Today, we'll wander over to my daughter's room. She has never "lived" in this room. We bought and remodelled the house right after she moved away for college. She "stays" in this room when she's home (just typing that kind of makes me teary). While it's a modern house in many aspects, I hope that I've added enough personal and vintage touches to stear clear of that cold feeling. I think, regardless of the style of your home, it should be filled with things that are meaningful to you.
Both my daughter and I slept on this bed while we were in high school (new mattress) It's been in our family for 30 years and I like that. The awesome glass and chrome side table was a $10 garage sale find. Nothing hanging over the bed yet. Two years now and I just haven't seen the "right" thing. I will eventually though, I'm not worried. The sliding glass door on the left there opens to a little enclosed patio that I forgot to take a photo of.
The next image shows what you would see if you were sitting on the bed. You can see the door to the closet. It use to be a side door to the house. It went to the outside. We added a walk-in closet so you wouldn't need dressers in the bedroom. The other door leads into a shared bathroom (a "jack-n-jill" if you will - hey that rhymes!). The chair, vintage find gift from my mother.
Let's take a closer look at what's hanging on the walls (almost always my favorite part of a room). This is an embroidery piece my grandmother made me when my daughter was born. I treasure it.
This watercolor was painted by an elderly neighbor of mine. I have a few pieces of hers. This one isn't even signed. I just liked it. I've been calling this woman Esther. Esther has moxie. Can't you just tell? The daughter doesn't care for it too much, she doesn't even know I've hung it in her room since she was last home. Well, she knows now. Embrace Esther daughter, she's wearing a pink swimsuit - your favorite color, and she has moxie, you love moxie! She's fishing, oh wait, we don't eat fish. Okay, she's at the ocean, you love the ocean.
Hanging on the wall by the bed are two vintage paintings the daughter picked out herself (at an estate sale). They are both done by Lara Orozco. I wasn't sure if I liked them at first but they've grown on me. She might never get them.
The opposite wall is framed vintage as well.
Those are vintage patterns. I picked up a box full at where else......an estate sale. Held on to them for a couple years. I LOVE them. By the way, I don't sew, just thought the women were fabulous.
Next to those fanstastic fashionistas is a girl many of us know and love...
Now, how darn cool is this? This is the lid to my Barbie case. It was my Barbie case back in the early 1970's and my daughter's Barbie case in the early 1990's. If you've got these things boxed up some where, I say, set them free. Get them out and enjoy them. Things like this...
This is what is on the lower shelf of the bedside table. That is my dad's 1st grade report card (I photoshopped his name out to protect his privacy). It sits on an old book which rests on a vintage suitcase that once held, what else, my daughtere's Barbie clothes. You know, they might actually still be in there! More vintage goodies are this acrylic lamp (also from my dear mom), a vintage horse vase and pill box and a little frame with our photo in it...
These embroidered pillows on the bed are also vintage. I'm starting to think there isn't a new or modern thing in this whole bedroom!
Oh sorry, there is. A new Martha Stewart throw on the end of the bed...
and these wall flats which I hate and we are going to be removing. Don't get me wrong, they are lovely and they add a nice texture to the white wall (my intention) but they aren't square and they don't stick and they've been driving me crazy for over a year - whew that was a bit to get out. They are still on the wall because it's behind the door and we just forget about it most of the time. This list of little things to still finish is long when you rebuild a house. Will it ever end? My poor husband, you have no idea the nagging.
Do you know the only thing missing from this room (okay BESIDES some artwork over the bed)?
This little face.
This little face is 24 now and just completed her first year of law school - CONGRATULATIONS baby!