Dear world, welcome to my bedroom. In my last post about Chatsworth I confessed to my dragonish love of the colour gold, and promised you a glimpse into my own tiny golden-themed thrifted world. So here we are!
I haven’t the time, equipment, or — let’s be honest — skill to make it look Apartment-Therapy stunning, so I hope you appreciate honesty in interior design posts. And I know, I know, there are a couple of treacherous silver-coloured things present – given enough time I’ll find a gold lamp I can afford, and until then I’ll just have to hope that Midas stops by.
Most of the things you can see above are second-hand – my favourites being the straw shoulder bag (Paris flea market), the picnic basket (vintage shop in my home town), the terrarium (car-booted gift from my boyfriend’s eagle-eyed parents), the binoculars (my own car boot find) and the green sewing box under the gold fairy lights (my grandmother’s, a gift from my mother).
The gold planter with the junctus spiralis in was originally plain white from a charity shop, but a pot of gold paint soon sorted that out. Elizabeth I is my hero for many reasons but an important one is that she knew how important it was to get as much gold on every bit of her clothes as was possible, as her portraits show.
The gold bunting is something I threw together in a fit of disgust with the blank wall, but I’ve grown rather attached to it. The gold boxes are actually ceiling lampshades — can you imagine how amazing they’d look! — but it was only when I got them home from the car boot that I realised I couldn’t install them in our rented house. So ceiling’s loss is table’s gain.
The small mirrored cabinet was the perfect charity-shop find to house all my goldish treasures – including this weekend’s bargain from a vintage shop, a miniature telescope that actually extends and works! I’m going to make it into a necklace.
Modesty aside, I love the way that the gilt highlights in this part of the room complement my pet succulents. In the morning light, everything glows green and gold, and it never fails to make me smile.
So that’s my gold-accented room! Thanks for letting me and my plants show you around!