Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Romantic French Bedroom

Heavenly billowing drapes, rustic linen, fresh crisp white cotton, decadent silk and velvet combine with ornate crystal chandeliers and antique gilt furniture for the most romantic styling. Simple shades of putty, dove and chalk create a restful, elegant palette for any bedroom. Whilst rich tones of damson, verdigris & olive add drama and decadence. 
1.& 3. HOTEL:Pavillon de Madame 2.& 4.INTERIOR DESIGN: Corniche
SHOP:Fabrics and interiors Kate Forman
1.BEDROOM: Martha Stewart  - homeowner Jill Dienst 2.FABRIC: Tinsmiths 3.& 4.FABRIC & LACE: Country by Mail 5.BEDLINEN: Bella Notte Linens
1.& 4.SHOP: And So to Bed 2.& 3.BEDLINEN: Bella Notte Linens 5.FABRIC: Country by Mail
1.& 2. SHOP: Biskopsgarden 3.INTERIORS: Jeanne d'Arc Living 4.FABRIC: Tinsmiths 
1.SHOP: Sweetpea and Willow 2.STYLIST: Atlanta Bartlett 3.INTERIORS: Lefevre 4.INTERIORS: Corniche
1.& 3.Mansion: Magie des Lieux 2.FABRICS & INTERIORS: Kate Forman 4.FABRIC: Fabrics & Papers
PAINTING: 1769 Marie Antoinette by Joseph Ducreux (Versailles)


Anonymous said...


Such gorgeous images! I love them all. Beautiful color palettes. I don't believe I could select a favorite...they are all my favorite!

I wanted to also let you know you have a beautiful blog and I have added you to my blog list and will be a follower. I hope you will stop by for a visit to mine sometime. I will definitely be back for many more visits.


The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Hello Kris! Thank you so much and welcome! I will be delighted to pop along to your blog, I love finding new blogs! Warmest wishes - Glenda

Nataly said...

The first one is really lovely!

Susan T said...

As luck would have it the first bedroom is exactly the colours chosen for ours - I am adding duck egg blue accents.

Will reveal all when I have painted the furniture.

Will borrow a few ideas!

I can't wait for the next in the series you are helping me decorate my house!

Cindy said...

These are just beautiful... And i really appreciate the way you labeled everything so that i could find the fabrics, and more information.


The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

I'm so glad you like these as much as I do, this style has been a huge influence on our decorating here. Actually Cindy I may do another separate post on fabrics as I have so many more that I have found when searching for our house. Warmest wishes - Glenda xxx

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Oh and just a note - I'm not sure my 'subscribe via email' button is working, I am trying to fix it, but if anyone has been kind enough to subscribe and has received an update could you let me know? I would be so grateful! Warmest of wishes - Glenda xxx

Seawashed said...

These are my favorite colors~whites and beige. I especially like the first photo sets.

Catherine said...


Could you please add a new label "chicken soup" to your posts: I am home sick today and looking at your post is like having chicken soup...I feel warmed and revived. Again, I am just loving the colour swatches and groupings...I couldn't being to choose a favourite as they are all divine! Bet you never thought you would get compared to chicken soup!! :-D

Also, thank you SO much for your stopping by and leaving your warming comment and following; I am thrilled to bits!


Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Glenda, thank-you so much for your aweet comment on my blog today. I get excited as well when I am inspired by something, particularly if it is a dilemma I have been pondering for a while. Love your post today. I adore the linens and checks and muted colors. a daybed is absolutely one of my favorites pieces of furniture. have a great evening. Mona

Pamela said...

Oh i've been waiting for another post from you Glenda! You never disappoint!!
I want to paint my home all these colours!!!

Pamela xo

Wendy Paula said...

Dreaming of a romantic French inspired bedroom and Glenda makes it come true:)
Love it all!
Wendy xo

Anna at the Doll House said...

I can almost imagine spending the night in one of these beautiful bedrooms. Then, being woken in the morning by the servants bringing warm french pastries and coffee.

My own bedroom indulgence is good white bedlinen. There may be a little lace trim or a ribbon piping, but otherwise it will be pure white linen or cotton. I hate those stretchy bottom sheets and non-iron synthetic duvet covers. Call it my Marie Antoinette weakness.


Just White said...

Hi Glenda!!

I love this bedrooms, so much romance!!

I would love if you do a fabric post, I have a weakness for materials and fabrics so looking forward for your post!!



The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for such lovely feedback on this post! I will do a separate post on fabrics as I have collected quite a few on my search for our own home. There are so many delicious prints, embroideries and linens and for all budgets which helps if like me, every room needs to be decorated!

ECLECchic said...

Oh, lala! beautiful, beautiful! especially the most simple decor. So french and delicate...

Anonymous said...

Oh my,
I am in heaven with those fabulous photos!!! You always give us such amazing inspiration!
Hope your having a lovely week.

chateaudelille said...

Let me count the ways I do love this blog!!! All gorgeous pics that I thoroughly enjoyed. Fiona

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I am equally delighted to have discovered your beautiful blog! I am joining as a follower, adding you to my blog roll and then settling in for a visual feast as I look through all your previous posts! So lovely to meet you. x Sharon

Atelier de Campagne said...

Who would want to get up in the morning if you are in one of these bedrooms. Makes me wanna do a makeover of my bedroom. Great inspiration Glenda.
Have a nice sunny weekend.

Lana {lanalou style} said...

Glenda your blog is just gorgeous! So much inspiration! Thank you for the follow :)

Anonymous said...

These are some fabulous inspirational photos... thanks for sharing!!

Wishing you a happy and sunny weekend!

~ Jo

p.s. thanks for your input on my new header. :)

under spanish moss said...

What beautiful and relaxing bedrooms. Love the linens and all of the wonderful color options. So glad to have discoverd your blog, thanks for stopping by and leaaving a comment today. You have an absolutely beautiful blog. Can't wait to read more. Have a beautiful weekend.
Angela and Renee

letrecivette said...

Thanks for sharing this fabulous photos!
I love the first one!
Nice week-end!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Gorgeous rooms!!!!!
Oh I think I have filed almost every room!
Thank you for including that picture of my company! You are so sweet!

Sternberg Werke said...

So beautiful colors! Your blog is so inspiring, I immediately put it on my blog list and I hope you will have a look to mine at once.

designchic said...

So many beautiful images. I so love a neutral palette, with its warm and calm feel. The daybed is perfection...just what I want!!

Kifus said...

Your blog is so inspiring, I love every single post! Will be adding you to my blog list.

A beautiful day to you, Glenda!

Elisabeth said...

Everthing is beautiful, I love it! When I`m going to redecorate my bedroom I will use your blog for inspiration, greetings from Sweden

google1 said...

really good inspiration here - I love French bedrooms in general, but this is especially nice - it manages to be both regal and fresh at the same time!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Do you know where you can purchase the wood painted (gold) half tester canopy? I am looking for one for my baby's room. Thanks.

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

I'm afraid I don't sorry, but you may try contacting Kate Forman (click the link under the picture) as they may be able to supply one - Warmest wishes - Glenda

AarsunWoods said...

Your blog is inspiring with beautiful images... Thanks for sharing.