This bed canopy was easy to assemble. "I just used two Turkish towels and held it together with an ornate Turkish lantern," Blakeney says. The bedspread, a suzani from Turkey, has an interesting backstory:
"I had zero intention of coming home with a suzani from the grand bazaar in Instanbul," she recounts. "The vintage suzanis are usually very expensive, but I haggled with the shop owner for 40 minutes and eventually bought it. The experience of sharing tea with the owner, pointing out every hole and stain, was all part of the fun and ultimately makes me love the bedspread even more."