With a move on the horizon (whether back to California or Boston….) I decided I’d take the time to take good photos of my bedroom. I think it beat the bohemian look I strove for in my studio. I love the look of this bedroom. For me, if I’m going to be spending a lot of time in a particular room it’s gotta be comfortable and appealing to the eyes. That’s particularly why I dressed up my cubical at Minuteman… stark white walls, or tables, or anything similar bothers the heck out of me… and I think that’s why I’m a graphic designer because a blank document reminds me of white walls… anyway, Mercury Retrograde is coming and they recommend that during it’s shadow you do some cleaning. So I figured that it was the perfect time to clean my room. After doing a deep meditation the night before, I felt really refreshed and even woke up early today! I’ve been in a bit of a funk all month, so I’m happy to have my energy back.
Now, you won’t BELIEVE how amazing all the pieces of my studio came together in this bedroom/studio. It was as if it was made for it! The walls of the bedroom color were already there, and I think I may have missed the shade of pink for my studio. I think I should’ve gone for the darker shade and not the pastle/pepto-bismol pink. Oh well, I never really worked with pink before, so I got lucky on the second try! If I move to Santa Barbara… I may have to ditch my Bohemian decor as it may not go well with the pastel colors of the beach.
This is the first view as you walk into the door.
The bookshelves are on the right and the closet is on the left as you face the room from the doorway.
All my photos have been processed.
A more ‘zoomed’ in view, if you will.
The view of the bed. The shelf contains magickal items and candles and artwork inspired by the ancient world.
The view as if you are lying on the bed.
I decided to take this one without the flash.
So that’s why it’s a bit blurrier and darker.
If you got up from the bed and went directly to the desk this is what you’d see.
Elephants and music… and electronics, unfinished design projects and tarot scatter the desk. ^_^
Close up of the mouse area. I often do impromptu tarot readings with my friends online and like to keep a deck near by.
This is my latest deck that I got while in Santa Barbara. Goes perfectly with the decor.
I bought the mouse pad to go with my table cloth that I dressed up my cubical with but my boss didn’t like the way the mouse moved on the hard material…. so he made me switch back.
But I still love it and it works fine with a wireless mouse.
If you’re sitting at the computer typing up a blog or finishing a long overdue design project, to your right sits my altar table.
Working my spirituality helps with creative blocks and keeping my mind focused; it helps me to stay balanced and centered. I’m an elementalist and work primarily with spiritual light – so that includes ‘white’ and ‘black’ light. The checkered table cloth represents the ‘matrix’ of this ‘white’ and ‘black’ light that I see/work with. The white & black taper candles represents “above” and the large white & black pillar candles represents “below” – as in the “As above and so below” mantra.
Above pictured: is my mini-cauldron for working with the fire element. Whenever I need to release energy, or if I need to call to action I work with fire.
Meh, just noticed the mess on the altar. Sorry about that, been working with it lately, anyway I think a messy altar is more interesting.
Peering from the side of the fire element you see the center of the altar… the rainbow structure at the other end of the picture is a pyramid box to cleanse my crystals and other small items.
Above the altar are my purple curtains from college and a stained glass piece that my former harp teacher gave me.
It goes perfectly with the decor!
If you look left while sitting at the computer, a shallow dish contains crystals to help with the surrounding energy.
The statue behind it is of ksitigarbha – a Buddhist figure that destroys negative and harmful thoughts (like worrying!) .
In front of him, is a piece of selenite which is also a worrying stone for me.
In the way back is my photo of shaking Joe Kennedy’s hand at the Capitol Hill reception last September.
To the right of the crystal garden, my photo lens pencil holder, and my coffee mug from this morning.
To the left of the crystal garden you see my piano keyboard.
Well There you have it! That’s the tour of my bedroom. I hope this has given you some inspiration for your bedroom and/or studio.