I am back with the long promised before-after pictures of my home. The first up in the series is the bedroom simply coz it's the only room that is fully done up. I never imagined it'd take me so much time to get the place looking the way I want it to. But I guess patience is a virtue, right?
So without further ado, here it is...
My favourite part of this room is that it has three large windows that give us lots of natural light. The trees outside not only add a beautiful element of green but also keep peeping Toms at bay. It's also perfect these days to watch the monsoon rain splash around.
I painted one of the walls in the room ochre and the rest is off-white, so the windows have been dressed up in a yellow Benarasi fabric with off-white motifs on it. The effect is absolutely brilliant. This palette also acts as a base for me to bring into the room, other earthy shades that I love, without sticking to a rigid colour theme.
The bed and the bedside tables have been designed by me.
The headboard has different kinds of wood inlaid in teak to create a simple striped pattern that's natural looking. The bedsides are both different...my side has an open shelf because at any given point I am reading at least three different books and I like to keep them close at hand, without cluttering the table top
The table on my husband's side has a louvered door that has been polished in different natural shades to match the headboard of the bed. Besides, to keep my own sanity, I didn't want to give him any shelves that were open and clearly visible for all to see
The image below shows the entry way into the room, before we moved in. The blank wall adjacent to it is the one where I have created a little dressing space and a gallery of family picture frames
There wasn't too much space in the room once the bed and bedsides were placed so I had to create a wall mounted unit using a large mirror, few shelves and a narrow table, quite similar to what I had in my previous house. I do miss not having a proper dresser to stack all my trinkets, jewellery, make-up etc.
Now I just have to be very neat and keep everything stashed away in my wardrobe.
The glass cups hanging from the side of the mirror, hold a couple of my everyday items like clips, bands, rings and earrings. Its one of my favourite DIYs using just a jute rope to string together a bunch of glass cups/ jars...
One of my prized purchases is an antique styled wooden chest with iron clamps and hinges. It sits by the bedside, against the ochre wall and is used to stow away quilts and covers
Last but not the least, is my family wall of fame. I have shared it in one of my posts before. It's a bunch of different coloured photo frames that I have collected from different places, and I just love how all of them come together.
So that's a wrap for now. I do hope it has been worth the wait and that you guys enjoyed this part of my home. I will be back with more soon, meanwhile I'd love to hear what you think about it.