Bedding in Joanna's Room

When Joanna and I were discussing bedding, we decided something mostly white was going to be the best choice for this room. I almost always prefer white bedding - it's just so fresh and clean-looking. I'm crazy over the punchy simplicity of Olatz bedding, but I'm pretty sure my first car cost less than a set of Olatz sheets and a duvet! Jenna Lyons had a lovely coral red Olatz duvet that was our inspiration for making our own.



I bought a very discounted white Frette duvet at an outlet and a yard of brushed cotton in a lovely tomato red color and asked my fabric work room to piece together to duvet with a 5" border similar to the inspiration photos. I asked them to wash the red fabric before sewing to prevent any color bleeding when washing.


It is super easy to find a professional seamstress on craigslist that will do work just like this for not a lot of money (be sure to ask for photos of their work!). I could have pieced and sewed the border myself I think, but I ran out of time and I am pretty sure the labor here was less than $100, so it was a good thing to hire out.


For less than $150 Joanna got a custom duvet cover that provides a gorgeous, graphic punch and boasts a lovely thread count! I think that's a great purchase.

44 comments:

pve design said...

So cheery! I love how your are inspired by so much and share it with so many. Bravo.
pve

Emily said...

Great option! And I love how crisp the red and white look with the rest of the room. Now, if only we had Craigs List in Dublin!

Ferren said...

I think I'm in love with that claw-foot tub in the second photo!

Great choice on the duvet :)

Ferren
http://www.easyart.com/trends

Abby said...

Where did you get the pillow on the bed with the botanical print? I love it! The room looks great.

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

You did such a fabulous job on Joanna's apartment! That is such a simple, inexpensive DIY (or job for the tailor), and it looks identical to the original. That was a brilliant move!

yby5 said...

Thanks for passing on the seamstress advice...i hadn't thought about craigslist.
Love the duvet-timeless!

Laurie said...

Great duvet. Love the headboard!

Andrea said...

Love this idea. The pop of color is perfect for that room!

Hooper Patterson said...

Great duvet, great bargain and precious pic!
xo hooper

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

This is amazing - I actually think Joanna's looks nicer than Jenna's. I also think it's awesome that you made it work on a smaller budget.

Michelle said...

I love it! I really need to find a good work room so I can have little projects like this done!

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely. I *adore* white bedding, but I can't seem to make it work with a mechanic, a cat and two dogs. Sigh.

Jen T. said...

This is genius! I've been waiting to come across a white duvet cover with the perfect-colored border, and now I can make it!

Erin said...

Wow. What a great idea?! I LOVE the room. That headboard, that curtain...Crushing on it all.

VictoriaArt said...

Perfect for any lower budget solution!
Looks great!

Michelle Montgomery@Chic Little Things said...

I love it...looks great! I have been thinking about doing something similar for awhile now and might have to try it soon. And since I barely know how to sew, I think I will look someone up on Craigslist.

Lindsay said...

I didn't realize hiring a seamstress could be that inexpensive. Good to know!

Lindsey said...

love love love the colors in this room. You are always so creative.

Jen Sadis said...

I need to know about the drapes! they are so amazing

bevy said...

I thought Jenna's room might've played a part for inspiration. It's a great room and the bedding is my favorite part!

Janna McCalley said...

So creative! Love the color too!

sara.ann said...

beautiful! I was lusting after a pricey duvet cover a few years ago and my mom said basically - duh, we can make you one at a fraction of the price! it is such a gift to have a crafty mom who has been doing DIY projects with me since the 70s...although I appreciate them much much more now!
-Sara
http://myfantasticdistractions.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Loveeee that coral color!

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Mich said...

Genius!! I always feel so limited by what is in the store. so smart!!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

I love it so much!! It all looks amazing, Jenny!

Anna
http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

npd said...

love it! do you have a seamstress you recommend in nyc?

Apt. #34 said...

Loved seeing this in refinery and loved seeing you at Alt! I should pick your brain for a few loft tips. Thanks so much for being so lovely!

Andrea Parker said...

I don't know why I've never thought of sewing/customizing a duvet? That is brilliant! And what a wonderful result. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. Andrea

Kristen said...

I love it, what a great idea!

Penelope's Wardrobe said...

One of my favourite parts of Joanna's room make over was that duvet cover. Thank you for sharing such a great DIY tip!

Jenny B said...

As soon as I saw this bedroom you did, I wanted to redo everything in my room (which is a good thing, by the way.) Thank you for the inspirations!

Annie @ House on Rene said...

That room looks awesome! So hip and fresh!

HannahJ said...

SO lovely- and what a great, money saving idea! and I LOVE- literally- the fabric on the toss pillow behind her- it's on my Pintrest Fabulous Fabric page and I am contemplating painting our powder room in a mural inspired by it

Your taste is spot on!!

HRH The Duchess of State said...

Such cleverness dahhling! trés cute!

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

I love this...what a great alternative to spending a small fortune on bedding!

Laurie Jones said...

You're so talented Jenny, Joanna's one of my favorite rooms I've seen in a long time but seriously that cute baby boy of hers steals the shows, he is the prettiest little boy I've ever laid my eyes on!!

Sarah O'Brien said...

loving the bright pop of what little red there is on the comforter.

Shirley Dela Cruz said...

Love the results! I am curious how the seamstress was able to do this with 1 yard? It seems like one would need at least 2-2.5 continuous yards for the "long" banded stripe. I would love to do this with hem tape!

Denise said...

I adore that pillow fabric too and would love to know where it's from!

Kj719 said...

Pretty! Can you tell me where you got those photos of Jenna Lyon´s home? I would love to see more of it!

lime said...

I a dying to know more about the headboard--the tufting is so deep, I LOVE it! Do share. Please?

paul said...

I love this cute duvet:D

Jenna at Homeslice said...

Definitely a great purchase! I think the punch of graphic red was perfect for the space. It came out beautifully!

annabelle said...

Hi Jenny! What fabulous work in Joanna's bedroom. Question/clarification on the duvet: Did you have the seamstress cut up the duvet and piece back together with the border, or did she stitch the border into the duvet? Just want to be sure I give my seamstress here the right directions. Thank you!

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