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Feels like home

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A pretty bohemian rustic bedroom.

One of my favorite pass times is browsing through interior inspiration on Pinterest. I’ll click on the pretty pictures and often end up on some Scandinavian website that’s not in English. Which is really testimony to the fact that Scandinavian design is the best. There’s something so distinctively sophisticated about their design yet it’s so cozy and completely down-to-earth at the same time. Here are a few Nordic and Nordic-inspired homes that have caught my eye lately.

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DIY marble kitchen shelf. (Would be perfect for a bedroom / bathroom / any other room too.)

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Pretty wardrobe situation. 🙌

feels like home - drifter and the gypsy blog
The pattern (wallpaper?) on the dishwasher?!! 😱 I die.

feels like home - drifter and the gypsy blog
PATTERNS! AND A HUGE TUB!

feels like home - drifter and the gypsy blog
This muted color palette makes me feel so calm and serene.

photo sources one // two // three // four & five // six

PS. Catch my own bedroom tour here.

Updated Bedroom Tour

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I live at home with my parents (and Aubrey) and I really like it. We’ve always gotten along / had a good relationship, so I have no problem living at home while I go to school. With that being said, I can’t girlify the entire house, but my bedroom is the one thing I can decorate how I please. I actually did a tour of my bedroom two years ago, but I’ve since freshened things up so I thought it was high time for an updated bedroom tour. Y’all ready for this?

Step inside…

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I love my It’s OK banner from Secret Holiday & Co. I got it when I decorated my bedroom for my first room tour and this was definitely something that stayed when I redecorated. Ashley says, “It feels good to walk into a room and see this reassuring you that it’s OK, whatever you may be questioning or worrying about” and I completely agree.

updated bedroom tour - drifter and the gypsy blog
My favorite part of my bedroom is my bed area. It faces directly opposite a huge window and gets amazing natural light in the late afternoon. Although I’m not a fan of my blinds (I’d rather have curtains!), I do admit they create beautiful lines and patterns when the sunlight filters through.

updated bedroom tour - drifter and the gypsy blog
The fine folks at Zana sent me the the Turn Down for What banner I blogged about a few months ago. At first I thought it would clash with my It’s OK banner since they both have such different messages, but now I call them my yin and yang. I tend to have a perfectionist / go-getter personality (Turn Down for What), but I need to balance it out with the mantra It’s OK.

The two bottom photographs above my bed are analog film shots I took when I was just getting interested in photography. The top left wall hanging is a watercolor drawing my friend made for me based off of the photograph below it. The top right photograph is a Polaroid by one of my favorite photographers, Chloe Aftel.

updated bedroom tour - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love this area to read / blog / watch YouTube videos / etc. It’s such a cozy little nook, but I’ll be honest with you: This chair is often buried underneath piles of clothes and I don’t get to sit in it as much as I’d like to! My Stop and Smell the Roses art print from Megan Isabella is the bees knees. It takes up half my wall and is a really great reminder for me to never forget to appreciate life for what it is.

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A (virtual) room of my own

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly redecorating the rooms in your home. Maybe not physically redecorating, but obsessively pinning interior inspiration and imagining how you would redecorate your space if you were going to redecorate. My mind often wanders: If I were to paint my bedroom another color, what color would it be? If I were to replace my night table, would I go with shabby chic or mid-century modern? And then I have to remind myself that I like the color of my bedroom and I’m not planning on changing it anytime soon and, well, actually I am in the market for a new night table, but that’s beside the point.

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
myWebRoom allows you to create as many virtual rooms as you’d like. The items with which you can decorate are currently sold in stores. If you click on the item’s dropdown arrow you can see where to purchase the product. (I’m kind of dying over this sofa.) And if you want to make the room super custom, you can upload an item for myWebRoom to add to your room.

