Sunday, 31 July 2011

french inspired boudoir


This would be my Marie-Antoinette-meeting-Sofia-Coppola-colour-inspired post. As you know already, I've been reading Antonia Fraser's biography of the queen and I recently saw Coppola's film in full length. Those of you who have seen it are aware that the colours are absolutely sensational; the film is a feast for the eyes. Marie Antoinette loved pale blue, pale green and lavender-grey colours, but she hated orange. I was doing a little search online when I came across these French inspired images. This is the work of a woman named Catherine, a lawyer who lives in Mill Valley, California. [Update: it turns out that she has a blog: the golden touch] She obviously has a passion for interior design and in 2007 she won the Domino magazine design contest (oh, how I miss Domino magazine!). They called the space a French boudoir. I just had to share these photos with you because even though I wouldn't decorate my own place that way, I simply love the colour combination – beautiful and so feminine. I wouldn't mind having the chair with the flowery patterned backside in my own bedroom.

Have a sweet Sunday!

photo credit:
Catherine, Mill Valley, CA for Domino magazine

16 comments:

  1. Yes, yes and more yes. Oh, I would never leave this room! So pretty. Have a great Sunday, Lisa. xo

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  2. A feast for the eye! Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday, Lisa. xoxo

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  3. vá hvað þetta er yndislegt ég væri alveg til í svona fallega stofu

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  4. Thanks for sharing - what a beautiful room and the light is amazing. Happy Sunday!

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  5. So nice and pretty...

    I can live in spaces like that ♥

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  6. I love this color combination. The film by Sofia Coppola, I've seen so many times! So beautiful!
    Have a wonderful new week
    Yvonne

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  7. The room makes me happy! I love it!

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  8. Such a pretty room! I love the pink teapot set, so sweet! xx

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  9. *Sigh* so light and beautiful! I just adore the soft colours!

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  10. Amazing! Love the soft colors and how the sun shines in the window.
    And that white stool *swoon*

    Hugs and a happy new week to you ♥

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  11. You know what is the strangest think about it? I don't really like blue rooms or pink interior accessories and yet this place looks totally inviting and dreamy to me! I guess, this is a case of never say never. :)
    x

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  12. Now this is what I'd love to come 'home' to;) Oh how fabulous it would be to create room like this. Check your mailbox later. Hope you had a great weekend and I see I brought the sun home with me, hope you can enjoy it too in Antwerp.

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  13. extremely delicate and feminine atmosphere, i love! :)

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  14. Thanks so much for the lovely post and comments about my bedroom!
    Catherine Golden
    Mill Valley, CA

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  15. How wonderful it is to get a comment from the the creator of this beautiful room! Thank Catherine for stopping by ;-)

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