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Steal This Look!

This look contains just a few elements but has major visual impact. It’s all about vintagey details—the plush comfiness of a tufted headboard with plump pillows, dressmaker elements, and some to-die-for encaustic tile—given a modern twist. Makes you want to dive in, right?

The inspiration was the tile, which Annie found at the Historic Albany Foundation’s Architectural Parts Warehouse. The striking Old World pattern in high-contrast gray and white made the perfect foundation, and she complemented it with her new favorite paint, Benjamin Moore’s Half Silver Dollar, on the walls. She knew she needed a statement headboard to balance out all that floor-level fabulousness, so she chose a tall tufted style from Vanguard (sadly, this model has been discontinued, but keep scrolling for a look-alike), which draws the eye up.

Annie kept the bed simple, first by draping it with a fine white linen spread (this one hangs all the way to the floor, so you don’t need a bed skirt) and then topping it off with a tailored, clean-lined pinstripe duvet in subtle grey and ivory tones. She added shams to match both pieces, plus a ruffly double boudoir pillow for extra pop. We love all its gentle shades of gray, white, and ivory, but if you like a subtle bit of color with your neutral, try adding sheets in a pale sky tone.

Here’s how to get the look at home:



  1. West Elm Tall Grid Tufted Headboard
  2. Nuevo Castillo encaustic tile
  3. Savannah Linen Gauze White double boudoir pillow
  4. Pinstripe Linen Duvet and Shams
  5. Savannah Linen Gauze White bedspread and shams
  6. Benjamin Moore Half Silver dollar paint


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1 comment

Mary May 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Beautiful. And, yes, it does make you want to dive right in.


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