Hello, it’s been a while! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I sat down to write. It’s been a chaotic time with so much change afoot. Amidst the change, I’ve let this blog slide and I’ve missed my creative outlet. Things are beginning to settle down again and for the first time in a while, I’ve felt inspired again. So inspired in fact, this week I took on the challenge of finishing my dressing room and making it the perfect space for writing, relaxing and playing dress up.
It’s always been a dream of mine to have a dressing room – a place to celebrate being a girl and indulging in my clothes. When we moved to our house (a year ago now!), we were blessed with more room than we actually need and so the luxury of having a dressing room became more than just a dream. But it’s taken a while to get here but now I’m delighted with the finished product.
The house was originally a three bedroom house, with the master bedroom stretching the length of the house. This was impractical for us and a waste of space, so we converted the main room into two rooms, creating a master bedroom and a dressing room – all for me!
When thinking about the space, I knew that I wanted it to be light and airy with lots of feminine touches. As Matt and I have had to compromise on some of our personal tastes to find a happy medium for the house, I relished the opportunity to express myself, while making sure that the room was in keeping with the rest of the house. I’ve always loved the colour combination of pink and grey, and so I decided to make that the colour palette of the room while mixing in black and white graphic elements.
As someone who loves clothes and shoes, storage was an important functional element to the room. This Ikea daybed with its three drawers gives me a great storage solution for my shoes, while also serving as a spot to curl up with a cup of tea with the cats. Hanging my hats up on the wall also serves a functional storage purpose as well as an aesthetic one.
These Next curtains were an absolute find, matching not only the colours of the room but also in keeping with the same geometric and Scandinavian theme that runs throughout the house. In fact, we have the exact pair in grey in the entrance hall!
One of my favourite films is The Breakfast Club, and when I saw this print by Oh Gosh Cindy, I knew it would make a lovely finishing touch to my soft, feminine dressing room.