all these awesome antique french chests are from 1st Dibs
Something old and french has my eye right now. No, not a bottle of wine. A chest for my bedroom. I found an awesome one in a local shop over the weekend but the price tag knocked the wind out of me. I think I could furnish a room or two for the price of that one piece.
That got me thinking...where do we put our large decorating dollars? rugs? art? case pieces? You know me...I delight in a bargain. But are there times when you just gotta go for it...?
"The color I find most beautiful and chic is gray. But it's very hard to procure that perfect, soft, luminescent, silvery gray shade you see in gunmetal, silver, zinc, or pewter. To try to get that color in a surface that's nonreflective and doesn't have a three-dimensional quality is the challenge. I often try a dozen samples just to find one gray. But if it's simplicity you crave, there's a divine gray that almost always works: Benjamin Moore's Horizon. If a friend calls me and says, 'Help! What do I do?' I reply, 'Paint the walls Horizon and the trim white.' Think of a gray suit with a white shirt. It's a nice clean story, and you can go in a hundred different directions with the tie." —STEVEN GAMBREL
I thought this space was beautiful when I found it on pinterest. I really like the way the room is framed by the curtains. This makes me more determined than ever to have black and white patterned curtains one day. Remember when I became obsessed over those almost a year ago? These are lovely but I think I prefer a more graphic design....
Remember when I posted this image as inspiration for the feel that I wanted in my new master bath? It took me a while to find a french-style piece in the right size and color....
my master bath vanity and side cabinets
...but it finally came together. This is the first time I've had a chance to compare the finish to the inspiration. Gotta say - I'm pretty happy. My cabinet maker built two tall side pieces that are wonderful for storage. I'd highly recommend going this route. My bathroom space is small and it's such a bonus.
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