Everyone knows I like shabby chic/prairie style and those who know my husband know he is a he-man, he hunts, he fishes, he invents tools, I cannot surround him with complete total frill. Those that have seen pictures of my house know that my bedroom is the last untouched room, it is western with leather bedding, coffee brown walls, horse pictures and large chunky newer furniture........it was fine for awhile but it has been seven years with that decor and I need to incorporate the space to match me and my style a bit more while creating something he can enjoy,kick his boots off ,toss his hat and clean a fishing rod while watching American Restoration, Counting Cars and Gunsmoke!
While my husband and I adore vintage pieces and he likes some painted and distressed he has expressed his wish to have a few antique beautiful wood pieces incorporated into the room, he and I both have a love for old quartersawn oak circa late 1800's pieces and that would fit in with the theme of Texas 1880 that I am going for.
If you were on the prairie in Texas in 1880 your bedroom would be a loft or a bed in the corner of a cabin with feather bed and hand sewn quilts, you would have a farmhouse table, dry sink that your carried water in to wash dishes, a well, a wood burning stove with a rocker, that would totally be my husband, if you were in town it would probably be a little more elegant a little victorian with velvets and textured velvet wallpaper very feminine and formal and that would be me, I tell my husband often that we were meant to live in another time, we both love westerns, old homes, history. We watch western all the time and ooh and aah at the prairie decor and the more elegant victorian decor. I picture he would have been a rustic cowboy in a crude shack with a dog on the porch coming to court me in my victorian manor........he would sit on a front porch swing and drink tea then go off on a venture. I am looking for something in between something to please the senses of a male and female sharing a room together. A place where I can feel feminine but my man can be comfortable, a place for both of us to share and equally enjoy.
I am inspired by this bella notte picture that I took from their website and the mixture of the layered bedding on top, and the rustic wall, with gold accents. To Me this is the perfect mix of glamour and rustic.
We both agree that we like this reproduction french cane bed
Making a handmade quilt out of Rachel Ashwell Fabrics using a Gray Linen background will balance out the fru fru of the frills and velvet that I want to put in the room
I need to get a few pieces in my booth to replace Nola, She has been purchased and it is a large spot to fill so I will be working on that too I have two wonderful vintage dressers to do this week!
Yes I will be dreaming of our bedroom matching the rest of the house, not sure if the walls that are not wood will be wallpapered, light gray or white.....thinking that one out or if the window treatments will remain simple or be luxurious that will all come together
yes there will be some blue somewhere in the room hope to find an end table or piece that reminds me of my vanity in the ballet room
Cherry + Sandalwood!!! Furniture pieces and some sewn goods in the works for retail location soon!
Until Next time!