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Natalie’s “Big Girl” Room

With the upcoming arrival of a little sister, Natalie got a special ”Big Girl Room” at 18 months old.  I wanted to make it a really colorful and happy room for her so she would be excited to move into it, and thankfully she loves it!

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Vintage “Glamping” Big Girl Room

There was only one request from the inhabitant of this room… pink.  Nothing more and nothing less.  While she wanted everything pink we struck a balance that made us both happy with a good bit of green and blue and a healthy dose of white.

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Owl-Themed “Little Boy Room”

I call this a “little boy room” because it’s not quite a nursery and not quite a “big boy room” either! My little guy is 18 months old…He had an owl themed-nursery from the day he was born! When we moved this past summer, I was faced with having to set up a brand new room. Although he had outgrown the baby-ish-ness of his old room, we weren’t quite ready for a full decor overhaul. Instead, I just updated his owl nursery to have a slightly more grown up feel – that will hopefully last for a little while longer until we are ready to do a big boy room. You can read all about this room HERE!

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Beachy and Whimsical Surfboy Bedroom

I designed and decorated this room for my own “big boy” when I was pregnant with my second, and was looking for something that two little California beach boys could grow into and ultimately share.  I was very inspired by a photo of the bedding in the Serena and Lily catalog but put my own spin on it with black furniture, a rather random collection of surfer and beach art and photography, and a hand-painted surfboard.  The walls are bold green and there is an occasional hint of orange in the room.  Photos by Jackie Culmer Photography.

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Blue and White Big Boy Room

This room was designed for Borden when his family was moving into a new house.  It was time for him to move into a “big boy” room and he needed a special space all his own in his family’s new house.

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Sparkly Cherry Blossom Nursery

This beautiful nursery was designed by the mommy-to-be, who has since become a mommy. The fabrics are lavender, silver and white. The bedding is lilac-gray-silver damask bedding by Carousel Designs. I painted a soft metallic silvery Cherry Blossom tree that shimmers and is embellished with crystals. The quote above the changing table says
“From the moment I first saw you I have been waiting for you.You know I will adore you….til eternity…”~Be My Baby lyrics
 

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Tiny Bedroom Nook

Due to limited space and twins on the way ~ this family needed to convert this tiny guest nook into a full fledge bedroom for their growing toddler.
The Goal:  To make this tiny tiny space a fun and cozy bedroom fit for a growing toddler.
The Challenge:  It’s a tiny TINY space!

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A Garden Room

Balancing sophistication (toile fabric and classic furniture) with childhood must haves (bookshelf, bedtime reading and plenty of room for toys and play) ensures the room will be age-appropriate both now and later.

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Hugo’s “Playfully Grown Up” Big Boy Room

Hugo’s room was in need of a major update as he became a big brother and moved into his very own big boy bed. His sunny room in our 1909 Victorian was ready for a fresh coat of moody gray-blue paint and hot pops of red and orange, his favorite color, transforming is formerly gender-neutral nursery into a little boy’s “man cave.”

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Flora and Fauna

The girl who lives in this room is girly, bubbly, full of energy and loves color.  So we wanted to design a room which matched her personality.  This room has very tall vaulted ceilings and is full of light so could handle the bold color combinations we chose.

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Shared Room Chevron and Eclectic

Wanted to make this room unisex without using yellows & greens, we also wanted to keep it simple & modern and fun. We chose on black, white, orange & teal. We used new, vintage & refurbished pieces.

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Sebastian’s Colorful Big Boy Room

Sebastian’s big boy room is bright and fun, much like the little man himself. We live in a loft, and his bedroom gets almost no natural light, so every design decision centered around creating a bright and happy space for him to play and sleep. He loves trains, trucks and cars, so there is a subtle transportation theme going on with out it screaming, “LOOK AT ALL THE TRUCKS!”

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She’s a Big Girl Now Princess Room

Every girl wants a princess room. They are only children for a little while, so why not give them a room that they love to show off to everyone who visits. Let their imagination run free, they will be faced with the bieges and greys , browns of everyday life soon enough. My theory is “Give them color” ” Inspire them to love color and art” Psycologists who study the effect of color in children’s and infants rooms have found that pinks in particular tend to sooth a child as does soft blues. While neutral colors seem to have little effect one way or another.My favorite part of this room is the book shelf because reading is so important in a child’s life and the castle cutouts because dreams are just as important.