Growing up in a household of six girls, my bedroom became somewhat of an escape from the hustle and bustle of American Girl doll tea parties, faux game show hosting duties, and intense games of Capture the Flag. It was the one spot in the house that was my very own, a little niche that I could decorate to my taste and fill with things I loved (yes, this did include horse wallpaper at one point...but it was my horse wallpaper.) My view of bedroom-as-sanctuary hasn't really changed much, and I have tried to make my current habitat one that not only reflects my personal tastes, but also makes me feel content and relaxed. 
That said, I'll give you a little peek at some of my favorite parts of my current room: 

My trusty necklace stands started to become a little crowded, so I thought these great glass knobs from Anthro would be the perfect spot for pieces that I wear regularly.

 Cannot get enough of colorful beads!
 I keep my daily jewelry--watch, earrings, bracelets, rings--in a cute little dish I found at Hazlenut.
 I've had this little Peanuts comic strip since 5th grade, after my Granny passed away. She also had a head full of curls and my mom thought it was only appropriate that this be passed along to me. It always makes me smile!
 Perfume collection on an etched glass tray from Hazelnut. I'm a big believer in mixing it up when it comes to fragrance.
Every day stand-bys: 
Thierry Mugler "Alien"
Marc Jacobs "Ivy" 
Kiehls "Original Musk"
Happ & Stahns "Rosa Alba" (with a pincushion cap...too cute)
Special Occasion Only:
Tom Ford "Black Orchid"
Comme des Garcons "White"
 My favorite photo of my sister Paige, on the right, and me. I look like I'm pouting a little bit, but I still love it. It was taken at the pool house of The Farm back when our only care in the world was when we'd have our next Welch's Grape Soda.

 Alicia Madali paintings, mirrors & painted metal findings from Mexico, Tissa Osborne painting, vintage print I found at Horsefeathers in Ingram, green clay New Orleans shotgun house.

 My cute little screened-in porch, complete with hammock, rocking chair, and, thanks to my black thumb, dying plants.
 Diego Rivera print from 1936 that mom and I found at an estate sale outside of Kerrville. We freaked out for a second when we found it, thinking that it could possibly be an original. No matter, I still love it so much and think it was a fabulous find!

 Vintage map of Texas that belonged to my Granddad & probably weighs 40 pounds. Really fun trying to hang this bad boy all by myself. 
 I spy Kerrville!

 More Alicia Madali paintings that were in the kitchen of my old house but now hang above my bed. I absolutely adore the vibrant colors and happy flowers. She paints her pieces on old ceiling tiles, so not only are they beautiful, they're a little bit of ingenious recycling! The one on the right has been banged up a little from so many moves.

How do you decorate your room? Do you go all-out colorful and bright like me? Or more subdued and mellow?

Have a wonderful Thursday!


  1. I love the little set up you've got going on! Way better than my tangled mess of jewelry sitting on my dresser.

    And I'm totally jealous of that hammock, I need to buy one for my own back porch come spring.

  2. I like your wall of paintings and mirrors. I have similar knobs like yours holding the necklaces, but mine hold back my curtains with a ribbon.

  3. What a great way to start my day. Love ya Boo

  4. Love this. I will have to pass it on the Alicia to read. Next up.....make room for Corey.

  5. HI! I am new to your blog via 'fairy tales are true' ...and i love it! now following. my boyfriend and i visited NOLA last may and loved our time there. xoxo jcd