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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

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
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

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

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

A pretty bedroom.

a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
I don’t know about you, but this week has me wiped out already. And it’s only Tuesday! Uh oh. I’d love to spend the rest of the day relaxing in Jacquelyn’s bedroom. Aren’t the colors so soothing? I love that blue. Oh for it to be the weekend again…

a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
I asked the lovely lady herself for a few words about her bedroom:

“When it comes to interior design, I’m of the belief that contrast is king! I wanted our bedroom to feel calm and serene, with an unexpected hint of glamour. The linen bedding feels lived in and loved, which I adore. But by incorporating some gold-dipped toss cushions and a sequined throw, I ended up with a subtle yet welcome contrast, and just the right amount of interest!”

a pretty bedroom - drifter and the gypsy blog
Check out more photos of Jacquelyn’s bedroom here.  I’m also super excited for Jacquelyn because she just launched her own interior design business! Any Toronto people reading this blog? Be sure to hit Jacquelyn up for your designing, arranging and re-arranging needs!

Judging from the looks of her bedroom, I wouldn’t mind having her help decorate MY space!

Treehouse dwelling

treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
You know what I sometimes do for fun? Sometimes I browse airbnb for fun. I always end up finding the most wonderfully homey/unique/exotic places. My favorite dwelling as of late is this treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia.

treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
The treehouse was built by Peter Bahouth, who, like most kids, always wanted to have a treehouse when he was growing up. In the late ’90s, Peter purchased a lot of land and by 2000, with the help of builder Nick Hobbs, he decided to build a few treehouses on that spot.

treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
The three final houses are furnished with flea market finds, thus making a warm & cozy welcome to all who enter.

treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
I always thought it would be the neatest thing to wake up in the trees.

treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog
treehouse dwelling - drifter and the gypsy blog

photos via hgtv

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