Its the dead of summer here in the desert, my kidlets are running wild, and the to-do's are piling up all in the name of summer fun …. and my bedroom refresh was no exception! It took quite some time … for a looong long time (a good few years lol)!
My hubby and I love to collect a plethora of things … vintage paintings, vintage books (especially on topics of aviation and history), lil tchotchkes from places we have visited, and sentimental pieces from our families. This well loved and collected feel needed to be the heart of this space. This combined with our love of color and a few modern touches to keep it with the flavor of the rest of our home.
This collection of art took around 15 years to curate. A few were gifts, a few were thrifted, and a couple were passed down. Seeing all of these pretty paintings hung all together really helped me to see that blues and reds definitely draw me in.
I remember a saying I heard some time ago that "if you love something, it will work" and I wholeheartedly believe that especially when applied to styling.
I have a thing for big, beautiful ships and you'll see touches of this throughout my home. I commandeered that ship on the mantle from my hubby (it was a souvenir his parents had given him when he was a lil boy).
This bold, bright wall was a spur of the moment decision. The color is Peppery by Sherwin Williams.
This is my morning view. It makes me so happy to wake up and be greeted by this sight. I have moved our bed around so many times over the past few years … headboard in front of window, against the adjacent wall, and etc. But, this was the spot that finally felt so right. Its not the usual or preferred placement based off design rules, but if it feels right - do it!
I have two antique Singer sewing machines and I completely adore them! They are both in working order, too! I absolutely love sewing and working with my hands and having these beauties that have withstood the test of time just adds to that passion.
One of my most favorite and most random yard sale finds ever is that Turkish camel saddle! It was hanging out at the most typical of yard sales and now because of this, I always scope out any yard sale I happen upon. You just never know what hidden gem you might find!
The curtain is actually an absolutely beautiful, handmade sari that I repurposed. The details on it are just so lovely.
Every lil piece tucked into these shelves has a special meaning or story. From the blue geode (from my very first visit to a science museum) and barnacle covered bottle (was recovered from a shipwreck back East) to the bronze lil boy statue (its the symbol for the Polish uprising and my hubby's heritage) and the tiny ceramic tiger (a corky lil gift from my beloved grandfather).
This is my happy place. I can just curl up with a book and mug of tea or pull up to my antique sewing machines and create away!
Thank you so much for joining me for this tour of my bedroom!