Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Bedroom for Valentine's Day


This bedroom was in Carolyne Roehm's former pied-a-terre in Paris. I absolutely adore it. It has been floating around in my head since I first saw it in her book A Passion for Flowers a dozen years ago. A totally feminine eighteenth century haven filled with striped pink silk taffeta, a wonderful eighteenth century bed found at the Marche aux Puces, eighteenth century fabric, a pair of Chinoiserie ginger jars, antique silver, and glorious flowers-sweet peas, ranunculas, tulips, and roses-all in shades of pink. Girly and feminine-oh yes. And please, no inevitable comments about how your husband or boyfriend doesn't like pink and canopy beds. To paraphrase the words of Charlotte Moss, the bedroom is the woman's and she invites the man in. By the way, A Passion for Flowers is my favorite book on flower arranging.

20 comments:

home before dark said...

I adore this room. My 6'5" husband would say whatever makes me happy is where he wants to be. Of all the many gifts his mother gave me, bringing up a sensitive basketball player is top on my list.

Karena said...

It is gorgeous and oh so feminine!
Karena

Kathysue said...

Oh this is so luxurious looking, I think any woman would feel like a princess and any man would feel like a prince. Lovely,Kathysue

Elra said...

Awww, this is so romantic and perfect for V's day!

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

I absolutely love this room! The pink striped silk taffeta, the heavy mixing of patterns, the flowers, the canopy...it's all wonderful and so enveloping. I'm sure I'd never want to leave bed in the morning.

Also, it's much easier to get a new boyfriend than get a new style. In fact, I'd rather be single IN this room than dating someone and living in their fantasy. No way could that work!

Lauren

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Ooh la la Indeed! I would like to meet the man who said no if invited into this room, pink and all-lol!

Kitty said...

it's hard enough for me to get up in the morning. if i had this in my room, i would never leave my bed! gorgeous!

Averill said...

that silk taffeta is absolutely stunning

The-Countrypolitan said...

This room is indeed beautiful! ... and I would bet that men/husbands would have much more satisfying lives if they would give in to their wives desire for such a bedroom!

Appletree said...

LOve the room and love the quote even more.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-You are a lucky girl, and I suspect he knows how lucky he is too.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-Oh so me!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kathysue-Exactly.

Style Redux 2 said...

Elra-It is perfect!

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-My kind of girl. Style is in much shorter supply than men.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-No man worthy of being invited.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-You would sleep so well though you would wake up refreshed.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I use striped silk taffeta curtains everywhere.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Countrypolitan-Oh so true!

Style Redux 2 said...

Appletree-Thanks-I agree.