There is a saying "When one door closes another one opens." While the first door hasn't really closed yet, I am going to take advantage of that second door being open. I am moving Saturday, finally out of a room that I spent many years in, more years than I would have liked, but the times I spent in it were great.
A bedroom for most people is usually relegated for sleeping or catching a great book in the comfort of your bed. But for me my room was my office, my dining room, my craft room, my living room, my dressing room and lastly my bedroom all in one, that was a pretty big room for only being 12x10. I didn't really have the luxury of running around the apartment that I shared with my dad to have full reign of spreading those tasks outside of my bedroom. How I managed it, I have no clue. My next bedroom will be for sleeping, reading while wrapped in my covers and dressing, but that it! I refuse to have a TV in the room or even think about eating a full meal in bed anymore.
I cant wait to get into my new apartment and start decorating! -I promise I will have pics asap of the progress and the final result. I have so many ideas, some of the ideas came from Pinterest, Apartment Therapy, Design Sponge, Honey & Fitz, and Brooklyn Limestone (the first ever blog I followed.) But a lot of my ideas came from my own brain, so many years of antiquing with my mother and watching her decorate as well as seeing things that I want to apply to decor.
So until then I leave you with some photos I snapped sometime last year of my current room.
Just a sunnies and clutches display, the shoes vary throughout the season, all back dropped by a Thomas Gainsborough painting I picked up for $5 at a flea market.
My body form who actually creeps out anyone who first sees it. Her clothing and accessories change throughout the seasons as well. Isn't that sari gorgeous? I wore it to a wedding. Oh and another flea market find with the Vermeer painting.
I hand painted that mask, the actual mask I picked up on a trip to Venice, Italy in 2005.
An actual snap of me, probably blogging. My bed is unbelievably comfy, its like sleeping on a cloud, I swear everyone who gets on it falls asleep immediately.
My postage stamp sized closet. But I am very organized, I have double rods and have almost 100 pairs of shoes in there. I actually devised a system so I know where each shoe is, keeps me from having to go digging for hours for a particular pair.
Simple jewelry and perfume storage in a black and white theme.
I love to paint but my mom is the artist, she did the Cala Lillies painting above my bed. My night table is my favorite piece in my room, my mom picked up back when I was a wee one.