Ivy and Marlow’s Charming Vintage Haven

updated Jan 7, 2020
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Name: Ivy and Marlow
Location: London, United Kingdom
Room Size: 13′ x 13′ feet

The simple white color palette that forms the base of sisters Ivy and Marlow’s bedroom really highlights the stunning architectural details of this beautiful London home. Wooden accents and colorful textiles add warmth and charm to the space, while the clean-lined furniture and modern accessories keep the room feeling fresh. Together they form a cozy haven for two lucky little girls to call home for years to come.

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How would you describe the look and feel of this room?
I think it’s quite feminine but with a bit of vintage charm. Because of the floorboards and fireplace, the room itself was naturally quite charming in a very simple way. I’ve only just added some simple decorations and a hodgepodge of random furniture that didn’t fit elsewhere in our home.

What is your favorite piece or element?
I love the quilts on their beds, and I love the Famille Summerbelle ‘Family Tree‘ print which features family photos from different generations.

What was the biggest challenge decorating this room?
Trying to make it feminine (appealing to my daughter’s love of pink!) without taking it too far. When Ivy asked for a pink bed, I opted for a linen duvet in a dusty pink colour and then added a vintage quilt to break up all the pink.

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What do your friends say about the room?
People always comment on how big Ivy’s bed is. But we wanted a big bed so we can use it for guests and so that hopefully the girls can sleep together when Marlow transfers out of her cot.

Do you have any advice for parents creating a room for their child?
I think children’s toys and decor accessories are always so cute and colourful, so you can leave the actual space quite simple and allow the decorations to provide accents of colour throughout the room. I also love to use baskets for toy storage – I think they’re pretty and also easy for kids to access (for taking out their toys and putting them away as well).

If money were no object, what’s your dream source?
I love the bed linen from Caravane and everything in the Serendipity shop!

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Thanks, Courtney! Readers you can see more of Courtney by visiting her blog, Babyccino Kids.