I promised my daughter that she could have her own room when she started 3rd grade. The school year was quickly approaching and I needed to transform the room from her sister's nursery into a proper big girl room in under 3 weeks. Our friends at Serena & Lily jumped in to help us pull off a beautiful room transformation that Gigi can enjoy for many years!
Gigi wanted her room to be fun and cheerful with lots of purple. My goal was to create a big girl room that was sophisticated and classic but also had clean lines and a modern twist. Since Gigi loves art and has quite a large collection of original artwork from her classes at local art studio ARTifact, we decided to use a few of her pieces as inspiration for the room design. Her self portrait, featuring her purple hair definitely provided color inspiration!
Since our house is an old, classic Victorian we wanted to show off the beautiful details. The soft gray paint on the walls was a nice contrast to the unexpected pop of fun with the striped wallpaper on the ceiling. The dresser and desk are both more modern in design while the bed is a little more traditional. I like mixing styles to create a unique yet classic style.
This project was a design collaboration with children's brand Serena & Lily.
Paint - Shale by Serena & Lily
Wallpaper on Ceiling - Wide Stripe in Plum
Bed - Upholstered Bed with Nail Heads
Duvet & Shams - Border Frame Duvet & Euro Shams
Bedding - Kite Sheet Set
Rattan Hanging Swing
Side Table - Vera Side Table in White
Table Lamp - Sarah Bird Lamp
Mirror - White Mosaic Mirror
Rug - Flokati
Storage Baskets - Robe Bin Baskets in White
Dresser - West Elm Narrow Legged 4 Drawer Dresser in White
Desk - White Parsons Desk from West Elm
Desk Chair - Vienna chair from Crate & Barrel
Chandelier - Glass Calais Chandelier
I love Gigi's big bed (perfect for a sleepover guest) with loads of pillows. Gigi is so excited about her very own desk and of course she loves reading and relaxing in the hanging swing!
Let your child be involved with the room design process by creating a pin board together. Bring in one of their favorite colors and find creative ways to highlight personal items they love. For more details on Gigi's room makeover check out our post on the Design Blog or over on Serena & Lily's blog.
Images by Colin Price Photography