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Big Girl Shoes Room


Big Girl Shoes and lot's of Pink!

Design Inspiration

This room was inspired by the book Birdie's Big Girl Shoes by Sujean Rim.  Her beautiful watercolor work was fun and unique and my daughter and I fell in love with it when we first read the book!  My daughter picked the pink from Kwal paint appropriately named "pinkalicious"!

Decorating Style

Fun, whimsical and all about the kids!

Project Details

I do all my own painting, completely free hand using acrylic paint.  The pink was purchased from Kwal paint.  The bedding is Potterybarn Teen and the light fixture was a great find at the Pottery barn outlet store! The furniture was my mothers, then I painted it white with green gingham for my son's nursery, then I added the floral for my daughters "big girl" room!

Favorite Items

The shoe wall!


I always tell my clients to use inspiration from what their kids enjoy, like books, bedding or characters.  The room doesn't have to be completely filled with the inspiration, you can use small touches on canvas or just take colors  from what the child loves.  If it's for a baby, do what you love!!!

Sarah Johnston

Tuesday 6th of November 2012

Hi Sujean!

It's been 5 months since I checked this site and I was shocked and honored to see your reply! Thank you so much for your kind words! Your art work is absolutely beautiful! When I picked the book up in the store I was in love, with not only the beautiful water color illustration but also the sweet story. The mural was certainly a labor of love, not the easiest thing to paint on extremely textured walls but I was determined to get it right (even if it took 30 hours;)! I love sharing your book with people when they come to my home and look at my daughter's room. Thank you so much!



Monday 18th of June 2012

So lovely! I wish you could teach us on how to create those dazzling shoes freehand!


Monday 4th of June 2012

Oh wow! I love this design idea. Instead of the boring baby girl look it has all the trappings of a fashionista room :) Good work on the whimsical shoes!


Thursday 31st of May 2012

PS - YOU did amazing job too! I'm so impressed with your painting and attention to detail:)


Thursday 31st of May 2012

Hi Sarah! I was forwarded this link and was absolutely floored and honored Birdie made Avalyn's room! I'm even more happy that she likes the book. Please give Avalyn a hug and hi5 for me. Warmest wishes, Sujean