Location: San Jose, California
Child: Élodie Victoria, 20 months
Inspiration: I wanted something joyful, exuberant and unabashedly girlish for my little girl. After looking at a lot of beautiful bedding that I couldn't afford, I ended up going to a fabric store and looking around until I found something that I loved. I matched the wall color to the fabric, and the rest fell into place fairly easily.
Tip for Using Color: My tip is just... don't be afraid! When I showed this room to people before my daughter was born, they either said "Hey, this is great!" or "Whoa, she's *never* going to go to sleep in here." That made me a bit nervous... but, happily, she has been a excellent sleeper from the very start. So I think what matters most is how YOU feel in the room. If it makes you feel agitated, then try something else; if it makes you feel happy, hooray! Go with it. There will be plenty of time, as your child gets older, for her to tell you exactly what makes HER happy.
Colors Used: Walls: Behr's Orchid Rose. Ceiling: Behr's Candy Coated. Trim: Behr's Popped Corn
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