My Room: HK

My Room: HK

Janel Laban
Mar 17, 2010

Rather than design a room that was "pretty," it was more important for us to create a space my 3 year old, HK, would enjoy and use. She is a very sweet and confident spirit with an opinion on everything. Some sort of collaboration was necessary...

I began by painting the green accent wall. When finished I was told it was "too boring, Mom." So we ended up looking through some magazines (Mom's got a stash) and HK was drawn to images of nature and wild flowers. We ended up sticking pressed daisies on the accent wall.

The majority of the cushions were sewn with fabric from Joel Dewberry's "Manzanita" set and Tanya Whelan's "French Hatbox" set. I liked how the salmon colors were still girly without being too sugary. And the greens from Tanya Whelan were fresh and classy.

The coin quilt (or ticker tape quilt) at the foot of the bed was my first quilt! I actually use it as a throw for HK when reading books with her in the small reading nook.

The bedside table lamp was on clearance from Anthropologie, and the other sparkly paper lanterns are inexpensive online buys. They work great as night lights as well.

Overall collaboration with a picky 3yr old paid off! We love the space, and she is happy to call it her own.

Thanks, Sania & HK!

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