Day 2: Attic Escape


Day two and the design of the day is my ideal Attic Escape. This is 100% my style. A little bit rustic, a little bit retro, a juxtaposition of old and new and a lot of hand crafted touches. I wish I owned a house instead of renting so I could create a space like this. This is pretty much my dream room. A place to relax with a good book, to be creative in, and to just get away from everything else that seems to fill up my life. It’s comfortable and not stuffy and you don’t have to worry about where you put your drink.

I’m really drawn to the cottage feel of the space which was achieved through the use of pretty glass pendants and white painted floor boards and walls. The randomly painted boards on the far wall behind the sofa act as an interesting accent wall and focal point as well as complimenting the beautifully proportioned, button-tufted, turquoise sofa.

One of my favourite pieces in this room would have to be the patchwork style foot stool. I have just recently been introduced to Anthropology and I can’t seem to get enough of it. I don’t think they carry this particular piece anymore so I might have to breakout my sewing machine and take a stab at creating my own. Just another project to add to that ever growing list :)

Strangley enough, I am noticing that I apparently really like fake animal busts on the wall. It’s not something I would have expected, but so far they have turned up in both today’s and yesterday’s posts.

The Flat File Wood Cabinet was found on It’s such a great piece and perfect for storage. The more wear and tear a piece has, the more character you get from it. This is probably also the reasoning behind choosing the industrial looking, adjustable, accent lamp in an antique silver finish.

Lastly, if you are a fan of ceramics and haven’t heard of heath ceramics you need to check out their site. They make the most stunning pieces. The yellow accent vases in the bottom left corner of this design are one of my many favourites from this brand.

Let me know what you think.