We started by painting the walls Benjamin Moore's Simply White— my favorite white for North facing rooms because it has the slightest hint of warmth while still reading as a pure white. I used painter's tape to paint the far side of the room (which has three doors) in bold black and white stripes. Next, we scored the antique basket chandelier for a song at the Old Luckett's Store. The linen union jack pillows came from etsy seller, Ruby Stella, a total pleasure to do business with. Originally we planned on small x benches at the end of the bed, but the girls wanted extra storage space for magazines as well as more surface space for lounging, so in came the mammoth tufted ottomans which have gotten more than their fair share of use.
The only glitch was how to tie in the headboards that the family had previously purchased. Spatially, the most logical space was the wall with the two windows, but the windows were unevenly spaced on the wall, and the headboards were almost ten inches wider than the window frames. To accommodate, I decided to do upholstered pelmet boxes slightly wider than the headboards and hung at the ceiling with opaque floor length drapes that would make the windows appear wider than they really were. I scored inexpensive white cotton duck cloth and black grosgrain ribbon, and sent them to the talented Paul and Nancy Johnson of Paul David Design to be turned into pelmet boxes and curtains.
As for their original furniture, we incorporated a few items while shipping the rest down the hall to their younger sisters' room.
(Images: Leah Moss)