Sunday, 21 February 2010

Sacré Bleu!



Karl Edo has finished redecorating his bedroom - for now.
Apparently blue is a hot colour this year.





When the evening comes, the lamps are lit.







Deco delights.



View from the terrace.



Full view of the Stockholm house.

Credits: The art is by Tamara Lempicka From the left: Portrait of the Marquis d'Afflito, 1925, Portrait de Marquis Sommi, 1925, Tamara in the Green Bugatti, 1925, the last two in Lundby frames. The turquoise sidetables and floor lamp are Lundby, the Barcelona chair is Reac, the bedroom furniture is an ebay find. Lamps above the bed and bedspread are self-made. Accessories are Lundby, re-ment, ebay finds and self-made. Books are made by Grace/TreeFeathers.

45 comments:

Lize said...

Can I move in?
I love the peacock duvet cover!

Oese said...

Wow, Pubdoll, what a great scene again. Love to see the whole house and the blue walls in your room.
The room is fabulous, I love the reac-chair with the vintage furniture, the blue coloursheme following, the art on the wall, just everything. You are so talented! I never knew before that the Stockholm house has windows, so it isn't so much dust in it, am I right? Meanwhile the dust in my rooms began to run to a problem, because I don't like dusting.
Have a nice evening!

Norma said...

Oh yes, VERY nice!

Victoria said...

Hi, Helene!
There's an award waiting for you in my blog!:)

Pubdoll said...

No Lize, Karl Edo won't let you move in, he's still bitter because you beat him to it using these colours in a bedroom :-)
But I would of course love if you came Lize! And after seeing your gorgeous bedroom and knowing your love of turquoise, I hoped you might like this room too ;-)

Pubdoll said...

Thank you very much Oese, the picture of the whole house was mostly for you :-)
And yes, the windows really help in keeping the dust outside. But since I used coffee in the flower pot and spilt some of it, I still have some cleaning to do. Or perhaps I just leave it to Martha, the local cleaning lady :-)
I hope you will have/ have had a nice evening too!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Norma, I'm glad you liked it!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you for the nice award Victoria! Even though I do not participate in these award games, I am truly honoured being thought of!

callsmall said...

I love the Deco vibe here, Helene, and the room looks transformed! I never put my windows down on the Stockholm because they themselves are so dusty!! :) Seeing the Tamara de Lempicka paintings reminds me of when I read her biography, written by her daughter I believe. Have you ever read it? She had a fascinating life.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks callsmall, as you may know by now, I love art deco (not the Hollywood version of it though). I was inspired by the Deco sheets of paper and was thrilled to find the peacock fabric to go with it :-)

When I searched the net for paintings by de Lempicka I found a rather long article about her. Yes, her life was really something and I also read she was (in)famous for her libido, which infact made me even more pleased with Karl Edo's choice of art :-) But it didn't sound like being her daughter was much fun though!

More2view said...

Wow what a makeover! I love the Lempika art! My favorite current room.The blue looks wonderful.
My best friend broke my laptop so I am currently stranded... Hope to blog soon

Pubdoll said...

Thanks CM! Ha, ha, you just took the words out of my mouth. When I read your comment, I was typing an answer on Flickr saying this is my current favourite room too! :-)
Too bad with the broken laptop! Is he/she still your best friend? :-) Hope you will get it fixed soon so you can blog again :-)

Amy's Miniatures And Smalls said...

Awesome... Just awesome. Love the wall paper. Also appreciate the full house photo. It helps my brain to figure out what I'm looking at. I will get me one of these houses ones of these days. I just don't know what day it will be. Your dolls are so lucky!!!

Rebecca said...

I love this room too - I'd love to have it as my bedroom :-) Though personally, I'd have different pictures - just wouldn't feel comfortable with such large people looming over my bed! But Karl Edo would not have the same reaction, I'm sure.
I love how he has different colour schemes in every room, so he can choose where to be according to his mood :-)

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Amy, perhaps my dolls are lucky, but it seems your dolls have all the fun :-) I hope you do get the Stockholm house, you know it comes with a pool as well? Just imagine how much fun your peeps could have with that! :-)

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Rebecca, I hoped you might like the wallpaper :-)
I agree with you, and if it was my room I would have had a smaller picture over my bed, but I suspect Karl Edo really likes it :-)
Maybe I shouldn't tell you this, but one of my aunts is a very competent hobby painter and when I grew up my mum and dad had one of her paintings, a life size lying nude, over their bed.

Colourwise my real house has the same variety as Karl Edo's home. We have limegreen walls in the kitchen, blue walls in the dining room, creme in the living room, an aubergine center wall in the stairs and light grey in our bedroom. I'm sure it's not a surprise that I love colours :-)

Ara said...

Love the deco style and the shades of blue!! Its a truely soothing and chic room! Someone has great taste!!! -ara

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Ara! Someone has a livelihood that depends on it :-)

synnøve said...

What a fantastic room!!!!
I like the big picture above the bed too :)
Synnøve x

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk Synnøve, jeg var faktisk ganske så fornøyd med bildet selv :-)

PAKY said...

Great, the bedroom is so confortable, and the Stockholm house is fantastic, I like it so much!!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Paky! So nice to have you visiting my blog, I love the Stockholm house too!

Lena said...

Helt i min smak - blått är min absoluta favoritfärg!
Var får du tag i dessa moderna designstolar?

Ha en trevlig helg!

Mimmi said...

Kjempestilig rom! Stolen passet flott inn ;-). Jeg har en award til deg på bloggen min. Fritt valg å sende den videre, men jeg hadde bare lyst å gi en til deg :-).

Pubdoll said...

Hei Lena og tusen takk! Blått har vært min yndlingsfarge i årevis også, og nå er den visst blitt moderne igjen :-)
Barcelonastolen har jeg kjøpt av Anne Mari, men jeg kunne kjøpt den på ebay fra Hong Kong også. Det japanske firmaet Reac har laget både den og mange andre designerstoler i 1:12 som du ofte kan få kjøpt ganske rimelig. Hadde jeg hatt 1:12 skala selv, ville jeg sikkert ha kjøpt alle, men til nå har jeg kjøpt bare 6-7 stykker.

Ha en flott helg du også!

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk Anne Mari, både for hyggelig kommentar, for den fine Barcelonastolen som jeg er kjempeglad i, og for awarden! Som du kanskje har lest så har jeg av forskjellige grunner bestemt meg for å ikke være på disse awardsutvekslingene, men det stopper meg ikke fra å synes at det er veldig hyggelig å bli tenkt på!

Amy's Miniatures And Smalls said...

Hello there. We seem to have so much in common: Nice husbands, all 1:16 scale houses and something to do with Norway although that is much more prevalent for you. Hubby and I can't wait to go visit some relatives and hubby will make Kumla. They are begging for it! I am responding to your comments on my blog here. Must tell you that I wait to be sure you have seen my post before I post another one. It is like you are my teacher and I am waiting for approval before going to the next lesson. I respect you greatly and admire your abilities to delight others.

Glenda said...

Hello Helene - I'm enjoying your blog so much! Everything's fun!
I've left an award for you on my website if you are interested.
Glenda

Pubdoll said...

Thank you so much Amy! Your nice comments is much appreciated and I'm always thrilled when you post new posts too and so enjoy reading them! Your dolls have so much fun and your stories and scenes are always so creative!
And can you imagine, I have never tasted Kumla, but my mother loves it! (I was quite particular about food when I was a child.) In the part of the country I'm from they call it Klubb instead of Kumla.

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Glenda, for a number of reasons all the awards I receive ends here, but I do appreciate being thought of and am very honoured!
And this time I think it was especially nice to get an award, because it meant I discovered your blog!

synnøve said...

