Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Emmy's Woodland Room: The Reveal

Warning- loads and loads of pictures and information!  You have my permission not to read and just look at the pictures. :)

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 little French inspired footstool she has to use to get into bed.  Atop it sits one of her favorite bedtime buddies.... She lays her pillow pet on top of her pillows and sleeps with him every night.

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!


 Her vanity features this cute little squirrel dish from Urban Outfitters Santa,a birdie necklace stand from Marshall's,



 (to the left on the wall) a garden gate looking piece that holds hair bows,

 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.



I just got the little yellow bunny last week for 35 cents at the thrift shop I adore... isn't he cute?



To the right is the door (which will be painted when I do the hallway) and at the bottom of the door sits a cute little sleeping fawn that my sweet friend Ali sent to Emmy.

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".



Here are some of the other details of the room

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.

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120 comments:

Kirby Carespodi said...

This is darling, Cassie! (It does not make me want to have another child, though.) ;)

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Cassie
you've outdone yourself! looks amazing. she must be over the moon...
love it
cheers Fiona

Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

HOW SWEET!! I love it! I love it all!

Stacey said...

Adorable...but I would have expected that from you, Cassie! Very sweet - love ! My Emma would go ga-ga over this room!
Stacey

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Cassie, it looks very sweet and like it has just evolved (a good thing). Not over decorated but very REAL! The woodland theme is adorable too...you know I love that closet....so retro looking!
Lorraine

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

It is such a happy place. I like it all!!!

Emily said...

you know i love it! totally inspires me to get aubs room done : )

Tonya said...

Beautiful!! I love every last detail!! That nightstand is fabulous, her bedding is gorgeous, & LOVE those curtains!! Great job Cassie!!

Renee said...

Totally adorable Cassie! You've outdone yourself! I love that you guys picked a theme that is so refreshing and out of the ordinary.

Andrea said...

I'm packing my bags right now. Emmy won't mind if I move in with her, will she? It is so fun and adorable and original and lovely. I love everything about it. What a lucky little girl Emmy is to have a mom like you!

Andrea said...

I'm packing my bags right now. Emmy won't mind if I move in with her, will she? It is so fun and adorable and original and lovely. I love everything about it. What a lucky little girl Emmy is to have a mom like you!

Andrea said...

I'm packing my bags right now. Emmy won't mind if I move in with her, will she? It is so fun and adorable and original and lovely. I love everything about it. What a lucky little girl Emmy is to have a mom like you!

Heather @ The Junktion said...

All I can say is..."wanna come make over my room"???? So adorable!

Allison@FabRehab said...

What a lucky girl!! It's so cute and original...you've got design talent my friend!

vintageshabbychicks said...

Cassie...oh Emmy's room is every little girls dream!! I love absolutely every detail, nooks and crannies, and even the picture frame:-) All your hard work really paid off...Emmy is a blessed little gal...Julie

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

The room is like a magical woodland fairytale! Love it!!!

Megan said...

Her room turned out perfect, I love everything about it! I cant even pick a favorite spot, the nook and the closet doors are both amazing!!! The bedding is darling and all the cute woodland animals just put a smile on my face! Great job Cassie, you have one lucky little girl :)

Jacqueline said...

That is one shabby chic room! I love all the little details and that bedding!

Ange said...

It turned out fabulously! The curtains are so beautiful and the stick/rod is perfect. The quilt is a great inspiration piece for the room. I have a small infatuation with gnomes btw, they are so cute. Does Emmy love her room? Great job!

Amy said...

Awww, that's really adorable! I love that duvet too.

reFresh reStyle said...

Oh my goodness, filled with fun! I love all the colors and the touches of whimsy! It's so cute!
Debbie

Kelly said...

It turned out SO sweet! I love every detail, especially that beautiful bed and quilt. Great job to you and Emmy! :)

Kim @ keller-creative said...

What a perfectly Emmy room! So many great details.

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Adorable...as usual! And you know I love that bedding. Just Love!

Maury Kilgo said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! Great job Cassie! I love the little nook that you painted. I think I would have a hard time figuring out what to do with that, but you made it look adorable. Plus your closet doors are amazing. You're so talented!

Cathy Wall said...

Just darling Cassie! Every little detail is so thoughtful and perfect, you are one creative lady and I am sure Emmy is pleased as punch!!!!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I had to look at the pictures three times because I love every little detail!! Emmy has to be thrilled with her new room, it is so pretty and unique!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Super cute, Cassie. The urban outfitters squirrel lives in our house too! You're attention to detail is awesome.

Dear Emmeline said...

