This room basically revolved around a couple of things:
The fabric was what sent me in exactly the direction I wanted to go with this room. After almost a year of playing around with things in here, bringing in different fabrics, and colors and feeling like nothing worked, I found this geometric fabric with basically every shade of pink imaginable. The print, the colors...it was like it was sent from heaven.
One of her other requests was "purple," which is usually like one of my least favorite colors. I don't know if it's the inundation of Radiant Orchid as the Pantone Color of the Year or what, but I'm actually sort of digging a little purple lately, and I loved this fabric with all of the deep and light purples, mustard, and pinks. The background of this fabric is the coolest, softest shade of a champagne, blushy pink I've ever seen--I'm SO in love with it. What's even better was that it was all on killer sale, so I got about 8 yards of fabric for around $30.00.
Then there were unicorns. When did those make a comeback? A glorious comeback?!!! If you'd said "unicorns" to me a year ago, my thoughts would have gone to Napoleon Dynamite style t-shirts with unicorns riding rainbows. Now? I sort of can't get enough, and neither can Adelie. So...I came up with a color block print (which is available in my shop in several colors). Purple (a super soft shad of lilac) and pink were by her request. When I asked her if she loved it, she said, "Yeah, buuuttt, well, I sort of expected it to have an eye and for it's horn to be...more sparkly." Ahhh, the honesty of a child.
I added some mirrors and pictures, and her first ballet costume for a small gallery wall.
I found a new place for her artwork, and added glitter letters over the bed. I wanted something a little "inspirational" and more unexpected than the usual "DREAM" or "PLAY." She loves the song at the beginning of The Croods, so "SHINE" was the perfect word here. And it's in glitter--sometimes I'm so poetic. I also upholstered an ugly, old, hotel headboard. She's convinced that she now has a legit princess bed.
On the other side of the room, there's a little reading/creative corner. We'll probably have to incorporate a desk here at some point, but since her room is in the basement (hence the lack of light in the pictures), she does most of her artwork upstairs (I'm not trusting enough for art supplies in her bedroom yet), but she loves to "read" and color on her chalkboard, so this space is perfect for her. I added a few smaller embroidery hoop bulletin boards to show off more of her art and pictures. I decided to paint the trunk mint to break up all of the pink and purple a bit.
Finally, just a few of our favorite details around the room. I'll be back later this week to start sharing tutorials and sources for all of the stuff we put in here.
Source List can be found here
Other Projects In This Room:
Other Projects In This Room: