Vintage French Floral Beds
A pair of darling beds in original delicious vintage green, covered in curves and delightful hand painted florals…I think OBSESSED might be the only way to sum this up- and I am obsessed indeed.
I often redesign a room or space for a special photography project to change this up a bit & so am always on the lookout for unique pieces that speak to me. And this time- there is a story to go along with these beds.
I was shopping on the marketplace and saw a sale tag that shared several photos of different things available. One of the photos that caught my eye had a pair of beautiful green twin beds. The sale was probably about 2 hours away and so I didn’t know if I would have time to get there before it was wrapped up but I messaged the seller and they told me the beds were available and I could try to come see them another time if they didn’t sell. Long story short- the beds sold and so, I kept my eye out for another pair of beds.
A few weeks ago, I bumped into a listing and a photo of a pair of vintage green beds that were so much like the first listing. I messaged the seller and then the power went out and that crazy winter storm moved in along with all the issues it brought. The seller was about an hour and a half away and we tried to coordinate taking a look at them several times but it was hit or miss on what worked with the chaos of dealing with the storm and taking care of everything. And when we started to have some breathing room in our schedule- the seller went out of town. So, it ended up being about a month before we picked them up. But the craziest thing? They are THE SAME BEDS I saw in the first listing. The seller had purchased them several months ago when they were at the tag sale and decided to go in a different direction. I take that as a sign that they were indeed meant to be here.
All in the details
They say it is all in the details- and that is absolutely true with these beds too. Dainty hand painted flowers, arched headboard, carved posts and that delicious shade of vintage green.
Honestly, I didn’t know I was such a green girl. But I have been drawn to vintage pieces covered in green – so it makes sense. I wasn’t originally planning on going in a ‘green’ direction in the attic. I am all about those French blues and flowers -but here we are.
The flowers in the basket on the headboard- I mean, I am in love.
And the floral painting and carvings on the footboard- so pretty too. (pardon the rain drops – we brought these inside to wipe them down and clean up during the rain – I got a little ahead of myself and just started taking photos 1st. )
One of the things I love about this is the arched headboard. The beds that are in the attic currently have flat headboards – which are beautiful but since they are low they don’t allow the flowers painted on them to show when you place pillows on the bed. I wanted something a little different for this redesign- and a taller headboard was on the list.
Design and details: These are twin size French Louis style beds, maybe 1920’s – 1940’s from what I can tell on the hardware and are wearing their original paint including the floral motif. They were $300 for the pair.
One of my favorite things about designing spaces for photography projects or just a fresh look for a bit is to switch things up with new to me antiques. So I am excited to play with the design of the room incorporating vintage green. What do you think of these vintage beds- are you feeling the vintage green?
For more on the attic- you can see that HERE