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Guest Stylist: Erin Olson Moser from House of Turquoise

To say that we—color-crazy home decorating aficionados that we are—have been huge fans of the House of Turquoise blog for several years would be an understatement. We’ve eagerly looked forward to tastemaker Erin Olson Moser’s daily posts on all things crisp, cool, coastal, and holy-cow fabulous, and that feature one of our all-time favorite pops of color. So with a dull, drab, mostly colorless winter in full swing in the Northeast, we knew just who to call to kick off our annual series of guest-styled posts.

Erin put together this lighthearted bedding look because, she says, “I wanted something that makes me happy, and this mix of colors and patterns definitely puts a smile on my face.” She was immediately drawn to the Lyric Paisley duvet cover, which features an intricate, Indian-inspired pattern bursting with bold brights like fuchsia, lemon, tangerine, and, of course, turquoise. When she discovered that most of the same hues were front and center on this gorgeous printed sheet set, she couldn’t resist the peppy pairing. We can’t get enough of how incredible the two patterns look together.

To break up all that pattern, Erin added in a trio of whites: a unique wave-textured matelassé coverletcotton hemstitch pillowcases, and a gauzy linen wisp of a bed skirt. That allowed her to layer in more color, including a kitten-soft lace throw in summery azalea, Euro pillows in the same low-maintenance cotton paisley as the duvet, and a pair of modern turquoise—are you sensing a theme?—matelassé shams. “Soft, beautiful fabrics; fun, happy colors; and crisp, classic staples—really something for everyone!” Erin notes.

The pinks, blues, and tangerine are echoed in the bold stripe of the woven cotton rug, which instantly brightens the pale walls and trim of the room. Erin also tucked a braided jute pouf in the corner, which can not only double as extra seating in other rooms when needed, but also makes the perfect boost into a high bed, or a footstool for putting on slippers or shoes in the morning.

As for her approach to decorating this season, Erin explains, “Here in Minnesota, winters are long and miserable. I need to be surrounded by color more than ever right now, as a reminder that spring will soon be here! I’m planning to switch out my cozier fall and winter accessories for bright, happy-hued ones. I love having a neutral foundation to work with in my home; it makes it easy to switch things up every season.”


  1. Lyric Paisley duvet cover & shams
  2. Scramble Aqua matelassé coverlet shams
  3. Classic Hemstitch White pillow cases
  4. Savannah Linen Gauze White bed skirt
  5. Natural Jute pouf
  6. Pop Paisley Azalea throw
  7. Tiki Stripe Woven Cotton rug
  8. Nimbus White matelassé coverlet
  9. Parama sheets



Want to add a bit of bright delight to your winter bedding? We’re giving away a Paisley Lace Azalea throw from Pine Cone Hill to one lucky reader–valued at $88! Check out the Rafflecopter entry form below for 4 easy ways to enter! Contest ends on Sunday, February 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. View the full details.

Congratulations to our winner, Suzanne from Arkansas! 

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Alina January 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

I love adding color to me bedding by having two colorful shams and the rest of the bedding neutral.

Beth January 21, 2015 at 11:59 am

I love the idea to have a basic bedding and adding lots of layers. I love to add a bright blanket for snuggling.

Allison January 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm

I love adding color with new colorful fun throw pillows and a colorful throw!

Mary ann January 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Love to add fresh bits of color to brighten up my spaces. Love the bedding choices!

Patsy January 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Love adding color with a bright throw and throw pillows.

Kristi January 21, 2015 at 2:52 pm

I love the mixing of patterns and splashes of hopeful colors! The lace pattern is a new lovely twist.

Laura Devin January 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

I love throws like this one to toss on the bed or- the couch or the chair in the corner of the room! Also- beautiful shams are a FAVORITE way to add color for me!

Doreen January 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Love to add color with shams, pillows or a throw blanket.

Kristine Robinson January 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm

This throw is so pretty…loving this color right now! So fresh and happy.

Colleen Boudreau January 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Colorful sheet and some accent pillows.

Pattie C January 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm

I always need a colorful throw this time of year.

Pamela Bolton January 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm

I change out my duvet for a bright, cheerful quilt.

Diane Westbrook January 21, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Yes….a bright throw and bright colored/patterned Shams…bedding is blue and white and the give a way throw would be just perfect!! Thanks a million!

Laurie January 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm

I always find that a colorful throw and pillows always brighten up the bedroom. Thank you for the chance to win the Azalea Paisley throw from Pine Cone Hill. Fingers crossed!!

Mary January 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm


Mary @ 120 Spring Street January 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Love the bed set Erin put together!

Cindy January 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm


Cindy January 21, 2015 at 8:44 pm

I love to add pops of bright colors!

June January 22, 2015 at 12:42 am

I just got some new patterned sheets. Navy on white. I’ve always had solids and love the way this print looks on our bed.

Betty January 22, 2015 at 8:36 am

Layering with solids and prints make a wow statement–especially with bright, coordinating colors.

Jennifer McCracken January 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

I love to add a bright throw and some coordinating throw pillows or Euro shams.

Elisabeth January 22, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Just love the happy Lyric Paisley duvet cover & shams! Happy 2015!

Annette January 22, 2015 at 7:26 pm

I like to use pillows and throws to add color during winter.

Tabitha January 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

I love cute pillows and a blanket to add fun and color!!

Tabitha January 22, 2015 at 10:43 pm

I love adding pillows and a blanket to add fun and color!

Terri January 23, 2015 at 1:18 am

Love Erin, and love each of these beautiful items. It’s all so bright and sunny – a sure way to wake up happy each day!

Cindi January 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm

I love to add bright pillows, new floral arrangements,
lovely throws and new bathroom accessories!
Many thanks, Cindi

Alana January 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm

I love how the white makes all the colors go together. Beautiful

Megan January 23, 2015 at 7:59 pm

I love adding color in my winter bedding by selecting bright pillows that coordinate with curtains, wall decor, etc.

Lisa B January 23, 2015 at 8:20 pm

The color is to remind you that Spring is on its way!!

Brenda Green January 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Love the bright colors ….would love to have

Meghan Finley January 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

I love a colorful throw pillow

amy williams January 24, 2015 at 4:16 pm

I love fun color flannel sheets.

annar January 24, 2015 at 9:37 pm

We always use red flannel sheets to warm us up during the winter.

Jenny Ham January 25, 2015 at 7:16 am

Bright colored throw pillows

Janet Bale January 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Layering fun colors with lots of white for a relaxed beachy feel.

Jill January 26, 2015 at 11:58 am

What a happy color. <3

Suzanne Wasson January 27, 2015 at 2:42 am

Nothing says “Cozy” like Throws and Pillows!

Mary O. January 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm

I use my special tie-dyed pillows that my daughter made to brighten up my bedding.

diane January 28, 2015 at 10:34 am

Add a spritz of pastel color!

marcia muddiman January 30, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Would love to win this beautiful throw! Love

marcia muddiman January 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

This would be a beautiful addition in my family room! Love

Marcia Pritchett January 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm

This would go with the guest bedroom that I am redoing.

Joni Andrews January 31, 2015 at 1:07 am

I love the pink throw. Would love to win it

Meg January 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Nothing beats a quality throw in a beautiful color!


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