I realised the other day that I haven’t added any pictures of my pretty bedroom and I know how much you all like taking a peek into the Happy House decor…well here is some well overdue eye candy for you to hopefully get some inspiration from…
As you can see I love everything vintage and even if it isn’t old, I love the vintage vibe of new things, as long as it all matches in my head anyway! The colours I just can’t get my head around though is Purple or Orange! Pink – Yes, Yellow – Yes, but purple and orange is a definite NO. Do you have any colours that you can’t stand to decorate with?
Cath Kidston; well she plays a part in my style, seeing that it is extremely hard to find old pieces of material and anything vintage really, her designs fit into my decor perfectly and seeing that I have also helped her with sourcing fabrics for her books and collections, is it a wonder that I love the brand!
[NOTE] – This post was written back in 2008 so the wonderful cottagey prints and ethos of the original CK designs are no more unfortunately! You might like the new styles…they have definitely moved on, trying to appeal to a more modern customer, I think! and to us Die Hard folks that started our blogs, all linked by the fact that we all loved Cath and her pretty vintage style!…well we are fans no more! Cath no longer owns the company but I pray that soon she will show her face to the world again and pretty up this male orientated world with pretty girly florals again x
I just love the chippy rubbed away painted look, I often buy pieces just for that look! When I buy something like say the french blue chair above, people often say to me ‘it’ll look good after a rub down and a repaint!’ I always laugh! Why would you want to do that! I love it just the way it is! It could tell a story that I am sure, every bit of rubbed off paint worn away over the years…how lovely is that!
You just can’t beat the shabby look…a little bit battered, showing it’s age, i think its beautiful.
What do you think?
Bye for Now x
What a dreamy room! It’s my ultimate fantasy room. Love, love, love your style, Happy. xo – the other Happy :o)
I love it! I am so jealous of all that CK that you have all about. Cute gollywog too! xo, suzy
Hi Happy, just wanted to comment on your lovely blog. It is a very happy place,and I love your style.Although I decorate in mostly primitive. I love what you do with your treasures. I to have a great love for things from my childhood,dolls,books,toys,etc. I have really enjoyed visiting you and will be keeping you on my sidebar so I can return often! Love your Golly, I think he would fit in great with my prims…..Blessings, Shelley
ooh I absolutely adore your bedroom! And your golly.. and your blog…:D
*cryoutloud*We should have known, your bedroom ist pure sugar! Love it. Your style is unique, always a pleasure to be here! Happened to see, you love Tempur… me too! It IS like sleeping on a cloud(s)…
You sure have a great taste! Love your boudoir! thanks for sharing!
Oh, what beautiful and colourful bedroom you have! I found your blog today and I really like it! So many fine and wonderful pictures you show! Now, I will continue to look around here:) You are welcome to visit my blog if you want!
Hi Happy, the bedroom is wonderful, I love it. I bet you are really cosy in there in the winter months. Very cheery and bright it is.Carol x
I have just ordered a Tempur Mattress ………….. and its all your fault Happy. *Smile* you have convinced me.
I think we all long for our younger years’s comfort belongings as we get older. I think age is just a number because I feel just as young as ever…maybe it is all my toys from 30 years ago I keep around me! Haha.I love your Golly. I have a few myself here in the USA.Amy
Hi – No surprisingly, it doesnt!…its the best nights sleep you can have, I would recommend it to anyone, its like sleeping in a cloud!Luv Happy x
Hi Ya,Doesn’t the TEMPUR material get too warm or clamy at night?
Hi Rachel – I bought it at the Country Living Spring fair…the christmas one will be coming up soon, do you live in blighty…if so – you’ll have to go! love Happy x
I love it! And I love your golly. Makes me wonder where mine is (probably in my daughter’s room). Where did you get the Union Jack pillow? I need one of those!
good morning-darling girl-im just having my morning coffee ,our jordy who is 21 now has a collection of old gollys -he started when he could talk-he say’s he liked them becouse they are naughty…mmmmm-thats my boy-
GORGEOUS room Hayley – thanks for allowing us to peek into your private space. Love what you have done with the collection of mirrors and all the lovely paint colours that you have chosen. Golly doll looks pleased to be living with you! Bless!Niki x
Poor unwanted Golly//Baaad Fred! Love your room colors and style. Golly is the focal point. I started hoarding items form my childhood when I was about30. Here I am…18 years later…up to my ears in the past!smilesDarLy*~
Your decor is alway’s inspiring. So cheerful!
I love you style, it’s very bright and vibrant. I much prefer it to a lot of this French-inspired white painted furniture you see around. I’m glad someone else likes a bit of colour it’s nice to see! 🙂
Argh! I missed you at the fair because we where away.I’m just gonna email you about a few items I’ve spied on your gorgeous stall.Will you be going to the next one?Fabulous bedroom photos, very colourful.And a very big well done to your Rosie.Many hugs,Catherine x
How gorgeous your bedroom is. You must wake up with a smile on your face! I remember Fred showing me the golly and his derogatory comments. hee hee. You go for it!
Your bedroom is fabulous! Your luggage is wonderful! Everything is wonderful!!
Beautiful! I absolutely love the colors.
so pretty as always…love seeing your pictures, so very inspirational.
Beautiful bedroom, it looks so relaxing!Golly is so cute too.Yvonne
I love every inch of it!
Ooooh I so love your style..how could you fail to wake up cheery when you wake up to all that gorgeousness! its all so lovely. xps. Best of luck with the hairdressing course to your Rosie..hope she loves it!(yes you did do the right thing H..wish I had with my 2)
Lovely Bedroom Scrummy.Now what does my roo… oops the guest room look like …. just as delish i’m sure. 🙂
You would sleep well, coz we have a TEMPUR matress…you only have to sleep for 6 hours and you wake up feeling like you had had 10 hours…its lovely….thanks for your kind comment fitty xx
that is absolutely awesome bedroom.. I love everything in there. Seriously, I can imagine myself sleeping like a baby on your bed.. hope you have a great weekend!
OoOoOh how could you say that about Golly – he has feelings you know!…I think he is sooo cute, but fred says he looks like MJ before he had the surgery….Bless him!
Zing! Love that green! I’m afraid I’m with Fred on the Golly… despite having eaten gallons of marmalade in my day! t.x
Fabulous bedroom!I’ve started buying a lot of toys and things recently from my past, you can see a recent post of mine on comics and annuals I’ve recently broight.Victoria x