29 November 2010

a peek inside my bedroom.

“If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” - William Morris. I absolutely adore this quote, it's ever so true!  Photobucket
As some of you may know, I live in a cosy one bedroom council flat (not a sky rise, just a two storey flat) with my mum, and a couple of years ago she ever so lovingly moved out of our bedroom to let me have my very own room. As it's the only bedroom in the flat, it means it's rather big and has two built in wardrobes (one for me, one for my mum!), and in the last couple of months I have nearly got it the way I want it - filled with many lovely secondhand finds, William Morris prints, floral patterns, frames, hat boxes, cushions, magazines, books, and pretty bits and bobs. My room used to be more floral and girly, but now I'm taking the more antique, vintage and eclectic look.
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Of course my hobo jumper is the pride and joy of my wardrobe, hanging in it's rightful place at the front with all of my other knitwear, along with my most worn pieces folded on the shelves below. I bought the large gold frame in one of my favourite charity shops for three pounds, the matching hat boxes were five pounds and the floral hatbox was just fifty pence. The lovely, possibly vintage, suitcase was completely free, I found it just left outside my flat one day, so couldn't resist taking it for myself! The cabinet on the right holds a wooden divider (£1.50), a William Morris print folder (£1.25), a shoebox full to the brim with postcards, a few art books, House & Garden magazines (20p each) and a 1975 issue of Vogue I bought for just two pounds! This is definitely my favourite corner of my bedroom!Photobucket
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I started to collect Vogue magazines in 2007 and since 2008 I forbade myself from ripping them up for collages, as they will be lovely things to look back on in the future. I think they make quite a lovely display in my wardrobe, but goodness me it is such an effort when I move them from one side of my room to the other! On display I also have some of my favourite secondhand books; the Collins Road Atlas (I ripped out the lovely map of London to put in my gold frame inside my wardrobe) was £1.50, The first Audrey Hepburn book was £5, the second was a gift, the third was a £1 and the William Morris book at the end was £1. Anyway, I think that I shall leave it has that, I hope you like my bedroom as much as I do! What does your bedroom look like, or what do you wish it looked like? Love, Jazzabelle. P.S. Yes, yes, I know it's not quite December yet, but I was actually going to post this on Wednesday but I just couldn't wait, hehe! Edit: Forgot to mention that I recently done an interview for Cellardoor Magazine's blog, please do take a look to find out what I can't live without and some tips for charity shopping!

48 comments:

  1. The map in the frame is such a fab idea. Its a quirky touch, and the frame is beautiful. x

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  2. Oh goodness, I love your room! So very you and perfectly beautiful. You have many wonderful treasures, and it’s great to see them on display. It seems you have really put a lot of effort into making a unique space. Loved this post xx

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  3. I love poking around other people's houses and your room is just lovely! I'm a big fan of framed maps,there's something so intricate and beautiful about them. Thanks for sharing your space, William Morris was a genius. xxx

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  4. Aw it's so nice to see your creative side in your bedroom, and it's so neat! Would I be ok if I copied this idea for my Tumblr blog and take some nice pictures of my own room? Then you can see my room :) xox

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  5. I love your room :). My room isn't decorated yet as I'm trying to finish my living room (stupid fireplace!) but once it is I will share with my readers.

    I find it hard to throw away old glossies as well - drives my mum mental when she comes to visit - heehee..

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  6. I love your room! I love rooms that just have interesting things in them on display. Oh and I want that suitcase!

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  7. your room looks really cosy and it suits you down to the ground. mine on the other hand, not so much. i've always had the box room in my mums house, in the attic. the length on a 6ft bed plus another foot and the width is prob 6th aswell. it's just got white paper and brown carpet. along with my mac and my manic pinboard. now i have started decorating another room in my house as my gran passed away about 2 years ago but i've never finished it. i painted the whole room white, including the celing and one wall bright turquoise. that's where all my clothes are, still no carpet though.

    being 3 floors up is cool though, i can see for miles and miles

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  8. great post hun!! love seeing a little glimpse into your life and your fabulous interior style :) xo

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  9. Looking at these from the comfort of my own room at my parents house makes me think about how important it is to make your space your own. Whilst I love my room, compared to you I have just been plain lazy in decorating it. I still haven't done much beyond putting all my stuff in it and buying a giant antique bed (beautiful but deceptively uncomfortable). I'm moving to my own flat after Christmas and will be doing some serious redecoration... Inspired by this glimpse you have given us into your unique boudoir.

