Sunday, July 31, 2011

Romantic Bedrooms with Outdoor Flair

Outdoor summer bedrooms have always romanced me. I've read about them in Sunset, Mary Jane's Farm & other decor magazines and fallen in love. Then reality sets in. I don't like things crawling on me much. So rather than fight the bugs outside, why not bring the romance inside? Fresh flowers, a woven coverlet, a big vintage brass bed and a few handmade details make for a bedroom you'll dream of getting home to. And it'll feel so wonderful when the chilly days come this autumn.

Welsh Tapestry Quilt offered by janebeckwelshblanket

This gorgeous quilt is made in Wales. The handmade design details give this piece an heirloom quality, perfect for giving your bedroom an upscale feel. What a fabulous find! 

Handmade Love Pillow offered by betsyjarvis

A vintage chair juxtaposed against a modern font handmade pillow is a fabulous combination. The perfect marriage of old and new.

Sunset Amber Upcycled Light offered by BootsNGus

This artist uses vintage objects and upcycles them into lights. I love the creativity, the imagination  & the magical quality of this lamp. The glow it casts is mesmerizing & I love the patterns on the wall. Perfect for a romantic bedroom. 

Cottage Aqua Vintage Vanity offered by paintedcottages

This detailed vintage piece has been transformed with the perfect color. Imagine using this to do your hair every day! I think it's been a mistake letting a ladies vanity fade into history. My Grandmother used hers every morning and it was so practical & yet gave the whole experience a feeling of importance and glamour. The little everyday ritual of how we look should be elevated into an experience. 

1940's Silk Satin Kimono Pillows offered by Nachokitty

The inspiration for my outdoor bedroom dream came from these fabulous pillows. These just came in from a gorgeous 1940's Estate I'm helping with. The travel saavy woman that made these found gorgeous silk kimonos in Japan that were damaged. She brought them back to San Francisco and had custom silk satin pillows made with them. I'm off to see what I can use for my dream bedroom-the only limit is my imagination! 


  1. Fantastic and gorgeous items here!
    Thank you for including our vintage upcycled pendant lamp!

  2. Stunning Blog!!...I love your style, thank-you for including my Love Pillow!! :)