A Project For
This project started off as a room for our first daughter and it easily evolved into a room she'll share with her newborn sister. A queen size bed was replaced by two twin beds. Our oldest now sleeps in the toddler bed, the little one has the crib. Eventually, the crib will be replaced by the dresser/changing station, thus opening room in the closet for both of the girls to store clothes and toys. For now, the room is functional, practical, and lively, a place they are comfortable in and can grow into.
The inspiration for this room came literally from a quilted comforter from Anthropologie. The comforter had a combination of colors that I was able to pull together in other objects throughout the room. The drapes, rug, bookcases and pillows are all of different colors and patterns, but they complement the room and the loosely defined color scheme. I knew I wanted to shy away from pastels without overwhelming the space with vibrant colors. So I kept the wall color (as we have throughout the house) and the furniture neutral. They serve as a backdrop to the decorative pieces that bring the punch in color and feel.
My style is a mixture of eclectic, fun, non-traditional and out-of-the-box. I like contradictory things. For instance, the most expressive elements in this room are not necessarily "girlie". The art piece was commissioned in a blue color. The rug and drapes and respectively blue and green. A lot of the accent pieces are teal and orange. These colors can be construed as boyish, but when combined with girlie shapes and patterns, they create a fun environment, rich in personality and meaning. That's the kind of juxtaposition I like playing with.
The pelican wall art piece is called "knotted" and it was commissioned by a local artist friend Kathryn Hunter. The furniture is from Room and Board. The glider and linens are from Serena and Lily. The comforters are from Anthropologie. The coat rack is an Eames piece, from DWR. The drapes are Pottery Barn. The rug is from Westelm. The lamps are Pier 1 and the shoe rack is from Boon. Finally, the animal prints are from Ryan Berkley (I got those on velocityartanddesign.com years ago--this site no longer exists).
My favorite items are all the art pieces. The girls will be able to have these forever! They are just the perfect investment!