One of my dearest friends from the old Georgia neighborhood asked me to make a bed skirt and two shams for the bedroom of her youngest daughter (and fourth child).
To give you a little background, my friend’s third child (another daughter) and Spunky Daughter are the same age. I rocked her baby girl right along with my own. We have history, precious memories, and sweet family bonds of friendship.
Does that tell you that I would do anything she asks? You bet it does! Bed skirt she wants, bed skirt she gets.
HH had a business trip to ATL last week, so I tagged along to deliver the goods to my friend (who always chooses awesome fabrics).
Pillow shams she wants, pillow shams she gets – the paisley. Do you love the monogrammed sham as much as I do? (It was purchased with the Matelasse spread and contracted out for monogramming.)
Since the headboard is yet to be, we propped the shams against bed pillows as best we could. The usual No-Flop Flange Shams did flop a little, with only air behind them.
These two youngest daughters shared this then-yellow room with twin beds. The bed skirts were a simple ruffle.
With only one remaining daughter at home and in high school, the little girl look needed to go. Enter the sophisticated inverted pleat bed skirt.
Did you notice the wall color? It is almost identical to the color I painted my new project studio/woman cave.
My friend put on her crafty hat and covered this desk chair to match.
I decided to show you some pictures I pulled from Houzz today. There were so many to choose from! Maybe I should do a follow-up post to cover a few more.
How do you like this edge detail? Notice the repeat along the top edge of the panel pleats. Simple little touches can add a lot!
With an inverted pleat at each corner and centered on three sides, this type of skirt requires minimal fabric.
If you’re using extremely expensive fabric, forgo the centered pleats and place them only at the two corners to save on yardage. It’s a simple design and uses the least amount of fabric. It is a more contemporary look, though.
The inset border is interesting in this next picture, and the “X” pillows on the sofa behind are fun. Don’t you love that sharp contrast?
Check out this box pleat skirt below. This type requires fabric for three times your distance around the bed, more than any other type of skirt.
That makes me dizzy. How about you?
Let’s look at a few ruffled bed skirts. This room looks clean and elegant – love those blue walls.