I have ALWAYS had a large collection of clothing. (please note that most do not fit right now - more about that later) but ever since I was a tween, I had the innate ability to collect and store ridiculous amounts of apparel. Women are gatherers right? And boy, did I gather.
So, when we bought this big beautiful house - with four bedrooms and a basement screaming for remodeling, Jeremy gave me a precious gift. He got the walk in closet and I got a bedroom...to store clothes. My good friend, Julia appointed it "the dressing room".
This dressing room has seen its share of ups and downs. When we first moved in, Jeremy literally took everything I owned from my parents house and shoved it into this room. If something got caught in the way, it was packed in there too. After we organized it, I felt like I had a whole new wardrobe. That was an excellent day.
So now, I am at a crossroads. I want this to be a dressing room...but I also want to be able to lounge and read and house an occasional overnight guest in there as well. And sure, we have a guest bedroom...and not so many guests. But when it rains, it pours. And on top of all that - I need a moody room. A place to just let my attitude get some breathing room. A place where I can be cranky. A place where I can play dress up. And a place where Jer can't see me slipping my "hottie dress" on over my uber-restrictive beige colored undergarments. I think it would help our marriage (not that you have anything to worry about - just helping keep the romance alive, people!)
First thing I need is a plan.
- I need to
get rid ofpare down on the clothing and shoes that doesn't fit.
- I need to only buy stuff that is ON the moodboard or substitute for a moodboard item.
- I need to toss old, stained, or ugly clothing.
- I need to stick to the plan.
Here is my plan for the room -
1 - Mark this sucker off the list - I already have the drapes. Curtesy of Ikea.
2 - Ikea is my go to store - and since the wardrobers are the only thing in the moodroom...we could totally feel at ease getting a matching chest. I still have to do a bit of measuring but this 6-drawer version could probably fit in somewhere...and provide a bit more storage.
3 - I love Etsy. And I think this hand felted alpaca pillow is fantastic. It is handmade by a little shop called FeltedStyle's and I love it. Don't love the price. But love the pillow.
4 - The overlapping squares daybed is just square enough to be hip. I love this bed - I will take it in white please or brown will do - but either way - please be mine! It looks like a lounger and functions like a bed. Wowee! And I am committed to this thing...I already bought the bolsters. Now I just need the bed, matress and mattress cover.
6 - WAHOO - WHAT?! WHAT??! WOO WOO! celebrate with me! this fab light is already mine!! shake your toosh - watch yourself!
7 - This antique bronze pendant table lamp makes me smile. Its like the Shirley Temple of lamps with an adorable price tag as well.
8 - The laundry room is downstairs. Most of the laundry is upstairs and on the floor. We don't have hampers. That is why this cute laundry bag with stand from Ikea made the cut. I could fit three of them in Jeremy's closet and maybe even one in mine? And the case of the dirty towels is solved.
9 - I got Pax wardrobes from Ikea - and I can not wait to buy the fabulous doors. Only problem with that is the price - they are a pretty penny - $110 for one door plus the cost of knobs or handles.
10 - This pale pink is already painted - but I probably could touch it up. It is the only room in the house that is pink and will stay that way. It helps the mood.
Ok - so while I am dreaming about that West Elm daybed, tell me the dish on where you go to get your funk out...your moodroom...your escape from it all. Is it the bathtub with the door locked...cause that is my runner up...ok, spill it...