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We restored the main upstairs bedroom several years ago. It used to be a hayloft and, long before that, a silkworm room. The small fireplaces which you can see in the corners were used to keep the room warm in winter (They are no longer used - heating if needed is electric).
The bedroom gives wonderful views over the meadow, with another window opposite making the room airy even in the heat of the summer.
The bed is a good quality modern king-sized divan-type bed. The fine ornate headboard is restored side-piece from an antique bed. People have got longer since it was made!
Some of the furnishings in the bedroom are in fact antiques from the UK including a large double wardrobe. However the two little pot-cupboards adapted as bedside tables are French, complete with 1920's spelter bird-motif reading lights.
The keen-eyed will spot differences between the top two photos and the bottom two. That's because they are more recent and show amongst other things the new curtains and a new larger rug.
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