Friday, May 13, 2011

Knock Off: Restoration Hardware {Bedding}

Plans for my hotel-style bedroom are finally coming to fruition.  I've made one giant leap in my quest to creating the perfect penthouse suite.  

Restoration Hardware's bed linens are divine. Exactly what I wanted in our bedroom.  But $300 really wasn't in our budget.  So I searched all over Craigslist almost daily looking for a white duvet cover and shams. Then I found them... a white Ikea duvet cover with two matching shams. The price? Get ready for it...$15!!! Perfect!

Final Product

I'm still working on the overall look: REAL sham pillows for the shams (the pillows we have right now don't quite fit), some interesting throw pillows, a blanket for the foot of the bed.  But I LOOOOOVE what I've got so far.

To create this look, you'll need:
* a white duvet cover and 2 shams
* 8 yds of 1 1/2 in wide ribbon for duvet (satin is the most luxurious) 
* 5 yds of 5/8 in wide ribbon for shams
* fusible ribbon (you will need two different sizes to match the different size ribbon)
* iron/ironing board

First, lay out the duvet cover on your bed and place the ribbon where you want it. You don't need to pin it down.  You are just placing the ribbon to measure how far from the sides you want the ribbon.  For the right look, the ribbon at the foot and head of the duvet cover will be closer to the edge than at the sides. Write down your measurements and head on over to the ironing board.

Grab your fusible ribbon (I like Stitch Witchery)

Line up your ribbon on top of the tape, using a tape measure to keep it the right distance from the edge. 
This picture is of a sham, so the ribbon is very close to the edge. 

Place an ironing cloth over the ribbon and iron according 
to instructions on the fusible tape package.

Make sure you begin and end your ribbon EXACTLY where it should be.  If you go past where you want it, it's very difficult to fix.  That fusible tape STICKS!
Fold the ribbon edge and iron a crease into it to end the ribbon.

 Overlap the last strip of ribbon using a tiny piece of fusible tape to tack it down.

Total cost: less than $30 with supplies to spare

Linking to:
Funky Junk Interiors
Embellishing Life
Craft O Maniac


  1. I love this! I'd like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  2. Beautiful! I want to do something similar in my little boy's room with a white duvet and navy ribbon! Thanks for breaking it down! Love it!

  3. Wow, what a steal! And I love how you added the ribbon to create your own hotel linens...awesome job!
    Glad you linked to my party. Please add my link to your post, k? Thanks.
    BTW, I also host a knock-off party each month. The next one is May 26, and this would be a great post to add if you want to (or any other knock-off you've created).

  4. Wow that is really neat! Love the look. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. grand inspiration! fab knock off. saw you over at a to z.

    love it!

    {I'd like to do the same with some pricey anthro bedding, but that looks like a winter project to me!}

    p.s. your word verification is on :)

  6. Beautiful! I so want to jump into this bed it looks so comfy! Thanks for linking up to my party.

  7. THAT is awesome! Looks so pretty, and VERY hotel-like :) Looks doable too!

  8. Brilliant! And I love that your duvet was only $15...gotta love Ikea!!

    MJ @ MD School Mrs

  9. Still love it! Thanks for joining the knock-off party.

  10. Looks great & much more pricey! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  11. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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