Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Moving House, Moving Wardrobes

My dream house is a tree house.


It's one of those perfect Tuesday mornings. Drinking coffee, listening to embarrassing singer-songwriters I loved when I was sixteen, cooking food, packing up all my earthly belongings into boxes ...

Wait, what?

In between working and painting, I am now beginning to move house. And as excited and happy as I am to be moving, and as happy as I am about gaining two lovely housemates; I am sad about losing my excessive wardrobe space.

You see, my clothing is currently stored in two huge wardrobes, six shelves, a blanket box, a tall chest of drawers and an entire spare room.


Found via Atlantis Home.


I am now moving into a gorgeous little shoebox of a room with a wardrobe about half the size of one of my current closets. So I am on the hunt for another wardrobe, while also trying to cull my clothing as much as I possibly can ... read: not much.

So while I am plotting and planning my new room and my new wardrobe space, I've come across some incredibly unrealistic pictures of what I'd like it all to look like ...




This is exactly what my wardrobe space would look like if I lived in a huge loft or ex-industrial space. Except much, much more colourful.


And of course, AnnaKim, who I mentioned a while ago. Bring on the glitter-painted taxidermy, I say!I would love to have an entire wall as a wardrobe, like she does, but I'm terrified of the sunlight fading parts of my clothing.

Nb: I can't remember the source of a lot of these images, so if they belong to you, or you know where they're from, let me know so I can credit the source.

15 comments:

Eyeliah said...

which embarrassing singer-songwriters???? good luck with your smaller space I had to do the same and it made me sad to pack away all my vintage dresses and crinolines into storage but I had no space for them!

Pony said...

They're actually not that embarrassing at all, but stiiiill ... I was talking about Ben Kweller, Fiona Apple, Ani DiFranco & Elliott Smith.

I am trying to put as little clothing into storage as possible. It's difficult, though. I'm so emotionally attached to everything!! There are also a few pieces I'd like to sell - I think I'll invite friends around for tea, cake and vintage-buying :)

Addie Marie said...

Oh, I've always dreamt of living in a treehouse, as well!

&, I've grown up not having a closet. I think it's a little twisted that I'm excited to move into a dorm room in a couple weeks because I'll have a closet there, haha.

Good luck moving!

Anonymous said...

oh, i never have enough wardrobe space either, so glad to hear how much you have & that it still isn't enough!
As for the hanging-wall; how about covering it with a pretty curtain? admittedly not as pretty as seeing all your frocks, but it would keep sunlight & dust off, whilst being much cheaper & less overwhelming for the space than a vast wardrobe.

Jenny said...

I have the same tree house photo in my "dream house" folder! I absolutely LOVE it

Mamushka Marie said...

oh i am sooooooo with you! this is what i've just gone through and i did part with about 1/4th of my wardrobe before the move...gave things away in swaps etc. but it was so hard to do! good luck with your move! i love your inspiration closets, and i too wish to live in a tree house! swiss family robinson style :) hehee

a cat of impossible colour said...

Good luck with your packing! My extensive wardrobe manages to fit into a tiny shoebox cupboard, so I'm sure you will make it work! (Thanks, Tim Gunn). :)

A xx

Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

I love the wardrobe :)

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Mel said...

I wanted a tree house so much when I was little. The only problem was, there were very few trees nearby and the ones there were tended to be tiny little fruit trees.

Even now, I think I'd probably jump at the chance if someone offered to build me one. Living in one permanently... I have to admit that the novelty would probably soon wear off but it would still be a great bolt hole whenever I needed to take a break from the world.

I'd really love to live in a completely detached house but that's probably not going to happen. The house valuation on that kind of property tends to be astronomical. I'll settle for a semi-detached but there's no way I'm going to be sandwiched between two other houses.

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