I love changing things up. I never buy comforters, only duvets because I get bored with the same ones. I do try to stick to the same color scheme that way I don’t have to change everything out and all the new items are cohesive with the old ones. I love earthy tones, stripes, and shades of gray. I especially like antiques. I’ve been in antique heaven down here in the South. There is literally an antique store on every block. They’re like the Starbucks of the south. But when I’m not shopping at antique stores, I’m at Target or Homegoods.
Above my bed is a painting that my parents had before I was even born. It’s an originial Giovanni Camprio peice. He was was well known artist, born in Rome in 1915 and later died in 1999. All of his work consisted of mediterranean seascape scenes with sailboats. It’s one of my favorite pieces of art. Now the wind chime elephants on the other hand were $3.99 at Homegoods.
I finally got around to painting the bedroom. I went with Elephant gray, not because I’m obsessed with elephants, but because I really liked the tone. It wasn’t too dark, but it wasn’t too light. It matched up with my bedspread and looked good with my charcoal drapes.
Everyone has a different style and decorating is a way to express it!
I was tired of using my kitchen table or bed as a desk. I threw out my desk years ago when I left Chicago. It was an old antique but way to bulky and hard to move. I bought this cute little white desk at Target a couple days ago and bought the chair there as well. I looked at home goods chairs, and Pier Ones, but liked this solid gray one the best.
My mirror is from Italy. My parents used to live there and my dad brought it over to the States when they left as well as a hand carved grandfather clock. I convinced them to give me the mirror, but my mom wants to be buried with her clock. She loves it so much and I don’t blame her. I’ve seen a lot of mirrors like this on Pinterest painted, but I don’t have the heart to paint over the original gold.
Remember when I drew this elephant, I still haven’t blown it up on canvas yet! i need to do that with a gray background and white lines.
I ended up painting the canvas I had gold and gray, but that’s not what I had planned for it. After this post, I’m going to work on getting my elephant printed out.
My little elephant on my desk and the globe is from Homegoods. I find that I work harder when I sit at a desk and I stay a lot more organized.
When I was at Homegoods, I saw this huge elephant canvas made with watercolors and I fell in love. It was GIANT, at least 75 inches. I took a picture of it because I’m going to use it as motivation and paint my own version.
I’m still trying to decide where to hang my other paintings. I may put them in the living room instead of my bedroom. I don’t know if I want to put it back behind my bed or keep the painting up. What do you think?
My duvet is from Ikea, my pillows and throw blankets are from Homegoods and Pier One.
Grumples always finds his way to the camera.
& little Tino
When I’m shopping for my room, I use my color sheet. I know it may sound silly, but I printed the color strip out and I use it to match things like blankets, pillows, or paintings.