Lavender + Blue Girl’s Room
March 17, 2013
Hey everybody, I finally finished up my nine year old daughter’s room – a makeover I started back in October of last year. Over the past few months I’ve worked my way around the room, adding different elements here and there. You may recognize some of the projects I’ve posted about in the past.
My daughter just turned nine and is crazy about the combination of purple and blue – predictable for that age but sweet nevertheless, so I used those two colors throughout to make sure she really loved the space and would have fond memories of it when she’s all grown up.
As you can see we did go ahead with the bunk beds I asked you all about that she wanted for her ninth birthday. I’ll share some thoughts on this particular bed set and how we’ve adjusted to bunks in a follow up post.
The nightstand we’ve had for years, I found it at a garage sale for $3 many years ago, it still fit the space and provided a perch for a lamp to read by at night. Even though the palette is very young and feminine, I do like that most of the accessories and fabrics are sophisticated enough to last for many years as she grows older.
There’s a little bench under the window I found years ago at a thrift store and reupholstered in a lavender geometric. The flower pillow was a DIY project.
Up on the second story of her bunk beds are a series of framed leopard print fabrics – my animal loving daughter’s favorite critters are cheetahs and leopards and another one of her requests was to use that pattern in her room so this was what I came up with – it’s a pattern I designed several months ago.
I also used my leopard print to make her some cotton pillowcases in a pale blue and gray – the fabric will be part of my children’s collection available this summer in various colorways. The purple and blue medallion quilts I bought last year, they were the jumping off point when it came to a color palette for the space and I love their reversible pattern from large scale to small scale repeat.
You’ll recognize the dresser and mirror from a that makeover last month.
I removed her closet doors years ago and I’ve always used curtains instead for a softer look. The panels used to be velvet in her old pink and green room but I replaced them with a lavender geometric print.
A few rolls of wrapping paper add the cherry blossom pattern to the back of her closet where we hang her dresses and her dollhouse. Matt built that dollhouse for our oldest daughter 16 years ago – too bad there were no DIY blogs around back then, it would have made a great post!
Up above is a new chandelier I found at Lowes in bronze but spray painted it so that it would better suit the space, I absolutely love its shape!
On the wall opposite her bunk beds she has a desk that used to be green but I repainted it in an aqua blue color.
As I was snapping pictures of her room I caught this one of her looking in the mirror. My oh my how time does fly – she’s six months in the framed picture (which was yesterday in my mind) and nine years old in the reflection. She has her own dreams and ideas and it’s amazing to watch her grow and change. *sniffle sigh*
So glad it’s all finished – she loves it and I do too, it’s perfect for her at this age.
Sources: Paint color: ‘Jade Frost’ by Glidden; Bunk Beds: Cinnamon Twin in White from Simply Bunk Beds; Quilts: Brooklyn by Pottery Barn Kids; Gray and white shams: Linden by Crane + Canopy; Lavender Fitted Sheets: Percale in Wildflower from Company Kids; Underbed Storage Boxes: Canvas White by One Step Ahead; Lamp: Threshold in Minty Green at Target; Mirror: Blossom by Pottery Barn Kids; Rug: Safavieh in Lavender purchased at Joss & Main but available at Plush Rugs; Cable Knit Pouf in Lime: purchased on sale at Joss & Main but available at Wayfair; Orb chandelier from Lowe’s.
To read more details about this room and the projects in it, see this follow up post.