Chota

Chota

Sunday, 10 March 2013

{musings from the little red book-boudoirs}

I know it's been a while since I provided musings from the little red book...so, here's a post to change that!
Today's inspiration from the little red book takes place in the boudoir...did you know the origin of the word comes from the eighteenth century? Boudoir plays on bouder, to sulk or pout, & thus means 'sulking place.' While the boudoir came into being when the Rococo was the dominant style in French interior decoration--one thinks of a boudoir being quite at home (excuse the pun) in an hôtel--it surely doesn't mean it has to be overly embellished Rococo.... or have anything to do with sulking for that matter!
makeup station
{pouting at the boudoir?}
so, a page from the little red book:

I actually have a pinterest board labelled 'boudoir n loos' where most of the images below are from.
powder room
{fresh flowers & a dash of pink among the marble keeps it feminine}
love this look
{green toile paper}
One thing that always poses a problem is how to organise one's jewels?

{macaroons & jewels!}

I suggested converting a cake stand, but one can think of other types of objets trouvés  that could be used as well:
Vintage China Jewelry Drawer
{tea cups}
perfect.great for hanging jewellery
{antlers}
i like this idea for a jewellery box
{pretty little box}
Artwork? I suggested old vogue mags or profile portraits: 

ZsaZsa Bellagio: Home & Garden Gorgeous
{funky old fashion sketches}
Old Vogue magazine
{old vogue}
old Vogue cover
{light & springy}
Old Vogue sketches
{old vogue sketches}
Anne Shirley silhouette...someday when i have a reading room, these of my fav characters would be awesome
{love this--available to purchase on etsy}
@Anneli L profile portrait...  Kiki's List
{or of your bestfriend??}
or make your own...
{these are of me & my four sisters}
Some more boudoir ideas: 
lovely old frame as a vanity tray
{a lovely tray/frame for items}
all white...i just love this
{keep it clean & bright with white}
Bridal Shower- Forever Photography Studios
{gorgeous!}
accessories:
loo
{elements of style}
& why not just a bit of embellishment with fancy lighting?
ZsaZsa Bellagio: House Beautiful
{gorgeous}
Castles Crowns and Cottages: The Glory of Love
{chandelier stand}
magical
{stunning}
chandelier
{plain white--& don't we love these little framed creatures?}
voila--et ne boudez pas!
bisous, 
L

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