I have never really gotten to decorate my own room before. Like really decorate it. I never saw the fun in it while living at home and now that I'm dorm/student apartment hopping each year it seems like a daunting task. But I will fear no longer. I plan to slowly collect things to decor my room right now until I move into my new apartment sometime next year.
The feel I wanted to go for was Urban Romance. A room that feels rich and luxurious, but is still sleek and edgy. I have fallen in love with the color purple recently so I'm choosing that hue for the base of the room. My love for city landscapes and urban architecture will never cease, so I'm planning on incorporating them into the room. Its all about the juxtaposition of the soft and pretty purple accents against the hard metal structures of cold modernization.
I looked everywhere for a few items I'm planning to collect for the room. The cityscape pillows and shower curtain are from Urban Outfitters. The purple bunched bedspread and the black drawer knob are from Anthropologie. And the modern purple chair and metal cutout chandelier are from CSN stores, which sells everything from coffee tables to Michael Kors bedding to Missoni rugs. I'm giving away a gift card to their stores, so scroll to the bottom of this post to see how to win!
When I think about things that inspire me, my mind automatically goes to art and fashion. Perhaps is the long lectures in my History of Modern art class that have got me focused on urbanization. Also, all of the purple artworks above are lesser known works of Andy Warhol. As for fashion, I've always considered a purple Chanel 2.55 as the ultimate accessory to have someday. Black is usually preferred, but purple can be just as versatile. The runway inspirations are from past seasons of Oscar De La Renta and Versace.
My end result hopefully will resemble Blair's dorm room at NYU from season 3. I still have the portrait I painted of Audrey Hepburn from [this] post so it should work out well when I finish.
Okay! Now that I'm done prattling on, now its time for the GIVEAWAY instructions. I was approached by CSN stores to hold a giveaway for a $35 gift card that is valid on any of their online stores. The gift card will actually be a code that they will email to winner of the giveaway to use online.
Giveaway Rules and Instructions:
-Giveaway starts October 13, 2010 and ends on Halloween, October 31, 2010. Any entries after that will not be considered.
-To enter I won't make you follow me or promote my blog on yours. Simply just comment on this post with your name and a blog you think I should feature on Blogger Sketch Sunday. I would love to find new bloggers to sketch, the fashion blogging world is so vast.
-Please do not enter your own blog as the blog you think should be featured. And please introduce me to a blog that I don't know or haven't featured on Blogger Sketch Sunday already!
-I will put all the entries in a drawing and randomly pick a winner. Once you've won I will ask you for your email address and send it to the CSN representative.
-I'm not restricting my giveaway, but CSN stores only ships orders to US and Canada. Also they charge Canadian orders with international shipping. So watch out before you decide to enter.
Alright! There you go! I hope to discover many new blogs you guys already love that I have never come across. Thanks again and good luck!