Since Petit Tresor is such a small house, I could only have one "adult" bedroom, so I tried to make the most of it.
The decor typically French, from the flowered wallpaper to the walnut furniture to the parquet floor.
That classic French cherry parquet floor was a beast to make. I made it from Brodnax kits consisting of several pieces that combined to construct the individual squares. You would think that with enough care, all those little pieces would have gone together perfectly. Not so. I don't know if it was me or what, but when I was finished, there were all kinds of little gaps that made me want to junk it and start over. However, Bill persuaded me that all that floor needed was a good sanding, and he was right. Thankfully, because I spent hours on it!
The wallpaper is Les Chinoiseries, based on an 18th century French motif, as is the fabric on the bed. Marty Pickens dressed the bed. He also made a "ceil de lit," or French style canopy, from the same fabric, but the ceiling is so low that it just didn't work in the room, which made me really sad. But in the end I thought simple was better.
Here is a look at the left side of the room.
The bed and nightstands are Bespaq; the vanity and tall piece are Hansson. The chair is by Nancy Summers. The chandelier is Lighting Bug, and the lamps are estate Dresden-style figures by Betty Neiswender. I had no idea who made them until very recently when I saw a pair for sale on ebay.
This is a close-up of the little accessories on the vanity. In RL I am quite fond of Chanel Coco perfume, which is why there is so much of it arrayed here. Those are Gerd Felka's perfume bottles on the right behind the love letters. The silver brush set was made by Don Henry. That's also a Chanel purse hanging from the chair, and a pair of Chanel ballerina shoes underneath. All Chanel, all the time.
Here is a look at the other side of the room. The working door leads to the bathroom. I am particularly fond of the tall dresser under the nude (more on her a moment), which is known as a "semainier." This style chest of drawers, tall and thin, originated in 18th-century France and was intended for storing lingerie. It traditionally has seven drawers, one for each day of the week (the name derives from the French word semaine, meaning "week"). I filled some of the drawers with different colored lingerie sets because everyone knows that French girls love their lingerie.
I found the (contemporary) nude painting on the internet and really, really liked it. I reduced it, went over it with Modge Podge to look like brush strokes, and framed it. I'm not sure that's the best spot for it but I didn't like it over the bed so that's where it ended up. Here is the room all lit up (except the lamps, which I haven't connected yet).
Such a pretty boudoir--I would love to sleep there. What about you?