Vintage French Floral Beds
A pair of darling beds in original delicious vintage green, covered in curves and delightful hand painted florals…I think obsessed might be the only way to sum them up.
I often redesign a room or space for a special project to change things up a bit & so am always on the lookout for unique pieces that speak to me. I am working on a special design that is much different in look and feel that is currently in the attic- and the vintage more saturated color and details of these beds is perfect. And this time- there is a story to go along with these beds.
I was shopping on marketplace in a ‘French vintage’ search and saw a tag sale that shared several photos of different things available. One of the photos that caught my eye had a pair of beautiful twin beds. The sale was probably over 2 hours away and so I didn’t know if I would have time to get there before it wrapped up but I messaged the seller and they told me I could come see them another time if they didn’t sell. Long story short- the beds sold and so, I kept my eye out for something different.
A few weeks ago, I bumped into a listing and photo of a pair of vintage green beds that looked so much like the first listing. I messaged the seller and then the power went out and that crazy winter storm moved in along with all the issues it brought. The seller was about an hour and a half away and we tried to coordinate taking a look at them several times but it was hit or miss on what worked with the chaos of dealing with the storm. And when we started to have some breathing room in our schedule- the seller went out of town. The craziest thing? They are the same beds that I saw in the first listing. The seller had purchased them several months ago when they were at the tag sale and then decided to go in a different direction. I take that as a sign that they were indeed meant to be for this design.
All in the details
They say it is all in the details- and that is absolutely true with these beds too. Dainty hand painted flowers, arched headboard, carved posts and that delicious shade of vintage green. Note the green is photographing a tad brighter than it is in person- probably due to the wintry weather outside again this week.
I have been drawn to vintage pieces covered in flowers -but I wasn’t originally planning on going in a ‘green’ direction in the attic. Usually, I am all about flowers and French blues-but here we are. And I love it.
The flowers in the basket on the headboard- I mean, I am in love.
And the floral painting and carvings on the footboard- so pretty too. (pardon the rain drops – we brought these inside to wipe them down and clean up during the rain – I got a little ahead of myself and just starting taking photos 1st. )
One of the things I love about this is the arched headboard.
Design and details: These are twin size French Louis style beds, maybe 1920’s – 1940’s from what I can tell on the hardware and are wearing their original paint including the floral motif. They were $300 for the pair.
One of my favorite things about designing spaces is to switch things up with new to me antiques. So I am excited to play with the design of the room incorporating vintage green. What do you think of these vintage beds- are you feeling the vintage green?
For more on the attic- you can see that HERE
Absolutely beautiful! And so lovely you were able to get them after missing them the first time.
Thank you Nicole!
I hope they aren’t too tall for the sloped eaves in the attic…I made that mistake once. 🙁
They are beautiful for sure!
I measured ahead of time! They are a good fit!
Ashley Bergstrom says
Gorgeous, and the same beds that sold!!! Wow, meant to be!
Can you tell me where to buy the marble little table in the picture?
Thank you, You should play the lottery. You have great luck!!
I found it at HomeGoods!
These are stunning. So worth the wait!
They are so fun!
Roxanne Greenway says
The green is brilliant. Pinks and blues are not the only romantic colors for bedrooms. The green is organic and unique. I find myself so bored with designs today. The floral motif is gorgeous with the green. The beds are magnificent. The green is a jewel in English and French decor. I vision the room to be exquisiste with so much charm. Thank goodness the beds came back to yOu. You meant to have them for your photograph.
They are ABSOLUTELY lOvely. The fresh green with the florals will Add such sparkle to any room. Cant wait To see what you find for bedding! So Unique!
Those beds were meant To be yours! Love them!
I love them!!!!!!!!
Deborah MacKenzie says
I adore The green beds and I am green with envy!❤️
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! IN LOVE ! They were meant for you ! Enjoy !
What an incredible treasure you found!! So very beautiful!!!
The beds are beautiful. How nice that you were able to get them.
Karen B. says
The beds are lovely, and they seem to have been destined to live with you. I look forward to seeing the project surrounding this purchase.
Michael Ryan says
Hello from chilly Chicago!
Quick question: I also purchased one and was wondering how in the heck do we put it together. I should say I know how, and everything fits..should I use a box spring and mattress? What supports it all?
All my best,
Wonderful find and beautiful post 🙂
Angie f Talbot says
The Beauty in the flowers with the green is BREATHTAKING!!! I am so very happy the beds came to you AFTER ALL. I get that feeling you get when you come ACROSS something so BEAUTIFUL! And they really are!!
Enjoy them in your home!
Wow, amazing!!! You have a goid eye. I love these beds. You truly found a good find. Thanks for sharing
Linda Hovgaard says
Oh I am so in love with them! Green is my favorite color and I absolutely love their shade of Green! And of course the arched headboards and beautiful flower motifs make them extra special. What a score courtney! Can’t wait to see your attic when it’s done!
You find the best vintage furniture they are beautiful green is my color
franki Parde says
teddee grace says
I love green and am not a “blue person’ at all, so will look forward to seeing the attic reveal. the beds are wonderful.
Tammy Moore says
Your beds are beautiful and such good fate for you! You’re so talented and can’t wait to see how you style them. The beds and that green have inspired me to paint a vintage twin headboard in a similar style in that color. I would love to have someone create a bench from the headboard since it did not have the foot or braces. I am sure your’s will be beautiful in the attic.