Navy + Coral Bedroom

September 4, 2012

Greetings all, welcome back from the long holiday!  We had a blast down in So Cal soaking up the sunshine and I spent an afternoon helping my oldest move into a new room in a house she is renting with roommates.  The bedroom is small measuring 10 x 12 feet, but we were able to fill it with a few essentials, mainly a cozy bed, a combination desk plus vanity, and an accent chair for a place to sit. 

My stepdaughter is twenty and just moved into her first off campus house so I offered to help her decorate her room when we came down for a family visit to San Diego.  She wanted a youthful sophisticated space filled with navy and coral accents with a Moroccan vibe.  Thankfully the walls were already a nice pale shade of gray so that worked with her color palette.  Here’s a peek at the space we pulled together on Saturday. 

The bed is IKEA and the linens are from several sources (see below).  I kept the sheets and duvet white but added those coral and navy accents she loves with a combination of large and small scale pattern.

gray walls trellis linens cg


coral and navy accents cg


The side table I found online and we primed and then painted it a gloss navy blue.  We had a lot of fun out in her backyard painting together, she now knows the power of a can of spray paint, ha! 

navy blue pedestal table cg


On the other side of her bed we were able to squeeze in an upholstered sitting chair from Target.  Gray linen like panels hang in front of the window -  if you’re looking for an inexpensive but chic set of gray window panels, I absolutely love these (also from Target, source below) and they come in two lengths, but I recommend doubling them up on each side for fullness.

gray chair coral throw cg


Between the bed and closet I set up a combination desk and vanity for her where she can work on her laptop and also prep for the day. 

silver mirror and desk cg


On the wall and desk are some prints I found on Etsy framed in IKEA Ribba frames.

etsy art


This is a fun multitasking lamp made up of pretty ceramic bowls to hold jewelry but will also give her extra light when she studies at night.

jewelry holder lamp on desk


The mirror adds so much sophistication to the space, it’s our favorite accent for sure! 

silver quatrefoil mirror cg


I substituted the knobs that came with the desk for some chunky silver ring pulls instead.

new silver ring pulls


I love her acrylic desk chair, it’s modern and fun and visually less bulky since it’s clear material.

acrylic desk chair girls room


Her closet has built in drawers and shelves (whew!) so we didn’t need to find her a dresser.  My daughter picked up the bed and mattress at IKEA last week when she moved in, and I shipped most everything else to her house so we could pull it all together in a day.  She works so hard away at school and makes us so very proud so I was happy to give her the special treatment and invest in a few pieces she will keep for many years.  

Room sources:

Bed – Nordli, IKEA

Navy pinstripe pillowcase set – Jersey stripe from Target

Midnight quatrefoil duvet & sham -   Echelon at Bobby Burke home

Coral and navy pillows – Trellis and chevron from Festive Home Decor

Writing Desk – Cami white from Overstock

Desk pulls – Belwith in satin nickel by KnobsnPulls

Swivel Chair -  Rumor acrylic purchased from Overstock but also available here

Silver mirror – Quatrefoil by Shades of Light

Lamp and shade on desk – Just Jewels by PB Teen

Marble storage boxes – DIY project

Blue stripe accent rug – Suite Ribbon by PB Teen

Window panels – Scotland in Gray from Target

Gray side chair + pillow -  Dolce from Target, Privet house pillow no longer avail

Pedestal end table -  Bailey accent spray painted gloss navy

Picture Frame – Coral chevron by Anthropologie

White glass lamp on nightstand purchased at Target last year

Etsy art – Squirrel, Anchor, and San Diego city heart

White duvet and sheets from The Company Store


If you’re a fan of the coral and navy combo, or trellis pattern these bed linens would look fantastic in any bedroom!  Also I love working with Michelle at Festive Home Decor on Etsy, she stitches up the best decorative throw pillows, so be sure to pay her a visit!


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