Saturday, May 30, 2009

The French Dressing Room


Isn't this wonderful? As you all have figured out, I love pink and black, bows, very feminine, and with a French feel. This has it all in spades. This image is from one of my favorite blogs and bloggers, Sande from A Gift Wrapped Life via Paris Atelier. Sande's blog is on the art of giving and it is a visual feast. I saved it because I thought it would be such a fun DIY. These metal forms are widely available from tabletop to large. Just pick a color and lots of ribbon, tie bows all over and voila. I am going to do one of these for my very girly pink dressing room. It would also be wonderful in a girl's bedroom. Pink, black, a combination of pink and black, turquoise blue, any of these colors would be gorgeous!

14 comments:

g. said...

Really gorgeous combo.

Style Redux 2 said...

g. I love it! Have a great weekend.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

This image was from Paris Atelier who posted it because she said it reminded her of me and my bowes, than I posted it as well. Love this photo, now just need to find the dress form.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-Thanks so much. I had saved this in my files not thinking about a post on it and it was driving me crazy where it came from. I have updated the post. I saw a form just like this at Paper Source in Georgetown a while ago, but didn't buy it. I will search online and see what I come up with.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

My friend and I played around with a few small wire forms one day and glued in pieces of my leftover cut ribbon. When we saw this photo, we both couldn't believe we hadn't thought about bowes. But, we think it's because you would need a lightly larger form than is widely available in order to tie actual bows. The ones we had were about 7-8" high, probably should be larger so you can use a wider ribbon. I'll let you know if I find any as the "dressing" process was really mediative!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-I have seen some great larger ones. I will find the websites and email them to you.

Carolina Andújar Córdoba said...

Such a cool idea, pure genius!

Annie said...

that's gorgeous! what a beautiful design idea :)

http://anniediamond.blogspot.com

Style Redux 2 said...

Carolina-Thanks, I think it's quite chic.

Style Redux 2 said...

Annie-It's a very cool idea-I'm looking forward to trying it. Thanks for stopping by.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

This is so much fun. You could change colors every week! Any excuse to buy ribbons.
Catherine

Style Redux 2 said...

Catherine-French, fun, feminine, and fabulous!

Jessica Turnbow said...

I agree with you! I love pink and black with a French "twist"

Style Redux 2 said...

Jessica-This is an inspired idea.