Tusen takk Helene,
Er imponert over det samme hos deg; samt kreativiteten og mangfoldet i din dukkehus samling!

Ha en fin lørdagskveld :)
Synnøve x

Pubdoll said...

Tusen takk Synnøve! Håper du får en fin lørdagskveld også, tror det blir seint for oss i kveld, må få med oss curlingfinalen :-)

Evelien said...

Hi Helene,

those pictures are great. I can look at the house all day. Beautiful lighting too!

I see know that you don't do the awards, but I gave one to you on my site. Just because I really enjoy your mini's and your comical comments and titles and I think it's a chance to let other people know about your site.

I also have doubts about the award thing, so I really understand,but find it difficult to decide not to pass it on.

groetjes Evelien

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Evelien for the award and sweet comments! (It's so nice when other people like my sense of humour :-)) I have made some of the lamps myself, the lights over the bed and the hanging lamp in the living room.

I pondered over it long and hard the first time I got one award, and decided not to go there, but it was a difficult decision, because I think it's so nice to be thought of! I agree with it's a chance to tell other people about great blogs, but I have put up links to all the blogs I love instead.

Evelien said...

I want to make some lamps myself too, hope they turn out just as nice as yours.

You're right with the links. I do that too and when you comment on someones site you also let them know you love what they make, so maybe awardtime is over for me too.

Thank you for your daily dose of inspiration ;)

groetjes Evelien

Sans said...

Wow, wow, wow, Helene! A huge pat on your back for an excellent job :)!Ok, may I fess up now and admit that 1. I really couldn't picture those "shabby chic" furniture with Karl Edo. 2. That baby blue? hmmm I was a doubting Thomas! But now, this is my favourite Pubdoll room! You have made everything come together perfectly and with the Lempickas, Karl's personality shines through in this room. Not to mention the peacock spread and marine scallop wall paper.

I had a designer friend who did an expensive art decor interior. He commissioned some Thai artists to replicate a Lempicka and I must say they do a great job. I have always wanted a huge painting in my room. Preferably of myself! haha :):)

I really like the Stockholm house. Are those wooden stairs and parquet floors? O yes, I love those lamps you made.You are really good with lamps. With a house that is already completed, it is tough trying to hide the wires?

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Evelien, I'm sure you will make much nicer lamps than me. Except for that hanging lamp, I just use stuff I find.
And your rooms are a huge source of inspiration for me as well!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Sans, it's really great to have you back, I have so waited for you to see this room! And your comments are always such great fun and very thorough!

No wonder you were doubting Thomas, I was too when I first saw the furniture in Karl Edo's bedroom :-)
But I'm very pleased with the end result myself and I also really hoped you would like the room, I thought of you immediately when I saw the peacock fabric, can't imagine why :-)
Do you know I have a large painting of myself in our bedroom? Not as big as the man over Karl Edo's bed, but big enough :-) It was painted when I was about 5 years old. My mother had bought me curls, which lasted about as long as it took to paint them.

The stairs are plastic wood-alike, as is the outside floor parquet, the inside parquet is printed paper. All fake :-) And more fake: I have no problem with hiding the wires, I just photoshop them away...

Pandora said...

Ooooh I love that wallpaper! What a greeat house.

Pan
http://smallstuff-blogspot.blogspot.com/

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Pan! Yes I love that wallpaper too, it was the inspiration source for the whole room!

dale said...

Wow! This is a complete 360!

Fabulous!

I can forget the old wall paper now. ;)

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Dale! What wallpaper? :-)

dale said...

(giggles)

petitenouveau said...

This is fantastic! It makes the crazy white carpet in that room work for something other than a fun kids room. I didn't even realize it was the Stockholm til I got to the last slide. Can't wait to dig through some older posts and get caught back up again! :)

Pubdoll said...

Thank you petitenouveau, glad you liked it! Very nice to have you back with us again and congratulations with the promotion!