A Blank Canvas

We have been in our new home now for 10 months. The whole house has been a beautiful blank canvas!

I deliberately decided not to bring all of our ‘stuff/clutter’ with us when we moved in. I’m being very conscious, mindful, with belongings and new purchases.

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
― William Morris

I promised way back in June, when our new bed was delivered, that I’d share some pics as I went about decorating our bedroom. It is still a work in progress, I’m slowly sourcing items and taking my time.

As soon as I spotted the below image from within the pages of Belle magazine I knew in an instant that I would draw inspiration from the details for our own bedroom!

Bedroom Inspiration |Sarah London

The design is credited to, Greg Natale of Greg Natale Design.

I love everything about this space!

The lay out of our bedroom is similar, we have a balcony, a walk in robe and en-suite.

Wall colour and carpet colour are also similar.

My progress thus far,

Bedroom | Sarah London

The bed, the focus.

I went with the Ella from Freedom. It doesn’t feature the upholstered buttons, but that is something I can DIY at a later date.

Next, the bedside tables.

I went with the Como from Fantastic Furniture. The structure is good, I’ll attach some legs and handles, also at a later date.

Bedroom | Sarah London

Still on the list is,

* zebra rug

* duvet cover … I have now sourced the exact same from the US.

* three european cushions in a Chinoiserie toile print … I’m planning on sewing them, once I source the fabric I like.

* the scatter cushions … Etsy.

* lamps … still looking.

* reading chair.

It was Winter when our bed arrived, hence the faux fur accessories. The cushions and throw were also from Freedom, the duvet cover was from Spotlight.

Bedroom | Sarah London

It’s now Spring, soon to be Summer! I need to source a nice Chinoiserie Toile fabric to lift and inject some colour into the room!

Bedroom | Sarah London

5 Comments on “A Blank Canvas

  1. Bonjour Sarah. Sur l’original le luminaire est spectaculaire. J’aime l’harmonie de gris.

  2. Hi Sarah, I love your new bed, I prefer its simplicity to the one in the original room.This room will be really gorgeous in its summer colours. Will you be adding your own beautiful colored pillows/cushions and accessories ?
    I am in the process of moving also, and am intrigued when you say you left your “clutter’ behind- what did you do with it all ? I hate throwing things (anything!) away, so am laden down with “stuff”.
    Good luck in your beautiful new home, Anna

  3. Hi Anna,

    Clutter, is like Cancer. It spreads, and can over take your world. Start tossing and give away/sell items before you move.

    Do not take anything with you that does not hold a purpose. Only take things that are purposeful and that you find to be beautiful! It’s that simple.

    I have really streamlined my existence in this process. And I couldn’t be happier!!

    Clear the crap, it makes way for the new!!

    I’m a big believer in Vision Boards!

    Start pasting a ‘vision board’!! And be focused! Once that is done, all will become clear for you.

    And, then, just, let. things. go.

    PS. A vegetable peeler is a good thing to keep.

  4. Congrats on leaving the clutter behind! Your inspiration room is beautiful 🙂 Best of luck finding all your special new pieces ~ cheers

  5. Hi Sarah, thanks for the tips. That is so true about the clutter, but its sometimes hard to break the “sentimental” attachment , and just throw things out! I am compiling an ever-expanding virtual mood board on Pinterest, so wonderful, yet so time-consuming, but in the most fun way possible. Anna

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