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The Reveal: Project Big Girl Room

Project Big Girl Room is finally complete (only 10 months later)!  My goal was to transform my 3 year old’s nursery into a “big girl room” that she can she can grow into with minor modifications along the way.  I wanted the room to have a peaceful, tranquil vibe, and an age-appropriate playfulness, while staying away from matchy-matchy themes and overly girly motifs.   

Sooo, drum roll and Ta-Dah:

 

And, I am still pondering the closet-turned-secret room for the closet on the right.

I am thrilled with the way it turned out! 

What I learned from this project:

1. I stuck to the Nate Berkus four color rule, which narrowed down my choices and made my decisions so much easier (lavender, mint green, hot pink and white).
2. I splurged on the items that made the biggest impact (bed skirt, flower pillow, books on the dresser) and saved on the smaller details (rocking chair pillow, tissue box cover, sheets for the bed).
3.  Although it took me 10 months to complete, the long process was part of what made it a success because I organically let the room come together and breathe after each change and addition.

Here is some sourcing information for the new items in the room, but if you want sources on anything not listed, leave a comment and I will gladly email you:

Duvet Cover & Shams: Paris Toile, Pottery Barn Kids (similar)
Bed Skirt: Elizabeth Tulle Bed Skirt, Pottery Barn Kids
Monogrammed Pillows: Rattle & Roll, Richmond, Virgina
Headboard: Blanc de Blanc Headboard, Target
Bedside Clock: Target (not online)
Bedside Tissue Box Cover: headtotoe2009, Etsy
Pink Bichon Print: Mod Dog in Target frame
Pink Paris Metro Print: shellsherree, Etsy in Target frame
Other 2 prints are pages from Madeline book in Target frames
Curtains: Land of Nod (similar)
Butterfly Garland: Garden on the Square, Savannah, Georgia
Pillow in Rocking Chair: diypillows, Etsy
Green Ikat Mini-Bowl on Bookcase: Anthropologie (similar)
Typography Print: The Love Shop, Etsy in Target frame
Pink Lampshades and Lucite Lamps: De-Lite Bases and Border Dots Tapered Shade, PB Teen
Horse Book Ends: Home Goods, Richmond, Virginia
Books on Dresser: Penguin Books, Anthropologie
Flower Pillow: Serena & Lily Bloom Pillow, Layla Grace

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Buy This, Not That — Headboards and Beds!

So, I have been looking around for a new headboard for my daughter’s big girl room and am WOWED with Target’s selection of beds and headboards, and really impressed by the favorable customer reviews too, that I was inspired to do another bed/headboard edition of Buy This, Not That!  Enjoy and happy weekend! 

LOVE THIS?

{Camden Tufted Headboard, Ballard Designs, $461 for Queen in White Twill}

BUY THIS!

{Seville Tufted Headboard, Target, $299.99 for queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Coralie Bed, Anthropologie, $2,248 ($1,998 +$250 surcharge) for Queen}

BUY THIS!

{Coraline Bed, PB Teen, $1,149 ($999 + $150 delivery surcharge) for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Stevenson Nailhead Headboard, Ballard Designs, Danish Linen Oatmeal in Queen, $659 ($589 + $70 delivery surcharge)}

BUY THIS!

{Uptown Headboard, Target, $254.99 ($299.99 & 15% off) for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

{Linea Bed, Crate and Barrel, $1,178 ($1,099 + $79 shipping surcharge) for Queen}

BUY THIS!

{Jett Platform Bed, Z Gallerie, $599.99 for Queen}

LOVE THIS?

{Vintage Fir Canopy Bed, Viva Terra$2,625 ($2,375 + $250 shipping surcharge} for Queen}

BUY THIS!

 

{Pavillion Canopy Bed, Crate and Barrel, $1,178 ($1,099 + $79 shipping surcharge) for queen}

LOVE THIS?

 

{Low Fairfax Headboard, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,050 in queen white brushed canvas}

BUY THIS!

{Blanc de Blanc Headboard, Target, $249 for queen}

Whew!  Happy bargain hunting, y’all!

Random Things I Am Liking Lately

It’s been a while since my last random likings post, so here’s what’s on my radar these days:

The Lily Mirror from  Ballard Designs would look great above a dresser in a girl’s room (or my room, whatever!):

I am looking for any excuse to purchase one of these amazing Bogart Flat Weave Wool Rugs from Garnet Hill.  Using one of these as a runner in a hallway would be perfect.

Currently coveting this amazing Scallop Trim Coat from Boden for the transition to Spring.

I am head-over-heels in love with these Nest and Egg Prints from Wisteria.  I could design an entire nursery around these babies. 

This clean-lined Apex Bookcase from West Elm would fit perfectly against a short wall that would otherwise be wasted space.

These quatrefoil design Firenze Embroidered Panels from Ballard Designs are gorgeous.

Imagine the vignettes you could create on mantels, consoles and bookshelves with these adorable Hear No, See No, Speak No Owls from At West End.

These fresh and feminine desk accessories from PB Teen would look fabulous in both my daughter’s play room and my home office!

Have a fabulous weekend, y’all!

 

Buy This, Not That: Spring Bedding!

There is something about Spring that makes me crave new bedding every year at this time.  A clean, cool, fresh start to the season!  I love all of the new looks out there for the Spring.  Check out some of these options!

LOVE THIS?

