Sublime. Simple bed crowned by incredible beauty overhead.
Voluminous drapery at headboard and window…
Charming domed “ceil de lit” (sky of the bed) elevates bed’s stature…
Crystal drops glittering in the cool blue-green light above…
Most of the drama in the room design takes place overhead.
The un-patterned wash of neutrals
adds to the serenity…
Owners Nathalie and husband Jean- Bernard Masset
Maisons Cote Sud
Pam from Red Ticking found and sold a fabulous
ceil de lit last year that I would have considered
worthy of raising the master bedroom ceiling for.
Besides the carved wood roses (drool)
love the color, and the scraps of burlap underlay…
I opined about it in an earlier post here
I think I first saw this on Country French Antiques a few years ago…
How is it any less beautiful today…?
I love the mix of incredible French antique pieces
toned down with humble cloth and color…
My husband is blissfully unaware that if another
carved rose ceil de lit as gorgeous as the one above
pops up in my line of vision I will have limited ability to
defend our bank account…and numerous very good
arguments for the benefits of healthy air circulation
in lofty bedrooms.
Wow, my lovely reader from South Africa, Colette, in the comments below, alerted me
to the website of the couple, Nathalie and husband Jean- Bernard Masset of La Madone,
who rent out this lovely apartment in Lourmarin. Though photo of bed below is smaller,
it’s much brighter and really shows off the detail of the room. Click here to see more of
this apartment. Main site with other apartments here.
Colette, who stayed in the apartment last summer, says “the ceiling-paintings and
frescoes are all original and dates back to 18th century. truly amazing to see.”
“I recall Nathalie saying that the bed-canopy was found in the building when they
bought it…that is if I understood her English/French correct.” The drapes hanging
from the canopy are actually old linen sheets that Nathalie dyes herself. Colette
found some beautiful sheets like those and a grey color from Nathalie’s shop.
Three photos above by reader Colette Nel
Thank you so much Colette!
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