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A Master Bedroom Is Born (Almost)

I’ll take pictures next week once everything is in place. The only thing not yet chosen is the fabric for the curtains. It was all looking a bit too dur with the grey and green-grey; but I think I’ve fixed that with some colourful table lamps and an absolutely magnificent art-deco era Tibetan rug. It’s somewhere between a Joan Miró and an impressionist painting.

tibetandecorug

 

The lamps are quite simple and made of glass (and were a fantastic price!)

bedroomlamps

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23 comments on “A Master Bedroom Is Born (Almost)

  1. foolsmusings
    September 28, 2015

    If the rug and lamp are any indication, I look forward to the pictures.

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  2. inspiredbythedivine1
    September 28, 2015

    Very nice.

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  3. karenjane369
    September 28, 2015

    I love the rug. The lamps would worry me in case they got knocked over, although I expect you are careful, unlike me, as I regularly manage to knock over our wooden based bedroom lamps.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      September 28, 2015

      They’re going on good sized and very solid side-tables, plus the bed is a four-poster, so I’m hoping they’ll be safe!!!

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  4. clubschadenfreude
    September 28, 2015

    okay, I have now great lust for that rug. sigh….

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      September 28, 2015

      There are companies making very good more modern versions (price varies according to size): http://www.arugforallreasons.com/collections/thick/products/8-auspicious-symbols-grey

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      • clubschadenfreude
        September 28, 2015

        alas the size I desire is a bit salty in price 🙂 lovely stuff. thanks for the link.

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        September 28, 2015

        You can always do what I do. My (real) job is identifying items that were wrongly catalogued. I go through about 300 pages per day. If I’m manic I can go through up to 1000. Four of five times per year I find extraordinary deals.
        Do you want to know how much my Tibetan rug cost when I found it listed as a ‘modern carpet’ in a German auction?

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      • clubschadenfreude
        September 29, 2015

        oh, I do but I’ll die of envy 🙂

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        September 29, 2015

        €200 🙂

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      • clubschadenfreude
        September 29, 2015

        I has a sad 🙂

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        September 29, 2015

        If you’re ever in the market for something, just let me know, I’ll keep my eyes open.
        All my fellow dealers who are also friends send me lists of things they’re looking for just in case I come across something 😉

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      • clubschadenfreude
        September 29, 2015

        you are very kind for offering. I think I’ll admire from afar, and enjoy your wonderful blog on how to live a lovely live.

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  5. acflory
    September 28, 2015

    Oh that rug….I want!

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      September 28, 2015

      I’m itching to see it in person, still in shock no one knew what it was at the auction house!

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      • acflory
        September 28, 2015

        More photos please as soon as they’re available!

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  6. Helen Devries
    September 29, 2015

    I’m intrigued by the rug. Is this a design house sending out a pattern to Tibet to be made up or is it ‘local’ production from start to finish?

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      September 29, 2015

      The pattern is classic and known as lotus flower and vine, although this is a more stylised version (in unusual colours.) It represents a Buddhist story: “The Brahmin saw the Buddha Dipamkara at a distance and offered the five lotus flowers and the lady too did the same with the remaining two flowers. The seven lotus flowers in total formed a garland in the air by itself. ”
      From 1912 to 1951 part of Tibet was British. I’m leaning towards that being the explanation for the rug. A British commission of a classical piece adapted to the British taste of the art-deco period.

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  7. appletonavenue
    September 30, 2015

    Beautiful! I eagerly await more photos!

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  8. roughseasinthemed
    September 30, 2015

    I’m going to be Ms Contrary here and say I’m not fond of the rug. I prefer the Persian one you’ve shown before. The lamps are strange, quite sort of seductive. They’re a sort of deep morello cherry colour by the look aren’t they?

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      September 30, 2015

      The Persian Heriz IS IN SPAIN! Someone else is walking on it. All of the large rugs stayed. It’s going to take me a while to put together another collection like that.
      The deco rug is very unusual. Not the sort of thing I’d normally choose, but I think it’ll work with everything else in the room.
      The lamps are aubergine. When you light them they look light amethyst, whcih is amusing.

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      • roughseasinthemed
        October 1, 2015

        I couldn’t have left mine. I’d leave the Turkish one and a small runner, but not the Persian.
        Let’s be honest you bought the rug because it was a bargain! I think the lamps are an inspired choice to match though, whether aubergine or amethyst.

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        October 1, 2015

        Except for new things I think of most of what I buy as part business. If I get tired of it, I must be able to resell it at a profit, which then allows me to get something else 😉

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