March 17, 2017

A French Bedroom...Simplicity In Rustic Elegance

 Burlap Luxe Living
In French style.

A country bedroom should feel airy with open space.
Giving this small French style bedroom a paleness
of touch.

A French bedroom is always distinctive of its simplicity.

An important piece in a French bedroom is the bed, never
allowing it to take over the room.

The French mirror plays a role in opening up the size
of the rooms small space. 
Placed over a favorite chest of drawers to reflect the
bed and the accented decorative pieces.

Mirrors are used in every room reflecting the light into 
its space adding an open airy feel to a room. 
In the case with my smaller room.
vintage Sawhorse 

I turned an old carpenters sawhorse into
a bedside table by adding a planked surface and 
trimming if off for rustic rural country feel.  

The French use of pieces once used with another
 function are often never discarded in a French
When and item loses its usefulness,
its again admired as decorative.



A Joyful Cottage said...

Hi, Dore. Your bedroom is simply beautiful. Your makeover of the sawhorse has turned it into a charming piece. The bed is amazing. What a joy it would be to wake up in this serene and peaceful room. I love it! xo

michele said...

What a beautiful transformation...the last image holds my attention and begs to be savored. Thanks for sharing, talented and thoughtful friend. xox

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore,
Happy belated St. Patrick's Day
I love this carpenters sawhorse. It is perfect and functional. I love the shelf beneath for extra items.
Have a glorious weekend
Helen xx

JoanMarie said...

What a beautifully peaceful space Dore - so soft and cozy. The perfect place to gently unwind from a busy day. I love the colors and the vintage textures that all portray your mark of creativity.

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh la la Dore. I just swoon over your beautiful pictures. Your french style is gorgeous. I too believe that something that once served a purpose and no longer does it can find a new purpose in our decor. Beautiful post this morning. Happy Weekend.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré I have always admired the beauty of yours and Hannah's antique iron beds. They are both stunning... I really enjoyed your photography this post. You captured angles and light to bring magic to your photos

Manuela said...

Liebe Dore,
ein wundervoll gestaltetes Zimmer. Mit viel Gespür und Liebe eingerichtet. Gefällt mir sehr!
Liebe Grüße,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a lovely room, Dore!
I especially love the sawhorse table and the beautiful way you dressed it!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Only you my friend, could transform an old carpenters sawhorse into such a beautiful bedside table. A perfect piece to rest next to your peaceful bed, surrounded by light.

We both see objects as what they could become, not always as what they are intended for. I know this must be as exciting to you as it is to me.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Your bedroom is so lovely and so French! The simplicity gives it all such a charming and sophisticated look. Oh how I wish I had some of your talent.
Thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. You are always so kind and have such a special way with words. Thanks for sharing your story about the homeless man that you and your daughter helped. It really touched my heart.

Have a wonderful weekend.


It's me said...

Wowwwww Dore !!!...That mirror is amazing!!.....have a lovely sunday and from me Ria x ❤️

Méa Strauß said...

Doré, it is like a floating, a dance through your French airy world (I hope, these are the correct English words...), the spirit of spring like a breeze. All these captured in light of March makes it completely new.
An oiii, for this bes I could KILLL!!! Hahaha :) Well, you already know, how i adore these beds :)
And there your pottery, like out of wonderland, so diffenrent and elegant - and bit Provence.
Have it simply wonderful, my dear friend, stay dancing, huggies from Méa

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Each detail in this room is wonderful! Lovely job on your bedside table.

handmade by amalia said...

I love the bedside table, Dore, and the basket adds the exact amount of color needed. A beautiful room.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful bedroom, Dore. I like what you did with the sawhorse, and I really love the painting. Happy spring. xoxo Su

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I never would have thought to place the rustic table in the same room as the formal dresser, but because of your masterful painting technique it totally works! The room is so beautiful!!!

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful space.


It's always a pleasure to visit your blog or to see your pictures on IG ! Love your interpretation of French living ! I would love that more French homes look like your !!!
Xoxo from PARIS

Bente said...

This is sooo beautiful. I love everything in this room.
Wish you a great new week.
Hugs from here

Julie Dyer said...

Breathtaking! Love your style, you're so gifted.

Carolyn said...

I absolutely love it all!


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I sent you an e-mail, Dore. xoxo Su

Elizabeth at Eiffel Tells said...

You have artfully combined simplicity and elegance to create a bedroom that commands the occupant to relax. I continue to love your "eye" and skill Dore. Amicalement.

Rhonda said...

Your painting technique is amazing. Love this room and your styling!

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kitchenexpert said...

There is no room we love more than the bedroom. A place dedicated to relaxing, romancing, sleeping, and dreaming—what could be better!? It's the getaway within our homes and if that's not the case—it's time to make a change!

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