habitat throws and pillows here.


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The Saturday 6


1. A renovated colonial tour.




2. Such a smart thrifted chandelier makeover.


3. A sweet mother’s day video.




4. Flashback to the sets of Full House.




5. Another designer portfolio to explore.




6. Last week, I finally updated the “shop” tab on my blog. I rounded up some items that I actually own and some more that represent my personal style. The plan is to keep this page updated on a semi-regular basis. . .

Rewined Candles (Mother’s Day Gift Idea)

You may remember that I’ve blogged about Rewined candles before. They’re made using recycled wine bottles, and they just launched a brand new fragrance. Their rosé candle is a little fruity, a little floral. Just light enough for Spring and Summer.



To celebrate the new scent, Rewined is launching a #roséallday campaign, encouraging people to show how they enjoy their rosé throughout the day. (Don’t you think of Lisa Vanderpump every time you hear the word rosé—or is it just me?) For the last week, I’ve been enjoying my candle on my desk while I work:



These candles also come in really cute gift bags and would be perfect for an easy Mother’s Day gift. And, they’re offering complimentary flat rate shipping on orders that include a Rosé candle through May 9th. The code is: rewinedshipeac.

Rewined is giving five winners one of their new rosé candles. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter form below:

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