15 Jun 2014

room updates

So it may not have been long since my last room tour but I've been updating some things lately and I thought I should give you an update since I have a thing for room decorating.

1 // trestle shelves

the lovely people at trestle union contacted me a couple of weeks ago asking me if I would like some shelf inserts for my table which I recently bought from them. Obviously, I jumped at the opportunity as I had been eyeing them up for quite some time!!

It's been so fun having something more to decorate on my desk and give me more space for my endless stationery collection - did I mention I went to kikki.k and typo last week (shopping haul coming soon!!!) so the collection has just got bigger (again)

The first shelf has my wooden crate of pens, pencils, paints, paintbrushes, pretty much every drawing/painting thing I own!! I don't think I need any more (the crate was a sample fruit drink box)
I also have my collection of typo notebooks stacked on the shelf with the water-colour pad and other sketchbooks

on the second shelf I have two cardboard boxes. One has my art stuff in it that I don't have on my desk and the other is my sewing box and fabric - though, half my fabric is in the garage because I can't find a place for it in my room!!!

I really recommend trestle union's tables and their shelf inserts, they are great quality and are so sleek and stylish.

visit their site // www.trestleunion.co.nz

2 // bedside table

I wrote a post on how to style a circular bedside table - but mine was looking pretty messy anyway!!
So I used my own tips to re decorate it
now it features a cactus, my amazing smelling vanilla candle, latest magazines and a book.

I hope you enjoyed my little updated room tour
you guys always seem so intrigued by my room so I like to post about it
harri x
P.S. I hope all you mailing list subscribers got your newsletter last week!! Next one comes out in august.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, and all opinions expressed are my own. I was sent these products free of charge in return for a feature of how I use them in my day to day life.  Many thanks to Mike @ The Trestle Uunion for sending me the shelf inserts and supporting vanilla craft blog



  1. Eee! I love your bedspread, it's adorable :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. Ugh.. I love your room. It's so cool and stylish, and yet, it's also simple and pretty... >< Well done!


  3. I know this is really really random but I love your carpet ! Haha. I just think the dark colour is really nice and complements well !
    Eb x

    1. haha! yeah I like it with my lighter furniture. I didn't really like it at first because it was so dark...but I've definitely changed my mind xx

  4. Your room looks so fresh and bright and lovely and just…just awesome :) I love how it's obvious that someone creative lives and works in it, but it's so clean and doesn't overwhelm!

  5. Beautiful! It looks like a lovely workspace! xx


  6. your room is beautiful!!!! so light and airy! I love trestle tables and yours is ridiculousy organized. I'm a crafty person too and this motivates me to clean up my mounds and piles of art supplies. HAHAHAHA



    1. good luck cleaning up. It always feels better to have an organised work space

  7. I love your room, it's so cute and simple how you've done it!


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    1. thank you. the light wood is my favourite too x

  9. I so envy your workspace! As a seamstress, I really should be more organized and have a clear space to work but I kind of just throw stuff everywhere. I love the light and airy feeling of your room :)

    xx Lorelai
    Seams Unbiased

    1. haha!! When i'm sewing my room does not look like this...it takes quite a bit of work to find all the pins and needles before I stand on them. thanks llora xx

  10. your blog is amazing! so adorable :)

  11. I love your room! I was wondering where you got your white rubbish bin from? It's amazing :)


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