Claire's Pink Palace

My Room

Name: Claire (4)
Location: Westminster, Colorado

Since Claire was three her favorite colors have been pink and purple (shocking, I know). She loves all things princess, sparkly and fancy. I knew I wanted to use pink and purple in her room to honor her girliness, but also didn't want it to be too saturated or tacky.

She helped me pick out her paint color - Valspar's Art Deco. After it went up on the walls I had a mini panic attack - it was very very PINK! Of course Claire loved it. After that all my choices were based on toning down the wall color. In the end we were both so happy with her room. I am most proud of the storage solutions and masking the clutter. All her clothes are in her dresser so she can access them easily and the curtain in the closet hides bins that hold other less used clothing. I found really cute boxes from Home Goods that hold barbies, puzzles and other small toys and a large bin in her closet is home to all her stuffed animals. We have a play room so that helps keep the bedrooms less messy as well.

Almost all the furniture I already had. I painted the interior of her closet and her dresser with Behr's Sweet Illusion - a much softer pink which I totally recommend. The rug is from Rugs USA and I scored the bed-frame off Craigslist for $80! What I love the most are some of the special details like the artwork. I colored in Ariel and Cinderella with crayon and framed them. Such a simple DIY art project. I also cut several hearts using a Martha's Stewart paper punch using pretty paper Claire helped pick out and strung them over the closet. I painted the abstract canvas before we did her room, and it fits in perfectly.

Thanks, Antonia! Readers, visit Antonia at Practically Polished.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.