This toddler room got me feelin like........a dang superhero!!! My three littles are all obsessed with Super Heros! They run around screaming "to the rescue"!!! I LOVE that my girls are thinking, and feeling like little super heroes! Want to know what else makes me happy?!?! Ummm....ACTUALLY finishing a room in my house!!! This is the first room that I have been able to completely renovate. And let me tell you....that makes ME feel like a freakin super hero....and this room was my little RESCUE!! Its hard enough to get any one task done in a day in my household....you have a run a VERY tight ship with so many little ones....or Im not joking...they will literally suck your momentum and motivation right out you you....like for real...no joke!!! So actually finding the time and being patient with the process...has been a truly inspiring little challenge in itself! The room inspiration was my baby turning 2....and her transition from babyhood to toddlerhood. Of course she is THRILLED about becoming older...and I just cry myself to sleep thinking of being alone in a house when all the noise and craziness is gone...dramatic tear! So I figured I was either going to get left behind in baby dust.....or I could embrace her new found independence and focus a little more on myself and my passions!
So the Toddler Room Reinvented was created! The curtains which are amazing...I had custom made about 6 years ago. The fabric is Dwell Studio for Robert Allen, Vintage Blossom is the style and citrine is the color. They have proved to stand the test of STYLE time!! Don't you just LOVE when that happens!!! The curtain, and dresser and rocking chair were already in her room. I painted the walls a bright white (Sherwin Williams, Snowbound)....which immediately made a HUGE difference in the room vibe. I purchased this adorable little vintage inspired bed from IKEA.....which this bed y'all....is just so rad!! It has three different sizes starting at toddle to twin and one middle size in between. I bought one for each of my littlest girls (2 and 3 years old). The youngest has the toddler setting....which is so cool because unlike a regular toddler bed this bed is as wide as a twin. My 3 year old has the middle setting. The girls loved the bed because it looked like a mermaid bed!!!! They are like way deep into mermaids over here....like no joke!! I purchased this amazing rug from Rugs USA. Which I felt just was asking to be paired with my vintage blossom curtains. I am a HUGE fan of mixing patterns....but it has to be done right....and when done right....a mix of patterns can be utterly delicious!! I knew I wanted some type of woven pendant....because Im legit obsessed at the moment. Besides white walls, black walls, shiplap, and vintage rugs.....woven pendant lamps (bigger the better) are EVERYWHERE!!!! Well....everywhere cool!! I found this one at IKEA and I was really impressed with the overall look. I wanted a lighter shade of pendant for this space and this one no joke....was just perfect! Don't you looooove when something just effortlessly works!!! That was one of those times....this light just worked and really helped anchor the entire space!!! It is oversized...which I needed because of the super high ceilings.
Ok....lets talk about that super dope print!!! The Buffalo....I mean the minute I saw this print....I knew I HAD to have it. I think that the Buffalo print really helped bring the toddler back into the space. I think the curtains and rug are so stunning and elegant and the bed a bit of whimsy....the Buffalo print really added that bit of childlike element I needed. I struggled a bit with the wall behind the vintage rocker. I had some things up on the wall and it just wasn't working. So I thought on it a bit and tried something different with the tapestry....once I hung that....I knew I had it! It was the extra balance I was needing visually for the space. Plus....who doesn't love a good tapestry....right?!?! The white dresser belonged to my Grandmother.....It still to this day smells like her....its just unreal! Its the coolest piece. It has a secret compartment on top that has vanity lights and secret jewelry storage. They really don't make furniture like they used to....let me tell ya. The rocking chair was my dads grandparents probably used in the early 1900's. It was passed down to my dads mom, my dad, and now to me. I have used it for all three of my girls.....and it is just still so cool....with its leather insert seat and the detail of the wood. I LOVE to incorporate older pieces that have a story.!! It brings the good style vibes!!!
So...all in all this room was a complete success..both with the design, and with my independence. I have embraced the design process and trusted the flow. I was reminded that you have to be patient and be confident in your choices. I have taken a ton of risks lately and they all seem to have been rewarded. Its a super great feeling to know that I can still be what makes me unique...outside of my family and my kids. And it has reminded me that I need to challenge myself to reap the rewards. So today I am feeling like my own design superhero.....to the RESCUE!!!!!