    Where are you doing your art foundation btw? X

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  10. Aw you're room is so cute and homey I love it when a person's personality shines through everything they do :) I love the framed London map too - such a great idea! x

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  11. oh Jazz! that William Morris quote is also one of my favourite quotes ever :D

    Your room is beautiful, I love everything in it! x

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  12. These are such lovely photos x

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  13. your bedroom is beautiful, and i love the vintage/antique theme!

    lots of love, lizzi xxxx

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  14. What an amazing room! THIS is what i wish my room looked like, ha. Mine hasnt been decorated since i was about 11 :/ xx

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  15. I love the map... I can just stare at them for hours, always picking out some new detail! I love your room and well done on keeping it so tidy! Mine constantly looks messy no matter how hard i try! x

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  16. your room is so beautiful! you are very lucky xxxx

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  17. Hey, just want to say that your blog is lovely, as is your room! Flair for interior design as well as fashion eh?!
    xx

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  18. Wow, your room is my idea of heaven. Exactly what I'm hoping for when I get my own place :)

    Rosie x

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  19. That William Morris quote is far too true! Aww, that's so nice of your mum to let you have your own room. You must feel very lucky. I'm loving the look you've gone for with your bedroom. It's got a nice vibe about it. I adore your little floral hatbox - too cute. My bedroom isn't very interesting at all. Just duck egg and floral. I'll be moving out next year though so that's where the fun starts, haha. I read your interview. It was certainly lovely. Have a lovely week.

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  20. your room is so perfect and quaint! that's so nice of your mother to let you have it to yourself :) i love all the little items you have here and there and the vogue magazines make it all the more perfect :)


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  21. I love it, so cute & quirky! Your room indeed :)
    x

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  22. i adore your room! absolutely perfect! and that quote is brilliant!

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  23. This is so utterly beautiful... My room is close to being exactly how i want it too. Its so satisfying when you get it exactly how you want it.
    xxx

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  24. i think this may have inspired me to do a 'peek inside my bedroom' post! i love your room, it looks so cosy, x

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  25. What a lovely room you have there! I love William Morris too. It is a secret dream of mine to live in the Red House once.

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  26. Nice room! You have some great things and it looks very cosy. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and has to put up with all his boy things appearing all over the house!

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  27. What a beautiful room! That's so sweet of your mum, giving you your own space. Love all the William Morris about! I just bought a beautiful paper blanks book with one of his designs on it, it's gorgeous. x

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  28. Aw, I love your room...your so organised. And your Mum sounds so lovely!

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  29. Your room looks lovely. You've definately got that organised chaos thing going on! Like how your shoes are on display- I'd like to do that but once I've worn them they get chucked all over the place!

    x

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  30. I LOVE your room! Everything is so personal, it makes the room really unique and interesting :) x

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  31. Your room looks so inspiring! I used to collect Vogue but turned to other magazines of late...but agree they really are timeless.

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  32. Your room looks lovely! I only have a room at uni so it is full with all my clothes and knick knacks...I literally have things everywhere- photos, important things and pretty things too :) I might do a post now- you have inspired me to show off my room (might have to tidy it first though!!) Thank you for your lovely comment too- I would love to see you layer your velvet Tesco dress with the hobo jumper ;)

    Maria xxx

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  33. This is such a beautiful room. I love the framed map. And the Audrey Style book! :) I have a copy myself from our local library book sale and I always feel really inspired after looking through it.

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  34. Lovely bedroom and if only these sweaters could be mine !

    See U !

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  35. Your room looks so nice! This is pretty much how I WISH my messy room looked! I love the framed map.

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  36. your room is gorgeous and how i would have mine if i could <333
    the william morris makes it look extra vintage ;) xx

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  37. I love your blog, will follow you!!!
    xx

    johanna, sweden
    art

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  39. Thank you for you comment Hun. I love this post and the look of your room, very stylish x

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  40. Awe, what a cool wardrobe! :) And it's so neatly organized! I don't even have a closet, so my clothes are all over my bedroom ... complete chaos! I'll have one in my new home, though, so I'm very excited (about that and moving, hehe).

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment! It meant a lot to me :).

    Hope you're having a great week!

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  41. Beautiful photos m'dear, your room looks so lovely, I aodre the antique feel, and the way you've showcased your collection of jumpers ;)

    I collect fashion mags too like Elle and Vogue and I still find it hard resisting ripping the pages out, the editorials are so inspirational...
    I guess my room's perfectly tidy on one side and absolutely cluttered on the other, there's no real theme other than chaos, tehe.

    x

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  42. haha stack of vogues looks so familiar; ditto on the no longer collage-ing with them (i buy a second copy if absolutely necessary) and also on the difficulties of moving them around :\

    i had to bring some back in my suitcase from the other side of the world and they weigh like a ton!

    lovely room in general xx

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  43. love the jumper. i'm always going in charity shops too.
    & the v&a looove that place (:
    your room is so original <3

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  44. I once again have so many posts of yours to catch up on! hehe. Your room looks so snug, and they say you can tell a lot from a person about their habitation. From this, I'd say you are incredibly organised first off! I'm holding a giveaway you might like miss! Hope you're a happy bean, good to see you posting more regularly again :)jazzy ♥

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  45. Some really beautiful touches, especially the map.

    All my pre-2007 Vogues are butchered too ... even my Millenium Kate Moss edition! (I was an early reader, at 10. These days I have to keep them all hidden from my little sister's prying eyes and sticky fingers.

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  46. Love this post, I love having a sneaky look round people's rooms! I keep meaning to do one for my new house. I especially love your suitcases, I love vintage suitcases! Your room is so neat, too, I am impressed. :)

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