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silver seems to be one of those colours that divide people, along with gold. i think that, along with every other colour, you can wear a colour you don’t feel suits you. you just have to think about the details, rather than a bigger item. continue reading…
colour love – silver was last modified: 01:00 by laura redburn
well, this has been a long time coming! i have been waiting for a day where i have enough time to take proper photos, and that is also sunny/light enough that it doesn’t make my room look super dark.
my room is very much like my blog, and my work. lots of colour! as you can see i’m definitely not the sort of person that has a minimal look, and everything all super organised. i like to have everything in it’s place, but to others it might seem messy. organised chaos, right guys?
i’m definitely a fan of little ceramic animals, especially bunnies apparently, as i seem to have quite a few. the black one in the middle is a christmas present from the boyfriend, and it’s from jen collins’ ceramics shop.
i’ve needed a desk lamp for ages (i did used to have one, but it was so ugly & always cutting out). thanks to the lovely people at lighting majestic, i now have this chrome beauty, the ranger table lamp*.
it looks so classy, and the quality is fantastic. the weighted base is really useful as i’m super clumsy and knocking things over, and it really feels like it will last me many years to come. i also really love that you can change the lighting angle, both in the ..elbow? and the area by the top. good for when i need a little extra light in my photos or want to do a little night-time work.
just some of my art supplies, which take up a whole drawer in my chest of drawers. on the right i have paints and inks (though not my watercolours, i use those more so keep them closer) and on the left is spray paints, glues, and other miscellaneous supplies.
in the drawer above that i keep just some of my paper goods like sketchbooks to be used, coloured paper and some collage bits that don’t fit elsewhere. i have a lot of stationery. (and always collecting more, ha!)
i love this chest of drawers, because not only is it useful, but it used to belong to my gran, and she gave it to my dad, who gave it to me. this actually used to be in a different room, but it’s getting it’s full use in here for sure! every drawer is full of my supplies.
it’s too high for me to use as a desk, but i’ve gotten so used to using my lap or the floor that it doesn’t really bother me. i’d much rather have somewhere to store stuff at this point.
this area used to be a messy pile of boxes and paper goods, but since i got that little IKEA table it’s been transformed. i keep a couple boxes of paper underneath, as well as some books and random bits that don’t seem to belong anywhere else. on top is my printer, some gouache paints and other bits like my awesome hippo.
i hate my wardrobe with a passion, but we’re not allowed to paint over or replace it, so i just stick images to it, kind of like a mood board. the camera is broken, but i still like looking at it. i have an olympus XA as well, which i love but that too is broken and i can’t afford to get either fixed right now. i really want an olympus trip 35 too. they’re not particularly expensive but ..y’know.
just below my wardrobe is a pile of collage bits i need to sort and a half finished round wooden box i’m adding some collage and paint to.
these shelves from IKEA are really useful too. i have no idea where i kept most of my stuff before i had it! i keep meaning to paint it, but never seem to get round to it.
on the top shelf is random bits, a box full of fabric and some framed pictures. also my wooden hand which is missing a thumb! the middle shelf has my makeup on (which is mostly lipsticks), some paintbrushes and a little pot of perfume samples i’ve collected over the years.
the bottom shelf is just books that don’t fit on my main bookshelf, and infront of that i have another pile of books, and my typewriter on top. i’ve been tempted to spray paint it a teal colour, but i shall resist.
other than my chair piled with clothes which is underneath this mirror, my bedside chest of drawers (which i hate and really need to replace) that’s pretty much it! hope you enjoyed this little nosey into my bedroom.
i was sent the lamp to review, but all thoughts and words are my own.
room tour! was last modified: 13:40 by laura redburn
mint, plus a bit of duck egg blue, whoops! didn’t notice that one until afterwards. mint is kind of a umm …subsidiary? (ha!) of turquoise, which is my favourite colour so i love it almost entirely on that basis.
when i was younger i hated pastels with a passion, but mint is one i’ve always been a fan of. i’ve always particularly liked a bit of mint in home decor, like the planters or the mug below. also, seriously wanting those minty vans! perfect for spring, huh?
besides turquoise, cobalt is probably my favourite colour. it’s more than just blue, isn’t it? it’s very special i think. it looks especially stunning in stained glass, and on porcelain i think.
to me, cobalt is one of those colours looks good on everything, whether it be small details, or colour blocking in full force. it’s just one of those colours that makes me feel so good, and isn’t that something colour should be – a source of happiness?