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Finley’s Glam Mod Big Girl Room


For being a week shy of 2, I knew my daughter would be a pistol but I never could have imagined this! Playful, girly, modern, sophisticated and bold, just like Finley - I designed and installed this room as a 2nd birthday gift for her.

Design Inspiration

A year ago I bought the pink/green tent from Home Goods for a steal! Her nursery was aqua based, vintage owl theme and she was quickly outgrowing it. The girlish tent soon became the source of inspiration for a big girl room. The other elements were collected over time, six months or more. I wanted to create a chic and stylish room with touches of Vintage Hollywood Regency styling that would grow with her over time. We also set a budget of $1,000 for this project and completed it successfully!

Decorating Style

Vintage Modern Glam with bold lines and stylish accents. The color palette was modeled after the pink, mauve green and taupe hues in the tent. I knew adding black to the mix would really create a sophisticated and dramatic feel that would "dress" her room up a bit.

Project Details

Grooving Girl  - A piece from our digital art collection flanks dresser.

White Dresser - Vintage mid-century modern dresser given new life and painted bright white.

Damask tree - Trunk in black and leaves in lipstick from Byrdie Graphics on Etsy.

Floating Magenta Shelves - from Target

Magenta/Black Feather Lamp - from Home Goods, painted black wood base with magenta, black, taupe feather design drum shade.

Magenta/Black Area Rug - 8"x10" from Overstock

Limited edition print by Takashi Murakami hangs behind the tent.

Wall Color -  Sugar Berry, Behr Premier Paint with Primer

Frosted glass double doors spiling bedroom into adjoining playroom.

Butterfly Collection - Framed in a variety of ways (gifts to mommy from daddy throughout the years).

Carnival Print - A vintage graphic print (a gift from her papa)

Digital Illustration - in Dark Rosewood Frame (designed by daddy and given to mommy for Valentine's Day almost 10 years ago)

Small Art on Wood - Original by Yellena James 2008

Crib - Pali Milano Collection, also changes to convertible toddler day bed


Wall Color

Favorite Items

My favorite items are the pieces of art selected for her room. They all have a significant meaning to both my husband and I. We have carefully curated a collection of art perfect for Finley. We are such avid collectors, I am sure it will grow with her over time.


For a bold look like this, mix styles and colors - then repeat over and over again. Using different shades of the same few colors really helps to create a cohesive, thoughtful look. Choose a couple of focal points and really let them shine. Add details sparingly and thoughtfully. Also, remember function beats design every time. By creating a useable and fun space, you can't go wrong. Finally, enjoy your new space!

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Friday 16th of March 2012

Thanks Ladies!


Thursday 15th of March 2012

I love her name!! And her room is adorable! I love the damask tree (very unique) and I love the rug!!!!

Nichol Syron

Wednesday 14th of March 2012

My favorite thing is the teepee! Love the room, great jod to you and your hubby!


Wednesday 14th of March 2012

I love the colors very girly but modern at the same time!!!!