Wednesday, May 1, 2013

La, La . . . Lavender

My daughter's room is much a work in progress (as is most of my house). I'm constantly moving and tweaking things. Part of this is due to her demands requests, but as a chronic re-decorator, part of the blame falls on me too. Like yesterday, I was minding my own business at World Market picking out a curtain rod, when the colorful, bohemian Priya quilt called to me (what? so I hear voices - doesn't everyone?) . . .

I've been looking for a blanket or quilt that would pull in the lavender from her headboard and tie in with the pool blue and navy I've got in there as well. She needed another layer. So, here's what it looks like at the end of her bed . . . 


Let me back up and explain that we went from twin beds to a full-sized bed at the end of last year - that was her Christmas present. We ordered an upholstered headboard from Wayfair that I thought was supposed to be a greige-y linen. You couldn't order a swatch so I even asked before ordering because I wasn't sure if it was going to have a lavender cast to it - they assured me it wasn't lavender. Well, it arrives and it is - wait for it  - lavender. Shocking, right? But, even more shocking . . . I kind of liked it. It added a little unexpected something to her ice blue room. So, we ditched the green that had been an accent color and went with lavender and navy (I wanted something a little dark to cut the sweetness). So, I had a bedskirt made with ice blue, navy and lavender and added a fun little rug from Land of Nod . . . 
So, now I think it has just the right amount of color and fun without being too fussy . . . 
Oh, and here are some before photos of her room in previous incarnations . . . 
This was in the in-between stage after we painted it ice blue when she still had twin beds and green accents. And the before-before from long ago . . . 
When it was pink and white with a little green. 

I think it looks a little more appropriate now for my 11-year-old girl (sob) . . .
What do you think?

15 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Love, love love!! So unexpected and fun, she must be thrilled!! She is thrilled right?!! And I love the bed skirt and the benches at the end of her bed!!

Ashley said...

Beyond cute and perfect for a budding decorator. Love the blend of pattern and color!

Katie Waddell said...

Love it!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

It looks so good!!!! I think kids rooms are the most fun to work on!

Heather (love your space) said...

LOVE! So cute, and I love the movement that the floral on the quilt brings to the room.

Heather
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Melissa Crochet said...

I think it looks amazing! She is a lucky girl.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Perfect blend of colors and patterns if you ask me. And those benches at the end of the bed are fab.

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Looks great!!

angela | the painted house said...

Those benches! Love it, and I also loved seeing the progression through the years.

Kim said...

In the decorating game it is fun to "grow" a little girls room ... but yes, a little sad to see them grow so fast!! Her room is precious ... each step of the way!! xo

charmaine said...

Oh, I love it! She is one lucky girl!

Kimber said...

Love her room. Lucky girl! :)

Nancy said...

I am wild about all the colors in that bedding and using the navy and lavender. Great job Kathy!!! Fun rug and lighting. She's gotta be so proud of her space.
xo Nancy
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Erin said...

Come on now, Kathy... I have two boys. You are killing me with the girly cuteness!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I looks fantastic!! I absolutely love it. What a chic space for a kid.