Princess Room

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My favourite guest room, with it’s French Blue antique wallpaper, boasting little cherubs and scrolly patterns  (thankfully in good condition) A beautiful white marble fireplace, painted ceiling and double balcony. I didn't have to do much to get this bedroom looking beautiful. The floor had several beams missing which Nic has temporarily boarded up and put a rug over them until we can find some beautiful Oak boards. My job was to take all the grime off the walls and floors. I left the original paintwork around the skirting and doors but will paint the outside next year where the paint has flaked off. 

 We found a gorgeous Italian Wardrobe at a local Brocante, and  an old birdcage on top filled with candles lends a romantic flavour. The bed is new and comfortable with an antique surround which I painted in soft blues and golds. Every year the room changes and another layer of Brocante finds is added. 

Another big paint job to the furniture, using milk paints and a gold wash to show off the antique carving. I found the Italian Armoire in a junk shop and is one of my most favourite pieces. The birdcage was found at an early morning flea market. I bought the beautiful lace curtains at a local homeware shop which really brings the room together. When the Balcony doors are open they look so beautiful billowing in the breeze.



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  • karen Cudahy on

    Are you able to get me some curtains that you have in the Princess room thanks.

    I bought my Exterior French doors from you a number of years ago, saw them in a magazine, not sure which one it was now but was advertising bed linen. I had them sent down to North Canterbury.

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