Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pourpre (or purple) bedrooms

Guess what. I have found probably the only word which sounds better in English than French!!

Pourpre (purple)

Did anyone see From the Right Bank's lovely post on purple clothes? It's here. And I love purple. And in the manner of great minds think alike I have been thinking about pourpre chambres because my own chambre is very white and very furniture free and has a dark navy carpet (good for confusing burglars but bad for showing up dirt) and navy taffeta curtains and of course a chest of drawers but I want something rather like this:

With a purple wardrobe like this:

And a little dressing table like this:

And a section of wallpaper like this:

And curtains like this:

And a sitting corner like this:

Or this:

Or even this:

And here I am whining about the lack of purple bedrooms in my house when I remember that someone has one. My son. Poor little thing. He inherited the nursery we painted pale lilac when we didn't know our first child would be a girl. It's this colour:

It also has taffeta vertical stripe curtains in lilac and cream. And ridiculously impractical cream no tuft carpet which is now very very stained.

Now I am most definitely not a blue for boys pink for girls kind of person. But I am thinking his bedroom needs to change with the times. At 2.5 years I think he will start to feel out purpled. He needs a redecorated room. I have a plan. It's all in my head, and it will have something in common with all of these little bedrooms:

That's right. A built in bed. More to come once I work out how. And when. And what.

Images (1) Living Etc (2) Cote Maison (3) (4) (5) (6) Homes and Gardens (7) - (8) Marie Claire Maison (10)-(13) Living Etc


Millie said...

Yes, I guess that lilac isn't the best colour for a little's boy's room Jane! There are so many fab ideas floating around, I know you & your son will have great fun redecorating his room. And yes, Alek's purple post sure was divine.
Millie ^_^

Mise said...

Oh that beautiful sitting corner! I'd sit and sit. And the last child's bedroom photo is great.

Laura said...

Oh I always yearned for a bed exactly like that yellow one when I was growing up. Your son will be very lucky indeed. I've got a lilac duvet cover...that's about as far as I've gotten with color decorating. It's a wonderful color for a bedroom though I think.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that's so funny that your son has a lilac room! I'm sure he doesn't think so though! :) You'll have to make it up to him big time. That yellow bed is fantastic. So are all the other ideas, actually. And thank you for the shout out! I just love that nook with the suzani and suitcases. So cozy and pretty!

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