brb, i just barfed everywhere.
my landlord (a good friend) and his girlfriend lived here right before we did. it’s a two bedroom apartment and they used this smaller bedroom as his girlfriend’s walk-in closet. which, SWOON, but having only two bedrooms it seems absolutely ridiculous to use an entire room for CLOTHING. the apartment is SMALL, and we had to get REAL clever with storage and space-saving. also what is it with humans who don’t give a care about the wall colour?! this is a total purple-poop-nightmare.
in any case dan and i immediately agreed to use the smaller room as our bedroom- we really only use it to sleep, store some clothes, watch big love, and do it. we’re really only in there if we’re naked or sleeping, so why use the bigger bedroom for that? it just seemed silly.
i’m pretty big on neutrals/greens, can you tell?
i painted out the walls olive green, and touched up the baseboards with white.
i know most people would 100% disagree, but there’s nothing i love more than an unmade bed. our bed that’s been slept in- its wrinkled sheets, big duvets, and pillows that smell of laundry and my boyfriend’s neck… it’s the most comforting thing in the world.
we decided against curtains in the bedroom because the we’re higher up than our neighbours so they don’t see my boobs while i sleep, and the windows let in such amazing sunlight. it’s awesome waking up to natural light like that.
that closet is piled high with dan’s nice shirts, all of our jackets and coats, and a few boxes of keepsakes. the black sheer panel was bought at ikea; two for $10.
my brother and i have each had that dresser in our bedroom at some point- red, when he was a baby, and black when i was a teenager. when we moved, i painted it white and kept the knobs black. i’m completely in love with the final effect! dan uses this for all his clothes (i have a wardrobe for all of my clothes in the mancave)
again, more $2 frames and favourite artists’ pictures.
my lovely sister-in-law painted me that fabulous owl canvas for christmas last year.
my landlord left us that white expedit shelf! it has been a total lifesaver- one ikea bin holding all of my undernothings, a second holding all my bathing suits/tights/spanx/socks, and a third holding all my sewing stuff. the rest of the shelves are filled with books, vhs films, decorations, an ipod dock/alarm clock, dan’s old blue doc martens, etc…
that nautical lamp is vintage, bought online from kijiji for about $20. the blue scarf on top was thrifted.
again with the “keep calm and carry on” print- a personal favourite.
the small tv stand was passed down from my parents, originally natural wood, then black, and now white.
this is one of my favourite rooms in the house- a nice mix of vintage, thrifted, and modern. it always smells like vanilla, and makes me feel so warm and safe.