When your mom is a blogger, sewer and thrifter with an eye for vintage and a knack for pretty details, you are bound to end up with a really awesome room. Lucky sisters, three-year-old "Little Miss" and six-month-old "Lark" (mama protects their privacy with online aliases), share this room in Salt Lake City.
We first discovered Stacy Hart's talents on her blog when we featured her doll suitcase. It turns out that the suitcase was just one among many gorgeous things she's made for her girls. Stacy bought a handful of things new for this room, but most of the decor was homemade or thrifted. The clouds and quilt, two of our favorite elements, were made by Stacy. When she couldn't find crib sheets she loved, she made her own. Stacy's creativity, resourcefulness and abilities enabled her to decorate a sweet and thoughtful room for Lark and Little Miss.
You have so many beautiful vintage finds in this room. What's your favorite vintage source? Any shopping tips? Thank you! Almost all of the vintage items in the room were found at local thrift stores over time, but I also search Etsy and ebay when I am looking for something specific (ie. the deer bookends). My shopping tips for thrifting would be to go often and early, and only buy what you absolutely love!
What is your favorite element in the room? I think it is a tie between the dresser and the rug. The dresser was a labor of love since we stripped, stained, and painted it, but it was worth all of the hard work and turned out exactly how I'd hoped! I love the richness the dark wood brings into the room, and the painted drawer pulls. The rug, however, was the first item I bought, so it set the tone for the rest of the decor and in my opinion really makes the room fun!
What do your friends say about the room? Everyone usually comments on the painted dresser and the color scheme, which somehow turned out to be bright and subtle at the same time. People about the handmade elements like the clouds, quilt, and bed sheets. I think it's important to keep in mind that if you can't find something you love in stores, you can always make it yourself!
What advice would you give to someone designing a child's room for the first time? Take the time to figure out what design aesthetic you really love before you make any decisions. The first time I decorated the nursery for my oldest daughter I didn't really have a grasp on what I loved vs. liked. Sure I liked everything I chose, but it didn't take long before I got the itch to change things because I didn't LOVE them. This time around I know I will be happy with the room for a long time.
Dream source? Knoll Kids and Oeuf
3-D Bird Wall Art, Urban Outfitters
Letter D: Urban Outfitters
You Make Me Happy print: Etsy seller Ashley G.
I Lovely Love my Family printFox Girl print: Etsy seller Trafalgar Square
Alphabet print: Etsy seller Lovely Sweet William
Stacy can't remember the name of the paint color but posted plenty of other details about the room here. Check out Hart + Sew to get the skinny on Stacy's handmade projects, and visit her Etsy shop for vintage baby and toddler clothes.
Thanks, Little Miss, Lark and Stacy!
(Images: Stacy Hart)