Because I’m a right nosy beggar, I thought it’d be a nice idea to start a little series about my favourite bloggers and their homes. My favourite room is our lounge; the place where we eat together (the dining table and chairs are at one end), relax together and play together, it’s where I get my work done and also where I snuggle down in the evenings with my crochet, books and box sets. I’ve always been interested in what makes someone love one particular room more than any of the others, so I emailed some of my favourite bloggers and asked them if they’d like to appear in the series. Happily, quite a few said yes, so this week we’re starting with the lovely Kat from Kat Got the Cream. Over to you, Kat!
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
Like Vicky, I have a bit of a bed linen addiction and love mixing and matching
all my thrifted pillowcases with new duvets like this one from Orla Kiely. I
try to source vintage curtains from eBay if I can too but it’s not always easy
to get the right print in the right size so these ones were new from Dunelm Mill (but still in the ‘granny
chic’ style). I wanted a pair that would provide a good backdrop to any of my
textile prints but still pick up the overall yellow theme and flower motif of
the room. I love the pale lemon colour which casts a lovely light into the room
when the sun shines and the over-sized white rose pattern is very me (if you’re
going to go big, go really big, I say).
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!