If you read my last post you know I’m deep in the process of planning out our kids new bedrooms. Even though we are still waiting on some of the bigger pieces (mostly for my daughter, A), we decided to fast track the transition and moved the kids into their own rooms last weekend. And it was hard…on me. I didn’t realize I’d be so emotional not seeing them sleep in the same room anymore, but I was kind of a mess their last night together. I know we can’t keep them little forever, but this move is just another reminder of how fast they are growing up. Fortunately, I was the only one who cried and they are really loving it.
When I started asking A how she wanted her room to look, her request was simple – pink, purple and aqua with flowers, hearts, diamonds and butterflies, a daybed and a picture of Princess Leia. She has been an independent (sometimes stubborn) child from day one and whenever we do something new with the design of our house she always takes notice. So I knew she would be the one who would really have a set opinion of what she wanted – and that my work would be cut out for me!
Her favorite color has always been pink and it’s not a color we have anywhere else in the house so I was excited to dream up a pretty pink bedroom for her. Since we’re keeping a lot of the existing white wood playroom furniture in her room, I wanted to bring in some different textures and soft colors to keep it from feeling so sterile. I absolutely LOVE this room from Emily Henderson. That amazing wallpaper and rattan daybed make the space and add just enough texture to balance out all the white in the room.
I also wanted her room to feel very feminine but not too little girly. And all of these rooms provided a lot of inspiration. I love the floral wallpaper in the first room from Monika Hibbs, it is so precious. Sarah Bartholomew is a favorite designer of mine and she always has the perfect balance of color in pattern in her designs, like the pink and aqua girls room below. This pretty daybed scene is from Casey Wiegand, I love the layered look and the softness that canopy brings.
Knowing that I’d need to check off all of A’s requests in order to keep her happy, I was thrilled when I found the perfect wallpaper and daybed from Anthropolgie. Both of which really set the tone for her new room. A little boho, a lot feminine, a dash of prep and even a little edgy, so here it is A’s Eclectic Pink Girls Room.
I love this Anthropologie wallpaper – and not just because it immediately let me cross off half the requests on A’s list. It brings in such a pretty color palette and I think it really lets you play with different color and pattern combinations. While pink is the dominating color in the room, this wall covering keeps it from being too over the top. The rattan daybed (also from Anthropologie) brings in the different texture I wanted, but was also the perfect scale for where I wanted to put the bed. We’ve had the goat from Stray Dog Designs (sadly no longer available) for a long time and thought it would be perfect in her room. I plan to paint it a slightly softer color blue and think it will create a sweet little vignette with the art prints I found for her. I’ve always adored the pretty patterns from Caitlin Wilson’s textiles collection and knew I had to use some in A’s room. While I think buffalo check has definitely had its moment, I still really love it and really like the watercolor effect these pillows have.
I have to admit, I was a little sad for A last weekend because so many of her big pieces are still not here. So we basically moved her into the playroom and all that was different was that there was a mattress on the floor. We did have this sweet bedding from Pottery Barn Kids and some of the artwork, so she was a sport and seemed happy. But I know she will really fall in love with it once it all comes together.
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1| Synchronized Wallpaper 2| Dahlia Wood Bead Chandelier 3| Lasercut Bed Canopy 4| Kitten Bandit Print 5| Princess Leia Print 6| Dip-Dyed Stools 7| Pari Rattan Daybed 8| Hudson Valley Locust Grove Lamp 9| Petite Pastel Blooms Pillow 10| Blush Burnside Buffalo Check Pillow 11| Halle Seagrass & Rose Basket 12| Hera Vase 13| Marcelle Pink Three Drawer Dresser 14| Zoro Shag Rug