Pastels with Pop for Magnolia & Boothe

My Room

Names: Magnolia (4) & Boothe (2.5)

Location: South Bend, IN

When we found out we were expecting our 3rd child, who would be taking over the nursery in our home, we knew our 2 daughters would have to be sharing a room. Our 2-year-old would still need to be in a toddler bed for awhile but I began looking out for 2 matching twin headboards for future use. I found two near-perfect-condition antique headboards at a yard sale last summer for $7.50 each! That got the ball rolling and got me excited about planning their shared room on a budget.

I had some cheap brushed canvas pink curtains from Target hanging in that room originally that I knew I wanted to replace but wanted a bold pattern so I ordered several yards of the fabric you see on the windows from Hawthorn Threads. I sewed the fabric to the old curtains to make them nice and thick and shortened them to just under the window ledge to give them a more casual/less formal look.

After hanging the curtains I began to plan the color scheme for the room. The walls are painted in Softest Juniper by Glidden and the Dresser is painted in Yellow Magnolia by Martha Stewart Living, both from Home Depot. After a trip to IKEA I had their duvet covers that had a vintage feel and tied into all the paint and curtain colors. Over the beds hang each of the girls' monograms. The wooden letters are from Hobby Lobby and were $1.50 each and I simply stapled a ribbon to the tops of the letters to hang them. I wanted the room to be cheery, fun and girly so I added the iron dress form next to the dresser that we picked up last summer from the Allegan Antique Market in Michigan.

Thanks Jenica! Readers, visit Jenica at her blog, Magnolia & Boothe.

(Images: Jenica)


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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.