Chambre no.1

• 25 September 2009

I love this room for a lot of reasons. Mostly because I absolutely love every single thing in it! I'd never mixed antiques with modern elements before but I enjoy the melange it turns out. I confess I had no idea that clean lines existed in antique French furniture. I thought it was all kind of frilly (I stand to be corrected apparently!).

The two antiques in this space are really lovely and really old. The armoire is from the late 1700's and the chest is from the 1600's. How cool is that? Even cooler...the chest came with the house. Yup. The armoire, however, was more difficult to procure--and just as difficult to get inside the house--but definitely worth it (did you see my post about that?).

I've noticed that when I design a space in my own home, or even an event (like a birthday party), I typically take one element and build around it. For this room that element was the Denyse Schmidt quilt (I found a great deal at the Sundance Outlet). From there I found the Tolix stool (best prices in Paris on those are at Merci), the antique stool with similar lines, the accent pillows and the lamps (Habitat). The cute little windows add to the charm as well and with the light colored walls, they are natually showcased. I miss the house already...can you tell?



























































































12 comments:

Kathy said...

This bedroom is beautiful. It has been wonderful following you on this renovation. I just love it and want to stay here!

Lindsey said...

This is amazingly beautiful! You have impecable taste and if I ever get a chance to go to France, I'm looking this up!

Brooke Rane said...

stephanie, it's amazing! your work is lovely.

Anderson said...

These improvements/renovations look FABULOUS! Very clean, very modern- yet still rustic. I love it! The images and article on DesignSponge are also fantastic. Very impressive. Look at what you accomplished!! You should be very proud. And exhausted, likely. ;)

Jenn and Josh said...

I am so excited to follow your blog now Steph! I LOVE interior/home designs I am always looking at magazines trying to get ideas and this room is beautiful! Maybe I can pick up a few good tips from you! I love to design and put things together, but I never know exactly what to do! Your ideas are fantastic!

J and Company said...

Oh my dear loveliness! You are an inspiration! (as is your lovely house).

April Pantall said...

I love the simplicity. So beautiful and classic!

Lisa said...

You are AMAZING! I loved how it turned out! You have soooo mnay talents! I am glad it is finished so that I can see you again. Wanna help me find a house and renovate it (JK :))

Deborah said...

That's it. I have to plan to save up for a trip to France, and when I do, we have to stay here. I've been raving to my friends about your amazing renovation. It is dreamy!

wandering nana said...

I love this look. You really are amazing. Beautiful!

paula said...

so gorgeous. I think I could sit in that room for hours.

K.I.D. Collective said...

i'm so impressed. the last photo is a lovely little vignette.

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