Friday, March 15, 2013

Once Upon a Time She Lived Happily Ever After: Why Do I Like These Insanely Girly Rooms?

Maybe it's because I've been watching Once Upon a Time. Maybe it's because I've had to blend my things with Keith's, and now I'm craving a more girly style just becuase I can't have it. But right now I'm so drawn to over the top, girly, glamourpuss rooms that are nothing like my usual style. Crystal chandeliers, heavy floral patterns, velvet and fringe and gauze and throw pillows everywhere? YES, YES, YES! I don't know what's come over me. This is the kind of stuff I loved when I was 14 years old, and I thought I'd grown out of it. 
When I was a kid, I desperately wanted a purple velvet sofa. I guess some things never change? Source
It's heavy, florid, and totally glamorous. It's not at all my usual style, but isn't it compelling? Source
I'm surprised by how much I like this purple paint. And look at the tiny backsplash! Charming. Source
This dark, moody fairy tale of a bedroom is  kind of creepy. I think that's why I like it!
I never, ever would've thought to install shimmering tile in a striped pattern, but I love the effect. Source
Ohmygosh, I could read in here forever! Source
Yeah, when I was a freshman in high school I wanted my bedroom to have a shabby, decayed Victorian look, as if Miss Havisham had been languishing in there for fifty years. I had chipped English porcelain teacups filled with dried rose petals, dusty mauve walls with a textured faux finish (shudder), a fringed gold brocade coverlet, a desk decoupaged with Victorian paper Valentine ephemera, and collections of antique oddities littering every surface. I promise I'm not going to become a junk collector anytime soon, but I suppose my taste for that kind of thing has been slumbering in me all along. Watch out, Keith!

What inspired you this week?


  1. very girlie, very romantic, and very GORGEOUS!!!

    pretty much the opposite of what i have in my home. d'oh! ;)

    1. I know, same here! This is NOTHING like my own home. I don't know why I'm suddenly drawn to this stuff.

  2. i'm right there with on thinking it's the "craving it because you can't have it" syndrome! i'm lucky enough that mine + nick's style meshes pretty well— we both prefer pretty modern lines but also some rustic thrown in there. . . . but i LOVE ridiculous floral and ever since i learned he hates it, i just want it all the more! i mean, i scored some *pretty* old lady curtains for the living room so at least there's that. . . but if i had my way it would be floral rug on floral couch with floral wallpaper. . . i dk what my girly problem is ;-)


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