September 01, 2014

Innocent In French Style

Burlap Luxe Home Designs

The French often design as they go-nor do they ever consider a room finished.
A small space I take rest in knowing its imaginatively designed for
its small space. And it all looks effortless, as if it has its small space under control.

A chandelier will soon be added to the comfort of this French sleeping room.
I never look for pieces to fill a space, I wait for the piece to find me with
an emotional attachment to its, French flea market charm.

Column serves as a night-table adding a sense of innocent in
country French.
An antique pitcher filled with fresh clippings embraces a room that
feels put together.

Piles of misplaced pillows add to a relaxed luxe.

Cotton quilts, mattelasse, and linen, a favorite in a gathered rustic
French room of rest.

1. Mattelasse european imported fabric by Taylor Scott
2. Lauren, by Ralph Lauren european sham natural linen stripe
3.French linen lumbar pillow sham sewn by Dore Burlap Luxe

In a French bed-room linen drapes or curtain panels are generously flounced.

Sharply defined cypress trees painted in oils add richly in its shapely aged
gold frame. A favorite surprise in a room of aged whites.

A tattered cotten hem adds to the feeling of less care, rustic in every way. Yet softens the
harder edges of bold iron feet and scalloped footboard.

A casual distressing in French rural cottage style.
Thank you for visiting my small cottage bedroom.



edy said...

I am always soothed after reading your has beauty... info and serenity...written from the heart....thank you

Rita C at Panoply said...

A very quiet and peaceful room with all the right elements to make it romantically French. Love.
Rita C at Panoply

DD's Cottage said...

I love the bed and actually the whole room Dore. You seem to have a way of making things feel peaceful and calm. Lovely!

chateau chic said...

This room is French rural cottage style at its best!!
LOVE the use of the column as a night table. And that iron bed it to. die. for. Your elegant style is so inspiring, Dore!!!
Mary Alice

Ruffles and Roses said...

Dore love it all ....can you tell me more about the bed cover in the last picture
Merci Lorraine

lynn cockrell said...

Dear sweet Dore, I have not been able to visit my beloved bloggers very much over the summer because of arthritis in my hands. Having spent the last half hour going over your posts, I see I have missed so much.I love the way you married up the 2 pieces(the chest and the cabinet). I still have a hutch I purchased over a year ago and am waiting to find a piece to pair with it.

The French Quarter lantern fixture you purchased is wonderful. I purchased a shiny brass one quite some time ago and finally got around to spray painting it black a couple of weeks ago--not easy with the hands. It is not nearly so old as yours, nor does it have such charm, but I am happy with it now hanging in my family room. Your entire house, including Hannah's room is so inspiring and it was so much fun catching up on all you have been doing. I hope my hands will improve a lot more, so I can continue to blog and visit those blogs I love so much. Take care, dear friend!

Unknown said...

The room is beautiful and serene in its simplicity, Dore. Everything is so thoughtfully put together. What a perfect place to end the day.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

A holiday filled with rain and seeing your new post truly is like sunshine. Your bedroom is amazing in it's simplicity it speaks of sophistication ... Your French iron bed, beautifully patina whiteness, hand painted in your signature talent is SUBLIME. Grandeur in it's scrolls and architectural design but with the austerity of the room it becomes calm, peaceful and rural French.

Matelassé is always beautiful and in white always understated perfection. A staple in our home although in our climate half the year a down comforter shares in dressing the bed.Your column is gorgeous, as you know I have a weakness for them ;-)
Peaceful rest in your beautiful room.

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

so beautiful and peaceful. Rita

Rhonda said...

Serene and beautiful. I long for our guest room to look as this. It's on my growing list of redecorating our home and we haven't even finished our master bedroom yet.

I adore your style, as I always say, I know.

I truly adore that Cypress oil, it calls my name.

xo Rhonda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

What a peaceful room. I love every aspect of it. The inviting bed, the painting, the patina...Love it all.

justys said...