The rooms are themed by mood, movies/TV shows & celebrities, such as the artist’s room, Mad Men and Audrey Hepburn. One of their newest rooms is the myWebRoom Fashion Showroom, which has over 300 links to online boutiques (ie: ASOSModCloth, Free People, etc.), fashion sites (ie: Refinery29, POPSUGAR Fashion, etc.) and other resources for fashion lovers. In any of the rooms, you can click on various pieces of decor and furniture to access the different bookmark folders.

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
First you choose a room you like and then decorate it as you desire. I waffled between choosing a few urban lofts until I settled on the Audrey Hepburn room because I’m a girl. You can change your room anytime you’d like. If you need a little inspiration, you can visit myWebRoom’s inspired collections for ideas.

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
In my fantasy world, I’d have a pet deer and I was so happy to find a baby deer in their pets section. When you’re done decorating, you can add your favorite bookmarks to each item. (ie: favorite news sites to the magazine rack, your favorite videos to the TV, etc.) It’s a really fun thing to do to unwind from the day–a therapy of sorts (although you do need a desktop computer for this; the site cannot be used on mobile devices). Here’s the link to my room. After you complete your room, you can share it to the style gallery. I’m @drifterandthegypsy on myWebRoom, so if you’re on there, let’s be friends!

a (virtual) room of my own - drifter and the gypsy blog
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Blue Houses of San Francisco

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blue houses of san francisco - drifter and the gypsy blog
blue houses of san francisco - drifter and the gypsy blog
blue houses of san francisco - drifter and the gypsy blog
blue houses of san francisco - drifter and the gypsy blog
The beauty of San Francisco’s architecture never ceases to put me in complete awe. Since I spent the latter part of my childhood growing up in the Bay Area, I never had much appreciation for the city until I got into photography years ago. And then I realized San Francisco’s homes are really photogenic. Like really. As in people take trips to visit San Francisco just to see the homes. It’s funny how your appreciation for an area grows over time. Do you find that with the place you grew up in? I love this series of blue San Francisco houses tinged in blue. Oh San Francisco, I love you.

A lovely kitchen

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Hi guys! I hope your week is going swimmingly. I’m dying a little inside right now over Lauren of A Lovely Lark‘s kitchen.

a lovely kitchen - drifter and the gypsy blog
a lovely kitchen - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love how everything is color coordinated right down to the recipe box (!).

a lovely kitchen - drifter and the gypsy blog
Sometimes I get torn between what color scheme I like in homes. I love an all white neutral palette à la Millay Vintage, but I also love me some good colorful (pastel) accents too. What about you? Do you lean more toward muted or bold and bright colors?

Head over to A Lovely Lark for a full list of furniture & decor sources.

A little girl’s room

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Coury’s blog, Fancy Treehouse, is one of my go-to places when I’m in need of a fashion fix. Seriously, this girl’s personal style is off the charts. (Check it out for yourself.)

She has an adorable daughter, Goldie (who quite often appears in her outfit posts). One day while mindlessly scrolling, I found Goldie’s bedroom. The little girl’s room I wish I had. That’s all.

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There’s only a small window of opportunity for being able to get away with that much pink; probably ages 0 to 7. But come on guys, can we just talk about the cuteness factor? My heart is filled with too much love this Monday. ♥

a little girl's room - drifter and the gypsy blog
a little girl's room - drifter and the gypsy blog

Turn Down for What

turn down for what - drifter and the gypsy blog
Tell me you didn’t have this song playing in your head when you read the title. It’s a killer workout song AND it’s a great motivational line to get your butt in gear for achieving awesome things in life. Which is why I LOVE this banner collaboration between EmmaJaneNation (a blogger & photographer) and Zana (an awesome South African brand you should totally know about if you don’t already).

turn down for what - drifter and the gypsy blog
The Turn Down for What song is pretty grungy rap (a.k.a. not my style), so of course I love the girlified banner version of the lyrics in pink.

turn down for what - drifter and the gypsy blog
The collaboration was limited edition, with only 15 banners printed. I’m super sad that they’re all sold out. I would love to have one in my office.

turn down for what - drifter and the gypsy blog
Do you have a motivational mantra you tell yourself?

Photos via EmmaJaneNation & Zana

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