Thursday, January 12, 2012

changin' it up

Way before we moved, I posted an inspiration board for my daughter's "big girl room".  Here is a refresher...



I even bought all the bedding from Land of Nod and was all set until I bought the Mary McDonald book and I saw this...



via/ designer : mary mcdonald


I was obsessed with the navy and hot pink as soon as I laid eyes on this picture!  So, a whole new scheme came into my mind and I went with it!

Here's what I have as of right now (it is definitely in the beginning phases, so be kind! And also please ignore the toys!Oh and the bed rails...I guess I am really keeping it real and not getting all that out of the shot!)--




My husband and I made the upholstered headboard over a weekend and everyone was right when I blogged about building or buying a headboard, building one really wasn't all that hard and wasn't too expensive! All it took was plywood, foam, batting, and a few yards of fabric.  The fabric was the most expensive thing we bought for it, only because I knew exactly what I wanted. I bought 3 yards of Robert Allen "Jaden" in the Ink colorway. It's a cotton blend and has a linen-like appearance. I am still in search of a pink & white graphic fabric to make a large sham for her bead. I am also planning on using the extra navy fabric we have  to make a bolster with pink Greek Key trim.  I also need to add some valances over her windows to dress it up a bit.


While bumming around the other day, I found this cute painting for over her dresser! The colors are right and she always talks about New York City and going there just like her mommy does :)

9 comments:

samara florus said...

I definitely think you made the right decision; that will be one sophisticated girls room. I too have loved that room by MM, and the painting is gorgeous! I love the colors especially the metallics.

Samara

Emily A. Clark said...

Love the headboard. I'm considering making two for our girls' room. How hard do you think it would be to make two exactly the same? Did you use a pattern?

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

check out caitlin wilson design, you will love her textiles. I may have spelled that wrong but google her. Great stuff for you!

Kendall said...

That's a great inspiration image! Can't wait to see where you go with the rest of the room!

Amy said...

I love that painting! The colours are perfect! I hadn't thought of navy + pink as a colour scheme much and I'm glad you posted this - they are stunning together!

http://www.fivekindsofhappy.com/

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

So pretty Jade! I love that you went with it even though it wasn't part of your original plan. Do you love the Mary Mcdonald book? I have it on my wish list.

Meeha Meeha said...

I love the new color scheme! Your daughter will grow up before you know it and the navy & pink will be much more appropriate for her new taste :)
PS: the headboard looks smashing, congratulations!

Amy said...

Hi Jade,
I was wondering what you thought of the Robert Allen Jaden fabric. I'm thinking about buying some to reupholster a chair and wondered what it is like.

Thanks,
Amy

Lorri@ReturnToHome said...

Love the navy and pink combo! Someone else mentioned Caitlin Wilson. I also can't stop thinking about these pillows for your daughter's room...!
http://caitlinwilsontextiles.com/?p=product&sku=44&d=2&pre=p!collection|c!|patt!|s!|fabric!
http://caitlinwilsontextiles.com/?p=product&sku=78&d=1&pre=p!collection|c!|patt!|s!|fabric!

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