This is Where I Get My Auntie Mame Swerve On

2 posts in 2 days.  Can I get what what??!  Well gee wiz.  Thanks for all the ORC love.  As I mentioned yesterday, things in my room are generally the same but I am an insufferable fiddler.  I tweak things all the time, and I already have plans to change up a few things - but not the paint color - for those of you wondering what it is like to live with such a pigmented color in real life.  Still drinking the color koolaid for now.  If you are wondering whether or not to join the next ORC linking party round on April 3rd, I am here to tell you JUST DO IT.  Do not pass go.  Do not collect 200.  And do not miss out.  You won’t regret it.  Best motivation there is to get a room done when you have a ton of peeps cheering for ya.  I cannot tell you how many people I have met through this experience, many of whom I now consider friends, even though we’ve never laid eyez ballz on one another.  So consider yourself memo’d.

In breaking news, I stumbled across the most divine panel of vintage Chinoiserie fabric.  It is definitely showing its age in spots but it is seriously the stuff of which my Auntie Mame dreams are made.  Patrick, I will now be taking my cocktails in the loo.  There is just enough for me to fashion a smashing shower curtain right after I give it a proper cleaning, courtesy of some expert advice from the master himself, one Mr. Eddie RossNBD.

Joe Nye's bedroom with my all-time fav Le Lac via
Having long adored this gorgeous drapery in Joe Nye's bedroom that was featured in House Beautiful in 2009, I have in mind a tailored situation.  Gave my vintage fabric a test drive this afternoon to make sure I had enough material.  While I don’t have enough material to do a top treatment, as I have been wanting to do, or two panels with the center open, I am still going to fancy the shiz out of this.   Because it is so happening. And my mister is so going to HATE it.  But me no care.

Don't accuse me of being psychic but I am sensing a bathroom redo in my future.

All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten unless otherwise noted
kisses,  mrs. V


Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

Love it already! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I so love that fabric! Will you share the ER fabric cleaning tips? I have always read that a multi-day soak in a color safe bleach is best but I'd love to know for sure.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Dude! Where in the hell did you score that?! I curse/praise you, good work my friend. I will want to hang out in your bathroom as well. Is there room for two drinks in there?

Andrea said...

What a find, that fabric is AMAZING!!! I cannot wait to see the final results, this is going to be one gorgeous loo! BTW, Auntie Mame is one of my all-time favorite movies... It is hilarious, and a must see for any design enthusiast.

The Glam Pad

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Thanks for the ORC Party mention. What an amazing fabric score. I am supposed to be on a fabric purchasing hold, but since when has anyone else in this house has a vote? Can't wait to see the shower curtain.

Eddie Ross said...

Such a pretty pattern! Love it in the bathroom! Glamorous and unexpected!