Pretty in Pink
I met one of my favorite families about three years ago and one of the first projects (of many!) that we tackled in their home was their (then) 5 year old daughter's room. We wanted to give her some furniture updates that she could grow into but still keep the space super youthful and fun for this stuffed-animal loving sweetie. This is one of my favorite rooms to date and I found it extremely difficult to photograph to fully capture how fun it was. I recently handed the photography off to a professional (thank you Abigail Jackson photography!) and am so tickled to have it adequately captured now to share with you.
Here are a few pictures of the space when we started:
One of the first things we did was to remove the doors to the closet to create what we fondly refer to now as "the nook." We wallpapered it in this adorable Lulie Wallace paper and now it is the perfect size for tea parties and reading.
The room is on the narrow side so Mom wanted a day bed for the space. We picked some super fun fabrics (in shades of pink, obviously!) and had custom pillows made for the bed. I adore this Dana Gibson rabbit art that I sourced for above the bed and we added sconces so that she can easily red in bed when she wants to.
One of my favorite details in the space which you can really see in the image below was that we painted the ceiling in the same soft shade of pink. We diluted the color show that it wouldn't be too dark and it is just the perfect finishing touch with the pretty light fixture.
A key element to making this space so special were the vintage pieces we used. We recovered a vintage bench they already owned (it is worth scrolling back up for the before because what a transformation it was!) in another fun Lulie Wallace print. We also had two vintage faux bamboo pieces (a Stanley armoire and a Henry Link dresser) lacquered in the softest shade of pink. These pieces offer great storage for her to make up for the closet space we lost when we took over the nook.
Here is a close up of the Stanley armoire from Rail and Stile. We reconfigured it by adding a hanging rack so that she had a place to hang her dresses and dress up clothes. In this image you can also see a close up of the pretty pink custom trim detail we added to ready-made curtain panels.
And here is the dresser. Because it was a little girl's room, we oriented the mirror horizontally so she could see in it more easily. We modernized the dresser with lucite and brass hardware and accessorized with some of my favorite books and these adorable Paper Source paper flowers. I sourced the sweet white lamp inexpensively from HomeGoods.
I had so much fun working on this space and working with this wonderful family!