A Fairytale Bedroom : The Reveal
It's another reveal day and this time it's a fairytale inspired bedroom that I worked on for a dear friend of mine for her beautiful daughter. A few weeks ago we toured Andy's room and now it's time for little sis to get her turn!
The youngest of three, J is the only girl in the family so I knew this was my chance to do an all out girly bedroom. When you have two older brothers, you can grow up in a sea of blue so to counter that I planned to do something much more feminine in this space. The obvious choice would to go with pink, but as a girl who grew up hating the color, I didn't want to lock little J into something she may not love as she gets older. I've been dying to do a room in Ben Moore Irish Mint since I first suggested it to a client a few years back, and since I was pretty much given carte blanche to create the little girl's room of my dreams, I decided to go with mint walls with blush accessories. I felt like the walls would be a color that would grow with her and the accessories could be changed out over time if she ever tires of the blush.
After we decided on the paint color, my first (and most difficult decision) was what wallpaper we should use in the inset. Originally the family had considered doing built-ins but those were later decided against, and once I saw the wall I knew it would be the prefect place to bring in some statement wallpaper. I looked at almost every paper on the market and I found myself coming back to this one time after time. I loved that it didn't match the mint we picked exactly but it complimented it so well, really the two were just a natural fit. I had planned to do wallpaper on the ceiling in a contrasting pattern but was unable to find one that matched the tone of the mint. I'm so glad that we didn't go that route because I love having the wall be the star. The bed was chosen to allow the wallpaper really shine and the nightstand mixes perfectly with the frame and also brings in an organic element with the wood.
The next step was lighting and my friend and her renovation team had been leaning towards this scalloped light fixture. I had come this close to using it in another girl's room that I was working on and it just felt like kismet. I found the rug from another retailer and loved how it mimicked the scalloped detail on the light fixture. The bedding and lamp were both chosen to compliment the rug and the wallpaper and I love how everything really goes together in this room, but that none of it matches exactly.
For the dresser I chose a piece of furniture that matched the side table and I love how it really pops against the mint. I had considered doing ballerina prints on the wall but then I started thinking that I should think about what would actually live in a fairytale forest like in the wallpaper. The obvious choice was a bunny and when I saw this series by the famed Sharon Montrose, I knew we had a winner.
I really wanted to bring a modern element to the room, since the wallpaper had such a vintage feel, so I choose this dollhouse inspired acrylic bookcase and was thrilled when my friend loved it as much as I did. I think the mix of the old and new, the wood and the acrylic, and the hard and soft is what makes this room really work and is also what will keep it feeling fresh as little J grows.
The two boys in the house share a bathroom, so as the only girl J is lucky enough to have her own bathroom attached to her bedroom. I didn't want to carry the mint into the bathroom because I wanted it to feel like its own space, so I instead went with blush and used my favorite hue Warm Blush in the space. My friend had picked out the mirror and sconce already, so all we had to do was add some art and a window treatment. I wanted these spaces to feel cohesive, since they are attached and visible from each other, so I went with the same romans that I used in the bedroom and framed a piece of wallpaper that we had leftover from the accent wall. It was such a simple and inexpensive thing to do and it really tied the two rooms together perfectly.
... And there you have it, a fairytale inspired bedroom fit for a future #bosslady. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this room and the best part is so does little J. I love that it is so different from the boys' rooms (the last of which I will reveal in a few weeks) and I really can't think of a more beautiful place to spend a childhood! Xx