Archive for the ‘bedroom’ Category

November 9th, 2010 - 8:43 pm § in bath, bedroom


Well, I have been a busy bee, if you’ll pardon the school-marmish expression. The US shipment finally arrived, which meant that I spent the next few weeks unpacking. I’ve got it more or less down to some clutter that still needs a home, a pile of broken down boxes in the dining room, and[...]

August 13th, 2010 - 11:09 pm § in bedroom, thinking

compromise vs. budget

Okay, I’ve been giving some thought lately to a quote from an interior designer who was being interviewed on a design website. When asked by the interviewer whether people should have a vision for a room and how closely they should follow that, he said something like, “Never compromise. [...]

August 10th, 2010 - 11:00 pm § in bedroom

bedroom eyes

I’ve been concentrating mainly on the bedroom lately. (I find that if I try to actively decorate more than one room at a time, the room starts losing focus. That doesn’t mean I won’t buy or make anything for another room if I find a bargain or something that’s perfect, it jus[...]

August 6th, 2010 - 11:30 pm § in bedroom, thinking

sweet dreams redux

Okay, pics of the bedroom. You’ll have to pardon the inclusion of the enormous desk that was in here. I spent an evening upside down under the desk with an Allen wrench (US)/key (UK), taking it apart, having given up on the landlord ever coming to get it out of the room. Of course, the [...][...]

August 4th, 2010 - 9:58 pm § in bedroom, tools

little luxuries

So this afternoon, I needed to get some of the clothes put away. This meant that I needed to put some clothes into the wardrobe, which we got second hand. I wiped out the two drawers in the middle of the shelf section of the wardrobe, and while they look pretty clean…there’s just somethi[...]

July 9th, 2010 - 2:05 pm § in bedroom


Every now and again, I run into things that don’t translate well between American and British. Imagine, if you please, the confused and terse argument that followed when I asked J to please table a discussion for a bit, and so he obligingly immediately started covering the subject in depth, ev[...]

June 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm § in bedroom, thinking

sweet dreams

Currently, the official bedroom of the flat is being used as a study, and the dining room is being used as the bedroom. We’ll use the bedroom as the bedroom (we think — a bit difficult to tell when I haven’t even seen the space yet), and the dining room as a sitting room. From [...[...]