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Friday
Apr032009

Bedroom project

Easter weekend is coming up, and it will be a 5 day weekend for me. I am so excited to have that many days off from my day job so I can get some more work done around the house. I'm thinking about tackling the main bedroom. Here is what it looked like when I bought the house and had just moved in. (I had to include the shot of the hacked-off door - typical of the shoddy workmanship in this house)


The closet was massive, and blocked one of the windows which drove me insane. Since bedroom #2 is tiny and I am using it as a dressing room, this closet was home to only off season clothing and whatever other crap I could cram in it. So one day my boyfriend helped me tear it down.



This is a relatively recent photo of my bedroom.


All of the bedding is from the bedroom in my last house and it will be replaced with I think a white simple duvet cover and all my bargellos. The lamp shades I found a while back at Habitat for Humanity ReStore and I want to turn them into hanging pendants. Those bedside tables are close to 30 years old and are from my parent's bedroom set. I was going to paint the sides/top white and leave the drawer faces alone but now I'm thinking they are just too big and I don't even use the drawers. The screen is a favourite mid-century shop find that I splurged on and I'm thinking about taking off the hinges and hanging a piece on either side of the bed behind whatever side table I send up with. As for a wall colour, I've had light pink in my head for a while, and the other day I started thinking about acid green. Crazy - perhaps. Fun - YES. No clue what to do. At the end of the bed, as I mentionned in a previous post, will be 2 4ft Expedits to house my overflowing magazine collection and knick knacks that I have no other home for. I did a bedroom inspiration post for some ideas several months ago, but I think I'm in need of some new inspiration and a creative boost.

Friday
Apr032009

From the love list ....


.... these bedrooms styled by Sophie Andersson. I've featured her before but the first is new and the second has always been a favourite. Sweet dreams!

Friday
Apr032009

Carter Williamson encore


See - if you ask nicely and wait patiently sometimes wishes come true. Websites get updated or redesigned. Australian architectural firm Carter Williamson design fabulous modern homes, clean and minimal. They turn their backs on the bustle of the outside world and address the private areas within without losing that inside/out feel. And their kitchens! We've featured them before and Shaun Carter has even sent us photos as they updated their website. Now the site is live and there are so many more wonderful images and a wonderful look at work in progress and concepts. Time to revisit and be inspired.

Thursday
Apr022009

Hannes Söderland

I will have to make this brief as I am trying to make it out to Rockland Textiles this evening (I prepare my posts the night before) to see about some fabrics for pillows for my DIY sofa. I shall leave you with the lovely photography of Stockholm based (you would guess that by the photos) Hannes Söderland. P.S. This is what I ended up finding.










Thursday
Apr022009

Tia Borgsmidt


It's a week for wishing. This time I wish that Danish photographer Tia Borgsmidt would update her site. Please. I love what I've seen already but I'd love to see more, lots more and I'm dreaming of digital photos and beautiful large images because let's face it Tia has talent! I love the colours and that bright white light that seems to be a trademark of Danish photographers and magazines.