Love it! My son's nuresery is a owl/woodland theme!! It is still a work in progress but here it is so far: http://dearemmeline.blogspot.com/2012/03/snatches-of-retty-roo-hoos-room.html

Nicole {Home for Hire} said...

If I was 5, I would move to your place and take over her room! I love it--whimsical, woodsy, and fun! Wonderful job, Cassie :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

It's just magical Cassie! I love all the little fun and whimsical woodland touches. The window treatment just might be my favorite part. It's so light and airy and adds a sweet feminine touch. It all just works together beautifully. Emmy is a lucky little girl!

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

Cassie - it's PERFECT!! Such a great room for Emmy! I love that comforter - gorgeous and she'll have it forever!

lemondropdreams said...

Wow! Everything looks so great...lucky little girl!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The room is adorable! So many fun details...but I think my favorite is the mercury glass toadstool!!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

This looks so cute! It reminds me of a princess room, but the part of the princess story where she is in the woods singing to the animals and not living in the castle :)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow it looks beautiful! I love it all especially the cute deer scene on the closet, the toadstool table and the curtain rod and curtains!! She must love it! Lucky girl!

Sunday said...

Oh my word - I want to have another little girl JUST to do this room! It's adorable - amazing job!!

Sunday said...

Love the desk! I feel like cute desks are so hard to find! I'm a new follower, thank you for hosting the party - I linked up for the first time :)

simplyvonne said...

this is such a cute room, I really love the curtains and the tree branch as a curtain holder!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I adore it! It's a room that seems like it could really grow with her, too. I think this woodland creatures theme could work really well for a mixed gender/neutral room, which I'm trying to figure out right now for my youngest two.

Lisa Scibilia said...

Cassie, the room came out greatttttt!! I love how the bedding ties it all together. All your projects add so much visual interest and fun and loveliness. I think the branch and curtains are my favorite element but the vanity, the faux-bois wall, the closet doors......all fabulous!!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

What a dreamy room for a girl! I am obsessed with the vanity nook! I flipping LOVE it! You did so good girl! Those little gnomes are adorbs too!

Twice Nice said...

What a gorgeous room!!! Lucky girl I'd say. You really nailed it with all the sweet touches that polish the room. Way to go!! Deb

Lesley said...

Fun and personal. Love it...not all 'over decorated' like some magazine layout! You did great!

I especially fell in love with the gnome. lol

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey Cassie, This is just lovely! I really like the way it has your style written all over it. What a lucky daughter!

Sarahx

Bella said...

Gorgeous Cassie! I love the colors and all the little 'vintage' details really complete her room. And toadstool table is the bees-knees girl!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

It's absolutely perfect Cassie, I just love it! Not too girly, just girly enough...you're a superstar friend.

XO
Lenore

Meredith said...

What a lucky girl Miss Emmy is! You have done a wonderful job on her room Cassie. :)

Sarah said...

This room is just adorable! I love the theme you picked, you pulled it off perfectly and I can just imagine being a little girl and loving that room. This totally makes me wish for a daughter.

Hyphen Interiors said...

Cassie, that is adorable! I love the unexpected color combination. Love the painted bed and the trees on the wall in the nook. So cute!

Sabrina said...

Cassie!!! this is AH-MA-ZING!!! I don't even know where to begin, because I love everything.
My favorites are the quilt, deer door stop, ruffled curtains and you in the mirror!!
Beautiful job!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Emmy must be so thrilled! This is the cutest - all the choices you have made contribute to a perfect woodland feel down to the sleeping fawn and the gnome sitting on the window ledge. I like what you have done with the closet doors and the bedding is so pretty!

thewaffler.com said...

So lovely!

Melissa said...

Seriously cute!! Turned out so wonderful!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Adorable! My favorite is the vanity area. But it all looks so great.

A place 2 call home said...

Just beautiful! its nice to see it all completed. I'm sure Emmy is in love!

Julie Johnson said...

Beautiful job! Love your theme...the touches are awesome. The comforter is so cool...wish they still had it! I'm sure she loves her "new" room!!

charmaine said...

You did an amazing job Cassie! I love the quilt and nightstand!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

My favorite part of the room has to be the closet doors! And that little night stand is adorable! Great job Cassie!!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

So fresh and fun with wonderful touches of whimsy, Cassie! Kudos! I see lots of fun little-girl times happening here. :)
~Heidi

PS-- giveaway on the blog if you'd like to stop by and enter:
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andrea@townandprairie said...

So bright and earthy! The punches of color really make this room come alive like it's from a vintage children's book. Love your reveal!

Ali Richardson said...

Holy Moly Aweomse-guacamole! Seriously friend, it is so so so so so perfect I can't even put it into words. I love everything. SO much love and attention to detail was put into this room. She is one lucky lucky little girl :) xo

thistlewoodfarm said...

Cassie,

This totally needs to be in a magazine. I have already pinned those doors and I didn't know they were yours :)

Incredible transformation.

blessings,
karianne

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh what a darling room...LOVE the curtains and the rod!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Allison said...

It is so adroable, Cassie! Fun details throughout. I looked at the photos a couple times because I didn't want to miss anything. I think my favorite is the cute toadstool table. What a fun space you have created for Emmy. I bet she wants to play in therre all the time!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Cassie,

What a beautiful room you've created for your daughter! Just love all those woodland touches ...

That toadstool table is not only useful for your aerial shots but just adorable. And that ruffle curtain on the tree branch? So so special!

She's a lucky little girl!

:)

Linda

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Cassie, this turned out amazing. It is just the right balance of being 'childish' without being over the top. Definitely a room that can grow with her.

Katie said...

I flipping love it Cassie! Her room turned out great! I adore her little vanity nook! I bet she loves sleeping in there!

allaboutvignettes said...

Oh Cassie I love it all. I think my favorite is the vanity in the alcove with the faux bois background. Perfect and so creative. What a lucky girl that Emmy is.

Kathy

Chris said...

this is really quite amazing. from the jewelry and hair accessories holders (so important at that age) on her sweet vanity, to those amazing curtains, closet doors, and little animals here and there-antlers are a hoot too-wow. It's not only a great creation, it shows such love. What a lucky little girl!

Chrissie said...

I love it so much. Magazine worthy and totally livable for a real kid at the same time. All of the love you put into this sweet room really shows!

Bliss said...

My fav is the hair accessories holder. Think I still have a drawer full from my "little" girls who are 21 and 27 now. I'd say Emmy is growing up too by the looks of her big girl room.

Pretty lady in the mirror by the way.

~Bliss~

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

It turned out so great! I love the woodland theme with all the little critters. The ruffled curtains on the branch curtain rod are the perfect combo. Looks like you have fun with this one!

The Bold Abode said...

Oh, Cassie! I wish I could rewind this day and be the first to tell you how amazing Emmy's room is!

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Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Every detail is perfect! I thought I had picked my favorite things in the room earlier, but there are too many to pick now that I see the whole thing. The vanity nook is awesome and her sidetable is so pretty. My girls would be jealous if I showed them this!

gail said...

Thanks for sharing all the tiny details with us! I love the little ones, the bunny, and the fawn, ohhh sooo sweet!
you've done a great job. I'm so happy y'all moved into this house that you are making your home. :)
gail

Kate O'Leary said...

I love the vanity nook! (It's all darling, but that's my favorite).

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

so adorable! i love so many of the charming details...the woodland critters and gnomes, the faux bois wall and vanity, the bed(!), comforter...everything is so cute! my fave part is the the toadstool table with the new green chairs and the fantastic curtains! great job, mom! how does Emmy like it? bet she loves it!!!

Anne said...

I admired your talent Cassie, very cute, love love the curtains and the vanity area, so clever with the use of space.
Anne

17 Perth said...

Oh cassie! I love all of the little details---her room is adorable.

jandjhome said...

Love it! The details are perfect. I'm living the look of white walls and bright accents. Beautiful. What a lucky girl!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

This is the cutest room! I absolutely LOVE the curtains! All the outdoorsy touches are so cute and so feminine, which is something you don't see very often. You hit this one out of the park, Cassie!

Creative Raisins said...

This is seriously adorable. I love it all. There is so much detail, time and love put into this. I bet she can't help but smile every time she walks in.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

all the colors are so fun! I love the little table and chairs, too!

Catherine said...

Cassie - I just love coming to your blog, and I knew I wouldn't be disappointed with this room! It's beautiful. I've actually had it open on the laptop for 24 hours - I've shown everyone!

I'm another one who loves the vanity nook, but I also love the little animals you've collected, and I'll admit it - I'm stealing the table and chairs!

Kei said...

That room looks utterly gorgeous! You did a fantastic job :)

Beverly Pennington said...

Cassie, that is the most darling of rooms. I seriously love it and am so inspired. The vintage touches and all the things you painted make Emmy one lucky girl {oh, and her bunny faces were cute the other day!}. Hugs, Bev

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for linking to my party Cassie! Just showed my girls. They love the whole thing.

lily field furniture said...