{Caroline Duvet, Full/Queen, Serena & Lily, $179}

BUY THIS!

{Birdie Stamp Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, Urban Outfitters,$68}

OR THIS!

 

{Birds Damask Comforter Set, Full/Queen, Dwell Studio for Target, $89.99}

LOVE THIS?

{Mallory Duvet, Full/Queen, Blissliving Home, $275}

BUY THIS!

{Julia Embroidered Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, Pottery Barn, $179}

OR THIS!

{Dwell Studio for Target Casablanca Collection, Full/Queen, $69.99}

LOVE THIS?

{Cirrus Duvet, Full/Queen, Anthropologie, $199}

BUY THIS!

{Parachute Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, West Elm, $99}

LOVE THIS?

{Pinecone Hill Uma Resist Indigo Quilt, Full/Queen, Layla Grace, $304}

BUY THIS!

{Marimekko Sarafan Cobalt Bed Linens, Full/Queen, Crate and Barrel, $99.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Percale Border Bedding, Full/Queen, Williams Sonoma Home, $358}

BUY THIS!

{Suite Organic Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, PB Teen, $119}

LOVE THIS?

{Camile Toile Duvet, Queen, Ballard Designs, $1,050}

BUY THIS!

{Matine Toile Duvet, Full/Queen, Pottery Barn, $149}

Happy Bargain Hunting for Spring!

O Jewelry Tree!

These feminine and frivolous works of art have been popping up everywhere, haven’t they?  I was lucky enough to receive a jewelry tree as a gift last year for Christmas, and I love what an easy, convenient and beautiful addition it makes to my bedroom.

I have been eyeing these amazing jewelry trees handmade from antique tableware from Found Studio (artist is Caroline from Wanderings of a Wannabe!).  Each piece is one of a kind and she has them in all different color palates for ~$45.

I also love the simply and organic look of this (literal) jewelery tree from Sundance Catalog ($40).  It would look just right in any space.

I like the vintagey feel of this iron jewelry tree from PB Teen ($59), especially the glass finial at the top.

This whimsical fairy tale jewelry holder from Anthropologie ($128) would look good without bling!  I would love to set this on a shelf in baby spark!’s “big girl room.”

Urban Outfitters has a fabulous collection of jewelry trees:

{Spinning Bird Jewelry Stand, $32}

{Spirograph Jewelry Stand, $28}

{Lace Pedestal Jewelry Stand, $18}

I really think that a jewelry tree is a NEED, not a WANT, because afterall, where are you going to put all of that BLING that Santa is bringing you?!

Guest Blog — Buy This, Not That!

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Happy Monday, y’all!  I am blog-squatting again today over at one of my fave blogs – My Little Happy Place.  I prepared a “Buy This, Not That” featuring accessories for her 2 year old’s “big girl room”.

Please CLICK HERE to check it out!

As a companion to the post, check out these other great finds that I discovered while putting it together.  I had so much fun!

This feminine and sparkly mirror from Ballard Designs would be perfect in a little girls room hanging over a dresser with a pretty vintage brush and comb set.

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I love this neutral, but not at all boring, textured Garden Party Rug from PB Teen.  It would look great just about anywhere.

pbtrug

I *heart* this mirror!  It is from Pottery Barn and on sale right now for $249.99.  Isn’t the curvy shape so sexy and striking?

pbmirror

This irresistibly sweet lamp from the Land of Nod is perfect proportion for a bedside table or a bathroom light.  This would look great in a kitchen or eating nook too.  Adorable!

teapotlamp

Bargain alert!  This fun pillow from Pier 1 is a mere $22.  It looks like an artist’s doodles on a newspaper.

pier1pillow

I love this darling pillow from — wait for it — Target!  I especially like her swing coat and oversized handbag slung over her shoulder.  Too cute.

targetpillowAnd finally, these head-turning beauties may find their way into my home office.  Who doesn’t love this chic, leggy, blonde gal next door?

barbie

Thanks again to Alison from My Little Happy Place for hostessing me for the day!

Buy This, Not That – Lighting!

Happy Friday!  You can have chic, modern and fabulous lighting for less.  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

wshlamp

[Porcelain Pearl Lamp, Williams Sonoma Home, $495 + $20 additional shipping = $515]

BUY THIS!

pblamp

[Alexis Ceramic Table Lamp, Pottery Barn, $105 for base, $39 for shade = $144]

OR THIS!

pbtlamp

[Bubble Up Lamp Base and Ribbon Trim Shade, PB Teen, $49 for base, $35 for shade = $84]

LOVE THIS?

cblamp

[Marlene Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel, $279]

BUY THIS!

p1lamp

[Black Crystal Table Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $149]

LOVE THIS?

anthrolamp[One-Lump-Or-Two-Lamp Base Only, Anthropologie, $198]

BUY THIS!

pbtlamp2

[Teacups Lamp Base and Penelope Shade, PB Teen, $69]

LOVE THIS?

lglamp[Jamie Young Luna Floor Lamp, Layla Grace, $712 for base, $175 for shade = $887]

BUY THIS!

p1lamp2[Bristol Floor Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $150]

OR THIS!

targetlamp[Floor Lamp with Red Shade, Target, $59]

LOVE THIS?

vtlamp

[Pearl Lotus Flower Chandelier, Viva Terra, $329]

BUY THIS!

ikealamp[Knappa Pendant Lamp, Ikea, $29]

Happy and Bright Bargain Hunting!