A Project For
We had just decorated our daughter's room in our old house before we moved. With all of the business of every other room, Eden's room suffered for quite a while. The walls were neon green and yellow, with a huge blue shelf right in the middle. We couldn't take it any more, so we decided to tackle painting stripes. It was a challenge that took us three full days, but we did it. The base colors are off white, gray, and yellow. There are lots of other color accents in the room, and each detail represents a piece of Eden. Travel, whimsy, funny animals, her favorite books, and a love of herself in the mirror! Just about everything is within her reach, and that's the way she likes it!
I had always wanted to do stripes in our house. I bought black and white wallpaper for our bathroom that got lost in our move, so stripes were definitely going in my daughter's room. We have gray throughout the house, so gray stripes were a natural choice for Eden's room. Then I found the window's roman shade fabric, and it all came together after that. I just played everything off the white, yellow, and black in the window fabric.
Simple with surprises.
Window Treatment Fabric - Fabric.com
Paper Zebra and Giraffe - Land of Nod
Swivel Rocker and Ottoman - Pottery Barn
Yellow Play Tables (spray painted from original birch color) - IKEA (sure if they are still available, couldn't find them online)
Printed Pillow - Anthropologie
Yellow Gingham Pillow - IKEA (no longer available)
Number Ottoman - House Downtown (no longer available)
Kenwood Dresser - Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
Kenwood Dresser Topper - Restoration Hardware Baby & Child
Library Floor Lamp - Restoration Hardware
Black and White Prints - 20 X 200
Monkey Photo - The Animal Print Shop
Holey Lamp on Dresser - Marshall's (no longer available)
Mr. Boddington’s Books on Dresser and Bookshelves - Anthropologie
Doll - Land of Nod
Curious George in the Box - Land of Nod
Color Stacker on Little Yellow Table - Mother Goose
Purple Wooden Dinosaur from local shop that closed, but you can get it on Ebay!
“Love You” Night Light - Etsy
Black, White, Yellow Suitcases (vintage spray painted)
Piggy Bank and the Letter E (randomly) - Michael’s Crafts
Pickle Jar (vintage from flea market)
Wire Basket (vintage) - Thrift Shop
Bins on Top Shelf - Land of Nod
Books on Top Shelf (vintage from Kutztown flea market)
Kokeshi Dolls - World Market (in Florida)
Rhino Bookshelves - Marshall's (no longer available)
Baby Face Tin - The Big Flea in D.C.
White Shelves - IKEA
Stuffed Animal on Shelf (a gift from my sis)
Round Mirrors - AllModern (no longer available)
Grey Crib- Wal-Mart
Crib Sheet - Land of Nod
Geo Wall Hanging - Urban Outfitters
Chevron Gray Rug - Urban Outfitters
Toy Bin - Home Goods
I love the papier mache animals on the wall. They represent the wild side of her!
We started with the wall, and everything fell into place from there. I often decide on the color or the wallpaper of the room first, then it's easier to visualize pieces within that environment. I also decide on a loose color scheme, then add new colors to that palette to layer and mix it up.