Sunday, August 28, 2011

My New Bedroom

"Is it possible to love the past and live
in contemporary comfort? Yes, these
rooms reply, most certainly yes."
                  ~Claire Whitcomb

   I mentioned the changes I made to my room a little while ago and promised pictures of the finished result. I decided that I wanted my room to look a little less disconnected - it happens sometimes that I like so many different things that when they are put together the overall look is a little jumbled. I realized that I wanted there to be more coordination and elegance. I moved my pretty painted pieces out and brought in the grander natural finish of the pieces my Mother has given me: the burled vanity and pretty upholstered chair. My bookcase was instantly claimed by my sister who has I think three or four already (but insists you can never have TOO many bookcases and miraculously fit my little yellow one in with no difficulty). I also replaced the nouveau style iron mirror above my antique nightstand with a fantastic mirror from Paris my Mum discovered for me at an antique shop. The vitrine is the same wood finish as the vanity and nightstand, and holds my collection of pink and green french and european china. The painting of a rose on a book is by my favorite artist and good friend Helen Flont. There are also a few Meadowstreet  roses (of course - because I can't go more than three feet without looking at one). I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures. I took quite a few because I am so happy with my new bedroom and there are lots of detail shots. :)

Drawing by Jennelise


  1. Everything is breathtaking, just beautiful! XO Christie

  2. Your room is out of this world gorgeous! What a beautiful room to sit in, I love your attention to detail.. your pictures are magazine worthy..
    hugs ~lynne~

  3. Thankyou so much Christie and Lynne! I am so glad that you liked the photos! I appreciate your kind words. I am very happy with my room now :) It is very homey now. Thanks again!

  4. Everything in your room is so romantic, I love the dressing table and the porcelain in the cabinet.
    The handmade roses are so pretty, do you make them yourself?

  5. Oh !!!!dear Jennelise I'm very touched by the lovely place you reserved to my painting !!Love particularly the display cabinet with elegant porcelain , the splendid mirror, the flowers...
    a real victorian boudoir!!!
    ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  6. Love your romantic style, so inspirering

  7. ❥ Wow! Your bedroom is absolutely amazing....
    Enchanting, even...
    You are blessed to have so many beautiful treasures.
    If your sweet little enamel rose locket antique?
    So romantic...