Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest
Entry #24: A Happy Room For A Happy Kid

Ohdeedoh Kids' Color Contest
Entry #24: A Happy Room For A Happy Kid

Janie Lee
Oct 31, 2008

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Name: Rebecca
Location: Oakland, CA
Child: Eleanor, 16 mos

Inspiration: When I started thinking about the nursery, I knew that I wanted it to be a bright and happy space. The color palette came from a print I bought in Vietnam. It's a surprisingly cheerful bit of communist propaganda, lots of red, orange, blues and of course pink. (The print didn't make it into any of my entry photos.)

(More of Rebecca's inspiration below the jump.)

Initially, the room was going to be all white with punches of color. After painting the walls several shades of white, I did a 180 and painted the room bright pink. I figured if there was a place to show zero restraint, this was it.

I'm not sure how much the room will reflect on its inhabitant. I would be delighted if Eleanor grew into a bright and happy little girl. So far, things are looking pretty good.

Tip for Using Color: I went really safe with the big ticket items, all white. And took risks on paint, textiles and accessories. They're a lot cheaper and easier to change. Plus, we can recycle all the furniture for a second child and still do something that looks completely different.

Colors Used: The paint is Behr. The color is Glamorous. The curtain fabric and lining on the back of the bookcase are from Ikea. The bedding is the Denise Schmidt "What a Dish" collection and the rug is a combination of two different Flor tiles, Toy Poodle in Toto Teal and House Pet in Lizard.

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