Somehow for about seven plus years, our room has never received much attention. It was always liveable, but rather sad looking. Sad pedestals, no headboard…

Needless to say that when we moved into our (first grown-up) home in April 2015, I wanted to give our room some special attention. The ‘shell’ was lovely to start off with – a huge bonus; walk-in closet, en suite bathroom & a mountain view, but it had to be personalised. So, today I’d like to share the first probably many before & afters from our (grown up) home. This is not a very drastic make-over, but I’m still pleased with the outcome.

Our room: the ‘before’

The previous owners were great at decorating, except that their style was absolutely & totally not our taste! One very specific item that I strongly disliked, was the wallpaper in our room… (Turns out my other half liked it, but I couldn’t see myself sleeping beneath this ‘Tetris’ wall for very long.’). I was also not applied very well, so it really had to go.

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The Inspiration 

These lovely pics from Pinterest & some ‘key descriptive words’ were the inspiration for the room: clean lines, uncluttered & romantic.

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We still love the exposed brick wall behind the bed, but sadly that will have to wait. The deep buttoned head board were one of the key items to give this room a pick-up.

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The wallpaper was removed & the wall behind the bed got a fresh coat of paint to match the rest of the room. The extra height deep-buttoned headboard was custom-made & installed. The base of the bed was reupholstered in the same fabric as the head board, to eliminate the need for a night frill. I absolutely love this look!


I sent the little silver ball & claw table (that we inherited) for a face lift. It went from very sad looking chipped-off silver to ‘french antique’ – the work of uber passionate Cecil at Woods Alive.

Although I absolutely love a bed with white crisp linen (which is also what we’ve had for the last seven plus years), this time around I opted for some dark grey linen. I just figured that it is probably a bit easier to keep a darker colour scheme looking fresh when you have a two year old in the house.


Thanx for letting me share a bit of our space with you. Watch this space for more peeks inside our home.

Yolandi ♥

Pinterest reference image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Scatter cushions, base & head board/custom by Robin’s Nest from Whatnot & Mavromac fabrics; Side table knobs/Builders’s Warehouse; Antique mirrors/@HomeMr Price Home; Bed lamp bases/Mr Price Home; Towels & summer blanket/Volpes at Coricraft


    • Yolandi
      August 9, 2016 at 4:13 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you. xxx


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