I love it. Its simple and beauty its peacefully and warm...Oh i love it! Greetings from Germany Justys

Méa Strauß said...

Oh Doré,
this Quilt is so unique and beautiful, and also I love this plain linen pillow so much. I am saoking in these impressions to motivate me. I have collected stocks (!) of old linen, but I need the push of inspiration to FINALLY do it, take out this machine and start - ah, thank you so much for the inspiration!! We have a fotoshooting here again, but then... I will look at your beautiful inspiring post one more time to start... sewing and quilting, ohhhh yesss - as my old stuff is torn and battered (and this is a not very decorativ way ;))
So, have a wonderful day, this bedroom is just french and charming as it could be,
Huggiiiies, Méa

Burlap Luxe said...

Merci pour votre belle visite à ma place du design français . Votre beauté est dans vos mots , et je suis joyed à chaque visite de votre part .
Merci pour la grâce et la beauté que vous ajoutez à Septembre .

visiter bientôt ,

câlins et de baisers


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle!

Lovely in every way. Every corner refined, yet simple. Every texture is rough and rustic, which adds that LUXE...what a wonderful riddle and harmony this makes!

We just had our rustic French country exposed beams installed yesterday. I am beyond excited. The only thing I wish was that I would have been able to get the more white-washed color to the wood, but I AM HAPPY with them. We found the lightest stain we could but the color is dark. However, the roughness of the wood combined with our chandelier and other refined pieces is a marriage of luxe and aged simplicity.

WONDERFUL ROOM - a perfect place pour la sieste!!!!!!!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

My favorite time of day is when I'm just waking up. When dreams are interlaced with the soft dawn light, and dreamworld ideas fill my head.

You must dream in French, Dore. Everything is lovely.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore,
Peaceful beauty is always found in your lovely home.. I am glued to your beautiful column. The finish is so gorgeous.. Is this work of your gifted hands? I see your soul in this room.
Sending you a warm hug,

Anonymous said...

A perfect bedroom to lay back and relax in, so peaceful and calm.

Gail Peterson said...

So pretty Dore! It appears to be soft & cozy, the perfect room for a lucky house guest!
Happy Autumn!

Gail Peterson said...

So pretty Dore! It appears to be soft & cozy, the perfect room for a lucky house guest!
Happy Autumn!

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Junkchiccottage said...

Always love when you post Dore. Such serenity comes with each of your decor touches. This bedroom is so pretty and what a beautiful sanctuary. Love the feel to this room. I cannot wait for you to find that perfect chandelier for over the bed. How gorgeous that will be. That bed is a stunner. Love it all.

It's me said...

O wowwwwwww doré your bed is amazing ...!!!...i really really like it a lot ..!!! from me...happy!

"Create Beauty" said...

I love it!!!!1 Each carefully selected piece. I painted the headboard white of the iron bed in our guest room. Months ago.... and still need to do the footboard!

Thanks for the beauty and inspiration always found here.

~ Violet

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the little French room. everything goes well together and looks like it was meant to be there.

Robin Johnson said...

Oh so gorgeous! I love the bedding, it looks so soft and inviting. I love the thought that a room is never done just keeps evolving as you come across treasures to add.

Unknown said...

This is so lovely. I can't wait to see more of your vintage decor, new follower! xxx....Brooke from
Creative Country Mom's Home and Garden

Marjon said...

A beautiful romantic French bedroom....a gorgeus bed and a maybe a old French chandelier makes the room complete...i love it all......and your pictures are always great....nice week and warm greetings from Marjon

Pura Vida said...

If I were to enter this room in a b&b I would is so simply pretty. I just love the bedspread, it reminds me of my grandmother and the cypress trees are wonderful!

Botanic Bleu said...

A beautiful, understated room filled with French subtlety. Each item carefully selected with purpose that does not overshadow any other item.


Ivy and Elephants said...

