Back in August, before we even lived in this house, or even knew this was the house we would be living in, Emmy and I sat down together and dreamed up her new room. We dreamed up aqua walls, pink and red accents. The room has evolved all on its own, and is not the room we dreamed up. It has white walls, not aqua, but it has grown and evolved over the last couple months into its own design. The color palette we started with is still there, just with little splashes of other colors as I am finding myself drawn to kids rooms that are white and have pops of color. Also, her room is on the North facing side of the house and has only one window, so it is not as light and bright as Sawyer's room which has two windows and is on the South facing side of the house.
So let's take another look at where we started the week we moved in....
Ok, are you ready for the afters? Let me just say that the only thing I still want to do is make a cord cover for Emmy's chandelier, but I can't decide what color. :) So until I decide it will stay plain. Now on to the afters!
Looking into her room from the hallway....
Standing by the window looking at her room...
Standing by her vanity nook and looking back at the closet doors and window...
Now let's get into some of the details, shall we?
Let's start with the bed area...
The quilt was what inspired the room. I originally ordered it because it had the colors I wanted and I liked the deer. It is from Urban Outfitters but is no longer available. We knew we wanted to move her to a full bed as well, so I had been on the lookout for a full vintage/antique bed I could makeover. Then one day it hit me that my friend Heather had an antique iron bed painted a blue that would work... She had used it in Andrew's room (He is Captain CORAgeous), but had not liked the height for him. I called her and sure enough she still had it! She wanted to give it to me, but I told her no way- I made a donation to Cora instead. :)
Next to her bed is a nightstand we used to use as a side table in our old playroom. On top of it sit some books, a fabulous mercury glass toadstool from my fabulous friend (and new mom!), Lisa. A thrifted and painted white squirrel also sits there. (And those are Emmy's bedtime blankies folded on the floor under the nightstand).
Above her bed, the papier mache antlers I purchased on clearance hang in a frame. The frame was white but since I painted her walls white, I wanted the frame to stand out. Just in time, my pal Julie at Vintage Shabby Chicks sent me a sample of Cece Caldwell's Carolina Sun Yellow to try! It was the PERFECT yellow to make the yellow in the quilt pop! We also hung some of Emmy's "jewels" on the antlers for a little feminine and fun touch. I also added a couple of pillows I made a couple years ago from a vintage quilt. I found them when I was unpacking (they had never sold) and I thought they might be a fun touch.
To the right of Emmy's bed is her faux bois vanity nook.
The mirror was a Salvation Army find I painted a glossy gray. Well, hello there! What do you know, I have no makeup on and am wearing gym-ish clothes.... typical. Mirror mirror on the wall, I do not want to know!
and some rock treasures, a silly photo of her and her friends, and of course every girl needs a sweet pair of shades.
To the right of the nook, I hung some awesome metal butterflies on the wall that my parents gave Emmy for Christmas.
Moving along that wall is her "baby section", dresser, ledges I built with all sorts of woodland creatures and art, and her stuffed animal basket. I ended up trading dressers with her, so the ombre dresser is now in my closet. This one had been in my old bedroom for a few years and is easier for her to handle. Under the dresser you can see the awesome poufs that my awesome and crafty friend Andi made for my kids last year. They like to tote these into our room to hang out on the floor.
And then we are back to the closet doors, and her toadstool table. You might notice the table has new chairs. These chairs actually came from the playroom (meaning I got some "new" chairs for the playroom!) and their color was perfect for her room! And of course, there is a friendly gnome sitting on the sill.
And then I did what I tell the kids to never do.... I stood on that toadstool table to get some "aerial shots".
red rug- IKEA
wall color- Benjamin Moore's Cloud Cover
nook color- Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue
closet door colors- Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue & Rustoleum Pea Pod Green Chalkboard Paint
trim color- Benjamin Moore Simple White
All of the furniture items in her room are vintage finds.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email me! (firstname.lastname@example.org)