OMG guys I can't believe it...I actually finished another room!!! I knew designing this room for the little girls would be challenging...(see the wallpaper install disaster on previous post)...but despite the challenges this room turned out to be a total gem...and a fantastic project! Come take a closer look!
It all started with the idea of a shared room for the little girls, ages 4 and 2 (cutest ages EVER)! So naturally..it was design board time. I seriously love design boards sooooo much! They are an invaluable source to really make sure all the ideas in my head...really work once all placed together.
I knew I wanted to try wallpaper on an accent wall. There are so many RAD wallpapers out right now! When I heard about peel and stick...I was like... say WHAT?!?! I just had cactus on my mind...like cactus obsessed! I found the best peel and stick wallpaper...that legit was so easy to install (see previous blog for wallpaper installation)...and was the perfect "WOW" accent I was looking for! I got this peel and stick wallpaper from www.coloray.com. This was the first design element I choose for this room. The floors were already a white wood look laminate. I painted the room a white to replace the old army green. We already had the white Ikea dresser and one toddler bed. My shopping list included a second bed, a nightstand, a rug, artwork, and a new light fixture. Boom....bam....and we are off!!!
The accent wallpaper wall turned out AMAZING! And I would one hundred percent do it again. I LOVE how the feature wall really allowed for everything else in the room to be minimalistic...and still provide a show stopping space! And I am ALL ABOUT cutting down on the clutter and really only having what we need. Everyone always asks me "where are all the toys"? I have a drawer in the dresser for play dresses and some toys....then I LOVE LOVE LOVE baskets for books and other small toys. This way you don't see the clutter around...and it makes for super easy clean up...WIN...WIN!!!
How adorable is this little print I picked up from goldieandfawnco! I mean I saw this....and legit...it was just perfect for this space! Its a super fun saying we use around here now...when the girls start getting a lil cray cray...I remind them that we "pick flowers not fights"! They think its super cute! I admit I was kinda nervous about hammering that nail into the wallpaper...but I really liked the idea of a print sitting on top...so in the end...I decided to go for it. And Im super stoked I did...because the print adds a depth and interest to the room...and honestly if I removed the nail...you would NOT even see the hole!
Let talk pillows! So if your anything like me....you have a raging obsession with pillows! I always like having lots of options on hand...because there are times that you think you have the perfect ones...then...when it comes time to style...something just is off. So I always have extras of everything on hand to play around with. I had a few pillows that I liked...but literally a few days before install I found the perfect pair that literally made my vision complete. I LOVE It when that happens. What you see in your mind you actually find in the store...and it works just as you had hoped. This was a pillow miracle in my eyes!!!
I love using vintage pieces throughout my home...it adds a great story and character to any space. These books were passed down to my husband from his mother. They are old Nancy Drew books...and we have a set of 5 which I just adore! I read all the Nancy Drew books and I can't wait for my girls to read them too. How special to have a vintage set from their grandmother!
Originally I had planned to use the existing Ikea dresser....but when I no longer had space in our Master for my dresser...I knew it would be perfect for girls space. This dresser was my fathers parents. They sure don't make pieces like this anymore....super solid...dovetail joints...and has wheels on the bottom....genius!!! It sill smells exactly like my grandparents to this day....and Im so lucky to be able to pass this on to my girls!
I always put hooks up in kiddos rooms! You can find super cute ones...that become a super fun accent piece, while also being really functional! I use the hooks for hanging clothes, headbands, and purses! When Im tidying up in here...clothes that are on the floor go on the hooks...books go on the shelf on wall or in a basket...and toys go in the basket or bottom drawer of dresser. The dreamcatcher on the hook is a treasure from my travels to Talum, Mexico when I was five months pregnant with my youngest. It is suppose to trap bad dreams and only let the good ones in. I hung it over the crib of my youngest....and now it has followed her into her new shared room! This is a vintage stool I bought years ago...and it has made its way throughout my kiddos rooms...and it has been repainted many a time...yall know how that goes!!! We use it in this room now so that they can reach up to their clothes in the closet and to the books on their shelf!
So I looooove styling shelves! I think its super fun....to me its like a little puzzle to solve! More vintage books from their grandmother...more Nancy Drew...and Heidi! I love a good handmade doll...and how stinking cute is this bohemian llama doll from Little Peach Handmade! Im a huge fan of hanging garland in the kiddos rooms! It is a super easy and fun way to add color and personality to the space. You can easy switch it out depending on season or mood! I snagged this sweet lil wool ball garland from a fair trade shop in Sonoma wine country during a recent visit to see my bestie! (girls weekend...what what)
So I also love this little medallion rug from Overstock.com. I knew I needed to stay away from white...it needed to be earthy to ground all the white in the room. I had been gushing over this one for a while...so when I decided on the wallpaper this rug instantly popped in my head! Ive been really happy with it so far. It was pretty rough when it first came...and I was worried about it not being very comfortable for the girls. But it has become really soft over a short period...so Im super stoked that we can keep it in the space!
All in all this room has been incredible! The girls love it so much...and they are doing really well sharing. This room encouraged me to make new design decisions and has given me so much peace pouring my creative juices into this project. These sweet girls are the fuel to my design fire...and this room is a reflection of that! Thank you all for coming on this journey with me. It has been exhilarating...and Im only just getting started! Peace. Love. Cactus.