I have always had a passion for design and renovation so I bet you can imagine my excitement when I found out I was having a little girl. My taste is a blend of vintage/country chic and I knew that was going to be the theme of her room. Being that we ride and own horses and keep several in our back yard, I wanted to add a touch of "cowgirl" to her room without taking away from the luxury feel that I was trying to capture.
The day that I found out I was having a little girl I went to a local vintage shop on my lunch break and found a stunning birdcage chandelier. Once I found this piece I wanted it to be the theme that I designed her room around.
Since we purchased a 30 year old home in Las Vegas (that is considered old in this city), our home has a lot of work that needs to be done, and we have done a lot of upgrades and renovations, but this is the very first room that my husband completely stripped and I designed from complete scratch. Everything in this room was ripped out and replaced aside from the dry wall.
The floors are one of my favorite items about this room. We decided to go with a reclaimed barn wood laminate that is sold by Armstrong flooring. We have this same flooring in our living room except in the original barn wood, and we absolutely love it. So once I found that they sold the same flooring, but in a grey, I knew it would be the perfect fit.
Crown molding and higher baseboards will truly transform a room!
We created her shiplap wall with mdf board we purchased from Home Depot. This installation was very simple. We had Home Depot cut the board for us at 6 inches and we used a nickle for our spacing. I decided to fill in all the nail holes on this wall to go with the luxury feel I wanted for the room itself. We ended up framing her window to continue that farmhouse feel.
My husband made the closet doors himself. We used the original closet door tracks and added hinges to the top to try and create the barn door feel. Since these were barn doors, I left all the nail holes exposed to go with the "cowgirl" feel I wanted for the room. The building of these doors, hinges and handles cost us approximately $120.
Another focal point that I think helps tie this room together are her picture frames above her bed. When we did our pregnancy announcement, a friend of mine, Jenet Haley, took some stunning photos of two of our horses. We printed her shots in black and white and used them to fill the frames we purchased from RH Baby. Keeping the images in black and white kept everything feeling feminine.
We were lucky enough to find the perfect vintage provincial dresser on craigslist that we refinished in a grey and white and kept the original hardware. I found the mercury glass mirror at Home Goods and the two items worked out perfectly for her room.
Everything about this room is just perfect to me. I can easily say Seda has the best room in the house (as it should be). I had hopes to create a room for her that she could grow up in. I didn't want a "baby" feel that I would have to modify in a few years. This room can easily be a baby's room, a little girls room and a young lady's room. Both my husband (the handyman behind it all) and myself, take a lot of pride in this room and spent many hours in here enjoying what we made before we welcomed our sweet baby girl.