I am loving going to sleep at night. I am loving the feel of a coastal bedroom. A little bit of me still doesn’t think I’ve got the shade of blue quite right. But unlike previous shades this is one I love. And I love feeling like I am all at sea.
There’s a lyric, from Mrs Potter’s Lullaby “If you’ve never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame”. And that’s how a feel about home. The beauty of our view. That my mind is able to escape. That on days when I can’t escape the four walls of my office, I can finish with a quick walk to look out beyond the channel and feel a sense of perspective.
And whilst our bedroom is at the front of the home, overlooking the street rather than the sea. I love that the sense of peace is a part of the room. This sense is felt fully in this canvas, capturing everything that I love about the coast.And I worked out that the blue floral bedding was definitely too much. Whilst I don’t feel grown up enough for the crisp white sheets which adorn hotel beds, there was a need for pale.
I managed to find a throw and cushions to make the bed feel a little luxurious, although it’s still not there. Whilst I wanted to throw in some pink I’m not feeling it, so I’m waiting for payday to see what else I can find.One of my more random meetings of the last month was at TfL’s offices at St James’s Park. I quickly recalled why I am not made for working in an office, given this office was within a few steps of Tiger and Paperchase. I couldn’t resist some gorgeous china pieces in Tiger.
The room is now accessorised with a mishapen, large mug for my morning cup of coffee along with bowls and dishes to store make-up and jewellery.
And for the first time, we have bedside lamps. I can’t remember the first time I fell in love with tripod lighting, but it’s been a bit of an obsession. Whilst the room isn’t big enough for me to justify a floor lamp, I found these table lamps in Wayfair. They perfectly suit the room, and whilst they do have a large base, they prevent me from stacking too much on my bedside table.Perfectly flattering the room is a pendant light fitting from First Choice Lighting. Our previous light fitting had been with me since my flat in Manchester. When I choose pieces I love I tend to find it hard to give them up. The room overhaul has seen me part with both my light fitting and curtains (although I suspect they will be repurposed when I get around to decorating the guest room).
I really struggled with a light fitting to feel a part of this room. I didn’t want a shade, but something which would accentuate the room without overpowering the feeling. And I wanted to stay with chrome and silver rather than copper or gold.
This chrome geometric fitting feels absolutely perfect. I love that I can have an edison light bulb, that it doesn’t distract from the rest of the room. But in spite of it feeling at home in the room, it is a feature. We have left the braided ceiling flex low (despite cutting lots off) to create attention without loosing the feeling of peace.And it feels like we’re getting there. Our wardrobes have been emptied to get rid of the clothes which will never fit no matter how loved. I am in the process of decluttering my jewellery box given I wear the same jewellery for months on end.
So there’s more to come. As I figure out how the rest of the room looks. And why I insist on hoarding so much.
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