Wednesday, 29 July 2015

My oasis. House tour part 4. ~featuring my feet~

I did something crazy. I bought a red rug. What?? Me? The girl with the red aversion? The thing is, the red aversion was not a calculated thing, it just happened. I wanted a new area rug for my bedroom so that I could move some things around and fix up my studio area, I had a budget, and this gorgeous retro red circle rug was my definite favourite in my price range. So I bought it, and second guessed my choice for about 24 hours. I am happy to say that this red area rug and I are now in love.

My bedroom and I have been in love for a long time. Something I don't understand, is when people neglect their bedroom. It makes me think that they have low self esteem and makes me want to hug them (and I am not a huggy person). If this is you, and your bedroom is depressing, send me an email and we will set up a time for me to come help you. Really, everyone deserves an oasis. I keep my bedroom clean and clutter free at ALL TIMES, I am so strict about it. The entire house can be a disaster, but my bed will be made (this is often the case). This room is my oasis, where I send myself if I need a "time out." It is really simple, nothing special, a comfy bed and a place for my clothes. Obviously, I share this room with Husband. It is also his favourite room. Plus, this room houses my children's favourite trampoline!

My bedroom is one of the rooms that I did not get to painting. I tend to favour bold colours, so I hated this pale buttery yellow. I had plans to paint this room white, but something happened... the colour grew on me. It is such a peaceful shade, and we get a lot of sunlight, which gives the room a happy glow. Now, I love it. I also now own a red area rug, so life is full of surprises. 

Hand-me-down dresser from my mom. Years ago, I distressed it and whitewashed it, I was going through a strange time in my life (decor wise). Recently, I spray painted the drawer knobs silver, and I actually really like the end result. I have had people in Instagram ask me where I bought this dresser, so I guess it looks okay! The yellow mirror was also something inexpensive that I painted.  

So I like scarves...

My favourite quote and mantra by William Henry Channing, printed on a photo I took.

"To live content with small means: to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages with open heart, to study hard, to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden, and unconscious grow up through the common... this is my symphony."

His and her's closets. Thank goodness for good storage!

Vintage sewing kit from the 1950s.

Baby K's hands when he was just 1 year old. I have since learned that this is the size of hands you are supposed to have when you are 5. 

Husband's readings. Love that guy.

My view when I am chilaxing on my bed, something I would like to do more. Trees, and always a stranger's car parked in the shade (we have an A+ parking spot out there).

If you need to find me, I will be hiding in my room staring at my newly acquired red decor item and wondering what other surprises are in store for me!

P.S. Yes, my headboard is an area rug from Ikea, for more wacky wall art, check out this...Most of my Living Happens Here.


  1. Beautiful bedroom! You have inspired me to work on mine!

  2. Thanks Sarah! Send me pics- I am snoopy! Ha ha!

  3. I love my bedroom, too. Home Depot BEHR Pebble Beach is very restful. Minimum of things and wall art. Sleep. Relax. Read. Love. It is the right tone. I love that you seem to have a good grasp on gratitude.

    1. Sounds like we both have the bedroom thing figured out. It's such an important room!