Here is the "ciel de lit" finally up
Detail of the ciel de lit
I bought this etching at the Louvre,and it finally has a home
This is a detail of the bedding that I bought while we lived in France.
Spare room before
Spare room after. Now I have some place to work.
Caitlin's room before
Now she has a nice big bed.
Wow, that was more work than we expected! The beds had to be taken apart to switch them out,so that caused a bit of annoyance,but all ended well.
The ciel de lit has been sitting in our spare room closet for almost two years now,and I finally got sad that we never put it up. We had hopped to get this real pretty bed first, that would match the look I was going for,but we decided that it didn't look so bad with this bed,while we save up to get the other. So, there it is... I was sad to take down the other picture and flower vase hangings,but we had that look for about five years now. The print that was above the bed is special, since I bought it in Florence Italy, after I saw the real deal. It is one of my all time favorite paintings. It was with great trepidation, that I took it down to make room for a new look. The little etching in the center I bought at the Louvre. They have all these antique etchings that they print out. I also have a giant one of Paris in the living room that is pretty cool. This little etching sat tucked away for a few years now, I think it is time that it has its day in the sun. It is a bit of a grand style for such a small room,but oh well, I really like it.
The spare room is now a combination of a computer room and my sewing room. The style is the most different of the house, leaning towards the colors of the Diego Rivera print. Brighter colors and other things that I wouldn't put in the main part of the house, but a fun look for that room. It still isn't exactly the way I would want it, but it works for now.
Caitlin has been wanting the bigger bed for quite sometime now,and she is in heaven having more stretching out room. She hasn't finished tweaking everything in her space yet,so I only took a picture of the bed area.
There you have it, a peek into corners of my home.