The Gilded Room

The Gilded Room refers to themselves as, "Bon Bons for the Home" and with all of their delicate pieces, I can see why. With chic antiques and decorative accessories, your little heart will go pitter pat if you love mixing a few upscale antiques in with your modern decor like I do.

I only like very few antiques, I can't imagine my home filled with them, however I've always wanted a little French gustavian settee like this one. It's perfect for placing in a foyer with a chandelier overhead, resting it's dainty legs on gleaming hardwood floors and a round table in the center of the foyer, beneath the chandelier, with a huge arrangment of fresh cut flowers. Do you have these vivid visuals in your head of rooms you'd love to have in your home? For me, it's a grand entryway with a chandelier and a french settee.

To give it a bit of a modern take, I'm imaging this settee in glossy teal with black and white floral upholstery - something very dramatic to make the right 'first' impression. I'd also love to have it in simple white, with a modern navy and white print, maybe something from Hable Construction or Judy Ross, for example. I like the all white one shown as well, especially in a room with teal wallpaper with a metallic floral or bird motiff - very Elle Decor, don't you think?

Ah... To own a French settee, that is something that I definitely plan on picking up one of these days... When I have a foyer that is large enough to accomodate one, that is. For now, it's back to dreaming of settees and sweet little boudoir chairs at The Gilded Room.

(images from the gilded room)