On February 15th, a mere three weeks ago, Little Crown Interiors received a very exciting email from a producer at the daytime talk show The Doctors. She reached out to Little Crown Interiors to provide expert advice for an upcoming episode—solving one problem, three ways. The problem: children who aren’t sleeping in their own beds at night. The solutions: A pediatric approach by Dr. Sears, of The Doctors; a consultation with a professional sleep expert; and a room makeover and Q&A with Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco of Little Crown Interiors.
The episode centers around the O’Hara family and their 5-year-old daughter, Ella, who’s sleeping in her parents’ bed at night. Using beautiful furniture and accessories from Rosenberry Rooms, Little Crown Interiors created a calming and beautiful big girl room, filled with items aimed at giving Ella a space where she is comfortable and confident to sleep on her own.
The first thing we did was rearrange the floor plan to place the bed in the center of the room. The beautiful headboard, bed crown and bedding by Addison’s Wonderland make a perfect focal point! Ella needed plenty of storage for the special things she loves, so we chose a nightstand and dresser with graceful lines and lots of drawers.
One of our goals was to change everything in the entire room. While that may be an extreme approach for many families, we felt that Ella needed a complete “reset” from her previous environment. We replaced her existing beadboard wall paneling with beautiful, paintable wallpaper and painted the room in two soft shades of ballerina pink for a calming effect.
On two walls, we added hand-painted flower murals with tiny embellished rhinestones for some extra sparkle. Then we took the sparkle up a notch by adding our first ever metallic monogram. The adorable child’s sofa is—hands down—Ella’s favorite feature of her new room.
The beautiful wall clock coordinates perfectly with the new furniture and looks so chic with the flower mural.
Our favorite finishing touches include a beautiful cherry blossom rug—feminine but not too vibrant—and several beautiful pillows to coordinate with the bedding set. In Part 2 of this design reveal, we’ll share the “before” photos, and expand on ways in which the design of a child’s room can be used to help create an environment that promotes healthy sleep habits.
Claudia, it most definitely worked for me. After re-doing my 6 and 3 year olds spaces, they both began sleeping in their rooms by themselves. Most of the projects were DIY. It does not have to be expensive :-). Please check out my kids’ rooms. http://songthatdoesntend.blogspot.com/2014/04/one-room-challenge-week-6-amber-lees.html and http://songthatdoesntend.blogspot.com/2014/11/one-room-challenge-week-6-peytons-room.html
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I just love the soft flower mural with rhinestones! So pretty! For sure Ella wouldn’t want to leave this room again! Can’t wait for part 2, though.
I wonder, though, if the room makeover really worked 100%. I know many families who have the same problem, but I sure do hope that room makeovers aren’t the only solution to this. Not everyone can afford it =(
Congrats on the televised reveal ladies!