Our Master Bedroom

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It’s impossible to choose a favorite room at Le Bijou, but I have to admit, I adore our bedroom. It is cozy, despite it’s massive stone walls, and a truly comfortable refuge to wake up in, as well as to come home to.

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Details – mixing fabric patterns:

I have always been one to mix various patterns within the same decorating scheme. This bedroom has a mélange of traditional provençal prints from Souleiado and elsewhere, woven and printed cottons from Scalamandré, colorful prints from Braquenié (antique designs now carried by Pierre Frey), a woven plaid and a traditional French cotton print from Brunschwig & Fils, gingham, stripes, lace, etc. The unifying fabric in the room is the Scalamandré rose and gingham print, over the bed. It has all the colors, which are repeated in various other fabrics throughout the room. The continuous thread is the color blue, which is featured in most of the fabrics.

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Prints from various provençal fabric houses mix well with a Brunschwig & Fils woven plaid and a collage-style pillow I found on Etsy
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Stripes, checks and floral patterns always mix well.

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Shirting stripes, a provençal print and a trompe l’œil print from Scalamandré (on the curtains)

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A fabulous mélange of prints and patterns

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Details – framed art:

We love art of all periods. As artists, it is hard to narrow down a choice of our own creations, as well as historic/period works that will adorn our walls. I think a mix of new and old pictures brings a room to life and speaks to the personality of its inhabitants. We will undoubtedly change these arrangements in the future, but here is what we have on the bedroom walls today.

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Prints of old botanical posters

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Giclée prints of two of my trompe-l’œil still lifes

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I love this giclée print of a painting Jack did several years ago.
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A painting Jack did of an olive tree in Provence hangs above the dresser.
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I love the little brass fleur-de-lys hook that we found at our local hardware store.
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Copies of old engravings in a variety of non-matching frames

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Red shades (which are all the rage in France right now) add of pop of color to our bedside lampsScreen Shot 2018-05-08 at 10.27.00.png
Rick rack trims these sconce shades, which are covered in a cotton print we found in the Camargue

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Details – charming accessories:

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A carved fleur-de-lys hangs above an antique engraving.
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Little statue of Jack’s great-grandfather, Pierre Cuypers, architect of the Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam (this was a gift from Jack’s cousin)

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Everlasting topiaries in vintage German pots that I inherited from my parents

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This découpage wastebasket from Marye-Kelley, has one of my all-time favorite prints from Souleiado as its background

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Details – furniture:

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Our panetière

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I love the patina of this old wood dresser
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Marble tops on our bedside tables and dresser

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We found a pair of almost-matching bedside tables

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Bed carving detail

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When all the details are assembled, our master bedroom is such a cozy retreat!

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