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Sunday, September 20, 2009

it's a charmer



I have always wanted a chaise, and the thought of a chaise next to the master bedroom fireplace sounded perfect!

I was thrilled to find this charmer at an antiques shop in Massachusetts several weeks ago. It is currently covered in a green velvet, and will again be recovered in velvet, just in a different color... think the antique ginger jar behind it in the next photo- I want a turquoise with a lot of brown in it for a pop of color in the room! The room will be done in natural linen, light creams, greys, browns, with a hint of turquoise accents. You can see the colors in the pillows I will use in the room here. The chaise fits perfectly in the room as the flat screen sits (just barely!) in an antique French commode we found in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and you can still see over the chaise to view the television from bed.




As you can see in these photos, the master bedroom is in the thick of it's design. (you can even see the towels under the French commode that we used to move it around the room! still haven't taken those out!) After months of working on the plan I am at the challenging point of bringing it all together in the room! I am currently at the leg-work portion where I am running all over three states trying to find things like the perfect shade of cotton/silk velvet for the chaise, the linen for the barrel chair. I no longer have all my old stand-by fabric resources just across town as I did in Dallas, so this "hunt" is turning out to be very time consuming. Yesterday I went 45 minutes west to look at fabric, then home, then 45 minutes east to look at another shop. I thought I had found the velvet for the chaise, but when I got the sample home it read blue instead of turquoise.

The hunt continues.


Several other things to be done in the room (besides the obvious BED, headboard and bed skirt, bed linens, etc!) is to install the piece of antique marble we found at Nor'East Architectural Antiques, and had cut to fit the fireplace surround. As you will recall we added this fireplace and the antique mantel here when we enlarged the original master bedroom.

Artwork and mirrors have yet to be hung. Linen curtains will grace the windows... one day. The wonderful desk shown here is to the right of the barrel chair, and out of the photo.


Still so much to do!

27 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the chaise. The velvet fabric makes it so chic. How comfortable is it? I also must comment on the open windows. Beyond jealous! At least we've had a bit of a cool front here in Dallas the last week or so. I'm dying to get on a plane and visit my mother-in-law. I love to drive around on the weekends and hit the Church dinners and antique places. I think when my last one starts college next year I'm going to head up there for a very long October vacation!

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  2. Next October in the Berkshires sounds like a perfect plan!
    Yes, I've noticed the "cooler" temps in Dallas lately! Such a tough summer for y'all, I know you can't wait for Fall to get there!
    The chaise is "very" comfortable! It will get new 'stuffing' when it's reupholstered. It's also not so heavy that you can't turn it around to face the tv if you want to really get into a show!

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  3. Thank you! I love the way that you have embraced New England...I have lived in the south all of my life...well, since 5yrs, and all of my maternal family is in New England....Maine, Vermont, Cape Cod...I love to visit them all! I love what you are doing to your room also, smiles...

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  4. She IS a charmer!!! So inviting. I must admit that I'm jealous of the open windows too, we're still in the 100's here! I'm redoing my master right now too. I wish my room had the wonderful character yours has! I just love your home, thank you so much for sharing it with us! :)

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  5. The chaise looks so inviting! Is there anything better than sitting in a chaise with a glass of something and a great book, and if you happen to fall into a slumber, all the better! The location is perfect...natural light to read by and a fire on a cool day. I cannot wait to see the fabric choice.
    Cindy

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  6. "Jealousy rears its ugly head" oh - I love my church - but the wonderful architecture is also limiting - no fireplace or room for a chaise. Glass of wine - yaaah !

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  7. beautiful! and I just bought one from wisteria. hehe I am SOOOOOOOo jealous!

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  8. The green looks kind of good to me, but I understand the need to get just the right color. That is a wonderful chaise.

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  9. Everything about your master bedroom is beautiful - can't wait to see it finished. Leigh

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  10. What a pretty piece! Love the scale and its little legs. Turquoise velvet will be so gorgeous... can't wait to see.

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  11. Hi Joan and Dan,

    I have to agree with everyone else and say I love your chaise lounge too. I'm sure your bedroom will look gorgeous when it is done. I had to smile when I seen your comment about fabric and getting the right colour and it can change when against other colours. Just like PAINT!!!! These things can take time but the end result is worth it. Also love your french commode with the T.V. inside it - several years ago Robert and I bought something like that home to check out how it would look in the room, hence to say YUCK and it was so hard for us to take it back to the shop as we both really loved it...yes we are still looking.
    Have a great week - you are gearing up for Autumn and we are gearing up for summer - bring on some heat is what I say as it has rained here for the last 3 to 4 months continually.
    Bye for now

    Janine
    XXOO
    Tasmania, Australia

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  12. Extremely charming. Turquoise velvet will be divine. Smiles,LC

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  13. Beautiful chaise! I have a red one in my bedroom, right by the window (like yours) where I can watch the palm trees blowing in the ocean breeze and watch the sun as it moves toward the ocean's horizon. It's my favorite spot for talking on the phone or just daydreaming. I'm sure you'll love yours just as much!

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  14. Oh Joan, it's gorgeous! The things you find!... they're just the best! I know how you feel about finishing it all off. It's such hard work. I have run out of puff (and money)... so keen to finish but have dropped the ball a bit. 2 years of running around during the build, now I just want to stay put! A-M xx

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  15. Love it Joan. What a find. I have a chaise that I bought almost 20 years ago at Shabby Chic in LA. It is a classic shape, and it has never ceased to bring me comfort and pleasure. It alternates between the master bedroom and my little office, depending upon the season. Echoing some other comments, it's the perfect place to curl up and have a great phone conversation. Or take a quick nap.
    all the best xoxoMC

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  16. I LOVE that chaise as is but I think it would look awesome in turquoise. I love how everything is shaping up. When you are done - come over and redo my bedroom. :)

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  17. that chaise is so beautiful....enjoy it!!

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  18. I just responded to your comment... :)

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  19. The above anonymous is me, Sarah/Sally. I don't know why I can't post.

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  20. This " méridienne " looks fabulous into your home. Wonderful find

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  21. Love the chaise.. very classic and ladylike... it will be wonderful in turquoise! I have one too... from Rachel's store. Your bedroom is looking awesome... the fireplace, the beautiful floors, I see the old chair peeking in one of the pictures. good luck on your fabric search

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  22. The chaise is beautiful and complements the master bedroom beautifully. How exciting to have things coming together after all the hard work! Love how the light streams in through the window - what a perfect spot to bask in the soft sunshine. ;) Trina

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  23. The chaise is lovely even in green but it's going to be gorgeous in turquoise. I've always wanted one too. Lucky girl - I'm so envious. ;)

    Roeshel

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  24. The chaise has great lines. It's going to look fantastic in turquoise. Isn't it funny how fabric colors can look different depending on where you look at them? Can't wait to see your chaise in its new fabric.

    xo
    Brooke

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  25. Your chaise made me smile. I stalked one 3 years ago while I saved for the splurge and thankfully it was still in the shop when I went to make my purchase! I'm still waiting for the right fabric to present itself- and somehow the job keeps falling to the bottom of my never ending list.

    Mine has the sweetest little skirt and fits perfectly in our guest room- inviting anyone who comes to curl up with a book and enjoy.

    Thanks for the continued inspirations!

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