Could even do a bit of silver rubbing on this instead of the clay or milk paint gray/taupe look. Looking great with burlap type feel to the fabric (not burlap)This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
Thanks for sharing these inspiration photos Mary Ruth. I particularly like the way the paint and fabric bring the sofa into today's style and decor. It just gives it a more modern look even though it looks aged.
Beau's Rose, Yes, and they had servants to do the 'work' around the house. I could not enjoy myself if someone else was working hard to keep up the house and I just sat... for a little while it would have been fun.
Decorating escapades, Oh I have met a few ladies from decorating boards IRL while living in Virginia and we were so happy to discuss 'decorating', one gal said we 'all had the affliction' that our families didn't have, so we talked and talked up decorating ideas! LOVED that!
paintlady, I was stuck by that modernization as well. And the gray is so 'today' and looks like art done this way. And the fabric is a fine quality but I like the way they chose the 'color' of burlap so it looks like the way some people are doing up the French furniture (with text and burlap) but without the 'scratchies' and the rough texture of actual burlap. I thought that was the best part of this redo!
It has the 'feel' of Hollywood Regency without any of the lines.
I am glad you ladies enjoyed these photos.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
I would add a simple Parson's table, perhaps Lucite, or gray flat waxed finish with not so 'polished' a look as this table, huge flat basket of Lavender on the table with a linen to put it on. Wine glasses, tall stems, bread and Brie to enjoy while soaking it all in!
Skyler, I KNOW! That is why I mentioned Lavender! or English design as well... The scent staple!
I am so happy, the French Lavender is doing well and has doubled in size in my backyard and if it survives the heat of this summer, I am planting more...more...MORE!
I had the English Lavender in my backyard in Virginia, and that has a stronger musk type scent to it, this French seems to have a bit of Lemon undertones which I LOVE! Can't wait to fill a basket of it for my kitchen! I want to try Lavender ice cream too (organically grown it is edible).
z9lady, I am in 'lust' with the oyster shell mirror! I saw it IRL in a shop in the Market place in Williamsburg, Virginia (a larger round mirror) and it weighs a TON!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
zone9alady, Relating to the Oyster shells, I made that cone tree on the left corner from oyster shells, and I couldn't lift a 5 gal bucket full, that cone tree is heavy and that is about 30 small oyster shells. I can't imagine lifting about 1,000 shells around a mirror to get it on the wall! And have it stay on the wall! lol
But, Oyster shells are perfect for the colors in a greige setting.
How cute..I see you added a pearl in each one. Those oyster shells ARE heavy, especially when there are still oysters in them. hehe. My dad had a seafood restaurant with an oyster bar when I was young. Those full bushel baskets we put in the walk-in cooler were so heavy we had to drag them.
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