Hello! Today I’m going to give you all a little tour of the decor that I’ve come up with for my room over the past few months. It’s been a slow project of mine to redecorate my bedroom into a haven of inspiration, filling it with ornaments and bobbles to achieve my style in interior decoration. Though it is still a work in progress, I think I’ve come to a point where my decor is getting to be rather inspiring and consistent, so I wanted to share 🙂
Above my vintage “Singer Slant-o-matic 500”, I have a cork board to fill with notes, tidbits, sweet drawings from all my “little” friends, etc. I drew stenciled roses over the cork to add a bit more color and interest to the board; though now I am thinking about covering it in some sort of vintage fabric to spice it up even more… we’ll see where I go 😉
My little sewing space is situated aptly below my cork board for easy access to any notes, reminders, sewing notions, etc. that I might have pinned up that I need direct access to.
One quality that I really love about my vintage machine is the unique aesthetic that it brings to my room. The mid-century, atomic design adds a more retro/modern feel, while the brown/gold color story bring in a more rustic atmosphere. It’s a lovely contrast that complements the rest of my room decor beautifully!
Above my cork board is a shelf where I keep product packaging that inspires me (I am a graphic designer in training, I like to keep motivating material…), as well as hodge-podge notebooks that I don’t want to keep on my bookshelf 🙂
To channel my inner vintage-photographer, I hung up my Dad’s old Olympus SLR on a dandy little shelf for a rather “minimalistic” appearance. I like to lean towards the more “simple”, classic designs in interior decoration, and this particular ornament really channeled that style, in my opinion.
This idea I stole from Jessica 😉 The lamp shade functions primarily as my necklace holder (I actually use it for that more than the lamp’s actually purpose 😉 I love the unique character of this method, and it allows me easy access to my bobbles, while adding to the room decor at the same time.
These gorgeous hats I found at an auction a few weeks ago (the same one where Jess found her tea set.) I enjoy the quirky/vintage character that these specimens bring to my room, again channeling that “simple” style. The cream wall and white curtains on either side of them create a lovely backdrop for the hats to shine forth in full glory.
Another vintage hat I found at the same auction I hung above my bed on a nail that I had stuck in the wall previously. The tack was in fact placed in a very awkward spot for any other piece of art in my possession, but the vintage accessory worked perfectly, so there it went 🙂 It brings out the navy blue in my bed covering as well, which I really adore!
My cylindrical pillow I DIY-ed from an old, rectangle pillow form that I folded in half and stitched up. The cover I also fashioned, stenciling on with marker sweet peas using a stencil that I made myself.
I’ve always adored the gallery wall look, and wanted to implement it myself and really get creative with hanging artwork on my walls. I began with the vintage picture of my grandma Charlotte and the 19-teens sewing magazine given to me by Brigid, and then continued to add on as more artwork came into my possession.
The two photographer prints have a very special story behind them:
Elina, a fellow blogger and photographer who I follow on instagram, posted a instavideo of her sister Liza painting an amazingly adorable little photographer (view the photo below.) I commented, inquiring if Liza was planning on selling the print in her and her mom’s etsy shop (my art gallery in mind, as I wanted the print for my wall.) Liza replied that no she wasn’t, but I could have it for free! I was THRILLED! She, in the end, was very generous and sent me one other print (the one framed with the green fabric backdrop) besides the original one! I adore these pieces, and will treasure them always as a sweet gift from a friend out of the blogosphere! Be sure to check out the her and her mom’s shop and blog for lots of inspiration and pretty style!
This gallery wall is probably the most unfinished portion of my bedroom yet… but it’s also one of the most fun, as I can continually add on more and more artwork 🙂
On a coat rack I got from Ikea, I hang my beloved vintage fan and a few more of my necklaces. I love the more modern/minimalistic feel that this display has (especially against the white wall!) It also provides me easy access to any dangle that I want to wear 🙂
This candle my friend Jo made for me as a birthday present. I’ve only burnt it once yet, and it smells so warm and homey if you get real close 🙂
On top of my dresser I display various trinkets and nicknacks I’ve picked up here and there. One of my favorite things which resides here is my vintage train case. I can’t wait to clean up and put it to use, but for now, here it sits waiting for it’s first outing with me 🙂