Sunday, August 7, 2011

Romantic Dream Boudoir

Nothing is more charming than Victorian style homes, with their intricate gingerbread, decorative eaves, ornamental brackets, arched windows, and elaborate porches.  

Focusing on romantic victorian bedrooms, with oak floors, oriental rugs, heavily flowered wall paper, potted ferns, and rich jewel tones, the following images and treasures lend themselves to decorating with a flair for the Victorian style

This charming room is romantic, but not overly feminine.

Grand and gorgeous with a French influence.

Totally romantic and elegantly appointed

Light and airy

Browsing for furnishings and accessories for a romantic, Victorian style bedroom, I browsed Etsy shops and found: 

 Beautiful Accessories...

Marie Antionette Bed Lamp
Vintage Antionette

French Cottage Baroque Wall Pocket
St. Gabriel's Garden

Petit Point Embroidered
Dresser Set
Paris Panache Antiques

Antique Beaded Silk and
Velvet Lampshade & Lamp

Antique French Jeweled
Paris Panache Antiques

Antique Handmade Pillow

French Shabby Cottage
Wall Pocket

Vintage Breakfast Tray
Southbury Treasures

Antique French Double Perfume


Antique French Ribbonwork
Hanky/Lingerie Bag

Vintage Crystal
Sheri's Crystal Designs

Romantic vintage furniture...

Cottage Aqua Chic Romance Bed
The Painted Cottage

Italian Carved Occasional Chairs
Paris Couture Antiques
French Antique Desk/
Eva Shabby Furniture
Painted Cottage Aqua Chic Vanity
The Painted Cottage

Romantic Dressing....  

Ballet Flats

Chiffon Peignoir Set
Gilded Girl Vintage
Glamour of the Dressing Gown
Hmmmm... Which room should I do next?!? 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Customs and Autumn Inspirations

These are some custom pieces I created for very special customers this summer...

Cherub Pendant Chandelier

Lilac Chandelier

Aqua & Light Rose
Pink & Cream Princess

While I am still working on chandeliers using light, summery colors, I know that Autumn ~ my very favorite of seasons ~ is just around the corner.  I love the rich jewel tones of fall......reds, oranges, deep yellows, gold, amethyst, emerald......
I am in awe of the artistry I have featured below.  These works by Etsy artists awaken my senses and offer inspiration for upcoming designs that welcome the fall season...

(Click on shop names under the images to visit these beautiful shops/blogs)

Haunting Greens Aqua Teal
Visual Emotionism

Martini Glass in Orange~Gold Metallic and Blues
SkySpirit 8 Studios

Fireflies and Moonlight
Jean Vadal Smith Gallery

Carnival Cocktail Ring

Spanish Rose
Schulman Art Gallery Blog

Moon Shadows
Imagine Studio