Bedroom decoration and refurbishment


Still no luck finding a new changeover person for the Argeles apartment, so doing that ourselves right now.

As the apartment has not been decorated for a while, and the bedroom was just a white box, we decided to bite the bullet and take off the weird bumpy wallpaper behind the bed that had, on closer inspection, an illegal layer of polystyrene behind it!!!

We also discovered that the wardrobe surround was held up ONLY by said wallpaper.

Stripping this off was no fun (as Trev’s knuckles will attest) and the wall is not perfectly flat. No matter , we repainted and I washed and brushed a soft aqua blue onto that wall.

The new/old unashamedly repro wall appliques and the 60’s hessian lampshades (French ebay-perfect for the period) work well in here; with a little attention from me using glue gun and cotton lace trim. We just need to take off the metal spring clips each side, designed to hold glass shades.


The linen double layer curtains are modern La Redoute purchases but look fine.

Next, we turned our attention to finding a small, unfussy French dressing table that would accommodate a laptop for 21st century needs. This 1930’s one came ready painted with a beautiful marble top and perfectly complements the original modernist 1960’s beds. Our last task was to replace the scrap of unframed mirror glass the dressing table had been on display with. I had a vintage triple mirror lying around at the house, of course.

Dressing table from Cafe Brocante Renaissence in Quillan

A little attention with some paint and a custom built mirror base made by Trev and it all coordinates. We’ve tweaked and tidied the sitting room also.




About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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6 Responses to Bedroom decoration and refurbishment

  1. Chris says:

    Looks great love the walls

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  2. francetaste says:

    It looks very nice. Kudos on the mirror trick. Not everybody can pull that off!
    Beige and aqua work well together. And I love that cloud wall!

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  3. Ellen A. says:

    Looks so restful and complementary of the sea location. Love that vintage triple mirror! Just lyin’ around…


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