sea and sieve

gold part 2 | bedroom tour

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.

bookshelf and side table

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).

echeveria and junctus spiralis

terrarium, cactus, sedum nussbaumerianum and and books

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.

bed and bunting


gold boxes and books and cactus

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.

cabinet and crassula arborenscens

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.

mystery plant!

chest of drawers

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.

side table with echeveria, junctus spiralis and mini chillis

So that’s my gold-accented room! Thanks for letting me and my plants show you around!

This entry was published on 15 July 2015 at 9:30 pm. It’s filed under fujifilm xf1, interiors, secondhand and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “gold part 2 | bedroom tour

  1. Olivia on said:

    Simply stunning. I’ve never wanted out of my own room more, ah to be transported the the airy golden delights of your abode! This totally cracked me up: ‘celing’s loss is table’s gain’ 🙂

  2. I love your photography here – you have singlehandedly inspired me to get a pet succulent when we get home.

    Love the uncanny dress shot too. 🙂

    • Ah thanks that means a lot – I find it much trickier to do bright clean digital shots than my usual grainy film ones! Oh yes you must, I’m crazy about how lush and architectural they are.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: