Gigi’s Big Girl Room Makeover

  • Big Girl Room Makeover1/12
  • Pink Ceiling Stripes2/12
  • White Side Table & Bird Lamp3/12
  • White Modern Dresser4/12
  • Parsons Desk5/12
  • Girls Custom Upholstered Bed & Bedding6/12
  • white storage baskets7/12
  • Kids Art Wall8/12
  • White Parsons Desk9/12
  • Hanging Swing10/12
  • Pam Ginocchio Daughters Room11/12
  • Upholstered White Headboard with Nail Heads12/12


I promised my daughter that she could have her own room when she started 3rd grade. The school year was quickly approaching and I needed to transform the room from her sister's nursery into a proper big girl room in under 3 weeks. Our friends at Serena & Lily jumped in to help us pull off a beautiful room transformation that Gigi can enjoy for many years!

Design Inspiration

Gigi wanted her room to be fun and cheerful with lots of purple. My goal was to create a big girl room that was sophisticated and classic but also had clean lines and a modern twist. Since Gigi loves art and has quite a large collection of original artwork from her classes at local art studio ARTifact, we decided to use a few of her pieces as inspiration for the room design. Her self portrait, featuring her purple hair definitely provided color inspiration!

Decorating Style

Since our house is an old, classic Victorian we wanted to show off the beautiful details. The soft gray paint on the walls was a nice contrast to the unexpected pop of fun with the striped wallpaper on the ceiling. The dresser and desk are both more modern in design while the bed is a little more traditional. I like mixing styles to create a unique yet classic style.

Project Details

This project was a design collaboration with children's brand Serena & Lily. 

Paint - Shale by Serena & Lily

Wallpaper on Ceiling - Wide Stripe in Plum

Bed - Upholstered Bed with Nail Heads

Duvet & Shams - Border Frame Duvet & Euro Shams

Bedding - Kite Sheet Set

Pillows - Highland Knot & Kuba

Rattan Hanging Swing

Side Table - Vera Side Table in White

Table Lamp - Sarah Bird Lamp

Mirror - White Mosaic Mirror

Rug - Flokati

Art Wall - Lemon Print, Framed Art, Gigi's own Japanese brush painting

Storage Baskets - Robe Bin Baskets in White

Dresser - West Elm Narrow Legged 4 Drawer Dresser in White

Desk - White Parsons Desk from West Elm

Desk Chair - Vienna chair from Crate & Barrel

Chandelier - Glass Calais Chandelier



Favorite Items

I love Gigi's big bed (perfect for a sleepover guest) with loads of pillows. Gigi is so excited about her very own desk and  of course she loves reading and relaxing in the hanging swing!


Let your child be involved with the room design process by creating a pin board together. Bring in one of their favorite colors and find creative ways to highlight personal items they love. For more details on Gigi's room makeover check out our post on the Design Blog or over on Serena & Lily's blog.

Images by Colin Price Photography


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