Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Favorites: A Little Girl's Bedroom

A friend of mine recently decorated her four-year-old daughter's bedroom based on this collection from Land of Nod. The Land of Nod is one of my favorite places for children's bedding and decor (in fact, my girls' room is done in their Ooh La La! collection). Anyway, I was so taken with what Lauree did in her daughter's room that I asked to come and photograph it! Lauree's style is country, and you'll see that translates into a feminine bedroom that is not too frilly or overdone. It's a story of "saves and splurges" that all add up to a very charming bedroom.The bedding was a splurge, but Lauree saved money by recycling an old family bunkbed, which they cut down and painted white.
One of my favorite parts about the room is the color on the walls...it's a little more vibrant in person than it is in these photos, but it's just so sweet. It's a good tip to find some kind of "inspiration piece", like a pillow, curtains, or a rug, that you'd like to base the room upon before you purchase paint for the walls. That helps you choose a color that will compliment your theme nicely, as Lauree did here.
The dresser was, again, an old family piece (not an heirloom, though) which was painted white to match. The chair originally belonged to Lauree's mother-in-law, and her grandmother made the quilt on the chair. This braided rug came from TJ Maxx, of all places! The walls are decorated with pages from a reproduction "Dick and Jane" calendar, framed in pink. Lauree did a great job of pulling this room together without going overboard. It is still simple and sweet, perfect for an equally sweet little girl. Thanks, Lauree, for letting us peek into your home!

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