Reader's Bedrooms: Alexandra' s Amazing Attic

Reader's Bedrooms: Alexandra' s Amazing Attic

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 1, 2007

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Welcome to Alexandra!

I live on the small third floor (let's be honest; inhabited attic) of an old brick home, so the shape of the room and the slanting ceilings was the first challenge. Second and third challenges repectively were to make the space cozy, bright and personal while simultaneously keeping my focus on paying off my student loans and (read: resisting new purchases for my bedroom!)...

What I thought worthy of mention, though, is that the toile used throughout the room - the headboard, above the window, the dust ruffle, covering the heinously ugly table and the pillows - is a fabric near and dear to me because I grew up staring at it every Sunday at the dinner the form of my grandparent's dining room curtains! When they passed away I inherited them and here they are, enjoying a second life in a new setting.

All of the furniture is inherited too, just re-upholstered with brown and cream and, in the case of my favourite chair, a cheery pinky-red gingham. The kid's bookshelf (circa - I'm guessing here - 1988?) is perfect for the scale of the room with its lower ceilings.

Thanks for sharing, and thank you for your site which brings me hours and hours (too much, sometimes; it keeps me from things like dishes and laundry) of reading pleasure!

Sincerely, Alexandra

PS - please also note the space heater; it's cold up here!

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