Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tropical Cottage Bedroom,


Welcome to my bedroom!!!!
Boy, there's a sentence I never thought I'd post on the internet!!!

This is my Florida room of sleep.
I chose a Cowtan & Tout fabric that has the feel of a cabbage rose print, but is full of tropical flowers.
(Once again, it's not until I load the picture on the blog, to talk about it, that I see all the boo boos. The seat cushion is upside down. The repeat of the fabric should flow over the top and down the side. 
I'm NOT reshooting this.
At least I fluffed up the cushion before I shot the chair.)
I LOVE THIS CHAIR!!!!!
I got it from Scalamandre.
It's the perfect bedroom size.

This is my dressing table.

Note how the mirror is too high, so that when I'm seated at the table, I can't see myself?????
THAT WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT!!!

I love dressing tables, I try to put one in every bedroom I do. 
I just think they're pretty.
It's so much fun to accessorize them.....

I don't wear perfume, it gives me headaches, 
BUT
I love vintage perfume bottles.

These make me so happy, my toes curl just looking at them.....

Notice the special tortoise shell effect on the silver tray?
It took me 9 years to create this look!!!!!!
This is what happens when you don't polish nothin'!!!!
I really need to start polishing my silver.

The dressing table is split reed.

If you've been religiously reading my blog, you know it's one of my favorite forms of furniture.
When I found this in a junky antique store in Cambridge Ma, I couldn't believe my eyes. 
I was one very excited decorator!!!!!
Here it is, just waiting for me to scoop it up and take it home!!!

This is a picture I snapped of the room, before I bought the house.

Here's the same view now.....

I changed a few little things......
Inside and out....

First, I rearranged where EVERYTHING went....
This was the first week, after I started to move in.....

I have so much more to talk about, but I spent all of today and yesterday taking pictures......
editing them in Picassa
editing them in PicMonkey
and then.....
watermarking them, 
that I am bushed, and will continue later in the week.

I am going up to Massachusetts this week for my Mom's 91st birthday!!!
So I might be posting a little later than Thursday.
But I will get all my blog posts in, 
'cuz I don't want to be losing the precious followers that I have painstakingly acquired!!!!

Later, Gator
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50 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Betsy, I love this room. Great fabric and we would not have noticed the chair cushion if you didn't mention it. Great dressing table. How nice to be able to step out of your room to the pool. I would do laps every day!

Olive Cooper said...

The fabric is the bomb diggity. I collect vintage perfume bottles and I sell them too. I find stoppers all the time and have started a collection of them as well. I have the headache from perfume too but looking at the pretty bottle that I can do.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Whoops! I think I am becoming a regular. Where in Florida is the cottage? I am late to this party. Maybe you wrote that in an earlier post, but I missed it. I do know I love that dressing table. I have a split reed plant stand/book shelf and love it, too. My mother-in-law has a fantastic collection of perfume bottles that are over 100 years old. I, too, get headaches from perfume, so, she is leaving them to her daughter. ):

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Betsy,
Another gorgeous vintage FLA room! I love that little dressing table, soooo worth hauling it to Florida. How the heck did it get all the way up north anyway? I'm so glad you brought it back to the perfect home!
By the way, your lovely dinning room is a feature this week at WIW. Come on over and grab a button!
Hugs,
Patti

Syndi of Beachnut Lane said...

Love your choice of fabric, and that chair is perfect for your room!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Another GORGEOUS room Betsy!! Love the fabric and love the view out your slider!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love the fabric in your bedroom. It make it look like a tropical paradise, especially looking out upon the pool. Love those floor to ceiling shutters, too. I collect perfume bottles, also.

Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating said...

This room looks like the perfect beach resort room!

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a pretty room! Great job on decorating.

Danielle

Pat said...

Your whole house is beautiful!!!! I am in love with your style and I love your sense of humor. A big Happy Birthday to your Mom.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful!
... such a relaxing place :)

Greetings from Australia♥

Lori said...

Oh my how absolutely gorgeous and I love how you moved the bed location

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

Hi, Betsy, What a gorgeous room! Love the fabric and the vanity and it all comes together beautifully. You make it look easy! Anne

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

That after shot speaks volumes on how awesome you've made this place!

Pamela said...

What beautiful space!

Jeo Fazzio said...

Awesome and good luxury bedroom furniture, Superb!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Betsy,
Your bedroom is so "Dreamy". I adore the fabric you have chosen for your room and the padded fabric headboard just brings the eye right to your amazing bed. I would not have noticed that the chair cushion was upside down..LOL I like it up side down...
Your bedroom is pure perfection.
Happy birthday to your Mom.
Have a sweet week full of sweet moments.
Elizabeth

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

That's a lot of pattern! I'm more of a pattern-less person. Haha! But it is a beautiful room..as are all the rooms you've shown us so far.

