Saturday, 15 October 2011

ROOM TOUR: MY NEST







What my room looks like has always been strangely important to me: I tend to be very finicky with colour schemes, general themes and tidy storage. I've lived where I'm living now for 10 years and my nest has gone through a number rather different (and sometimes tragic) changes. 

A granny-suite with pale pink textured wallpaper and a fading and oddly-patterned 80's carpet, quickly changed to a subtle pretty-pretty purple haven with thousands of stuffed animals clogging up every corner. Then the typical pre-teen phase of 'O.M.G I'm a REAL GIRL' led to the 4 year existence of my pink boudoir. Pink walls, pink television & telephone, pink bed sheets, painfully bright pink lampshade and the list goes on to a ridiculous extent! 

The far-too warm glow of my room slowly faded as the fuchsia walls were replaced with a much more sophisticated neutral magnolia and the versatile monochrome colour scheme fell into place. 

Since then, I've spent many evenings making collages and wall displays to fill up the blank canvas and I think finally I'm completely happy with my room!

26 comments:

Rebecca J said...

Holy shit my mum sells those heart hooks!!! You totally just funded the Sander fam with that purchase! Weird! Thankyou
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Chi Jessica said...

i was preparing to do a room tour too!!! (:
i love your room & your collages!
i have a few in my room as well

Rachael said...

Love how you have the quote stuck on your wall!

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

what is that tiny pink couch thing on the left of your dresser! tres adrorable. Also loving the tiny wire mannequin that you hang jewelry from. I could definitely use some nice jewelry storage options before my dresser is ever "photo worthy"!

Ann said...

You sure that's your room!! Love the collages - I used to do that...... longer ago than I care to admit!

Katrina said...

amazing room! very adventurous and chic like. the quote is a good idea! xxx

Loretta said...

aw, your room is so pretty!xx

Lyfe said...

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Avocado Sundays said...

i love the cutout letters and the quote - so cute! would love to have something similar on my wall :)

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Carla Violet said...

your room looks fantastic!! i wish my room was that neat and cool lookin.... and i specially lovethe collage on the wall and the quote ... its just so inspiring, really cool!

carla
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Mannequins Dream said...

woowww i love your room!! :D Xx

Kate said...

looooooooooove your room so much! I've got loads of collages on my walls too, they add a sense of personality to the room! Love your outfit in the last post too- following!
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Ashley said...

LOVE all the photos you have on the wall ! SO gorgeous and the quote is amazing. I adore the union jack pillow as well ! x

Jax said...

Your room has such great design elements! I'm picky with mine as well; I think it's because where you live is such an expression of who you are as a person.

Jax
http://galacticnoise.com

Annabel said...

wow this is amazing i looove those moodboards :) amazing room inspiration!

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Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

wow, your room loks great! i've just move dto a new place so my room looks so boring now, i'm jealous of your! haha, you have good taste and ideas decorating!

FASHION ICE said...

what a great post! your room is so cozy!

Red Reiding Hood said...

WOW! Very cosy room! Nice inspiration!

Loves,
Rowan

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chelsea.jade said...

Your room looks lovely! I wish I had a room like that, mines the attic room and its always cold so I'm hardly up there, so its pretty boring looking haha
x

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Katrina said...

hey girl again, thanks for your sweet comment! im so happy with my new job, day has been good and you make it even better. xx

Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons said...

Love all your mood boards!

ellenkaminagakura said...

Your bedroom is so cute!

I liked your blog so I'm following you at bloglovin !

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Xoxo from Japan

Pepper said...

I have to say that you have the best song quote on your wall...... ever. I love how creative your room is.

TheRoseAlley said...

Great room feature! I'm working on taking pics of my home office makeover. Also your headboard is my fave, so pretty.

<3
-Aly @ www.therosealley.blospot.com

laura♥ said...

looks beautiful! <3

Sam said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my room post! Yours is lovely...i like the cushions!
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x