I bit the bullet, chose a color and outfitted our bed! I actually went to Ikea with an entirely different scheme in mind, but when I saw this green striped duvet--I had a course correction.
Please don't mind the wrinkles, I wasn't about to waste time ironing it. It's actually smoothed itself out quite a bit, possibly from me laying down on it with my spread of magazines...The buttons were such a nice surprise on the pillow cases! It definitely reads more green in real life, but still very soothing for a bedroomy feel.
If you feel the need to re-create--here's what I got! :) The green velvet pillow is a cover that fit perfectly onto one of my throw pillows from the couch, so I didn't have to buy any more pillows. Speaking of which the small gold pillow came from one of those bed-in-a-bag sets I bought on overstock a while back.I've noticed I am quite the pillow hoarder. It's taken some adjustment to have 'only' those 6 pillows on the bed as pictured above. I usually stick two more euro's in the mix. But let me just say, there is nothing like sweet new bedding to encourage me to sleep in a little! I even reached past the 8 o'clock hour this weekend! Woohoo!