Add a Little Spice to the Bedroom

** Due to its popularity, I updated the links in this post on April 10th, 2013 **

 With England's unreliable sunshine and our North-facing bedroom I've been thinking it would be nice to add some more color to our bed. The cool and calming steel blue we've got going on in there right now was perfect for the hot North Carolina days but I'm looking to add some pep and warmth to the rotation. To add some difficulty to the search, it must hide black dog hair and handle a trip through the washing machine.

Enter the Jaipur duvet set by Echo Design. Now that's peppy!You can buy it at Wayfair, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Macy's.

While browsing the offerings of Bed Bath and Beyond I came upon the Daintree Duvet Cover Set by Anthology. The orange and blue birds sold me right away! Unfortunately, it now appears to be sold out across the internet but I did find a set on eBay!


CB2 has a nice set, Gion, with a lovely modern floral pattern and cheery bright colors but the large amount of white space is enough to scare me away. A black dog that loves the bed will do that.

Pottery Barn has this happy Woodland patterned duvet set for sale (because of a major mess-up for whomever signed off on the production -- the pattern contains lettering where it shouldn't) but I fear it may be a touch too feminine for the Mr. Update: this is sold out on the PB website but available on eBay here

How could I forget the Bella Hothouse quilt in Lime from Anthropologie? It sure is fun without looking too girly, right? If only I could find it on sale.

What to do, what to do?

UPDATE! I've made my decision, check out the pics here.