Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Harper's room was my big chance to create an all-out girly boudoir! After having two sons, I couldn't wait to get my hands on some pink, shiny gold, and a garment rack to display her tiny clothes! I did not want, however, to make the room too sweet or too babyish so I consciously chose things that could easily transition to a "big girl" room.
Other than that, I really did not have a specific plan. I started with a stencil and then added pieces bit by bit. I love the look of wallpaper but didn't want to spend the money on it so I chose a stencil instead. I used a Martha Stewart metallic craft paint to give the stencil a little sheen and I love the results.
I used touches of gold throughout the room...the changing table hardware, a small Eiffel Tower figurine, on my DIY art. The bright kilim rug from Pottery Barn Teen was another piece that became the foundation for the color scheme. I pulled in bright pink and blue to keep all the black from being to dark and serious.
I was working within a tight budget so I made sure to pinch pennies where I could. I used furniture we already owned and made it more special by tweaking small details. For example, switching out the hardware on the changing table and reupholstering the glider. Oh and speaking of the glider, that is one of my favorite things in the room thanks to that fabulous fabric from Domesticate on Spoonflower! Even when Harper is too old for a nursery, that chair can transition to her big girl room or possibly even another room in our house.
I kept the bedding pretty simple but again added my own touches. I added pink pom-pom trim to a basic white crib skirt and mixed in some chevron with sheets from Target. The garment rack was another DIY project in the room. It was really easy to make and adds a great industrial feel to the room. I love that her clothes are displayed and tie into the design of the room. And what little girl doesn't want her own full-length mirror in her dressing area?! Thanks to an old mirror and a can of glossy pink spray paint it was a breeze to accomplish.
All in all I think I achieved the layered, eclectic, and a little bit glam space that I was going for and most importantly I accomplished it without breaking the bank! With a combination of thrifting, repurposing, and a lotta love, her little room came together just perfectly. Hopefully Harper will enjoy it for years to come!
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