It's been a long time since I have undertaken any kind of renovation project in my home. As my three year-old daughter turns four it is time to transform the nursery into a bedroom that will hopefully take her into her teens. A few weeks ago we took down the wallpaper tree that adorned her walls (I probably received more emails about where to buy that tree than anything else in my house) and now I'm starting to plan what will come next. If my daughter was left to her own devices she would have Rapunzel on one wall and dolphins on the other so I've had to step in to help steer the ship. I'm trying to balance her desires with mine. First, the inspiration.
Miranda Brooks rooms for her daughters, Poppy and Violette Grey have long been my favourites. The wallpaper by Marthe Armitage is ridiculously expensive and nothing else I found has quite matched it. Beyond the wallpaper, the wrought-iron beds, rug and rather haphazard nature of the rooms has always inspired.
This sweet child, is the daughter of model, Stella Tennant. It's a very traditional take on a little girl's bedroom.
And here's a more modern take on the same idea with some brighter colours. The otomi bedspread on this girl's bed is really appealing to me as are all the baskets because the one thing I know we are short on is storage space.