Friday, September 26, 2014

a room for two

the day i saw Gemma attempting the one-leg-over-the-edge escape from her crib during nap time was the day i began dreaming up her big girl room. JJ fell out of his crib and broke his arm when he was 2, and i realllllly didn't want that to happen to Miss G. 

Gemma and the baby are going to share a room, so we had to be very careful about picking and choosing any new furniture. it's a tiny room, so everything had to fit perfectly like a little game of Tetris. i knew i didn't want a toddler bed for G, i wanted to go straight for a twin that was classic and beautiful--something she could keep forever. i instantly fell in love with all the frames from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child but c'mon...the ridiculous price points. like, no. i'm not a real queen, i can't afford those beds! luckily for us there's a RH outlet about an hour from our house and lo and behold we struck GOLD! this bed was missing the frame part, but a simple kit from a mattress store fixed it in a jiffy and we ended up scoring this Restoration Hardware bed at an Ikea price. 

i wanted Gemma's room to be soft and girlie while also being sophisticated and pretty. but since there's a 50% chance JF2 will be a boy, i chose a color scheme that could easily allow for some masculinity if needed (for now, we are keeping the vintage Barbie prints and flowers over the crib. just in case there's a girl in there).

the room turned out just how i envisioned it! i love love love it! it's a room i would want to sleep in! 





once again, my lovely friend Sandi took these pictures. and she always catches our daughters having sweet friend moments :)












room details (for your information only, no affiliate links):
Emelia Panel Bed // Restoration Hardware
Antique Chic Duvet // Land of Nod
Frayed Ruffle Boudoir Sham // Restoration Hardware
Bunny Pillow // H&M
Bunny Doll // Maileg
Dream Blanket // Aden + Anais

gallery wall:
Acid Etched "G" // Urban Outfitters
Framed Bird Print // Target
Dream Catcher // Miss Ruby Locks
Darling Print // Twenty Six Eleven
Pink Bow // antiqued

nightstand:
Mirror // Pottery Barn Kids
Pink Tray // Ikea
Flowers // Target
Woodland Porcelain Bunny Light // amazon (these batteries last all of 5 seconds. we have since purchased this larger bunny nightlight and we love it!)
Shoebox Mouse // Maileg
Bunny Print // ratbone skinny

if you're wondering what the room looked like before, you can see it here.





8 comments:

  1. The pictures of Gemma sitting on her bed are INSANE! She looks maybe 16. How?!?!?!?!?!!! So grown up! Please do a post on transitioning into a big girl bed...we actually but a CRIB TENT over Joony's bed to keep him from crawling out because I'm not ready to switch him..I'm so nervous about it!

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  3. I would love to have a room like that for myself! Beautiful!

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  4. Woah, this room is fantastic -- Great details and beautiful color scheme!

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  5. Well done with the outlet score! It's beautiful! And miss G is getting so grown up. Love her!!

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  6. I loooooooooove the room and Gem's bed! Lucky girl, my bed is not nearly so fancy :)

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