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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Changes in the gypsy room!

Today, January 13, I decided to toned down a bit my GYPSY ROOM What’s with me, you may ask!  Well, I don’t know! ;)

The thing is, I can crave and love crazy colorful things and a room overfilled with stuff one day, and almost immediately my mind will turn around and I’ll have to go back to muted colors and a less cramped room.   

So, I put some things away, and changed furnitures around...

I decluttered the room a little bit, swapped the teals and orange colors for black and white and added a small black and white area rug I really love...

I also moved favorite princes and princesses to another wall and put some others away…

My favorite boy stays, of course! ;)

I kept the orange dresser for a pop of color...
A embroidered shawl on top makes it look prettier!

I also changed the flowery orange curtains for some sheer plain white panels with cute tassels on the trim.  I love them so much!  Simpler and soothing to the eye!

Can't wait to fill vases with real roses from the garden!

I should name this girl with long braid here... but what?
She's so pretty!
Vintage, eclectic, and so bohemian!
My most recent thrift store treasure...

Hand with gypsy rings and gypsy girls!

I added a new live plant and will be bringing in more...
I want a Prayer plant, a Rubber tree plant and an Areca palm
and and and...

My favorite room may be a little less interesting now; perhaps a bit more boring, but I prefer it this way!  OK, for now anyways! ;) 

I had some colorful gypsy fabric covering this small dresser, but I think I like it better without it.  It is white and gray, the top is covered in a patterned fabric in the same colors, and it matches with the overall atmosphere of the room.

The good thing about my mood changing decorating folly is I can always redecorate this room as much as I want, any time I want! Oh, I think we should all have a room in our house designated just for ourselves!  Even if it is a tiny corner where we could play! Don’t you think so!

Ciao bellas!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

My new gypsy room

I haven’t seen the sun in days.  Another snowstorm is on its way as I write.  Inside my little heart-house, is the same.  Gloom hovers above my dark hours, but the story tells that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. And so, it will be.

Dad left yesterday.  The Fisherman spared me from having to take him back home and accompanied  him, while I remained in the comfort and safety of our home.  I have a hard time flying in winter with all the commotions going on at airports, so I’m so thankful to him for doing that.  The house feels empty and sad, and there’s a little sad music playing inside my soul.  To calm down those voices, I got busy yesterday cleaning bathrooms and windows, vacuuming floors, washing bed sheets and so on… then, as it always happens to me when I engage in physical activity, I felt something growing inside me—the force of life, the desire to create to hide to become me… 

Until the gypsy girl came out—as wild and colorful and crazy as always… and with her, also came my newest room in the house.  My gypsy room!

It is crazy in here, and flamboyant and fun, all the colors of the rainbow have gathered here in crazy, asymmetrical shades, nothing matches, everything is unequal and unrelated and matchy matchy styles has gone out the window.  The bohemian has gone overboard.  kings and queens, gypsies and old artists reside here too, and I love them all. 

The geranium plant is doing splendidly by this western window, when late in the afternoon the sun shines the strongest here.  I will be bringing in more plants here too, more books more gypsy skirts and shawls and one day I might even move here for good ;)   

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gypsy in your soul

Are you a bohemian?  Do you like decorating in bohemian style?  Bohos are not restricted by other people’s opinions. There are no trends in boho decor — forget Shabby Chic, French provincial and all the design labels. Bohos are pickers and choosers who follow their own tastes. Boho is a state of mind rather than a look — have you got the boho in you?

This here is my boho room.  It is also my favorite room in my entire house.  What I like about it is the fact that I can decorate this little space just as I please, whenever I please, without having to fight the guilt of thinking that perhaps someone might not like it, or may find it too peculiar, or too busy, or simply too unusual or just not them.   

I change it often, and decorate it accordingly to my state of mind.  I had recently taken down all the art I had on these walls; which were actually almost all covered up in them.

I had a nice assortment of art in my gallery wall; not specifically matching in any sense.  Different styles, and frames, colors and so on, but I loved them all.  I love gallery walls, but I worried about all those holes and scratches I had put on those walls, and my spirit would not find its peace until I took them all down and filled all those holes one by one and painted the entire room.  But that's just me, because I am a little OCD.

Now I have a more serene look going on in there.  Basically the same boho style I had last year, but with a few new changes.  A new Mandala is embellishing my bed, this time in black and white, because, usually, my spirit craves the peacefulness of neutrals.  But I do have all those other colors too, just in case the crazy-gypsy in me comes out and request I change my room to teals and oranges and thus far. 

Bohemianism has always been associated with artists, musicians, writers and designers, and if you are here, or come here often, you probably have artistic leanings too. Why not start work on a bedroom mural or collage that tells the story of your life as it unfolds? 

Famous bohemians I admire:

Artist Frida Kahlo
Singer Stevie Nicks
Poet Leonard Cohen
Dancer Isadora Duncan

Are you a bohemian girl?  Who's your favorite bohemian?

Do share!