Good afternoon Buttoneers! Today’s ‘Workspace Wednesday’ is a little different to usual as my ‘workspace’ is a little different. Last year, on what quite possibly was the hottest day of the year, my Fiancé and I decided to move our bed out of the master bedroom at the front of the house to the smaller back bedroom. The reason behind this was so that my studio (see here) wasn’t in the same room as where I went to sleep and I could switch off after work.
It was perfect, we now have a studio/office that we share and a smaller bedroom come reading snug with bookcases and cushions and warmth. Perfecto! Except for the fact that with the move around and the upheaval of things the bedroom now was practical and lacked a bit of styling.
So today, on this wet and windy English winter’s day, I decided to make this my workspace and do something about it.
And voilà! A warm feeling cosy place to read, relax and dream…I also wanted it to be a space for both of us that wasn’t too girly and was definitely fun. Something that showed a lovely mix of our loves…my florals and his…Batman.
I piled up my hat boxes from the studio and added them to the bedroom, which not only freed up space in there but added a nice mix of pattern to this room.
A few weekends (and blog posts) back we went to Ikea (you can read about this here) and I just had to buy the Monet ‘Waterlilies’ print as soon as I saw it. I am a huge Monet and impressionism fan but had no idea where to put the large 50×50 Ikea Ribba frame. I did love its deep box frame and warm grey colour though and knew it would click into place somewhere. I realised when I started this room that I had a few other prints and paintings that I had propped on the mantelpiece waiting to go on the wall that hadn’t been sorted yet but I had grown to really love them sat there. The blue hues of the Monet print also picked up the blues and greens of the tall print and the sky of the smaller one.
The tall print is a vintage ‘Arno’ called ‘Paris. La Seine au Pont Neuf’ and the small one is a beautiful charity shop find called ‘Mijas’ but I can’t find the artist name.
I love the Cotswold Lavender Photograph so much. We took our friend Charlie last summer and the whole area was beautiful. Charlie snapped this great photograph that we had printed on to a canvas. It is one of my all time favourites of my Fiancé and I as it really was captured spur of the moment and looks so relaxed (I suppose we were surrounded by lavender!)
His and Hers bedside tables.
This is just two of the four full bookcases we have in the house…and a handful of characters above them (we really are big kids)
Now you are pretty much full circle of the room tour and I am so happy with how the bedroom turned out with just a few added touches today and a bit of me playing art curator to just finish it all off. I painted the canvas below to keep in with the blue theme. It was originally to fill a space until I got around to painting it further but I like the different blue hues and gradients that make it look like the sea or the sky.
I do feel that this wall is maybe slightly unfinished and will have a think on how I can fill the space in keeping with the room. Watch this space!
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!