Dark interiors are brought to life with the addition of clean white bedding and linens. Floral details on the shams and duvet serve as a rustic compliment to the raw oak in the exposed support beam and dry-stacked hearth with stones that could otherwise be bulky and cold. Additional feminine details like the painted, antique chest at the edge of the bed, aged chandelier lend themselves to creating a comforting cottage appeal.
An early-1800s Southern rope bed features a headboard that can be removed or be hooked into an upright position, ostensibly to encourage air circulation in summer and to block drafts in winter. Pine shutters serve as a neutral counterpoint and perfect pair for the rooms, aging green-painted walls. Ornate touches are limited to an elegant, antique light fixture in order to compliment but not overtake the quiet feel of the room.
In the master bedroom, a vintage French sewing cabinet doubles as a headboard. The motor-court sign was discovered at a local antique show and serves as an eye-catching and whimsical focal point around which additional seating and light fixtures are placed.
Create a one-of-a-kind setting and show how much you care about your animals with grace and just a touch of humor. A handsomely carved c. 1905 English bed found helps create a cozy feel in the master bedroom; balloon shades soften the double-hung windows. The bed had been fitted with a patchwork pinwheel quilt and is adorned with whimsical needlepoint pillows featuring various dog breeds.
An antique quilt rests on an aged blanket chest; and old ticking fabric covers the lampshade; netting forms a delicate canopy on the 19th-century mahogany American bed and gossamer curtains from Pine Cone Hill are at the windows.
April 11, 2011 No Comments
All white kitchen, clean and beautiful.
All white master bedroom.
Living room, french style furniture, and the beautiful crystal chandeliers.
Exterior, outdoor furniture
Vintage style, love the rattan baskets.
White glass doors.
This is a old villa renovated in 1800′s style. The big white wooden house with the beautiful window panels blend into the winter landscape of Brastad, Bohuslän. The house is a so-called cutting sheds and looks like it has been here for ages, or at least from the merchant’s era in the late 1800s. Visit skonahem(Swedish) for more info.
By: JOHANNA Flyckt Photo: Mari Eriksson via: skonahem
November 30, 2010 2 Comments
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November 21, 2010 1 Comment
Bathroom, antique cabinets.
French rococo furniture, old world style.
Dining room, antique dining furniture. China Qing Dynasty picture and very old chair.
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Rustic furniture and vintage accessories add warmth and character to a light, white kitchen-diner. Use reclaimed wood to bring a touch of natural colour to the scheme. (via: livingetc.com)
A country table and chairs are flanked by elegantly upholstered French bergeres in this dining room. A chic rug adds comfort and style, while still allowing the wood floors to offset the wood dining set. A traditional armoire in the corner creates storage space. The checkered curtains add texture — and privacy, when necessary. (via: kitchenbathideas.com)
Small But Elegant French Country Dining Room Decor
September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off
An elegant dining room with French.
Here is an example of toile fabric in this coffee and yellow dining room. Take note of the window treatments and the elegant sofa style chair.
French Country Decorating Fabrics and Linens: Have a distinct look and feel. The fabrics has an old fashioned look, and is recognized for its all-over [...]
Dining room decorating ideas
When it comes to a dining area, one should use it to its full potential and use it for its intended purpose. Dining room essentials will always include great dining room furniture such as a bold table that fits the room perfectly and, according to how many guests you plan on entertaining, [...]
August 9, 2010 1 Comment
Canopy of Curtains
Held to the side with fabric ties, pleated floor-length drapes create a canopy effect in the master bedroom.
Turn-of-the-century furnishings include painted half shutters across the bottom of the windows and a swag of striped fabric across the top.
Consider Curtain Lining
Line curtains with thick, dark fabric to cut down on glare in naturally bright rooms. Lining also helps protect drapes from dust and color fading.
Yellow and blue toile covers French doors in the dining room and windows in the kitchen, unifying the two separate spaces.
Instead of full window treatments, string a lace border along kitchen windows. It will let more light into a dark room and add vintage charm.
Vintage louvered shutters replace curtains or blinds, making the window a focal point in the red-and-white dining room.
Red print fabric hangs artfully in front of this kitchen’s small bay window.
Sometimes two window treatments are better than one. A swag of red-and-white gingham hangs over white hinged Colonial shutters.
In this small guest room, a single, blue-and-white pattern covers the walls and a traditional valance, as well as accenting pleated shades.
This home design architecture concept based on surrounding landscape, which is disused limestone quarry .With T-shaped architecture structure, this house design is exciting. The upstairs floor growth form conjunction axis of house structure, provide intuitive bedroom modern design with fireplace inside and comfortable bathroom interior design, also small nice balcony for landscape capture. In fact, [...]
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Interior Color Ideas – How to Choose Paint Color For Home
December 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Color decorating ideas, to me, are just that: ideas to be played with. Through experimentation you will soon learn that, yes you can use deep plum on one wall and a deep pink on the other three walls, with a terracotta carpet to finish. With white for the ceiling, coving, fitted furniture and door, the [...]
July 5, 2010 No Comments