Burlap Luxe French Home
A French farmhouse bedroom rural, rustic, or elegant
should always be characterized by simplicity;
whether the room is large or small.
Naturally the most important piece in the room
is the bed.
This is my room and the iron bed is re-built from
antique castings custom made in queen size from its
normal full size antique.
Side table I built from an old saw horse, I only added a plank top and some salvaged wood from an old ladder for the apron
trim. I have yet to tire of its look and rustic function.
The tone on tone of aged whites allow each piece to
stand out, yet not take over in competing with
Noting in this room is polished, just pickled and
painted-pale and most interesting is nothing
This iron bed has been several colours before its
white finish I gave it. Most important was to
scratch it up and scuff it to show off the crackle
to it that makes it feel as old as the bed itself.
Castings on an iron bed speak to me.
Salvage lighting fits right in.
Frayed bed-skirt added all the rightness as soon as
I ripped off the hem.
A perfect French chest of drawers, a thrift shop find I allowed to intrude in my cozy space after removing the
dark and washing it down in white with
a hint of grey.
Peacefully dusted in whites and greys.
My daughters room a preferred choice for her bedroom,
colours follow the rest of the house: greiges,
beiges, creams to whites, but also salvaged pieces
dusted with weathered distressing of age.
Rural romance of rustic French.
Detailing in the distressed age.
A mix of textiles adds all it needs to its
French language it speaks.
Vintage canvas, linens, and matelasse.
Cotton lace crochet and leather prairie boots.
A bed side marble top chest sits against the wall
at the foot of her bed.
What goes on a French iron bed is as important as the
The bed linens are a mix of new and old: keeping them
neutral helps to make this long narrow room feel
open and airy, with space and lightness to its
A weathered side table holds sweet notes in a wood box
piled with a journal and a book of poetry.
The empty mirror frame adds a touch of salvage to
its back drop space.
A salvaged garden table with empty frames and
a chandelier: again everything French that
Informal does not mean it can't be beautifully French.
Carefully chosen integral part of the plan that
draws on its relationship to all things old.