Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It's a Toile Fall

Toile is a design of fabric I never get tired of.
It works in my home and I love black.
So, when I thought about changing the décor for Fall,
all I really had to do was change up the way I use the fabric adding other style types to
compliment the fabric I love.
Using treasures from the same color family with a few contrasting colors,  just works.
Floral with toile, stripes and checks all go together without being too much.
In our master, I took the off white quilt away and added
this Autumn inspired quilt, one I already had, in complimenting colors.
The striped quilt at the end of the bed reverses to a beach toile design for summer months. I place it over the whole bed or at the foot.
Big changes without spending a fortune.
Gotta love that!!
The Euro shams are the only new items I added.
Found on a treasure hunting trip recently and they were only 4 dollars each.
They were a match for the window treatments perfectly.
About the window,
this was a challenge from day one after moving into our home 18 years ago.
This is the only wall for the bed
and the window is high on the wall with large
window ledges for each.
Not a great design at all.
Short drapes or curtains doesn't work.
Treatments directly over the area, still not right.
So, I extended the window past the bed and close to the wall sconces.
Raised the rod to run across both windows and even with the sconces giving it a one window look.
By the way, there is a short column between these windows too.
Wow, who designed this plan. (not me)
Anyway, you work with what you have, right?
So with 6 panels across and long to the floor behind the bed, it finally works.
Not something I change often, but easier then working with 2 short windows that look out of place.
I don't need to open the drapes because the room has 4 more windows and a door giving plenty of light.
Here is the sitting area with a door to the right.
I plan to cover the foot stool which opens for storage.
The bed is an antiqued off white with iron and oak tops on the dresser and night stands.
It all goes together as a set which is something I seldom like to do, but this design just worked for the room and the one time I like the coordinating look.
I am really not a matchy ~ matchy decorator.

A touch of Fall with a sweet little figure of my beloved Miss B.
I'll have to come back and share this sometime. The figure opens up to reveal a beautiful necklace with a charm of Miss Beazy.
Dresser vignette.
 The Hat is a vintage style from the 40's found on a treasure hunt and placed
on an old wire hat stand.
So there you have it,
a little toile Fall!
Time for a cup of tea.
But before I go, one more thing!
"Greta" the good witch would like to say hello.

See you next time.
Have a great Fall Day!
Celestina Marie


Melanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! Love the window treatments! I have looked for something similar, but haven't been able to find it around here. Our room was a booger to arrange too. Love your solution and wish I could copy it. That must be lovely with the painted ceiling!

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic makeover! Looks really gorgeous. Hello Greta, too!
Hugs, Valerie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love black and white toile, Celeste. I like how you've mixed things up for Fall. I have to rework my bedroom since we got a bigger mattress. It threw everything off.

Christina Paul said...

Just love Toile! and black and white is such a classic! Love the it all - the tea set- wow!

DeeDee said...

Black is my favorite color too..your home is so beautiful.. as is your work.. but the real beauty starts with you and you just spread it out everywhere..

Mari said...

Celeste your bedroom looks beautiful, I love ever single thing about, the curtains behind your bed are gorgeous my friend ;)


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It can be tricky to coordinate black and white effectively in a room, but your choice of material and added decor have created a lovely bedroom. Right away it reminded me of the dresser set my parents had while growing up; it was a silver grey with black handles and I wish I had it still.

Our photos said...

What a Beautiful makeover, I like it!
Greetings, RW & SK

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love your bedroom. As you know I have toile in all my rooms except the guest bedroom. I have the same black in my den - the yellow/red in living/dining room and the red/white in my bedroom. I love it with checks and strips
The bedspread works so well with your drapes. Looks stunning for fall and winter.

Donna said...

Your bedroom is such a beautiful oasis, Celestina! You know how much I adore toile, so I really love your black and white. You've done a great job with your window treatment behind your bed. Sounds like that was quite the challenge. Sure makes you wonder what the architect was thinking, right?! I also really love your reading area, it looks like such a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. And the figure of Miss Beazy is such a sweet reminder of such a sweet and gentle girl. Big hugs!

farmhouse-story said...

your bedroom is just lovely, celeste:) you are so lucky to have a sitting spot--it's adorable! love the vintage hat, too!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,
That works well for you.
We use French bed linens such as down duvet covers with matching pillow covers. They are looking decorative and are functional as I launder and iron them about each week after use.
The foot stool will look better if you cover that one too.
Great job!
Hugs from Georgia; my first round at blogger since my surgery...

NanaDiana said...

Celestina Marie- You hit my soft spot. I love toile! Absolutely love it and think you can never go wrong with it. I even love it in all its many colors.

Everything looks absolutely spectacular there, Celestina! Just gorgeous-well, except for the witch at the end-she looks a lot like me in the morning-different colored hair, of course! xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous. Seems we all have a room with a design challenge, I certainly would never have known you did...It looks perfect and I love the sitting area...You are a lucky girl!


cynthia lee designs said...

So very pretty!! I love black and is so timeless.

Irene Helms Designs said...

What a lovely bedroom Celeste! I especially love the sitting area - very cozy and charming - and the chandelier is the perfect touch! Black and white and toile - what a great combination!
LOL! Irene

Carole said...

Stunning work Celestina Marie, loving the colors, so peaceful and inviting. Hugs, Carole xox

Jardim Secreto Art's said...

Hello Celestina! I loved your bedroom ... is wonderful! Congratulations! A big hug ... Rosemary!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your black and white toile all works together to make a pretty room for sure
I have blue & white toile in my bedroom

1CardCreator said...

Stunning room Celeste! I love how you mix colors and patterns together in just the right way, makes for a gorgeous look! ~Diane

Rachel and Pia's Cottage said...

Pretty bedroom, love the fabric.

Kerri said...

Oh I love your new blog color & design... perfect for fall! Your bedroom is gorgeous, I love the patchwork and stripes together!! I have been painting so much for the last few days and I got some items listed finally. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love this tour of your bedroom. Our bedroom is black and white toile too. I think you handled the window beautifully. I love that little sitting area surrounded by windows and those pretty toile valances on the windows. What a great deal you got on those shams, and they are perfect with your other décor. laurie

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..