Monday, July 21, 2008

Thanks Ralph

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!

A few other personal touches. I don't think Ralph would approve of my bunnies from the Goodwill, but who cares!
A pretty little heart
A close up of the monogram
A close up of the cloth on my bedside table.
Sweet dreams!

Rhondi xo


  1. It is lovely; and who cares what Ralph thinks? I like blue and white also. So tranquil. Like the sky and sea. You did a great job! And you're so thrifty!

  2. How very beautiful. You are a blue and white girl like me, they are my favourite combinations of colour, and always look so fresh.

  3. Hi Rhondi -
    Your room is so lovely. I wouldn't care what Ralph thinks - unless your hubby's name is Ralph! You have added such nice touches to everything.

  4. Rhondi, everything looks beautiful. So cool and soothing. If Ralph doesn't approve of everything, he has issues.

    Thanks for showing us around.

  5. I love your bunnies and your bed...everything is perfection and then some. You did a beautiful job! Our bedroom is blue and white too. I tried so many bedspreads with our blue walls and white polkadotted sheers with quilt valances...and finally came home with a white bedspread that put it all together. I love your room Rhondi and that 'thanks Ralph' was pretty cute too...grin.

  6. Rhondi-
    I love the bedding. It looks so inviting. The blue and white combo is one of my faves.


  7. Oh well Ralph.... will never know... I love your bunnies and that heart is lovely... don't you just love soft sheets... there is nothing better than clean sheets...

  8. Boy, I am very impressed by you. That is so great, you put together your very own masterpiece. I love blue and white also so it couldn't look any better in my eyes. Have sweet dreams now.

  9. Just beautiful! I am always afraid to decorate piecemeallike that becasue I am afraid I wont find everything I need and will be stuck with one component of my decorating drem and no way to get the rest.

  10. There's something so welcoming about blue and white. What a beautiful bedroom this is - you put just the right touches to make it homey and beckoning. Blessings, marlene

  11. The new RL blue and white bedroom is sooo lovely and tranquil! I like the sweet touches the bunnies and heart give!


  12. Rhondi, Your bedroom is gorgeous. I love blue and white, there is just something that is so calming about it. Your quilt is perfect.... The bargains you found should make you proud.

  13. Oh, it's fabulous. I'm working on thrifty sort of Ralph Lauren bedroom but my pattern is the one with lots of yellow and big fat roses. I love your blue though, it's all over the rest of my house. By the way, I love those little bunnies, I'm sure they'd fit any decor. They add an element of softness and whimzy to any decor.

  14. You have a gorgeous bedroom and everything is so fresh and pretty. I love the blue and white combination! Wow! That much for RL sheets? Must have a very high thread count, eh? Stop by and visit me tomorrow....hint hint.

    Happy Day!


    PS: Isn't that quilt giveaway fab? Look at all of the entries!!

  15. Hi, Rhondi!

    Great job! I have a blue and white top sheet that I have used for a sheet and a bedspread. Now it's being used as a "slip cover" for my favorite cozy chair. :> Ladies are always surprised to find out that it's just an inexpensive top sheet!

  16. Oh, Rhondi, it is beautiful. Blue and white is one mf my favo color combo's ever.
    Ur room is lovely.
    Love & Prayers,

  17. This room says Rhondi to me. :) Just perfect!

    Hugs ~

  18. Love your bedroom; so crisp and classic, and what a great price! My favorite piece is the cross-stitch on your bedside table.


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