23.8.10

{in the bedroom: only sweet dreams}

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painted-ceiling

. . . positively mesmerized by the beauty of this grand & impossibly romantic room, a part of a beautiful apartment available for rent{!} in provence, on the ground floor of an hôtel particulier, {an urban "private house" of a grand sort, or a very grand town house}, dating from the renaissance that was once home to members of the family of the king of france . . . already astonishing with a pier fireplace and solid oak herringbone floors, but it’s the bedroom, complete with an extravagantly handpainted and vaulted ceiling, a glimmering and glamorous chandelier, and most of all, a gilded coronet bed drape {or crown canopy} in shades of the softest lilac that inspires a place where there can only be sweet dreams . . .

{p.s.}
* another stunning coronet: crisp linens & scalloped edges
* further reading: a brief history of bed canopies

{image: la madone via pinterest}

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just bought a wonderful book called 'The Art of Fine Linen' - something tells me you would love it! $244 new, but as little as $35 on Amazon - beautiful pictures from the Porthault archives, and loads of imformation~

August 22, 2010  
Blogger julieann said...

We spent a beautiful holiday in that appartment. Another in the main house, La Madone, Jx

August 22, 2010  
Anonymous Ijeoma said...

Stunning! I would love to see the rest of the room.

August 22, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

So beautiful! What a dream space this is... I wouldn't ever want to leave, quite honestly :)

xoxo

August 22, 2010  
Blogger ClassicStyle/DreamLife said...

stunning

August 24, 2010  
Blogger ashlina {the decorista} said...

so ridiculously beautiful! xoxo

November 11, 2010  

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