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!


  1. This is such a perfect girl's room that was certainly curated with love from family. Beautiful bedding and love the bedskirt that your mother made and what a wonderful gift of the chandeliers. Happy to see a post of yours land in my email...So glad that you and your family are so very happy in your new home. Thank you for including a photo of the girls...they are so grown up!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Shirley! I'm always so happy to read your sweet comments. :-)

  2. Was thinking the same thing - pieced together with love! How wonderful to have the ones who love her the most represented in her beautiful room! Thanks for sharing; know you are so busy ( my daughter & SIL have 4 young ones & just moved 1 week ago into another new home,he is a builder/developer so they move every 2-4 years), but I sure do miss your days of posting more often!😍

    1. I don't think I fully realized it until I wrote the post... it quickly became clear why it's one of my favorite rooms. :-) I too miss posting frequently... I truly hope to be on here more often! :-)

  3. Thank you for another peek at your lovely home! I love the soft colors in this room and the generations that are represented here. That little white desk is a treasure! And Jillian's very own handmade quilt, plus her grandma's beautiful quilting. She's carrying on the family traditions.

    Esther George

    1. Thank you, Esther! What a sweet comment! I'm so thankful Jillian has taken such an interest in sewing... it's a special time she has with her Grammie!

  4. oh those pillows and bedding is just gorgeous!:)

    1. Thank you! Yes, they really are the star of the room. The fabric is so pretty. :-)

  5. Always makes me happy to see you have posted. This is such a sweet room in both design and spirit! Thank you for confessing there are dolls and things out of view. In that light, I can say my granddaughters have sweet rooms too.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Beth! Oh yes, the girls always have toys out and cleaning messes is a daily battle. Too funny though, Jillian actually voluntarily cleaned out her closet this afternoon to make room for her dolls... she decided she liked her bedroom with everything in its place after I took these pictures. ;-)

  6. I think my favorite part is the picture of Jughead on her bulletin board! Me and my daughter LOVE Archie comics :) Very beautiful room.

  7. Oh... I love it. simply sweet and homey!! I will show my girls (this) for inspiration. :)

  8. Thank you for another peek into your beautiful home. Your girls are so artistic. :o) Are you growing a garden this year? I miss your recipes.

  9. This is lovely,peaceful calm and very sweet yet grown up at the same time.

    Fiona x

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