Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Charming Bedroom with a Romantic Touch

I love this bedroom which is apparently an old farmhouse makeover. Not imitated but real old wooden beams - unpainted!- give this room a very romantic feel without the typical flowery embellishments and things like that.

I also like the original painting on the wall which may have been someone else's heirloom and adds the same feeling as the aged beams overhead. Hanging it without frame perfectly fits into the setting in this room, keeping everything as simple as possible. It looks as if you could find exactly the same landscape outside of the window.

In order to add some more cheery feeling to this room I would suggest an alternative to the original painting such as this one, an acrylic work from the Reminiscences series. The series portrays the aged leftovers of planted walls and windows of the old Olympic student village in Munich short before they were demolished.

 original image source and with courtesy of 
Below is the photo with the original painting:

This acrylic painting is called Blue Door and was painted on cotton.

"Blue Door"
(from the Reminiscences series)
26" x 18", acrylic
©Petra Voegtle
If you like to know more about the series and its paintings including other room examples  check this link.


Anonymous said...

Dear Petra, As you say, old oak beams look wonderful when left to turn silvery grey as in the bedroom you show. Your addition of the painting with a touch of vibrant colour does, I feel lift the otherwise rather sombre greyness of the room.

Unknown said...

Dear Edith, thank you for your confirmation. It is amazing how small details can change the whole...

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