Three months ago we farewelled Brisbane and moved to Melbourne for my husband's work. We left the kids for a day with their grandparents and flew down for a whirlwind 7 hours of looking at rental properties. I must admit that I wasn't overly excited about the prospect of renting again, but we ended up stumbling on a cute little house with freshly painted white walls, and most days, surrounded by all our 'stuff', I forget that we don't own this house. That is, until I received a call the other day saying that would be having our first house inspection this week. Yikes!
I have spent most of the morning cleaning and putting away a few things in Sienna's room, so I thought I would take some photos while it is spotlessly tidy. The only carpet in the house is found in the childrens' bedrooms. It is a dark greyish brown and is not something I would have chosen myself, so I have tried to ignore it. Clare and I were discussing the other day what a mistake it can be to be guided by the existing colours of a rental property (a mistake we have both made in the past!) As this will not be long term accommodation for our family, I do not want to be left with lots of soft furnishings, bedding and accessories in a colour scheme that I don't adore.
For Sienna's room I have been inspired by the beautiful Liberty bedspread I bought a while ago. I really love the soft muted colours with the dashes of red to liven things up.
You might remember this little antique wardrobe that used to live in my son's old room in our Brisbane house. It is now the perfect place to hang Sienna's little dresses and display all the bits and pieces she collects.
This dressing table is a recent purchase from the fabulous Camberwell markets and is just what every little girl needs.
Now... back to wiping fingerprints off the wall!