Stella’s “Big Girl” Room

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It was time to transition Stella to a "big girl" room, not only now that she is 2, but also because "baby sister" will be arriving in less than a month!  I wanted to make the move before the baby arrived so that it would be like a natural transition.

I had already painted the bottom part of the walls a sea green and the top part a green that is one shade off from white.  This offered me a pop of color without being too bold.  I decided to keep this color and work with it.

I started with a white, wrought iron daybed as my inspiration.  This was my childhood bed and I thought it would be special to pass it along.  Next was bedding - I chose a basic white with pops of color, which allowed me the flexibility to pull from the colors in the bedding for the rest of my decor/accents.

I really wanted to do a fun chandelier, and found this one to be the perfect mix of neutral and organic.

The rest of the decor began falling into place once these pieces were established.  When in doubt, I always default to white because it's clean and then pull in color with accents.  My theme held consistent for the curtains.

To tie in the playful theme, I chose a fun area rug that I felt was neutral but also seemed almost as if a child drew the diamonds/lines since they are all uneven.

Lastly, I wanted to make sure there were items that made it feel like her own, including a cable to hang her artwork, a bookcase to display some of her favorite books, a fun little jewelry box holding her favorite play jewelry, a picture frame collage to house family members, and her teepee.  I outfitted the teepee to better define that space and make it cozy.

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    Both comforter and flowers are from Pottery Barn kids! I added a mermaid pillow (not shown in pics) and elephant sheets from Homegooods!

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