Case in point: crochet shams. It's no secret that I love a pillow case with a pretty detail--the ones that look great and can actually be used. Linen shams with a crochet edge are the perfect example, and they bring in texture instead of pattern.
When PBTeen recently had theirs on sale for the price of a regular old pillowcase, I snapped up a pair.
They're no longer available, but the whole Pottery Barn family does a great job with these--not too fussy, not too country, not too sweet.
PB Kids version has a smaller, more delicate edge, but the same even scalloping. The colors are pretty for a kids room, but for an adult space I would stick with the white or the (surprisingly sophisticated) grey.
The Pottery Barn version is scaled like the PBTeen, but a little more detailed and delicate.
When we registered for our wedding, I chose plain white cotton napkins made special by a simple crochet edge. I love how this detail makes them prettier, but also brings another layer to a space--in the case of my guest room, I love the femininity coupled with the hotel bedding. And paired with the embroidered suzani, it's just a bit Bohemian, too.
What about you: anything you've always wanted in home decor? Will you treat yourself?
P.S. I posted two days in a row--crazy, I know. Don't miss yesterday's post.