Over the years I’ve learned that merely a change of curtains or an update to bedding (linens, comforter, duvet) can bring bigger welcome changes to one’s room than one would imagine. If you are on a tight budget or find it inconvenient to have your bedroom painted, give these two simple things a try first. My favorite sateen or Egyptian cotton bedding is from Bed Bath & Beyond. Even my husband recognizes the importance of investing in good, comfortable sheets ;) ; afterall, a big chunk of one’s life is spent sleeping so might-as-well happily hunker down. I’m also quite smitten with Target’s Simply Shabby Chic Cozy Blanket, Threshold Medallion Reversible Quilt (love those reversible quilts!), Simply Shabby Chic Bramble Duvet Set or the like, Xhilaration Comforter Sets, to name a few. I recently purchased the SS Candy Floral linen set and can’t wait to dress the bed with it!
I actually overlooked posting about my dream closet. These are similar to Rachel Ashwell’s French armoire. If you are lucky enough to have high bedroom ceilings, love French or shabby chic furniture, and are able to splurge on luxury I’d definitely say run out and get this! I’ve been told by antique dealers that these armoires are hard-to-find and can cost $3500+ but don’t let that hinder you =) The first picture (armoire with exterior mirrors) is my favorite; a two-in-one. The last closet pictured with wood frame and see-through glass details I’d imagine to look beautiful filled with neatly folded pastel linens and things.
Recently purchased the new Shabby Chic Interiors hardcover by Rachel Ashwell and fell in love with her vintage pale pink capodimonte jewelry box. I was on the search for something similar and found one just like it, but in pale blue. Unfortunately the seller forgot to end the listing since she gave this pretty box to her niece for her birthday… The situation was lame; I had my heart set on it already! Oh well, what can one do :(? Does anyone know what is the proper name for the style of capodimonte in the pic below (besides it being a “capodimonte”)? Could probably help in my search and I would appreciate some insight. If anyone knows, please post a comment. Thanks.
I love Rachel Ashwell’s bedroom decor. She has the most AMAZING french-style closet in her bedroom too (buy her book so you can see for yourself; it’s Marie Antoinette worthy)! Rachel has great instincts for interior design. Her home is so charming down to the smallest of details. I hope someday my home could be as compliment-worthy (a team approach is necessary to make that happen).
I love vintage/antique, French style decorations, and calming yet cheerful decor. I also love working with complimentary “Spring” colors. My bathroom was previously really boring with stale “cold” blues, so I wanted to make some changes. While my bathroom is quite small, I’m grateful that I only need to share it with Stella.