FRENCH HOME by Josephine Ryan is book that “explores the elements that combine to create spaces that have an identifiably French feel”. Every page is an inspiration, every photograph a joy to behold.
I found this white plaster putti forlorn, unadorned and unloved. I used acrylic paint to give it this wonderful, old and weathered look. I wanted it to look the headless saint in the FRENCH HOME book.
And the perfect spot for this charming cherub was my very un-bathroom looking bathroom . He hangs below lines of poetry by Longfellow.
And he is in good company. I gold leafed and distressed this white plaster angel shelf found in a florist’s shop. Gold leafing with this kind of detail requires more than a little experience. If you would like to try gold leafing start on something simple – like a picture frame.
The gold framed mirrors are actually very old picture frames . I had mirrors cut to fit and now they hang over two sinks. The wonderful old linen towels are more thrift shop finds.
This bathroom is my sanctuary. I can light candles , relax in a spa bath of lavender bubbles and read my way to another world.