Sunday, 29 January 2012

Homage to the Apricot Room

The Pretty Laura Ashley bed in the Apricot room

As i have been spring cleaning the bedrooms I thought i would continue my bedroom visits with a "homage to the Apricot room"! I know when you are choosing our bedrooms it is great to see lots of pictures so here we are - I've added a few outside shots of the terrace/courtyard taken in the summer too for good luck. I'll label the pics and say a little about the decorating at the bottom:-

The cosy window seat overlooking the Parterre

A pretty mirror reflecting the room

The sun on the chest of drawers yesterday

The wallpaper came from Laura Ashley

I gave the chest of drawers a distressed paint finish

The beams have been colour washed
Looking across the Parterre and fountain

Slipper bath and travertine tiles in the en suite

Mixer taps

look carefully for the duck on the towels!
Summer view of the private courtyard

French doors facing south into the private courtyard
The iron chairs have a lovely patina now

just before dusk the sundial garden in Summer

A sunset over Mounts Bay below the Apricot room courtyard

Our Apricot room overlooks the courtyard on one side and has french doors, flanked by pots of Date palms, opening on to a private courtyard on the other. Sunny in the mornings and looking down towards Mounts Bay, for a perfect view of the sunset at night - the view framed by the little sunken sundial garden set about a sundial modelled on the three graces or is it the ages of women? i bought it for our third wedding anniversary and slowly built the garden around it. The Apricot room itself is a mix of furniture I've painted distressed and hand waxed and swish Laura Ashley lamps and Bed of course. One wall is taken up by hand painted faux panels stencilled by me with cherubs on winter afternoons and Charles wallpapered the other with a chic duck egg blue paper from Laura Ashley. The sweet en suite bathroom holds a deep Slipper bath frame with Travetine tiles and this is our Apricot room at Ednovean Farm.