Jen Parrish is a phenomenal jewelry artist with a keen eye for all things beautiful and enchanting. It should come as no surprise, then, that her own home is about as Domythic a space as they come, and utterly magical. She shared a few images of her bedroom, each more gorgeous than the last!
Two Parrish Relics above.
What's your favorite part of your bedroom?
I love the original tin ceilings, the little
pillowed reading corner. There used to be bookshelves there but I took
them down to drape fabric that was the same color as the walls and piled
the books in a corner where I could access them better. It was a
challenge moving David’s bureau into an already tiny room but somehow we
made it all work.
Beautiful bags above were embroidered by Medieval Muse and similar styles are available on her Etsy.
Do you have any advice to share on building a collection of treasures and making it look so inherently enchanting?
Ignore the “rules” and
go with your emotions, surround yourself with things that make you
happy or remind you of what you love out in the world. Favorite colors,
textures, prints. I do like the suggestion of creating visual pyramids
or triangles, and try to do that with surface decorating and sometimes
on the walls as well.
What's your cat Galatea's favorite part of the room?
Galatea's favorite spot is on the bureau, particularly when we let Shadow up each night to try to get them used to each other. She loves sitting in the windows, watching
the birds and the world go by. Any sunny spots. Her cardboard scratching
box, surrounded by pink toys (her favorite!).
What are some of your favorite resources?
Thrift stores, yard sales, sometimes Homegoods. Loved their
clearance section for damaged “parts and pieces” that I can work into
something else or just hang on the wall “as is”. Many of my most
cherished things are gifts from friends or my mother who is an antique
dealer and knows my taste very well by now, and I’m very grateful!
Interior Alchemy by Rebecca Purcell is a
huge inspiration and I learned to see fabric as a great tool to divide
rooms or create warmth within a space through her book. I also love The Stencilled Home for wall painting magic
Framed postcard on the wall above is by Cynthia Staples and available here along with Burne-Jones designs here.
After nearly a lifetime of collecting, I
have stopped completely (ok, maybe a few books here and there) until we
move to a bigger house in a few years. This one is packed! Ebay is
another good source obviously, as you can enter any particular search
term that interests you…”William Morris” and “Gothic Revival” were
always my favorites to plug in and see what treasures pop up! You never
know when or where you will find something wonderful. I went to yard
sales last year with my mother to try and find a bookshelf and exactly
the right one was waiting for me, along with a gorgeous lion headed
writing desk and the huge framed print of Waterhouse’s “Lady of Shalott”
that now lives on the wall opposite the bed. All at one sale! That was
an exciting, car-filling stop
Thank you so much, Jen, for sharing your extraordinarily inspiring home with us!