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Great in Bed for 20 Years Guest Stylist: Marian Parsons of Miss Mustard Seed

We have three exhilarating words for die-hard lovers of vintage-inspired decorating, fantastically cool DIYs, and gorgeously refinished furniture: Miss Mustard Seed. That’s right, décor-loving sisters and brothers, superblogger Marian Parsons herself is joining us for the Pine Cone Hill 20th anniversary, and she’s styled this exclusive look, just in time for the season of cozy duvets, chunky scarves and boots, and pumpkin lattes.

For Marian, putting together this bedding look boiled down to a few simple ideas: “I love white bedding, but I find it’s more interesting to add a pop of color by layering quilts and pillows over the white basics,” she says. “The pattern and color of this gold quilt reminded me of antique quilts from Provence, so I was immediately drawn to that. Those who know my style know that I love blue and white, as well as European grain sacks, so I had to include that great pillow!

Marian originally planned to use the ripply white cotton quilt on her guest bed, but she loved it so much, she ended up borrowing it for her own room. “The texture of it is amazing, and the weight is perfect year round,” she explains. And though she usually sticks to a blue-and-white palette, she was excited to try the warmer golds in the quilt and decorative pillow, as well as the reds and other fall-foliage colors in the woven cotton rug. We love the combination’s easygoing chic, and it’s cool throwback vibe—like a bedroom you’d find in a charming little French countryside pensione. And the mix of warm and cool tones makes it appropriate for any season, as well as for gals and guys.

If you’re as smitten with this look as we are, hop over to Marian’s blog, where you can enter to win the entire look—from quilts to sheets, decorative pillows, shams, and bed skirt—for free! Hop over to her blog for details. 


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  1. Uma Resist Gold quilt
  2. Ibiza French Blue decorative pillow
  3. Petite Ruffle White sheet set
  4. Louisa White bed skirt
  5. Candlewick Curry shams
  6. Dobry woven cotton rug
  7. Seychelles Dove White quilt and shams 

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Mary Harris October 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Love this look, quitw calm & serene

beth schultz October 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

What a lovely room! Not a thing I don’t love. Would be a real treat to win as we are approaching our 30th anniversary and a makeover would be delightful. Thanks for the chance!

Beth Henry October 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I love miss mustard seed!

Theresa Alcamo October 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm

I am a huge fan of yellow.

Renee Richard October 17, 2014 at 12:06 am

Beautiful! I have the perfect bedroom to use it in!

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Annie October 17, 2014 at 5:31 am

Oh my goodness. In love with this bedding.

K. C. Jackson October 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

This gorgeous bedding would look fabulous in my son’s bedroom. He moved out seven years ago and I would love to make his room over with this beautiful set.

Fresh American October 17, 2014 at 8:16 am

We’re so glad you all love Marian’s bedding picks as much as we do! Don’t forget to enter the contest on Marian’s blog by following the link in the post above, or right here: http://missmustardseed.com/2014/10/pine-cone-hill-20th-anniversary-bed-giveaway/

amy brown October 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

Followed Pine Cone Hill on Pinterest. WooHoo!

Anne Morgan October 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I sooooo want this look for my master bedroom!!!!

Debbie October 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm

love love the soft but vibrant colors cozy and warm

Kristin troha October 17, 2014 at 7:23 pm

So beautiful

Linda October 17, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Boy, do I love this collection! Would look fabulous in my very old farmhouse guest bedroom or daughter’s room.

Traci Madison October 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

Following Pine Cone Hill!

Donna Patterson October 18, 2014 at 5:56 am

Love, love, love everything about this look!

Wanda October 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm


Anne Morgan October 18, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I so <3 this room. The colors are so together…something I would never have imagined. And the white is so warming with the yellow and red!!!

Janet Ballard October 24, 2014 at 7:21 am

Any news on the winner? Love love love this bedding!!!

Angela Wallis November 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

I can’t seem to find who won the bedding.

Fresh American November 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Hi there, Angela. We’re actually in the process of contacting the winner, and we’ll update the post with the information as soon as we have confirmation!

Angela January 1, 2015 at 10:40 am

Hello, I was again wondering who won the bedding, considering it has almost been two months. I have been secretly hoping it was me but never got an email or noticed a post on the winner. : ) Thanks!


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