I've always liked Ralph Lauren's style in home furnishings and clothing. But long before Ralph began to style things for the home, I saw a picture in a magazine of a blue and white bedroom by a well know decorator at the time, named Howard Kaplan. It was a huge room with a big stone fireplace and old beams on the ceiling. It was all in blue and white and I fell in love with it. I've never tried to copy the picture,but over the years it's been my inspiration for our bedroom several times. I've tried other colors but always come back to my favorite blue and white.
The picture above is how the bed looks when I add the quilt I made.
This weekend Belks had a sale and I got this blue Ralph Lauren sheet which was regularly $270 (what a ridiculous amount of money to pay for sheets!) for $68 plus tax! The sheets are SO soft. and they really fit in well with the old white bedspread I got for $2 at a yard sale and the bedskirt made with Ralph Lauren fabric which cost me $5 and the beautiful cotton monogram pillow shams which were $1 each. The main initial is "M" too which is the first letter of our last name! Oh and the new queen size matress was free from a friend! So , here is our $77 Ralph Lauren bed!