I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before, but I really love the process of decorating, organizing, and nesting. We moved a lot when I was a kid (ten times) and I kept the trend going throughout college living in a dorm and two separate apartments. I've found that making a home for myself is so soothing while still being a creative challenge that keeps my brain busy. My friends and I literally used to re-arrange my room/furniture for fun during sleepovers and it's something that I still really enjoy.
Revamping and putting together my first post-college room was a huge labor of love that would not have been possible without the help of my decorating partner slash Mom and personal mover slash Dad, so massive shout-out to my incredible parents for all of their help. I really can't thank them enough! Without further ado, here's my room!
// bear with me for a photo heavy post, folks //
My bedding was a huge part of my room revamp. I finally ditched my (too-small) purple comforter from college in favor of a crisp white duvet with grey trim. It gives my room such a calm, soothing vibe that I wish I would have done this years ago! I randomly found my bedding (and furry blanket!) at Marshalls, but I really love this set from Parachute Home Bedding! The headboard was a hand-me-down that I snagged from our guest house and I'm digging how it really makes my bed the focal point of the room!
My bedside table and dresser got a pretty make-over thanks to, who else, my mom! I've had the set since I was like sixteen months old, so it was definitely time for an upgrade! She totally surprised me by hand-painting the details gold and adding gorgeous new knobs from Anthopologie (that I'm completely obsessed with). Such a touching labor of love that I will always cherish and appreciate. :)
Two of my main Christmas presents were this white desk (that's been my wish-list for years) and tufted bench. I wasn't planning on using them together, but they seriously look like they were made for each other! I also love the way the bench fabric completely matches my headboard- totally not planned! I finally have a space to work and blog that feels like me and I couldn't be more thrilled about it! Huge thanks to
my Dad Santa and brother his elves for getting/assembling my dream desk! XOXO
Thanks to my Grammy for giving me her vintage pineapple bookends- they hold some of my favorite sources for inspiration. Oh, and how fun are my monogrammed mint julep cup (currently holding sprigs from my Christmas tree #rip) and Design Darling business card holder together? Two other fun gifts that make my desk a happy place.
Next I'm going to style my dresser and buy this tassel garland to hang above my desk. I'd also love to paint the walls light grey and add some curtains. I have a feeling my room is always going to be a bit of a "work in progress"- but that's okay! I'm loving the way it is right now, and am so happy to have a place to call my own! xo