Matilda + Baby's Shared Room

Matilda + Baby's Shared Room

Name: Matilda, age 4, and baby girl (expected in November)
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Room size: 12' x 12'

We've talked before about white children's rooms with pops of color. Evidently, I'm not alone in my love of this aesthetic. I found Lesley on Pinterest while searching for inspiration for my own daughters' shared room.

Lesley has done an incredible job of creating a welcoming space (think Hyggelig again) that is fun enough for toddlers but will grow with her girls. We love all the details in this room, the artwork, the floating book shelves, the perfect harmony of vintage and modern. She also has a knack for knowing where to put her money in terms of the impact things will have in the space. Don't you agree?

What inspired this space, Lesley?

I really love the clean look of white walls with pops of color, so I really gravitated towards that vibe: kind of a Scandinavian feel with lots of vintage touches. We also love red, so we made that the accent color. I pinned and pinned when I was planning the room, so most of my inspiration can be found there.

What is your favorite piece or element?

I really love the rocking horse that my great grandfather made for my Mom.

What challenges did you face when creating a shared room for your daughter and baby?

I wanted the room to feel cohesive and uncluttered, so the biggest challenge was finding a place for everything. We had to Craigslist several of the bigger pieces we had to make room for the crib. We also did a complete overhaul on the closet to accomodate all of the kids' cute clothes! You can read more about that here.

What's your proudest DIY moment?

Other than the closet, I really love the floating book shelves, which were the easiest things ever. My husband used 6" and 8" l-brackets and then we arranged the books on top. That's it!

Do you have any advice for parents creating a room for their child?

Not to get too caught up in trends. I bought the ubiquitous "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster for Matilda's room and after a while I couldn't bear to see it anymore! Ha. Stick with what you love and take bits of inspiration from all over.

What do your friends say about the room?

I have really nice friends so I'm pretty sure they'd say they liked it no matter what!

Source List:

• Wall color: Linen White by Benjamin Moore
• Matilda's bed: Minnen bed from Ikea
• Matilda's bedding: Nypronos from Ikea
• Baby's crib: Sniglar from Ikea
• Rug: Anthropologie (no longer available)
• Bird Wall Cards by Eeboo: Seed Factory
• Frames: Target
• Striped table: vintage
• Rocking horse: vintage
• Dresser: Vintage
• Name bunting: Anthropologie (no longer available)
• Horse Dream Ring: Bla Bla
• Play Kitchen: Magic Cabin
• Love You Nightlight: Owly Shadow Puppets, Etsy

Thanks so much for having me!!

And thank you, Lesley, for sharing with us! For more, follow Lesley on her blog.

(All Images: Lesley Graham)


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