In the Big Kids Room with Daughters and Things

Today we are chatting with Heather Nicholson and touring the big girl room of her oldest daughter, Rosie. This vintage inspired floral girl’s room has magic around every corner. We love the combination of new pieces and secondhand for a one-of-a-kind look. Plenty of space to grow and to play, this room is going to remain a sweet spot for little Rosie for a long time to come. Thank you, Heather, for sharing with us!

Vintage Inspired Girl's Room with Pippa Wallpaper
Wallpaper | Bed | Rug | Dress Rack

I’m Heather! A holistic homeschooler to two young girls, sharing alternative ventures in wifehood and motherhood. I love giving things a twist and making things come alive through the art of styling.

Girl's Room with Vintage Desk and Rainbow Wall Hanging (look at that cool marble run!)

Arc Floor Lamp | Rainbow Wall Hanging | Mushroom Light | Felt Ball Garland | Marble Run

What inspired your room design?
My daughter’s gentle old soul inspired how her bedroom is adorned. She’s dainty but mighty, and I tried to have her room show that. Incorporating florals and secondhand pieces for a bit of a vintage look was essential.

Vintage Inspired Girl's Room with Wicker Dresser
Rainbow Light | Wood Name Sign | Play Kitchen

What was your favorite part of the process? And what do you love the most about the finished design?
I think of putting rooms together as being like a puzzle and working in the right items piece by piece. I love the in between that happens when doing that and allowing the mystery of what comes next to be part of the process. Her accent wall will always be my favorite. I love the contrast it gives and how it instantly adds pizzazz.

Floral Wallpaper in Girl's Room with Free Standing Clothes Rack

Designing a big kid room is different than a nursery because you know your little resident’s personality better. Anything special you included this time around?
I got the idea to upgrade Rosie’s bedroom to a big girl room about a month or two before my youngest daughter Fern was born to help Rosie feel included and let her know how special becoming a big sister is. She was two at the time, so although very opinionated in her own way, she trusted in what I had in mind for her room. She came shopping with me for all the secondhand pieces and to IKEA for her bed. She’s pretty much always with me anyway, so she’s been along for the ride throughout the design process.

Vintage Inspired Girl's Bed with Hanging Circle Canopy
Comforter | Sheets/pillowcases | Canopy | Rainbow Pillow

Do you have any words of advice for other parents? 
Embrace the imperfect in-between aspects of redoing their space! 

Play Space in Girl's Bedroom
Felt Flower Garland | Heart Rug

Photography by Heather Nicholson

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