Tag Archives: Serena & Lily

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

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!

Look What I Found!

There is good news and bad news.

First, the good news:

{Chocolate Rugby Stripe Fabric, Serena & Lily}

The perfect wide-stripe fabric for my railroad stripe curtains.

Now, the bad news:

It’s $40 a yard.  And I need about 33 yards for the curtains.  Yeah, that math’s not too pretty.  I am going to check around town and see what I can find.  If I can’t find the perfect fabric for less, then I may attempt the fabric spray-paint method.

I will keep you posted!

P.S. I hope to post later today (with pictures) about my hallway update….

Random Stuff That I am Liking Lately

Winter blahs?  Guilty as charged.  I have been lacking motivation and inspiration lately.  {Gasp!}   I am determined to get my groove back.  In the meantime, here are some random things that I am currently coveting:

I love these organic, colorful pillar holders and would love to chase away the cold weather blues by setting a few on my mantle.

{Colorful Beaded Pillar Stands, At West End}

Ahhh, Serena & Lily.  I want to jump right into this Santorini-inspired bedding and hibernate until May. 

{Catalina Duvet, Serena & Lily}

I am reading THE BEST book right now, which hasn’t really helped my motivation to get out of bed….

{The Help, by Kathryn Stockett}

How glam is this quatrefoil cocktail set?  It’s on MAJOR markdown right now.  I may go snag it — a strong cocktail at the end of a cold day may just be what the doctor ordered.

{Bronze Quatrefoil Barware, Sur La Table}

This soup is my lunch of choice these days.  On days when I am feeling particularly feisty, I add a dollop of salsa verde and sour cream.  De-Lish.

{Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup, Pacific Natural Foods}

Retail therapy may be the only true antidote for my winter doldrums.  First on my list is the handbag that embodies Spring.  You will be mine.

{Fresh Leaves Shopper, Anthropologie}