I remember, many years ago, asking my little cousin whether she'd like to be a princess. In all earnest and not so much as a trace of doubt in her voice, she turned to me and said 'No. I am a witch'.
She had her mind set early that one! Excited to see where life will take her!
Witches have free spirits, magic powers and fly high in the sky on household items others use merely to sweep the floors! (ha! humans, so lame!)
So I would say, dear cousin, witches sound pretty damn cool to me!
(I am not sure if she is aware, but just in case, I won't tell her about witches being persecuted and burned at the stake for many, many miserable years...)
But even so, most little girls would prefer to be a little princess. Whether this is because they are told that their poise, elegance and beauty is what any girl should aspire, or the result of their own careful deliberation, there is no shortage of wannabe-princesses out there!
But here's the thing. Princesses typically do look absolutely stunning, have impeccable manners and radiate perfection. (And I am talking actual royalty here, not next-door's "daddy's little princess" shopping online for the perfect prom dress! Real princesses have personal seamstresses, guys!)
So I get it. I understand why this is something we, as members of the female sex, look up to and admire.
Which is why, although I too would consider myself more of a free-spirited enchantress than a flawless sovereign, I couldn't resist inviting royalty into my home.
Empress Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria (left) and the grand duchess of Baden (née Princess Louise of Prussia) (right) now reside in my humble home, providing my bed chamber with the imperial ambience it was missing all these years.
Truthfully, I was anxious to share my bedroom with complete strangers at first, but so far, things have been going great. My new room mates are very easy to be around. They love to just, you know, hang out. Mostly by the bed. (Not one for exercise these ones...)
But most notably, they have graced my no-longer personal space with a wonderfuly feminine touch without being too girly. All the while emanating a darker, mysterious aura. They bear history these ones, let me tell you. Sissi's tragic life story in particular makes her not only intriguing as a historiy figure, but makes her effortless, elegant appearance seem all the more impressive (dreadfully so).
I found my new roomies on posterlounge in the "form of governments" section and had them printed on canvas. the depth of the canvas makes the display appear almost like a private museum which I am quite fond of.
You can also get regular paper posters or have them printed onto other materials which gives you all the freedom in the world to style your private art collection as desired, which, let's be honest, is pretty cool.
While I did have some difficulty deciding on the right motif for my bed chamber from the broad range of products, (that is, of course, until I came across the impeccable Sissi), I definitely believe to have made the right choice.
The ladies of royal blood give my bedroom a majestic glow and don't require much more decor for the imperial look to come together. The girls are true eye catchers, while the white linen keeps the space looking crisp and clean. Adding a few fresh flowers enhances the look.
As much as I am a fan of a classy, feminine look, I do like to add an element of fun here and there. So I added these cute pillows I made this past weekend. While the writing fits the soft theme due to the lovely font Embassy BT, it is cleverly juxtaposed by the actual words on the casing.
I love to imagine the girls in their lavish gowns hip hoppin' away to The Sugarhill Gang's beat and shoo-bopping to Grease's tonge-twister.
They are pretty cool, you see.
Next time, I might go for some witches though, since I am clearly already into juxtapositions and the girls need some cool buddies eventually. Need to keep things interesting, don't I?
What motif would go for in your home?
DIY LYRICAL PILLOW CASE
To make the pillows, I simply typed out the lyrics to The Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight and We Go Together from the movie Grease in a WORD document using the font Embassy BT in a size 74, printed them out and fixated them flat onto a piece of cardboard with a few strips of masking tape.
I slid the cardboard in between the two layers of a washed and pressed pillow case. When I was happy with the placement, eyeballing the center fo the case, I held it in place it with a few binder clips.
I then traced the writing onto the pillow case with a fabric pen. To set the color, I ironed on high heat.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- pillow case (40x 40cm)
- binder clips
- fabric pen
*This post was created with the kind support of posterlounge