I have been having so much fun going through old photos the last few days, so I wanted this post to be a continuation of the last post I posted. In my last post I showed and talked about the transformation of our old up stairs living room through the years, but this time I will show how my own style changed through the years; Welcome to my old childhood bedroom.
These pictures are from 1996, the year I turned 13 years old, and were taken just after my parents bough our home. I was so excited about getting a new and much bigger bedroom, but most of all about getting to design my very first room. I don’t think I have ever been as proud as what I was about the end result of this room, it was really everything I had wanted and more.
In trend with time times I wanted my walls dark burgundy, my white bed was painted dark green and all my new furniture was made of untreated natural wood. The white bedspread was crocheted by my grandmother (a bedspread that’s very dear to my heart and which I still have today) and the curtains was made by my mother.
In 2003 I returned home to my bedroom after having been away 9 months long for a language school in California. I was at this point getting older and wanted a more grown up space, but at the same time the room should serves a place for me to study.
I could sadly enough only find one single picture of the room from this time (which was just before I got my first digital camera), but to describe the room: All the walls were painted white, I kept all my untreated natural wood furniture, but added a new and bigger bed with a bedspread in navy blue, white and red (which I made myself) and new navy blue sofa.
In 2009 I once again returned back home after a stay in California, but this time after 5 years of studying at California State University, Northridge. After 5 years of studying Interior Design there was no question in my mind, the room had be redesigned and I wanted the room to be much brighter.
I spent days preparing and painting the ceiling, but the end result does not only make the room look much larger, but through the use of high glossy paint, the ceiling reflects the light in a much better. All my old untreated natural wood furniture were sold way and new and more time right pieces from IKEA were added.
On the other side of the room I created a great place for reading and a fun wall displaying pictures and art from and off my little sister. And as you can see did grandma’s crocheted bedspread make it into this room too, but here serving as a decorative element.
I think is very important to incorporate special finds or memories into our interiors. The California Sign I got as a graduation present from the wonderful family I know in California, and will always be an important part of my home. On the table I have a picture of my little sister and I, silk roses in a soft pink color, a fun lamp from IKEA and on the wall in the back ground two gold angles that’s has been on the wall in my bedroom since I was little.
These two old hat boxes are also two pieces that I just love! I think it’s so great to incorporate unique finds or heirloom pieces into your interior, and these two brings history and different and exciting textures to the room. Love, love, love, these hat boxes!!!
Through these last two post I have learned how important it is to take pictures and to hold on to those pictures. Our minds might remember what everything used to look like, but when we want to tell others about it, pictures will go much further than words. Two pictures too many is much better than two pictures not taken!