Hello everyone and thanks for having me! I’ve been a fan of The Owl and the Accordian for years, partly because we share a love of old knick-knackery and thrifted tat as well as new and unusual stuff too. So, I’ve chosen my bedroom to share with you as my favourite room. Not only is it where blessed sleep (allegedly) occurs from time to time, but it’s also a good example of my home style.
Sticking with the yellow theme, I’ve decorated the walls with some of my finest second hand, tacky paintings plus family mementoes like my gran’s mandolin (she used it as a still life prop when she worked as an art teacher, in case you were wondering).
The dressing table was another eBay find (we had to fix one of the legs back on but otherwise it was perfect) and the chair used to belong to my other granny. I don’t actually sit at it much but it’s a great place to store some of my favourite trinkets and dust magnets.
Throughout this room (and the rest of our house) I’ve tried to mix in the new with the old, whether it is my bedside radio and Habitat lamps or a few of my favourite postcards and prints washi-taped to the wall. The Wish Big print is by one of my favourite designers: Sunlight On Closed Lids.
The atmosphere of this room changes at different times of the day and year. It always feels fresh and light in summer but the wood and gold tones also feel warm and cosy on winter nights. I love this room because I feel like I’m surrounded by sunshine, memories and things that make me smile.
Please come and visit me over on www.katgotthecream.com or come and say hi – I’m @katgotthecream on twitter, facebook, Instagram and pinterest!