I’ve always loved this duvet from Pottery Barn. I haven’t always loved the price. King Sized Duvet: $229 Shams: $98 for two
So I made my own copycat version. Two flat white sheets, two spools of brown grosgrain ribbon, some wonder under and a couple hours of patience and I was done. I was planning to buy plain white shams and just add the ribbon, but shams are expensive – seriously, who knew? So, instead I cut up a $4 white twin sheet and made my own.
Duvet: $32. Shams: $4 with fabric to spare. Between my $38 DIY headboard and my $36 bedding, we’re really living the high life over here at imperfect. The cheap, lumpy comforter we have under the duvet is my main point of contention – maybe I’ll actually make a Christmas list this year and put a nice new comforter at the top of it.
“We employed master artisans at one of Italy’s finest mills to create our Morgan Duvet Cover and Sham. This 400-thread-count set has an exceptionally crisp, smooth hand. Tailored with flat piping and a slim mitered border that creates a handsome frame for an embroidered monogram. May be monogrammed with one or three initials for an additional charge. Monogramming is centered on duvet and standard shams and top placement on euro shams. Duvet cover has hidden buttons, interior ties and a 6″ flap to enclose duvet. Sham has envelope closure (insert not included). Shams are sold individually. Machine wash. Made in Italy.“
My version would go something like this:
“We grabbed whatever white sheets were on sale at the local big box store and some brown ribbon. This unknown thread count set looks pretty good if you smooth it out with your hand every morning. A border of grosgrain ribbon creates a handsome frame for an embroidered monogram, except that we don’t offer monogramming because we have no idea how to do that, nor would we be willing to spend money on an embroidery machine if we learned. Duvet cover has no mechanism for keeping the duvet enclosed, so plan to do some frequent fluffing. Wash at your own risk. Made on the border of Westminster and Broomfield.”
Update: Actually washes really well. Way to go team.
Now, who’s duvet would you want on YOUR bed? I mean, really.