The poster is from a V&A exhibition a few years ago on couture, and has followed me from home to home ever since. The chair is a Victorian nursing chair which my grandparents gave to me - not sure if they are hinting about something (!) but it had been in their house ever since I was little so it has a lot of memories attached to it. Eventually I would like to get it recovered as the fabric is quite worn in places, but it does perfectly well for thowing my clothes over at the end of the day and leaving piles of ironing on.
The rug is ikea and the bedding, laundry basket and bin are from John Lewis. The bed itelf was James' bed from his parents house, and was driven down the motorway to us at great speed by James' brother and cousin in their van. Moving house is infinitely easier when you know someone with a van, fyi.
The wardrobes which are just out of sight in these photos are the Ikea Pax wardrobes, and are amazing. They just seem to fit everything in! Do measure your car before you buy them though, as my mum and I had already bought them before realising they didn't actually fit... We ended up spending about five hours in the car doing two round trips to get them home. Not fun.
The bedside table is vintage from my grandparents, and the bunny lamp is John Lewis (my Christmas present from James). The little bookcase in the fireplace was my great grandmother's, and I inherited it when she died. I don't think it will live in the fireplace forever, but it looks ok there now and is helpful for putting random things on.
There are still a few more jobs to do before I can properly call this room done - I need to learn to tile and then tile the hearth ('how hard can it be?' was my initial attitude but I have been putting it off for ages because I suspect the answer is quite hard...). We need to put some hooks up to hang dressing gowns on and I also want to hang a few more pictures.
Behind the bed is a big blank wall (not photographed as it is quite boring) that is just waiting for art, but unfortunately the wall needs restudding before we can safely hang anything there. Thankfully we can access it from the room on the other side of the wall, so we won't need to rip everything down to do this. Generally I'd also like to get a few more personal bits and bobs and knick-knacks around to make the room feel even more homely.
P.S. here is what it looked like before and during our renovations, in case you fancy a look at how far the room has come!