Wednesday, June 2, 2010

{two overtly feminine spaces}

I’m always drawn to photos of overly girly rooms. Below are 2 of my favorite feminine spaces, each with very different styles. The first has touches of old-world, soft French provincial charm, while the second space is all-out bold and modern glamour. In my opinion, both are stunning!

You’ve probably seen photos of this first bedroom everywhere a hundred times, but I think even three years later this room’s pretty color palette and refined layout are still awe-inspiring! Catherine Golden won the 2007 domino magazine design contest for this beautiful creation. Ever time I come back to these pics stored away in my files they make me feel happy, and I just want to curl up with a great book and relax with a cup of tea!

via Domino

The fresh color combo is a delight; I wouldn’t think to combine pale blue, lime green, hot pink and crisp white!

via Domino

Catherine hand-stenciled this bed frame. Stunning!

via Domino

via Domino

via Domino

I also love the whimsical pairings, such as the barcelona ottoman without it's partner chair, and instead placed together with this comfy accent chair:

via Domino

This second space was featured on, and was decorated by Jan Showers for Kari Schlegel. It’s actually half of a 12,000 sq foot penthouse suite shared with Kari’s brother Kirby. Jen of Made by Girl posted about this gorgeous suite and you can get the whole tour (including Kirby’s rather masculine half of the suite and a shared entertaining area) on her lovely blog by clicking here.


Bright and pretty colors reign here, don’t you just love this perfectly pink tufted creation?


And what’s more feminine than a ginormous, color-categorized shoe collection??


Check out that view!


I love the touches of pink throughout:



Gorgeous spaces right?? I don’t think I could ever put my poor husband in such feminine spaces as these, but it sure is fun to swoon over these photos. But you can sign me up for that shoe closet any day, I don't think hubby would mind! So, the big question … if you had to choose only one of the styles in these spaces, which would you choose?


thelennoxx said...

I agree, both spaces are gorgeous and very feminine. I'v never seen the first room before, to thanks for sharing! I LOVE blue and green color combo!!

Designwali said...

Too pretty for words! I love that bedroom with the view!!

Red Door Home said...

Both spaces are gorgeous. I love the touches of color in both spaces.

design traveller said...

Very feminine...

Kathysue said...

Love love the first space, I am like you it just makes me smile but can I have the view in the second space?!! Afterall it is my dream,right?

Anonymous said...

Love them all, the view, the colours nice and fresh, feminine & sophisticated.
Thank you Nancy for sharing.


Lisa said...

Both are beautiful but I love the first one - the unexpected colour combinations and those lovely chairs - as you say just ready to sit and have a cup of tea!!

DesignTies said...

Oooh-la-la, these are two very sexy homes!! Am I allowed to love them both equally?? :-) In the blue bedroom, I love the the chaise and the chair (especially the contrasting piping), the pops of green & pink, and the way the sunlight shines into the room. In the second space, I love the combo of the zebra print and bright pink, and the whole vignette of the bed in the corner.

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures!!


Catherine said...

Hello, I just ran across your blog (very nice) and low and behold, there was my bedroom, what a nice surprise that you still like it! Thank You
Catherine Golden

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