Today we are visiting Beth Light’s home and touring her daughters’ shared bedroom. The space is fresh and girly and just perfect for a pair of sisters growing up together. Find out how she incorporated her daughters’ wishes while still keeping her design vision intact. Thank you, Beth, for sharing this space with us. We’ll let her take it from here.
I wear many hats—wife, mom, nurse, professor, designer and blogger. I believe that home is where the heart is and you don’t have to spend a fortune to make it beautiful, cozy and inviting. 1111 Light Lane is where I share our home renovation journey, DIY projects, interior styling tips, travel adventures, recipes and glimpses of life as a mom. I love inspiring others, sharing helpful tricks and tips to create a stylish, cozy home, free of clutter and filled with love without spending a fortune.
What inspired your room design?
My oldest daughter was the inspiration for the room design. She always wanted what she referred to as a turquoise room and asked for pink and gold polka dots. I decided to honor her requests and scoured Pinterest for ideas. I also found ideas that inspired the design for the floral letters above the girls’ beds.
How did your design evolve when you transitioned from the planning phase to the execution of your vision?
We decided the girls should share a bedroom since the room was very large. We were also hoping it would help our youngest sleep better at night to have her big sister nearby (a mom can dream, right?!). While it didn’t work right away for my youngest, it definitely made their sister bond grow even bigger. Many nights I would walk in their room to find them snuggling in one bed. In the morning, they would wake up and begin playing right away.
How did your personal style influence your design choices?
I love clean, classic lines in design, but with the girls’ room I wanted to add a whimsical element so that it would be fresh and fun.
Did you have any unexpected obstacles when creating this room? How did you overcome them or spin them to your advantage?
The windows in the room were challenging to work around, but ultimately the natural light was a huge bonus despite having so many windows for each wall.
Now that the room is complete, what was your favorite part of the process? And what do you love the most about the finished design?
My favorite part of the design was when my husband and I applied the polka dots from Urban Walls. We had so much fun working together to place them on the wall, and we surprised the girls when we were done. They were so excited to see them when we were finished!
What is that one thing that everyone mentions when they step into this space?
The paint color and they ask where I purchased the flowered letters above their beds.
If you had to choose one aspect of the design that is uniquely you, what would it be?
The pink vintage dresser. I chalk painted it pink and updated the hardware. I am so happy with how it turned out. It’s unique and has so much character!
What is the one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when they’re starting their own nursery design projects?
I think it is so easy to do what you want and let your design ideas dictate what should be done, but as children get older they may have their own opinions. It’s fun to have that discussion to honor what they would love to see in their room. While they may have some ideas that don’t ultimately gel with your vision, it’s always fun to give them some elements that they want and love in their room.
Photography by Elizabeth Light
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