It’s been a really exciting few months as we have started to prepare for a big move! After 14 years in the ‘burbs we are moving closer to the city before the end of the year. We’ll be taking it slow – having a massive clean out and really taking the time to plan and decorate what we intend to be our home for many years to come. So as I set things up I’ll be bringing you snippets of our feline inspired decorating projects – starting with our guest room!
I’ve been living a feline-inspired life since my teenage years and truly have a household full of artwork, antiques and collectibles to decorate my new place with. I’ve had a bit of a yellow obsession going for some time, so I was thrilled to find these yellow bedside tables at Ikea which paired beautifully with my silver cat and cheetah print chair. Yellow is such a bright and cheery colour for a guest room – perfect for holiday makers who find themselves with us in Sydney.
The picture above the bed of a girl and her cat was a market find in Buenos Aires – I absolutely love the striped yellow cat with so much personality. I adore pieces that I’ve collected on my travels – just looking at this painting reminds me of eating empanadas at the San Telmo markets on a Sunday!
As a cat owner I think that furnishing on the cheap is a MUST – and I’m proud of it! Collateral damage to soft furnishings goes with the territory of cat ownership (particularly for terrible parents like me who spoil them and don’t really invest well in redirecting their attention)! I love buying from Ikea and mixing their pieces with market and older finds like my chair. I like to find quality but affordable linens and accessories – and this yellow geometric set and towels were perfect for the room I had in my mind.
The final finishing touch – and a small but gorgeous new accessory to finish the room – was this Cecil Cat Face Cushion from Fynland via Etsy. Rachel from Fynland was super helpful and express posted my cushion to Sydney in time to meet my guest room deadline. It settled in absolutely perfectly with everything in the room. It’s great quality and has a beautiful look that only a handmade item can bring to a room.
It was so much fun putting this room together, curating a mix of old and new and using a new yellow colour palette that I haven’t used before as a key colour in my home. I can’t wait to move on to all the other rooms in our new place – and I promise to bring you a few sneak peaks along the way!
Thanks as always for stopping by! Liza x