Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oh So French!

Lovely morning to you, my bloggerettes!

Remember my guest bedroom
with the Simply Shabby Chic bedspread that I love so much?
That beautiful dusty blue duvet with pink peonies on it?
Sweet and delicious...

Well, it was time for a change.  A late summery change.  
A change that I've been wistfully longing for for a quite a while.
A change for the better.
A change for the whiter and cleaner and fresher and simpler.
A little more mature.  A little more French.

Want to take a peek at what I see now as I step up on the last stair on the second floor of Heaven's Walk?

(And don't get me going on that awful stained trim. 
As you know, if I had my druthers, it would painted white...)

Ahhhh.....a new cool, white linen duvet cover and shams.

I recently bought it for a song at Pottery Barn. It was The Sale I was waiting for.
It's incredibly substantial, but oh so soft.  I can see this becoming a treasured vintage item that I'll be able to hand down to someone in my family someday.
Remember the old side table?

It was replaced with my treasured new vintage side table.
(Remember the one I nabbed at my frizzy-hair-day flea market recently?)
It was slathered with a creamy white coat of my trusty BM 'Ivory Tusk'.

I ended up spray painting the pull on it (which was pretty ugly) with Krylon black enamel.

Oh, and you see where my other sweet little Lettered Threads 'Reve' pillow is now sleeping?
Snuggled up against a PB striped pillow sham.

Seriously yummy. 

And a little vintage coastal French, oui?
Happy White Wednesday to you!  
See you over at Faded Charm!
You can mosey right over there from here.


{Hugs!} and sweet dreams!

(Oh, and before I go, where does one lavender-crazy gal go 
to buy some big, luscious bunches of dried lavender?)

~ laurie


  1. Very soft and pretty! I love Pottery Barn, even better when things are on sale!!

  2. Bon Jour Laurie! Your bedroom make over is tres chic! Feels like a room in the south of France :) I love the calming white, with just a touch of blue! I can hardly believe that's the same end table! It looks terrific painted, you did a great job! I really love the blue wicker chair, too.

  3. Good Morning Sweet Laurie!
    You did a wonderful job on the makeover. I thought it was pretty before too...but I am loving this change. What are you gonna do with that Shabby Chic comforter....please tell me you will stash it away to haul out when you need a change again. I always loved that particular SChic pattern. I can truly envision where I am going to sleep when I come to visit. If MyHero had not dug up my lavender and rosemary because he thought they were WEEDS I could have sent you a big ole bunch of lavender. Sadly, I have none. Did you know that lavender grows beautifully in WI & MI? If you are interested I will e-mail you the "recipe" for enhancing the ground to make these things grow like weeds. Hugs to you my sweet friend. I think you will be getting the storms later that are passing through today. Awful~ Hot and humid once again. xxoo Diana

  4. last I can use my computer without it going blank!
    The guest room looks beautiful, Laurie!
    It looked great before....
    Your table turned out soooo cute!!!

  5. Ohhh la la - beautiful boudoir!

    Lisa@Suburban Retreat

  6. So lovely! I adore the pale aqua chair and the pretty purples in the hydrangeas! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

  7. Your guest bedroom looks tres sweet!! Love the duvet cover and love when Pottery Barn has a sale. I bought a marked down duvet from there a few months ago!! Love it!

    We are back from South Haven and we too, are about an hour south. We had crab cakes and drinks on the old Idler and we stayed at the Harbor Inn, where it is docked. Small world!! We have such a great time shopping there!! Have fun Friday!!


  8. Hi Laurie~
    You have created a wonderful bedroom retreat! I love everything about it.:)
    The Tattered Tassel

  9. How Beautiful ~ it is amazing the little changes can make a Huge difference.....

  10. Oh it's just gorgeous!!! I simply love every detail!! You have to link up to my link party on Friday!! Hope to see you there! :) Happy Wednesday!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  11. Hi Laurie! Love the change, I thought hmmm, I really like that SS duvet. But I do love the new one and that new nightstand, very French! That aqua wicker rocker is the best. I love aqua! I guess I just LOVE it all!

    Have a blessed day and thank you for visiting my blog. ;).


  12. Laurie... your bedrom turned out beautiful!! It's perfect! I love the simplicity of it with the little touch of blue in the pillow... gorgeous! I love the vignette on your tall dresser! I love it all!
    Sorry... I don't know where to get some dried lavender bundles. I'm sure somebody in Blogland will, though. ;o)
    Hugs ~ Jo

  13. Ms. "L" Thank you for stopping by my place. I am in love with the quaint feeling your cottage home has. I just love the long narrow windows, I too know that I could move right into your home and feel that cottage inspiration.
    Laurie...You can order dried Lavender on line out of Washington you can tyle in Whole sale Lavender Washington State and several site will appear, We buy it for our shop all the time. If you need the number and cannot find it on line I will get it for you.

  14. Hey Laurie! :0)
    I'm so glad you liked my old clock remake. I love silhouetters, so I knew the minute I saw it, I could do something fun with it and use it for that. I LOVE the bubble glass that was in it! I'm a sucker for all kinds of clear glass...bubble, seeded, ribbed, name it, I love it!
    Your bedroom is looks so refreshing and crisp! :) I LOVE white, so I really adore all your soothing.:)
    Hope to chat again soon!
    Blessings & Hugs

  15. Hi Laurie....Very sweet the colored rocking chair, too. Very nice job! Susan

  16. the re-fresh!!! So simple and calm feeling!

  17. Your room is just charming!


  18. Very frenchy. I love the simple yet elegant look to this room. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Take care,


  19. Well I really love the freshness of the new whites in this room. And the striped pillow! WOW! Great job--fun to visit! Jacqueline

  20. Such a pretty room!! Love all the whites- so calming! Your pillows are so very charming also- I do so need to make some new pillows.

    I have stained woodwork also in our old home- I would love to paint it but just try to make it work with what I am doing in the particular rooms that have it. (some of the rooms are white- yea!!)

    bee blessed

  21. Definitely coastal French -the new look is just lovely!

    Maya @ Completely Coastal

  22. Lori, your descriptions for your redo are perfect. Cool, Calm, Fresh, Airy and Crisp. Love it!


  23. Looove your bedroom, it's restful, beautiful and very inviting! Thank you for sharing and visiting my blog and your sweet comment! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  24. Oui madame Laurie...french coastal indeed and one of my fave decor combo. Luv the "reve" pillow! Stopping by a day late from White Wed.

  25. I love it! White and espresso brown look so good together. You know that Shabby Chic bedding you love(the before) I have that same print in a shower curtain. No longer hanging because I needed a change for simplier/plainer. But I will never get rid of my R.A shabbies...they will all be piled beautifully in an amoire someday.

  26. Hi Laurie, Oh, this is so shabby chic pretty; although I did love that shabby blue floral fabric too :). Love the antique nightstand! Thanks for your comments on my blog!
    ~ Julie

  27. Hi Laurie!
    I love your new have described it so, calm, crisp! I love how soothing it feels...and of course the color palette is my most favorite!
    Have a blessed evening,

  28. Love the new bright and cheery! Love the new pillows, especially the blue and white stiped one. They all look so nice on your spindle bed, too! I have a spindle bed in one of my guest bedrooms that my parents slept on 50 years ago. They never go out of style.

  29. Oh Laurie, you're my kind of gal. I love your decorating style, not to mention your border ;-)

  30. What a beautiful the white linens.

  31. It was beautiful before but I am lovin it even more now! Oh ... now I'm getting the urge to re-do something!!
    I ove the white mixed with the wee bit of blue on the pillows and your cute little aqua wicker chair.


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