I am not a pink girl, nor am I frilly, or lacey... though romance is right up my alley. Mimi's house is the perfect shade of grey, with hints of pink, frill, and lace. The perfect place for matchmaking, the birthplace of romance.
Not many of men could stand to be surrounded by so much girly-girl, but then not many men know the seductive powers of a pink ribbon.
Mimi painted the bedroom's embossed wallpaper grey, and then added a thousand and one touches of pink around the room.
Layers of varied textures of grey and pink seduction.
The bedside table has a gigantic spool of pink satin ribbon used as a base for a jar full of linen spools of thread. Around the top of the jar she added some of the pink ribbon.
Bonbons of another kind.
On one side of the room she peeled away some of the wallpaper and put a faded pink marble top table against it. Peeling, cracked, and faded mean decorative to Mimi, she is not afraid of imperfection.
An iron basket to protect wine bottles is used for storing extra blankets. The nineteen century armoire Mimi painted grey. A jar full of pink candy sits on the nightstand.
Design can be modern or old fashion, chic or simple, feminine or masculine... Though true design in my book must apply layers, various textures and mixed period pieces, originality.
At the brocante she found the pink crystal chandelier.
Could it be any better?
The chandelier hangs in the middle of the room.
Pink girly frill, balanced by an oil painting, in a broken gilded frame of cherry trees blooming in Provence.
Who could sleep in such a room? I would just purr.
Pink lace, satin ribbons, a marriage vase, grey beaded ribbon sitting on a chair, inspiration waiting for a happy home.
Or is it a ploy: Stack the bedroom chair with stuff rendering it impossible to use... hence an invitation to sit on the bed.
Mimi's bed is stacked a mile high with lacey pillows and pink floral shams.
A floating cloud.
I cannot help jumping on that bed every time I go into her room.
The bed head has the original caining, that was painted in a check design. Daring, clever design for the 19th century artist.... whoever was so bold in the 19th century to paint the bed head caining pink and grey checked, must have had a flash of the future and Mimi as their muse.
Every piece in Mimi's bedroom was found at the French brocante.
What color is your bedroom?
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