Going back through my blog lately, I realized that it's been forever since I showed our bedroom. Toile lovers, this is for you!
I keep reading on different blogs that toile is "out" now, I mean, really? This article on Design Sponge celebrates the 250th anniversary of this beloved pattern, so I'm thinking that toile may have a little more staying power than just being "in" right now.
This is the room that was plastered almost full-page on the front of The Dallas Morning News Home & Garden section, back in 2009, when my friend Jamie wrote about our home. I nearly fainted when I saw it!
I have adored this room every single time I have walked into it for the last 12 years. The vibrant mix of patterns, the red and the yellow, the ruffles and the prints have me swooning every day. I also often hear that bedrooms should be calming and neutral. Well I can tell you, this room does it all for me. It's stimulating in the morning, relaxing at night, and just makes me happy all the time.
Many of you will recognize the Ralph Lauren Brook bedding. Until recently I was still occasionally finding random pieces of it at Ross, but it has been awhile. I think I could have continued buying this pattern forever. Does anyone else want to help me petition Ralph to bring it back?!
Remember when Ann Fox had her Room Service store on Lovers Lane here in Dallas? She always had a great sale area upstairs with wonderful fabrics. I think I purchased this pillow fabric for $3 a yard. I miss that store!
This sweet armoire was originally in Abby's room. Now that she has gone to the dark side (read: contemporary), I adore having it in here. I purchased it from a friend about 10 years ago, for $150, and she bartered with me for most of the amount. Apparently she had been trying to sell it for years, and couldn't. Can you imagine?
It's old, but not precious, which is just fine with me. I have a fun redo planned for the inside, which for now is just the original dark wood and MDF shelves. It provides great storage for our socks and jammies, t-shirts, etc., and I would love for the inside to reflect that happy colors found in the rest of the room.
These baskets from WalMart hold more of my sewing stash. Our little cottage is only 1190 square feet, and you all know I use every inch of space I can find to store my stuff!
The scrolly chandelier is another gem from the back fields of Canton. It gives me the perfect soft light to sit and read at night.
I haven't changed much in this room for the last few years, and don't anticipate changing too much in the future, either. I'm just fine with my out of style toile, thank you very much! It will probably still look like this when toile comes back in vogue again :)))
Thanks for coming by to see our bedroom today! I hope you have enjoyed the tour.
I'm linking today to
Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Sherry's Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Sherry's Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Jami's Air Your Laundry Friday at Freckled Laundry
Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Parade of Homes at Poppies At Play