Emmy is a lucky girl! Way to go mom- so much fun!!!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

I am in LOVE with how everything turned out!!! It is the perfect little girl sanctuary!! Emmy is so lucky xo

Sophia's said...

Cassie,

You did such an awesome job on this room! I love every detail from the faux bois wall, to those curtains with that branch curtain rod, everything! Emmy's a lucky little girl...she must love it!

Kristen

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is so awesome Cassie! Is it even right that my favorite part is the branch curtain rod?!? What about a coral or red color for the chandy chain cover...something from the bedspread maybe. So many fun touches. I love the pops of aqua. :)

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

sooooo charming! love the white walls and then the bright pops of color with the bed, bedding and furniture. great job...it was fun to look at all the little details:) visiting from the vintage farmhouse!

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

It's official, I love it!! What a great theme! My favorites: the faux bois vanity area, the ruffles and branch curtains, the toadstool table, the colors, the theme, the bedding...okay, everything. :)

Erin @ His and Hers said...

What an adorable space! I love that it has a theme without screaming WOODLAND, PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION. I love that mirror and little nightstand!

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a delightful makeover. I love the bedspread and those ruffled curtains are magical. Pretty pretty transformation.

Danielle

Rachel C. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it---so dreamy and I can just imagine her growing up with the room. Also love all the nooks and crannies in your home. What a lucky girl and what a beautiful job you've done!!! Amazing :)

{ The Painted Home } said...

it's awesomely awesome! love it!
d e n i s e

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Does your daughter have any idea of how beautiful the room is? Amazing job Cassie. Every single little thing is just perfect!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Well you know I love it! And since Emmy probably doesn't want a 33 year old roommate I will have to settle for drooling over it when I come to visit ;) Thanks for the shout out btw, and I was wondering if you wanted new poufs since her room colors are so different now?

Julie said...

Great job, Cassie! Very cozy & cute!

Rita said...

Gosh this room is AMAZING! I LOVE IT!!! I can't tell what my favorite part is yet but I'm thinking that woodgrained wall is pretty high up there!! Great job Cassie!

Abbie said...

So, so, SO pretty, Cassie!

You really did a fantastic job!

Jed and Ivy said...

i love the photos of the gnome in the window with the red and white toadstool table underneath.

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

It's so whimsical and fun. I love all the little details! How cute.

Michelle said...

This is adorable! You did such a great job! So sweet and so original and so girly! :)

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

I am DYING! The curtains, the blue bed, that little nook, the closet. Seriously so fabulous! I am pinning and sharing on my FB page! You really knocked this one out of the park:)

Shabby Marilyn said...

Lovely, love the curtains, vanity, and bedspread! So Cute, and I am sure this lucky girl loves it too!

Katie said...

Found this post on the Sunday Showcase Party and had to read more. I have one question to ask you..is it okay that I (a 25 year old) want to live in this gorgeous room? There is so much i absolutely adore--it is a beautiful room and definitely one she can grow in as the years pass. Fabulous job, really loving all the details and theme.

Katie@Little Things Bring Smiles

Stacey said...

Beautiful job Cassie!
I need this inspiration to get done with Emma's room.
I really love that that toadstool table and vanity...just lovely! Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
See you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Laurie Langston said...

OMG-her room is so stinkin' cute. I love that it is woodland and not expected. I love the faux bois and the white gnomes. I love gnomes. Awesome job!

René said...

Cassie, I'm just catching up on blog reading and love the room! It is so cute! The faux bois treatment behind the vanity is the perfect touch. Love the bedspread. I'll bet she feels like a big girl in there now.

-René

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

ADORABLE!!! Love the nook! (and everything else for that matter.)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Very cute! There are so many things I like about the room. Her new iron bed is great. the mercury mushroom is super cute.

Oh and if I lived closer, I'd hijack the ombre dresser!

Carrie said...

How could I not feature this??!!

http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/refresh-your-nest-friday-26.html

Jenny said...

What a sweet little girl's room! You've done such a great job, I'm having a hard time picking out my favorite elements! I love the bed, the curtains, the sweet desk, the little table and chairs - adorable!

Thanks for linking up to my March Room Evolution party!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm totally impressed!!! XO, Aimee

AmberRay said...

I love this room! I love woodland decor. This room is so sweet it is shabby chic which I absolutely love. I love the comforter and how it pulls everything together.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

What a space!!! Lucky girl. You have styled it so beautifully. I love how you have managed to create a beautiful room without being overtly "themey". Love!

Emily A. Clark said...

I bet the vanity area is her favorite - cute!! Thanks for linking up!