Dore, it so soft and beautiful. I love the detail of the iron bed and the pops of color add interest and draws you in without disturbing the peacefulness. Lovely ...
So glad you like the gazing balls, I can't wait to see yours, I know it will be fabulous!

Unknown said...

I literally melt when I see photos of your home - it's exactly how I'd love mine to be - and how sadly, it'll never be !
I also love that you don't look for pieces - but wait till they find you - I get that completely - it's kind of how I fill my home too! Just wish the pieces that find me were as gorgeous as the ones that find you !!!
Off to pin !

Victoria said...

Ohhhhh Dore, that bed!!! It's gorgeous! The whole room looks amazing and so serene. I'd be a hard guest to get rid of! Love the little painting of the tree's too, it's such a simple but catching addition.

I got your email and added you as an invited reader to my blog. Hope it comes through! Hugs:)

michele said...

i so honor your approach to allowing a room to develop over time. i take a similar one, and it makes for so much more interest and gratification i think. i have had one emotional rollercoaster after the other lately. this time with negotiations on our home which are not yet resolved. it means sleepless nights and stomach aches. i am trusting the great comforter to carry me through these valleys. we are leaning toward purchasing a vacation retreat in the desert and a new-ish condo here which i will transform cosmetically. it could be an interesting process to blog about since it will involve downsizing from a 5,000 sf manor house to half that space spread over 2 very different properties. i'll keep you posted, my friend. love and peace to you.

Art and Sand said...

Your bedroom is lovely and I have column envy.

I have only seen one, at an antique store in Agoura and they wanted $195 for it. The same shop had a vintage ladder recently that was $685. I need to find vintage stuff at lower prices.

Bente said...

That bed is fantastic,the room is fantastic, you are fantastic. Love this beautiful room, dear Dore.

Hugs from here

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I am late to visit this exquisite little room, but so glad I did not miss all the wonderful details here. The oil painting is my favorite touch. That wonderful bed and linens is perfection!

designchic said...

What a beautiful room and perfect for your guests - though they may never want to leave. Love the bed!

Debbie said...

The iron bed is gorgeous, Dore. The way you've dressed it is perfection.
Even though the room seems to have few exudes such luxury.
Love it all!!

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Each tiny detail causes one to linger longer to breathe it all in.
I do love the pediment at the bedside topped with lovely roses, no doubt sending their intoxicating perfume across the room...

Joy Junktion said...

Beautifully Simple, Dore! Love it!

vintageandart said...

Beautiful!!...such a relaxed yet elegant space.

Heaven's Walk said...

There is just something so "centering"...about a room that is simple and uncluttered in it's feel. I love this space, Dore. I truly believe that less is more, especially in a bedroom. It is just beautiful!

xoxo laurie

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, you have two iron beds! I thought you were talking about the other one. Your house is like a sanctuary it is so beautiful. I love the quiet simplicity of this room, and that little bunch of flowers sets it all off just perfectly. Wow... just amazing


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dore, Just a beautiful room filled with comfort and simplicity. I love it!!
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. So nice to meet you.
Have a nice evening.
Hugs from Texas!

June said...

I could stay forever in this room and never, ever come out! Dore, it is so lovely, like every single thing you do my dear!
hugs from me...

Méa Strauß said...

Ohhh Doré, I LOOOOOOVE cheese like this - ohhhhh, so much.
Now I have to go to the franch guy on our market... buying some cheese like this tooo ;)),
Huggies from Méa

Elizabeth Maxson said... have this down perfectly - perfectly imperfect. I love a bed that isn't made perfectly and the lightness of the room reminds me of many places I stayed in Europe. What a lovely, lovely room you created. Thank you for sharing with us - love peeking inside your home!!

Lots of love and hugs


Anne said...

I love all of the detail in each piece you add to a room,so delicate so simple and yet so elegant.You always chose the perfect pieces that never over power a room.Beautiful inspiration as always!