Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Sweetest Little Girl’s Bedroom

In my next life, I would like to come back as an eleven year old girl in my client’s family so that I can have this bedroom! What a fun project! My client and I spent countless hours discussing her two girls and considering all of their needs for this bedroom. This was all done while they were at school, of course. When I finally met the girls they both gave me the biggest hug. They are both so sweet and grateful.

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My client originally called me to help her figure out if there was room to add a walk-in closet to this attic space that was being transformed into a bedroom retreat. The room is large but the three dormer windows and staircase left a configuration that would not allow for a walk in closet.

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Instead, I suggested we use an antique armoire for a closet and then add upholstered screens for privacy. The armoire was painted and glazed to add depth (see previous post here). Then we found matching dressers (from Bramble) that fit into the tight space on both ends of the armoire.

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The screens were designed with a scroll on top that graduates with the ceiling line. Silver nail head trim finishes them off with a bit of glamour. The screens are upholstered with contrasting fabric on the back. I think they turned out GREAT!


My client purchased two day beds from The Pottery Barn. We painted the walls Sherwin Williams Silver Peony. One of the best decisions we made was to use the fabric from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane collection (see my pervious post here). Heather designs fabric for quilters/crafters. At about $9 a yard we were able to afford the scads of yardage that it took to pull off the many girly pillows that make this room so special. All of the pillows are reversible so the girls have 92 different combination possibilities (or so). Here is one:

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Here is another:

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In one of the dormers, we made a window seat. Love it!

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In another dormer, we added a vanity (also from Bramble)

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In the third dormer we had these gumdrop pillows made from an Amy Butler pattern.

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We also had a built-in bookcase built to make this the reading nook.

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Don’t you agree that these are two lucky girls?

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We still have some accessorizing to do but I really wanted to share the photos. I hope you like it.


Cedar Roots said...

This room is so sweet!! I love all the fabrics and colors, but I also love that it will be able to grow with the girls. Great job!

Velvet and Linen said...

That is one lucky girl! Love the wall color you selected. It's the perfect background color for all of your fabrics. The screens were a wonderful idea. They really frame that gorgeous armoire beautifully!


Karena said...

Bethany this is so darling!! I adore what you have done for the girls!

I have a Giveaway by the French Basketeer that I think you will love!

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Kathleen Ellis said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! I would have hugged you, too, if I came home to find this gorgeous bedroom!
Have a beautiful day~
:-D Kathleen


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