Well, here we are on the tail end of our French influential series in which I’m pulling inspiration photos of rooms that have that rich taste of European elegance. As I mentioned before, these are not entirely French in fact, there’s some morrocan and even Asian influence to a couple of these but I thought the effect was stunning and needed to be included. Today, we are focusing on one of my favorite spaces to decorate: The Master Bedroom!
This is, in my opinion, one of the most important rooms in the house and yet it is often the most neglected. It’s a place that should be designed to be enveloping and a complete sensory treat, be it soft and soothing or warm and inviting. No matter what, it should invite you to rest, recharge and inspire thoughts of romance and quiet relaxation.
I think one of my favorite qualities about these rooms is that most of them incorporate elements of architecture to make up for the lack of it. The head boards, the canopies, they create a striking focal point that is complimented by soft subtle textiles that just beg you to crawl into. Stunning!
What do you think? Which is your favorite and why? Share your thoughts!
If you missed the previous posts in this series you can see them here, here and here.
Happy Monday to you! We’re continuing on with our search for French inspired design and today we’re focusing on the dining room and the office area. Just a reminder, these are not entirely French but I picked them because they have that old world European flavor that we are trying to incorporate into the design scheme of the house we are working on. So without further adieu, Bon Appetit!
I love the soft curves and colors combined with the relaxed elegance of these dining rooms. They are inviting and rich with textures and grace. Dinner party, anyone?
That sense of pieces being collected over time and in travel is the key to these rooms. They feel as if they could be encased in an old chateau or a Paris apartment overlooking the shops below. They are full of interest without being the least bit cluttered and they just invite creativity. I could work here!
Check back tomorrow. We’ll be moving on to the bedroom and it’s going to be delightful!
I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with a really lovely new client who is in the beginning stages of building a new home.
After having met with her builder to discuss her options and some structural changes, we are soon going to be picking finishes and putting together a design concept (ooh, the fun stuff!).
She loves the look of French Provincial and has lots and lots of lovely antiques that we will be incorporating into the plan so I thought I woud pull some inspiration photos we could draw from. Some of these aren’t completely French. There’s a lot of Swedish influence to many as well as some Georgian and country and some have a mix of contemporary mixed in but I love the feel and wanted to include them so we could discect what works for our plan and what doesn’t.
For today, so that we don’t get completely overwhelmed -
Living Room Inspiration:
One of the details she really wants to incorporate into the home is a stunning antique door that she currently owns. I’m not quite sure yet if we can use it as an actual functioning door but one way or another, it’s going to be seen.
Aren’t these images delicious? Tomorrow I’ll have some inspiration photos for the kitchen.
In the mean time, you can nibble on this for the rest of the day: