Friday, June 1, 2018

New Home Tour: A Girl's Bedroom

 It's so fun to share pictures today of our ten year old daughter's bedroom.  This light filled room is so sweet that it became one of my favorite rooms in the house.  

When we moved into our new home, it seemed the perfect opportunity to update Jillian's bedroom as she is growing up (so quickly).  So for her birthday last year, she received all the bedding and a few room decor items to decorate with when we moved in.  She was so excited to get it all put together and most importantly, she loves her room too.  (Her bedroom also happens to have one of my favorite views out those large windows!)   

 I'm sure you aren't surprised to see that we started with a blank canvas... white walls and carpet.  It reminds me of when I was a young girl and I begged my parents to let me paint my room ANY other color than white (smile).  However, the neutral background really allows the soft pinks to shine and I love that.  

The only rooms in our house that we installed carpet are the girls' rooms.  We went this route as they spend a lot of time on the floor playing, drawing and reading.  So far I haven't regretted the decision and before you ask (smile), I haven't even once regretted going so light with the color! 


My mother-in-law was insistent that each girl needed her own chandelier for her bedroom... so the girls each received matching chandeliers from her last year as a gift for their new rooms.  They are so pretty and instantly add such a girlish charm... and the girls adore them.  I love the milk glass she chose as well and the timeless look it adds.  

All her furniture came from our previous home (you can find that post here); however, the worn dresser that once fit right in with our old farmhouse didn't fit so well with a brand new home, so I gave it a makeover and love the way it turned out.  (My father-in-law helped restore the wood top... so thankful for family that loves us!) 

Jillian loves to sew (all thanks to my mom), so she has a few little things around her room she made, like this heart banner and the little throw blanket on the end of the bed.  

 The bedding... ahh, the bedding, it just makes the room, doesn't it?  This was a collaboration with my amazing seamstress of a mother (smile).  I really wanted to go with a soft pink but also add in some navy so that this bedding could carry her up to teen years.  My mom found this fabric and when she showed it to me, I knew instantly it was simply perfect. 

My mom made both the bed skirt and the pillow shams and then I purchased a quilt to match.  The bed skirt fabric has some houses on it and she kept up the theme by adding some blocks that are fabric pieced together to look like houses.  So sweet!   

The subtle theme is also carried out by the three house paintings my daughter did that are above her bed.  (I took a fabric sample with me to the girls' art lessons and their teacher helped Jillian paint these specifically for her room.) 

The pillow shams are also pieced together in a pinwheel pattern and I have no words to describe how much I love them. 

On the other side of the room is a desk that was mine growing up that belonged to my grandmother.  It desperately needs a paint job, but I haven't gotten around to it yet (wink).   The cross-stitch piece framed was also mine and it's been in Jillian's room since she was as newborn baby.  I love all these old pieces that came with us to our new home like old friends. 

(This entire side of Jillian's room is where all her dolls live... and their furniture... the mess is not pictured!)

 My mom also made the bulletin board with matching fabric and Jillian loves using it to store all kinds of momentos. 

  And of course, this proud mama loves to display her girls' artwork.  The upstairs is full of their drawings and paintings!  

The girls both have fairly large closets (at least compared to our two previous homes), which is so nice for storing all their toys and all kinds of other things! 

 Having written this post just now, I'm starting to see why this is one of my favorite rooms.  It's pieced together with a whole lot of love!! 


 Fabric used for pillow shams, bed skirt, and bulletin board: Charleston by Amy Sinibaldi
Pink quilt: Pottery Barn Kids (no longer sold)
Blackout Curtains: Pottery Barn Kids
Bed frame: Pottery Barn Kids (no longer sold)
Wall and trim paint color: Sherwin Williams Alabaster
Door paint color: Sherwin Williams Peppercorn
Dresser Paint Color: Annie Sloan Paris Gray with clear wax

If I missed anything, feel free to ask in the comments!

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