but today, I'm thinking cozy and warm. Well, come on in and make yourself comfortable. I'll brew us a pot of tea.
This is my comfy corner, where I like to curl up with a good book (or blog.) I made the slipcover using an oatmeal linen fabric. It really transformed this room, since it used to be all red.
The big basket not only adds some texture to the room, but it holds the bedding and pillows at night. (And the rule is, if it doesn't fit in here, then it's too much stuff.) It also serves as a nice table to hold our tea cups. You can sit in the settee, no really... I insist.
I'll sit in the blue chair.
I love this bamboo graphic rug that adds some visual interest to the room. This hand-carved Louis XIV chair on the left was a big find on Craigslist. It didn't need a thing. Look at all that hand-carved detail.
The lamps with the damask lampshades and beaded fringe are among my favorites. The large size adds scale to the room.
They are so feminine but Mr. CH accepts them in the room, since they are not pink, but a manly chocolate brown
The bed is covered in bedding that I also made from the same linen fabric. I also made the valences and roller shades for the room, click here to see more.
The duvet at the foot of the bed is covered in an antique French bedspread detailed with delicate embroidery and lace.
On my side of the bed is one of my favorite pieces that I don't think I have shown up close before. It's a antique French clock with such charming detail.
It doesn't actually tell time right now, but apparently French clocks are very delicate and difficult to keep working properly. I don't really mind though, I use my mobile phone to see what time it is any way.
The lamps next to the bed are Aidan Gray; I think I love everything they make.
The plaque above the bed is from Ballard Designs; I have always loved this piece and grabbed it last summer when it was on sale.
The piece on the other side of the room is a French bonnetiere. I didn't like the pediment, so I removed it. That way, you can really see the antique wicker trunk I placed on top.
Here is some of the detail of my French mirror. Mr. CH says he can't really see himself in it (it's too low) but this is on my side of the room, so I don't know why he's even looking in it.
We have most of his dad's old books including the vintage French New Testament from the 1940's.
This hand carved old guy also belonged to my father-in-law.
You may have noticed the many portraits of my daughters in here. I owned a portrait photography business for many years. This is my favorite kind of portrait, one of little girls wearing frilly dresses, barefooted just playing around. And now they are 17 and 19; where did the time go? *sigh*
Oh you have to go? So soon? But I was going to show you the whole house. Yes I know Kim said to limit it to one room, but I'm just getting started. What? You have an emergency at your home? Your cat ate what? Well if you have to go... just promise you'll come see me again at Cedar Hill Ranch. Come over any time, the door's always open.
Thanks so much, Anita. I didn't know you were such a comedian. I know I only let you share one room. I sure hope my readers will hop on over and look around and see more of your beautiful home. I am also looking forward to following Anita's blog as they build a new city home.
Y'all have a super weekend!
Missed any of the old "favorite room" posts? You can find them all here.