Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Very Pink Bedroom.....with flowers.....

Well Kampers....
I'm back down in Flerida for the week.
Harris publications is doing a photo shoot of my little home down heah this Thursday,
 so I hauled my old saggy butt back to the south.
I'll let you know which magazine it'll be in, when they decide.

SOOOOOO.....
When I went to write about the pillows Kris and I had chosen for her guest room.
You know.............
do the big reveal!!!!!
I realized that I hadn't downloaded the pictures from my camera to my computer.....
So, you guys will just have to wait until next week when I am back up in Massafrigin' cold chusettes.

SOOOOOOOO.....
today I am going to show more of Connie and Chris's Vermont home.
I know, I know,
this house just keeps on having rooms to show you guys!!!!!
Connie wanted to do a pretty girly pink room for a guest room.
We found an absolutely stunning print.
I know, I know,
can you believe it's not cabbage roses?????
anyway.....
we designed the room around it.
I had the headboard, draperies and pillow covered in it with a hot pink contrast welting detail.
The room was first painted yellow, but it didn't feel cozy enough, so we added the wallpaper.
If I had my way.....
I'd wallpaper the entire world!!!!!
For the table next to the bed.....
we didn't find an old one that worked so Connie threw that pretty yellow throw over what she had.

We found a pink oil lamp at a local Vermont antique store, and I had Blanche Field, my lamp workroom, electrify it and make a shade for it.
Since we were going for a simpler country look, Connie didn't want sewn fabric shades, so we did a linen on paper instead, with a pink rope trim at the top and bottom.
We found a wonderful little antique chair that I had my slip cover lady rework.
It's covered in a Brunschwig cotton taffeta with contrasting yellow welting and ties.
(The taffeta may have been silk, it's so long ago I can't remember.....this is over 10 years people, my mind can't hold onto info that long.....)

I could have sworn that there were some tulips in the print fabric.....
I mean,
we did a tulip theme in this room with the prints that we chose for the walls......
Connie keeps fresh tulips by the bed.....
orrrrrrr.....
those may be fake, I can't tell.....
hmmmmmm.......

Anyway.....
I'm going to stop now, I'm tired as my flight was held on the tarmac for 2.5 hours before we were able to take off yesterday.
I had animal crackers for dinner, since we were still on the plane when it was time to eat.
Luckily I had my trusty iPad with me.
I had loaded it with three movies, a great book and fun jigsaw puzzles, so I didn't need to drive the guy sitting next to me crazy.
OH!!!!
And there was no one in the center seat, so we were able to stretch out.
Livin' Large People, livin' large!!!!!!

On that note,
Later, Gater
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16 comments:

sharon smith said...

Just so you know......your love of wallpaper has made its way into my home. Yes it did. I'm having my master bedroom papered with an English cottage vibe. You're photos helped me muster up the confidence to do it. Thank you!
Sharon

Pondside said...

My favourite things in this room - the lamp, the chair and the wonderful light feeling the whole room has.

Anonymous said...

A quick question. Are the photographs from when you first did the room or were they taken recently ? The room looks so fresh and clean. But than again , It was designed by a first class decorator. I just want to know so, I can see how slagging that I really am.

Betsy Speert said...

I took these photos over 10 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Thank god for Betsy's decorating- until I found your blog, I thought I was odd man out because nobody was showing the timeless, pretty rooms anymore that I like, and nobody was doing rooms with color and wallpaper, at least they weren't being showcased in the design magazines.
And here you show a room that was done ten years ago, and it is still timeless and beautiful!
Hope you never stop blogging and teaching..
Dolores
PS I really covet that chair..:-)

Anonymous said...

Love it and i would wallpaper everything also.

fixitfaerie said...

Love the print on the wallpaper and fabric. I love wallpaper! In the 80's I had wallpaper everywhere but, the living room and upstairs hall. It all flowed so pretty. In my next house I only put it up in the office and my daughter's bedroom...Laura Ashley, I loved it. While I was away in her teens, she talked her dad into letting her paint her bedroom and bathroom. Oh, and in brick color and black, flat paint no less!, I about had a heart attack. Anyways, enjoy the weather while you are there. Paula

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I am so glad to meet someone else that loves wallpaper...and color. Both seem to be out of fashion but to me a blank, all white room would be boring, but very easy to do, maybe that is why they are so popular.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness there are still some of us who love colors and appreciate GOOD wallpaper! I knew my taste couldn't be all that bad. I love this bedroom.... the colors, paper, lamp, accesories, etc. And to think it's still pretty after 10 years...... that's what I call "timeless". The young ones can have all the white rooms, and painted furniture they want. Not me! Vicki in Louisville Ky.

Donnamae said...

That room is so bright and fresh...hard to believe that you designed it ten years ago! ;)

Alison Perkins said...
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Alison Perkins said...

This room is a stunning breath of fresh air and I too love the pink slip covered antique chair. Sitting here thinking how I could translate this look into my home. Thank you for this wonderful idea! :) P.S. I deleted what I previously wrote because I wanted to rewrite it after I posted it...who knew my deletion would be posted! LOL

Di said...

All the flowers are so fresh and the combination of yellows and pinks is wonderful. I do get tired of various shades of white.

Mary said...

Ditto to all the white and beige comments. I thought I was old or something because I still love COLOR and flowers. Thank God you are blogging.

I can't wait to see your Florida home in print!

Mary
from Virginia

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gawd. Just beautiful...so pretty and fresh. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! It's high time these gorgeous colors are brought back; life is too short to not use beautiful colors in decorating. And thank you, Ms. Betsy, for doing it. Marilyn in Mt. Vernon, VA

Pamela said...

I love your blog and style! My first home was when i was only 24yrs old and i wallpapered my kitchen in cabbage roses!!!!!!!
That was back in 1990...I love love cabbage roses and am so happy to have found your blog. I get tired of all the all white
interiors in blog land. You are a hoot as well!
Pamela

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