Lily's Made-with-Love Pad

Small Kids, Big Color Entry #53

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Name: Lily (2)
Location: Boston, MA
Color Inspiration: Our daughter Lily has such a vibrant and imaginative personality. We wanted to create a room that captured her energy and joie de vivre. The resulting room is one that overflows with character and very much represents Lily-- bright and bold with oodles of whimsy.

Color Inspiration continued: Lily's curtains are made from the same mod polka-dotted fabric as my favorite dress. I had bought the dress many years ago as a single gal living in the big city. Wearing it always put a smile on my face. Thus, when I serendipitously discovered this same fabric in the clearance bins, I immediately bought it for the curtains. And these curtains-- made with fabric already imbued with happy memories-- have served as a springboard for the rest of the room.

Everything in Lily's room carries some personal meaning: it is either built or refinished by her dad, made by myself or one of her grandmothers, or carries some sentimental meaning, such as the silver family portrait tree that traces back three generations. It is definitely our favorite room in the house!

Tip for Using Color: To prevent the bold colors from overpowering the tiny room, we painted the walls in a light, buttery yellow color. The furniture is either natural oak or refinished in an antique white. We also painted the tree mural using clean, simple lines so that it would not compete with the bright colors.

Colors Used: Vibrant shades of fuchsia, carnation pink, candy apple green and forest green. The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Moonlight Yellow.

Thanks for your colorful entry Ruthie and good luck!

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