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#1 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Yes - really debating the big issues with this topic!!   cool.gif  The dog, cat and children were playing on our bed last night and ripped a massive hole in our quilt cover.  The one that ripped was a dark charcoal waffle type colour cover.  The only problem is that the curtains that dominate our room are really difficult to co-ordinate with sad.gif   Would prefer something not quite as dark as what we had as it gets covered in dog hair the day we put it on!

So design gurus - hit me with your quilt cover ideas - the curtains are similar to this wallpaper http://www.vectorious.net/img-damask-wallp...round-13305.htm

Thanks in advance!

#2 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:12 PM


Laura Ashley is having an epic sale.

#3 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

Oh I love the Darwin chair Balzac - the quilt covers didnt grab me - but boy do I want that chair bbaby.gif

Edited by ILBB, 06 December 2012 - 01:19 PM.

#4 boatiebabe

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

Yellows and duck egg blues go great with charcoal.

I buy a lot of stuff from Adairs. Try www.adairs.com

#5 credence

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

I would just go for something plain white, perhaps with a texture or pattern to it, then layer with a charcoal blanket or quilt at the foot of the bed.

#6 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

That sounds lovely Credence - but should have said I have a black cat which sheds and sleeps for about 18 hours a day on the bed.  I will take a look boatibabe - thank you!

#7 Floral Arrangement

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

The chair is lovely I shouldn't have looked. Sorry I don't know what to suggest for the cover.

Then I found this

Sheridan Millennia

#8 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

Ohhh - I Love that FloralArrangement  wub.gif

#9 Isolabella

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:27 PM


I love this one, but you may need to phone around the stores for the right size


#10 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:28 PM

I like the Sheridan one.

I agree a white one would work with some dark throw pillows.  We bought this one in ivory and we love it, but it comes in white too.

#11 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

Love the first one IsolaBella and love that one in cream Clever Chook - see this is why I ask EB - all fab suggestions original.gif

#12 Floral Arrangement

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:35 PM

I love the ones IsolaBella suggested for me, lol, but I have a quilt cover fetish. I used to go down to the Actil/Sheridan outlet(It was a 1 minute drive from my house lol) when I was having a down day and buy a quilt cover or sheets now they are building a housing estate on the site mad.gif . They were a very good price so not extravagant.

#13 Isolabella

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

I have only been looking as getting my mum one for Christmas.

She has a French thing so the promenade one for her.

#14 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

I think my Daughter would love that French themed one too IsolaBella!

#15 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

it's a lovely chair all right.

Damn, they did have some darker ones the other day, they must have sold out.

#16 GreenEgg

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:43 PM

I have no suggestions but I wish my bedroom decor was any of those in the pictures....

#17 emlis22

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Try cottonbox.com.au - it's a good way to compare different brands, and you can search by brand, colour etc.

I've ordered some cushions from them... very speedy postage (if they don't put it on backorder; if they do they give you the option to cancel).

#18 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:11 PM


too much flower?

#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

I like the suggestion of the plain white cover with colourful accessories.  But it wouldn't work in our house!

Others ....







some colour ....


#20 Sentient Puddle

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

Love the Brooklyn slate cover Yoda and I do love the colour and design of the cover you suggested Mummy1 - but I think too much flower!  Emils - I will check out cottonbox and trust me Greeneggjimmyjam - even with a fab new cover my bedroom wont resemble those photos  ohmy.gif

#21 steppingonlego

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hi There

I work at Sheridan.

If you can't wait for boxing day sales and you want something from Sheridan join the free VIP club it gives you advance notice of sales. I think it is 30% off everything atm but it goes up to 40 (45 with the VIP card)

I am a big fan of white white white with a throw or folded coverlet and some cushions to make a statement pop of colour. These can be updated with the season.

There is a fab linen cover called Abbotson in alchemy which is a paler charcoal and may suit with some white accessories.

Also the current colour fave chartreuse looks terrific with charcoals Sheridan have some but I am sure other places do as well.

Good luck wink.gif

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