Trouvais bedroom grays

Luxury bedding

dyeing textiles

This velvet was once apple green…Trouvais LouisXVI foorstool in processJust have to say…sewing is not my forte…still in process on this little Louis XVI foot stool using Wendy Lewis’s thistle linen!Trouvais Piranesi etching close upClose up of Piranesi etching…every nuance of gray…

Trouvais loft space

That Fornasetti gaze…from the storage loft. Hoping to add a library ladder to the left. Built in storage to use the space made by jog in wall and space between wall studs.

Trouvais bedrm redo

When my crew couldn’t show up on the prescribed day, I actually took a hammer to the ceiling myself. Couldn’t wait to echo the exterior roofline, and add some space to a small room.


gray bedding
After my daughter moved into San Francisco this Summer, we raised her ceiling and  added new windows. The formally saffron yellow walls are now coated with a lovely shade of primer white. Temporary…but lovely! Since her room is only 10 X 12, we raised her ceiling to the roofline, extending it over the adjoining hallway to create loft storage. Even the primer white grays out in the shadows! The bedding makes the statement all on it’s own right now.

Sources: Bella Notte Charcoal velvet sham, Whisper Linen ruffled edge drapes, re-dyed velvet drapes Garnet Hill Signature Sateen sheets in Silver. Matteo Tat euro sham in coal. West Elm striped duvet. I dyed some apple green velvet drapes from Bella Notte that “mouse’s back” gray. Will do another post soon about that to give you a few pointers in case you want to try your hand!

Also…FYI, Janet Wiebe Antiques having a 40% off warehouse sale of French antiques in Houston this Wednesday Dec 5 and Thursday Dec 6 from 10-5. You might want to check out her website here.