Etsy store owner Charlotte custom made that lovely bolster cover for me, in a size that wouldn't look lost on The Monster (re: king size bed man of the shore house insisted on). She had a fabric that complemented the tree cushions I bought a couple of months ago from her, and when I couldn't find a long cushion I liked I tossed the challenge to the lovely Charlotte. She came up with a couple of ideas, and I went with the rounded bolster. I think it's a good size, and it fills up the bed a bit (tames the monster, if you will).
I'm also happy with the linen duvet cover and shams I scored on eBay. At first I didn't love the striped embroidered design, but at $45 for the (new!) set I quickly got over it. I know a lot of folks aren't big fans of duvets due to "down slippage" -- that phenomena of all of the down bunching up into one, teeny tiny corner -- and I have the solution: Down alternative. No down, no slippage. There's great, environmentally friendly faux down product on the market these days. I'm in love with my Calvin Klein one, purchased at Home Goods for $59 (king size!).
I've also started to pick up some mercury glass here and there to jazz up the thrift store dresser, and Renovation Therapy's lovely little dish has been given a fine new home there, too, as a catch all for the lady's jewels. I hope she approves.
Naturally, there's still tons to be done. The master bedroom walls are still bare. And this poor sailboat painting has now hung in almost every room of the house and still hasn't found a home.
We're working on it. Sort of. Yesterday I worked on my napping skills. And I have to say...I did quite a good job.