Last year I did the lowest of low-budget interventions to my bedroom in a share house, and entered it in the Inside Out Magazine interior design competition. It now features in a gallery of ‘standout entries’! I am chuffed, however small-time this event may seem!
All the stuff you see here comes from ikea, second-hand stores, ebay and hardware stores.
The blinds are actually total block-out blinds. The house was on a fairly busy street corner and car headlights would beam straight into our bedroom as cars rounded the corner. Also weekend naps were difficult with low, hot, western sun making us hot, bothered and cranky. Enter blackness and tranquility. Bliss!
Briefcase sourced from wheelie-bin.
I am embracing the inconvenient convenience of this phone outlet.
Yes, the black wardrobes look a little brown-doggy in this photograph. Most of the time they don’t look that streaky, I promise. It would have been a lot easier to simply paint them in opaque black paint, but I basically wanted it to still have a hint of timber showing through. And eww, the drawers look really red. I don’t have a better photograph though.
We now live in London and the bones of the bedroom are being enjoyed (I hope) by another housemate.
“Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It’s all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary.”—Chuck Palahniuk, Diary (via tiportiff)