Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Caroline's Room

I have been meaning to post pictures of Caroline's room for quite some time now and I finally got around to it. This first picture is taken from her door looking into her room. I had originally painted the room a soft blue color for my little boy Isaac. I added the latte colored vertical stripes (NEVER again, vertical stripes are SO much harder to do than a big chunky horizontal stripe) for some whimsy and character. Before we knew it little Caroline was on her way so we sprinkled some pink in the room and wha-la we have a girls room- and the funny thing is that you are seeing this kind of blue for girls' rooms in Potter Barn kids. Who would of thought I was way ahead of the retailer designers? :-)

This next picture is her picture collage wall. I'll be sure to change out some of the pictures as needed as Caroline continues to grow. I found the frames at a thrift shop and used Pottery Barn matting (I used to work there and got 40% off). The cute tree/birdie decals came from Target. 

This is the far right corner of her room. The dresser was something we bought at Target and used to be Joel and I's. Once we moved into our fist home we no longer needed it as ours. I like the black component in the room. It doesn't look like most children room accessories and the pink scalloped pulls I put on it (from Hobby Lobby) add a nice girly touch. Her little light is a tea pot, a vintage lamb that used to be my mom's when she was little. The cute doll house was found at a thrift shop in poor shape.... but with a lot of love grandma and grandpa turned it into a lovely doll house just for miss.

Right side of her room. Textured sheers help soften the light in the room. Pink gingham blackout curtains and flowered valence came from Potter Barn Kids. Normally I stay away from major retail stores but this was a very nice gift to help turn this "boy" room into a room fit for a princess. 

 This is the backside of her room- and yes I tore down her closet doors. It really helps open up the room and give the illusion that there is more room than there really is. Her black vintage looking spindled crib used to sit in here; however, now that she is such a big girl, big girls deserve a big girl bed. This is just the trundle part of the bed and is the perfect height. When she gets a bit bigger we'll put together the rest of the bed. I love the extra storage!! 

Cream baskets with pink polka-dot liners were found at Home Goods. The middle basket was a gift. Vintage oil painting pictures were found at a thrift store. The back of the closet was SO ugly and considering I wasn't going to be using it as a closet I needed a way of hiding the bar that runs across the top. My mom and I came up with the idea of using fabric to help soften the space. Fabric is of vintage nursery rhyme scenes. 

This piece has been around for a long time passed from person to person. It used to look quite country (not my style) but with a little paint and a little fabric this is a great space to add some memorabilia. 

These wooden plaques were going to spell out "Caroline" but after the first attempt not coming out 
not-so-hot, these pretty silhouettes came about. My mom happened to come across these silhouette pictures from a blog and had them blown up to an appropriate size for the plaques. A soft rose pattern scrap booking paper line the back.

And for last, her pretty chandelier! Not the best picture but you get the idea.

So, that's the girl's room for ya. I love it. At some point I'd like to get a smaller area rug for a soft space to play on the floor, but for now it is a nice little place she can call her own. 


Laura G said...

I need you to come to my house and decorate... everything. I love Caroline's room. Looks great!

Ms. Smoochy said...

You are incredible at home dec. I am speechless. The whole thing is fantastic. I wish I had a tenth of the skills you got, gurl! My favorite: the closet transformed into a fabulous canopy/trundle dream sleep space. too freaking cool.

Anonymous said...

Amber - What a beautiful room!!! What a lucky little girl. Have you ever thought about going into interior decorating? Hope all are well. Miss you - Corrine

Anonymous said...

I have the same dollhouse from 1976, I would love to see inside pictures. My grandfather made mine.