Yesterday I shared that Sweet Little Peanut was featuring a room design I worked on last year. Today I wanted to share some of the process that went into creating the space and some of the sources too. This room was for a pink loving little girl named Brooke who’s family had just moved into a new home. They saw this as an opportunity to properly transition Brooke into a big girl room, finally parting ways with the crib and nursery odds and ends and investing in some pieces that would grow with her for the next many years.
Here’s what the room looked like when I first saw it. Obviously the space was gorgeous – beautiful big windows, awesome floors, TWO closets (jealousy!!), etc but it needed to be considered and planned with this next stage of Brooke’s life in mind. The entire house had just been freshly painted so we decided to work with the existing wall color but I had big plans for how to inject pink (Brooke’s fave…um, and mine!) into the room.
Brooke had a few little butterfly decor pieces in the room when I first visited. I loved the innocence and whimsy the butterflies added but I wanted to do it in a little more modern and sophisticated way that didn’t read super baby-ish. I started pulling together inspiration items, colors and fabrics and landed on this combination of a little metallic, a bold floral and a lot of pink. The gorgeous over scale floral pattern became the starting point for all the other textiles in the room and I knew it would look phenomenal on a headboard. What a statement! I love that it incorporates so many cheery colors – pink, teal, chartreuse green and even some lavender. Originally we were going to pick up on more of the greens for the room but ended up changing course and going with a subtle teal/aqua accent instead.
Here’s the design board I presented. We made a few departures from this as we put the room together, choosing to nix the chair in exchange for a play area in the room and modified the color scheme a bit as mentioned above. But for the most part, it was a mix of some custom (the headboard and curtains), a lot of ready made pieces from Target, Land of Nod, PB Teen and of course some good DIYs and vintage finds. Pretty much my formula for a great kid’s room if you know me at all!
Since we were keeping the gray walls, I suggested introducing the pink on the ceiling. Brooke’s mom was all for it and it instantly changed the room. I love painting ceilings! And that fabulous chandelier doesn’t hurt right?
I like to keep as much open floor space in a child’s room as possible for play. I suggested we pull the doors off one of the closets and move her existing changing table/dresser into it. We painted the back of the closet the same shade as the ceiling and her old changing table got new knobs and a coat of glossy white paint. Wait until you see how this nook turned out below! It is the sweetest little vanity area. I mean can you even believe this is the same dresser??? Brooke’s dad did a fantastic job painting it!
And now for the good stuff. My iphone pics just weren’t doing this space justice. Jessica Delaney took all the pics below and it’s like cuteness overload. Shield your eyes!
I love everything in this photo so much, I can’t stand it!!! I made that accent pillow with Brooke’s name (in gold!) on the bed. DIY post coming on that because it was so easy and came out great! The mirrors are from Target here. The bench, lamps and lamp shades are Target as well but no longer available. Why, oh whyyyyyy didn’t I buy more of those lamps? They are perfect. The duvet is from PB Teen here. The rug is from Rugs USA here. The bedskirt is from Overstock here (ruffles, obvs).
The nightstands are from The Land of Nod here. The little snail vase was a vintage find. He’s so weird and I love him. And yes, those are metallic gold butterflies on that lamp shade from Target. I mean…sometimes it just all comes together!
Vintage brass butterflies all aflutter in the vanity area. I had a few of these in my hoarding stash and we slowly amassed more for the nook. The grouping of them like this is just so fun! The lamp is Land of Nod. I zhushed up the shade a smidge with some coral pink grosgrain ribbon.
The print is from my Etsy shop here and the brass ducks are vintage.
The space we gained by moving the dresser into one of the closets left room to create a great play space with a teepee and art table. I love putting family photos in kid’s rooms so we created this gallery wall featuring pictures of Brooke and different members of her family. It’s a big wall so we used 19″ square frames for maximum impact. The teepee is from this Etsy shop.
The paper flower are from this Etsy shop and I’m OBSESSED with them. They are light as a feather and totally safe to hang over a bed or crib but I think they add SO MUCH to the space. The gold pouf is from here. The play table and frames are IKEA.
I hope you love it as much as I do! We are working on her older brother’s room at the moment and I feel like I need to schedule another site visit just to sit in this room for a minute and take it all in again.
Have a great weekend everyone!