Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inspiration for Emma's Room

What is it about expecting company that inspires home renovation and redecorating projects?

Daughter Emma's room has been in need of a makeover since we removed the crib. We decorated the nursery before Mary Ashley was born, painting the walls a baby soft pink and filling the room with family heirlooms and feminine fabrics. But now that we are taking the room from baby to big girl, the space needs to reflect 5-year-old Emma's fun personality. Although Emma is a girlie-girl, she favors brighter colors and bolder patterns to the chintzes and toiles I chose for the nursery. Here's a peek at what I have planned so far. 

The walls in Emma's room are still soft pink, much like Pottery Barn's Pink Cadillac. I plan to leave  the walls pink, but bring in accents with colors like PB's Stem and Sweet Taffy. (Find the PB Kids Benjamin Moore paint palette here.) And I have a fun wall treatment planned to bring in Emma's favorite bright pink. Photos and monograms will help personalize the space.

The inspiration for Emma's new room design came from the Premier Prints fabric pictured above, Suzani Maggie in Candy Pink (find it on Fabric.com here). I plan to use this for curtains, along with polka dot sheers from PB Kids. I love the ornament hardware from PB Kids, too.

For the bedding, we plan to trade out Emma's twin bed for a full-size. I am partial to matelasse coverlets because they look nice and suit our mild Alabama weather year-round. I am hoping this rose-colored coverlet from LinenSource will be a good match for the Premier Prints fabrics I have chosen for the bed linens I plan to make. With the holidays upon us, I am not sure how quickly I can bring the room together. But I will be sure to fill you in on all the details when Emma'a big girl room is complete! If you have any go-to resources for design, please share them in the comments below.

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"Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence." ~ Norman Podhoretz


Ruth said...

Loved the colors and the prints. Thanks for the inspiration as we are also doing some make-over project for our girls' room.

Rach said...

Cant wait for the transformation

Anonymous said...

It will be beautiful and you are going to be busy. Can't wait to see the finished room.


tootles said...

How lovely! What a blessed young lady!

Donna S. said...

Hello! I love the color combos - it is going to be so cute! I resent my address to you (Scone & Tea book giveaway). I'm so grateful to have won and can't wait to start baking!!! Let me know if you don't receive my email, please.
Donna S.

Marion said...

could you please post before and after pics of her room? I need help deciding what to do with my daughter's room. Lucky Donna S (above)!! You won that scone book!!!

Melissa Lester said...

Sure, Marion! I am looking forward to having Emma's room ready, but know it will not be a quick process. I will be glad to have everything accomplished and ready to photograph.

Amanda said...

Darling! Can you share the source of the monogrammed silhhouette? Love that she is blowing a buble :) PS- The Halloween costumes are awesome!!!!

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