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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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Project Big Girl Room!

Project Big Girl Room is underway!  I am transforming my almost three year old’s nursery into her “big girl room.”  Because she is staying in the same room and I love the wall color, I am keeping a similar color scheme — lavender, mint green and white — but with a sassy Parisian flair!

I am trying to stay away from using all Pottery Barn Kids and Land of Nod, but I tell ya, it’s hard considering how easy, relatively inexpensive and available all of their items are!

So, here is my inspiration board:

{Windows: Audrey Chenille Panels in Lavender, Pottery Barn Kids; Print: World is Amazing, The Love Shop, Etsy; Paint: Benjamin Moore, Lavender Ice; Mirror: Ballard Designs (similar); Headboard: Blanc de Blanc Headboard, Target; Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids, Paris Toile (no longer available);  Side Tables: Flower Accent Table; Pillow: French Lady with Dog Burlap Pillow, NextDoortoHeaven, Etsy, Bed Skirt: Elizabeth Tulle Bed Skirt, Pottery Barn Kids, Sheeting: Katie Polka Dot Sheeting, Pottery Barn Kids.}

If you have been a long-time follower of the blog, you know that I love these monogrammed shades from Shades of Light: I was thinking about DIY’ing the shades with a more interesting monogram on an inexpensive shade from Target or Homegoods.

Here are some before pictures taken in February right before the big girl bed made its entree (excuse the little muchkin who is running around with the pillow from the crib!):

So, what do you think of Project Big Girl Room?  Stay tuned!

Random Things That I am Loving Lately

Isn’t this bag from Sundance Catalog divine?

I am loving this lamp from Shades of Light.  It may just turn up in baby spark!’s “big girl room.”  

Speaking of the “big girl room,” I think this tu-tu-esque bedskirt from Pottery Barn Kids is so gorgeously whimsical.

This boyfriend watch from Fossil is on my list for Santa.

This delicious soup is my new go-to meal for a quick, yummy dinner.

I am coveting this sheet set from West Elm.   

Kinda along the same lines, doesn’t this coat from Patagonia look warm, cozy and comfy?

This is my new fave bargain shower gel (~$2) — found in most grocery stores and drug stores. 

I think this post reflects my current state of mind —
completely scatterbrained!  🙂

Seasonal Stocking Sampler

It’s almost time to deck the halls!  In our house, each year we hang a hodge podge of stockings that include our childhood stockings and various newer stockings that we have picked up along the way.  I like the nostalgia and “vintage” look, but everytime Christmas rolls around again, I am tempted to buy a set that all match.  Here are some of the best around:

I love the muted colors of these stockings from Garnet Hill ($38 each).  How about those ruffles — adorable!  Free monogramming too!

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The Scandinavian feel of this Colossal Sweater Stocking from Anthropologie ($148) is fabulous.  I love the pom poms too! 

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Sorry for the small image, but you should check out these shell stockings from Horchow ($148).  They would be great for all of the snow birds who flock south for the winter.  The detailing is amazing and I love the neutral color scheme. 

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Speaking of a tropical Christmas, aren’t these Lilly Pulitzer stockings so much fun?

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[From WeLoveLilly on Etsy, $29.99]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

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[From HickityPickity on Etsy, $22]

These Vera Bradley stockings are unexpectedly preppy and fun too ($22).  I like the little pocket in the front for a bonus stocking stuffer!  (sorry for the blurry picture).

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If you are looking for something more traditional, I like these knit stockings from Pottery Barn Kids ($29 each).  The fair isle sweater vibe is Christmas cozy!  Oh, and free shippping too. 

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These patchwork stockings from Pottery Barn ($24) are pretty too and would look great hung on any mantle.  Monogramming is available and free shipping again!

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I like the homemade feel of these unique stockings from Unica Home:  

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[Cool Pointsettia Stocking, $50]

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[Birds Holiday Stocking, $42.50]

And I am loving this retro reindeer stocking from Bebesniklefritz on Etsy ($22):

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And last, but not least, my favorite stockings of the season are from Plum Cushion on Etsy ($40 each).  I found these when Plum Cushion was featured on Little Green Notebook, and fell in love!

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So, which are your favorite?  Are your stockings matching or do you have a hodge podge of different stockings hung on your hearth? 

Merry merry!

Random Things That I am Liking Right Now

Below are a hodge podge of items that I am loving at the moment with no regard to order (or price tag in some cases):

anthrocoat

I.DIE.  Bananas.  OTT.  {Insert favorite Rachel Zoe saying here.This coat ($298) from Anthropologie is perfection.

greekkeytable

I love these greek key accent tables ($179) from Acacia.  I think they would also look great with a coat or two of white or navy blue paint.

cookiefamroom

I can’t stop looking at this family room featured in Cookie Magazine this month.  I absolutely love the symmetry and the dual living spaces created in the same room.  Somehow, the “wood cabin look” works without being to country or campy.  The contemporary drawings above the hearth are beautiful and understated.  Love.

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I would love to gentley place one of these beauties on my desk and stare all day.  At $625 a pop, I guess gazing at the Maine Cottage website will have to suffice.

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The best affordable jean of the season — Gap’s Long and Lean ($59.50).  I love the higher-waisted, trouser feel of these jeans, and the long inseam options.  They are so comfy too.

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Aren’t these tables from Unica Home ($263) museum-worthy?  I would love to use two or three of these jaw-droppers in front of a couch or love seat as a cocktail table.  Simply divine.

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I think this table lamp ($69) would look great in a home office or study.  I would love a pair sitting on either end of a console in a hallway too.  Who knew that it was from Pottery Barn Kids?  Kids prices for fab lighting, nice!

So, what’s striking your fancy lately?

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.

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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?

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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!

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

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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?

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

Buy This, Not That — Bedroom Edition

Welcome to the 3rd edition of “Buy This, Not That.”  Check out these great bargains for the bedroom!

LOVE THIS?

LGbed[Bradley Kirchofer Beadboard Bed, Layla Grace, $1,819 for queen]

BUY THIS!

pbkthomasbed

[Thomas Bed, Pottery Barn Kids, $959 for queen]

OR THIS!

cbbed

[Brighton Bed, Crate and Barrel, $669 for queen]

LOVE THIS?

sundancebed

[Empire Iron Bed, Sundance Catalog, $1,695 + $325 shipping for queen]

BUY THIS!

horchowbed

[Iron Cameo Bed, Horchow, $569 +$74 additional shipping for queen]

LOVE THE DUVET & SHAMS?

ruched

[Crowned Crane Duvet, Anthropologie, $298 for full/queen, $88 for standard sham]

BUY THIS !

westelmduvet

[Organic Cotton Pin-Tuck Duvet Cover, West Elm, $99 for full/queen, $19 for standard sham]

LOVE THIS?

wshomeduvet

[White Solid Border Bedding Duvet, Williams Sonona Home, $348 for  full/queen, $98 for standard sham]

BUY THIS !

pbduvet

[Morgan 400 Thread Count Duvet, Pottery Barn, $199 for full/queen, $39 for standard sham]

LOVE THIS?

wstable[Hampstead Nightstand, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,550 + $110 additional shipping]

BUY THIS!

p1table[Tapanga Nightstand, Pier 1 Imports, $199]

LOVE THIS?

lgnightstand[Louis XV Side Chest, Layla Grace, $558]

BUY THIS!

p1sidetable[Spring in Paradise Nightstand, Pier 1 Imports, $129]

Happy Bedroom Bargain Hunting!

P.S. Be sure to click back tomorrow for an amazing guest blogger on her fave things!