Piper's bedroom is stunning. I love the over the top plush palette of girly fun. With the help of her mom Traci (of Nursery Works) and Tamara Honey (of House of Honey), Piper has a room that she can welcome and grow into. It's sophisticated enough for a teenager though she's still got a few years to be a kid and enjoy its lighthearted approach. With a collection of furniture ranging from vintage to contemporary the room is well decorated to suit a child, but will easily be edited as she grows older. The use of the vintage Murano lights creates a sophisticated presence over her lovely bed. The range of pinks and reds are fun and light, which is exactly the look Traci wanted to create for her daughter.
A few questions for Traci:
What was your inspiration for the room?
My daughter wanted pink, of course. We started with a paint color - coral - as the inspiration and the rest was history.
What is your favorite element in the room?
the Blythe doll photograph. Her photo was taken in front of a produce stand in Brooklyn.
Before starting, what did you know you wanted to include, for sure?
A tickle trunk for the foot of the bed - a great place for dress up clothes and costumes!
What was your proudest DIY?
Working with Tamara, we took a vintage Murano light that had 3 fixtures in one and split it into 3. We put one in the center of the room as a pendant and 2 over each of the coral nighstands. They remind my daughter of a merry-go-round.
What was your biggest indulgence?
the flat weave cotton Madeline Weinrib rug
Any advice for other people starting this process?
To be thoughtful about the future needs of your child. What they play with, what they collect, what is important to them changes - having flexibility in your design can accommodate for that.
If money was no object, what would your dream source be?
Honestly, I had my dream source in House of Honey. Tamara is an amazing designer!
- House of Honey in South Pasadena
- Headboard: Serena & Lily
- 60's vintage Murano glass lighting: Jason Arnold for Modern
- Bedspread: Pottery Barn
- Mirror and chair: vintage
- Rug: Madeline Weinrib/pink Ikat from Calypso
- Vintage asian coral bedside tables:Jason Arnold for Modern
- Bed cushion: John Robshaw
- Ribbon trim for detail/rosy red: Calico Corner
- Tickle trunk with custom vinyl: Swanky Baby
- Gables paint: Benjamin Moore
Thanks, Piper (and her mom Traci Fleming)!
(Images: Bethany Nauert)