Good morning, dear friends! I hope that this winter’s day finds you safe and warm. It has been quite cold and gloomy here in Oklahoma. I’m so ready for some glorious sunshine! Today, I am joining several blogging friends to bring you a Cozy Winter Home Tour. This fun tour is being hosted by the sweet Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. A list of all of the homes are at the bottom of this post. If you just came from Carol’s house at Bluesky at Home, I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit.
I chose to share my master bedroom as part of the winter home tour. We have been busy adding a few finishing touches to make this the perfect cozy winter’s retreat. Mr. Bleu and I were in dire need of a new mattress. The purchase of a new mattress called for a new bed and a few other decor items to complete the master bedroom space.
When looking for a new bed, I took into consideration the style of my home. My home is decorated in a traditional French country theme with a little English country influence. Therefore, I don’t like things that match. I prefer for my decor items to compliment each other and look as if have been collected over time. I adore decorating with antiques and family heirlooms. The bed I chose was an iron one that would mix well with my other pieces. I still adore my red bedding so I chose not to change it. When we purchased our home, these custom curtains were already here, and they were a perfect match to my bedding.
I recently added this writing desk to a corner of my room. I am really enjoying the area, and it is the perfect spot to enjoy a book with a cup of tea or work on some paperwork.
Pretty red roses help to perk up the room on a cold winter’s day.
I found this antique Italian Salon Chair during a recent visit to Inessa Stewart’s store in Dallas. She has two glorious showrooms packed with beautiful European Antiques. The other store is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. If you ever have the chance to visit one of these showrooms, it is a must. She has so many pretty things!
I adore candlelight during the winter months. My candles of choice are Luminara flameless candles. They are so realistic looking, and you don’t have to worry about the dangers of a live flame.
During a recent visit to my favorite consignment shop, I found this wonderful Staffordshire lamp. The shade was a little plain so I simply hot glued some pretty trim to the top and bottom of the shade.
Our television was originally hanging on the wall, and it drove me nuts! It was my goal to find a French armoire to place it in. One weekend, when Mr. Bleu and I were visiting an estate sale, I found this beauty for an unbelievable price. I was so excited! It was just the perfect thing to conceal our television.
Another great find, at the same estate sale, was this Charles Faudree settee. It was in mint condition and the fabric was so pretty! It was just the thing to add additional seating to the bedroom.
I have been busy as a bee nesting after the holiday season, and I have so much more to share with you. The dining room is getting a makeover with a new paint color, and the living room is getting some changes, too. In addition, old pieces of furniture are getting some love with new upholstery. I’m sorry I have been absent since the holidays. It has just taken me a while to get back into the groove. I hope that you will stop by for another visit. Have a marvelous Monday, sweet friends! Next up on the tour is Virginia Sweet Pea.