Rita May said...

Your pictures are great. I love the new bedroom view. I'm a S. FL. blogger too and love tropical/cottage look.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love the fabric and the overall feel of your bedroom. Thank you so much for regularly showing up to my Show & Tell party. I really appreciate it. I know everyone is going to enjoy seeing your inviting room.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a beautiful job you did in your FL bedroom!! You are a girly girl at heart but know the secret to making things girly enough without being sickening~have to take notes. I LOVE that dressing table~it is so fantastic! Weather is great back here, you are lucky to come home in such nice weather.

Susan said...

Your room is gorgeous!! I love the cottage look, you fabrics are all so fresh!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Just georgous the fabric is fantastic...so lush and beautiful.

Bette Jo said...

Betsy, your bedroom is lovely. The fabrics are beautiful and I love the chaise. Looks like a wonderful place to curl up and read.

Michelle said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I love everything about your room! :)

Cynthia said...

Btesy, Lovely job. I love the headboard and the bed and the perfume bottles are beautiful. You did a fabulous job.

Kim said...

Betsy you are hilarious! Your posts are so much fun to read, and the fact that I get decorating advice and inspiration too are just icing on the cake. Love this room and I agree about split reed furniture, although I must admit I had no idea that's what it was called. I thought it was bamboo. But regardless it rocks as your little dressing table.
xoxo,
Kim

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my this is lovely!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your dressing table is one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen in my life! But I love the whole room. Very elegant, but still comfy.

Heaven's Walk said...

I wouldn't want to ever leave that tropical oasis, Betsy! I love what you did! :)

xoxo laurie

Claire said...

The room is gorgeous-following you from SSS-stop on by for a visit!

Babs said...

Love your fabric choices and the plantation shutters you added to the sliding doors. Of course, the split reed vanity is to die for. Perfect Florida bedroom.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

With your posts on your "Master" bedroom, you've really really had me thinking what I would do if I didn't share mine with a man. I'm sure I would make many "different" decisions. this is such a wonderful room that shows your style perfectly!

jeanetteann said...

Your bedroom is so pretty,and if you hadn't have pointed out the upside down cushion,I would never have known. It must be your designers eye for detail. I only see the overall picture,and if it pleases me that's ok, even with the little boo,boos.:) Love perfume bottles too.
I have just popped over from House in the Roses.
x jeanetteann

poindextr said...

such a beautiful room and lovely view. I agree your side table is a fabulous find - absolutely gorgeous!

LR92 said...

Your room looks so much like a room at a B&B that we stayed at in Key West! So beautiful!!! You must love it!

Diane said...

I am so delighted to find your blog! I remember reading about your lake cabin in New Hampshire years ago in a magazine. I loved it and, when I visited New Hampshire later, I waved to you as we rode by the edge of the lake! Love your designs and the bedroom is great - cannot wait to become a follower!

Maria Elena said...

I love your room! Just gorgeous!

Sherry said...

I love your room. It looks like a place to relax. Everything looks so great together.

Loribeth said...

I fell in love with your mirror! I want one so bad!!!!!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I love this bedroom. This is my dream....a bedroom with french doors out into a lovely garden. I so want this in my own home. I'd have to put some doors in where my windows are and then create a garden.

All could be done with money and time.

This little cottage is so pretty.

Etcetorize said...

So beautiful! It looks like the perfect place to get cozy and take a nice long nap. Of course, I'm completely in love with the dressing table. Thanks so much for linking up at Etecetorize!

Chatty Chics said...

Oh, so lovely! It looks so relaxing! I don't think I would leave my room! Great job!
Melody
One Chatty Chic

cathy@my1929charmer said...

The fabric is so beautiful, and we would never have noticed the cushion was upside down. Love the plantation shutters on the doors. Very creative of you and a beautiful room. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

arrielle_p said...

Wow! What a lovely post! Everything is so beautiful! I'm your newest follower. God bless! Stumble it! :) condominium makati

Envoy-ette said...

Your bedroom looks like a fancy resort room!

Robin said...

Tropical fabric is the best! I love every detail of this room and that dressing table adds so much to the charm!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Sherry said...

Wow! Betsy what a difference the draperies made out that bedroom door! Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful! Sharing at tonights party~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Anonymous said...

I love the shutters over the glass doors! I have been considering buying an old house with ugly sliding glass doors...in an instant you have solved my problem! Many Blessings Pattianne

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