Monday, April 16, 2012

{i decorate} a room for two.


my girls' shared room.
they're eagerly anticipating their first sleepover.
my hazel still sleeps in the nursery...
but the transition is coming very soon.
nothing but sweet dreams in this colourful, cozy room.

a mix of old and new. vintage and modern.
just girly enough.
personalized just for them with many handmade treasures i crafted during my pregnancy.
i adore their big glowing faces above their beds.
a wall of never ending stories on display.
pink houndstooth quilts made by grandma.
cuddly pinwheel bedding.
a window seat to gaze at the ducks in the pond and the puppies on the path.
a pile of handmade pillows for cuddling... or fights :)
a wall of collectibles low enough to reach from the bed.
a button monogram. pinned it and did it.
a handmade pin board for special photographs and drawings.
a ceiling of colourful poms.

a room they'll grow in.
together.

and now for a mini tour...








please leave a comment if you're curious of the sources for any of the details!


next week, a peek at their crammed and overflowing closet... a true challenge!



77 comments:

ALS said...

this is such a precious room! did you make the window bench? I want to incorporate one in our nursery, but we have a baseboard heater there...

Sarah said...

the window bench is designed using a tall lack shelf from ikea and two leg kits. we just flipped the shelf on it's side and it fit perfectly. the cushion i made by cutting a camping mattress foam in half and sewed a custom cover. the mattress foam is much more economical than purchasing upholstery foam etc. enjoy creating your space!

Blanca said...

Is it bad that I'm curious where everything is from? The blankets, stuffies, just everything.

I'm struggling with decorating my daughter's room. I want it to be something she can grow with. I don't like character themed rooms.

Thank you so much for sharing!

blancacarlson@live.com

Shay said...

So cute! I love the colors! Where did you get their beds? I love the white iron!

Orians said...

I'd love to know the name of the yellow window bench fabric. So cute!

Emily said...

It's beautiful! What little girls wouldn't want to sleep their? I love the iron beds!!

Emerson Grey Designs said...

I absolutely love it!!! And I'm so excited you mentioned the camping foam...I have a bench in my kids room, using the Ikea leg kit and have yet to get a cushion because they truly are expensive. Yay for that little tip.

Sarah said...

Blanca - I'll work at preparing a detailed source list this week!

Shay - the beds are the Millbrook twin bed from Restoration Baby & Child. We love them as well!

Orians - the yellow bench fabric is Taza Tarika in yellow by Dena Designs. the grey is beautiful too!

Emerson Grey Designs - the camping mattress 2.5 to 3 inches thick is definitely the way to go. I also added batting around mine to soften the edges.

Blanca said...

Awesome! Thank you so much! :)

Blanca

erin said...

I love every.single,detail! Fantastic, Sarah! BTW, my boys shared a room from the time Sam was born. When Jack went to jr. high, we created a room for him in the basement. He was so excited to finally get his own room. He is now in HS and has slept in it approx 5 times. He prefers his twin bed in the old shared room, bunking with his brother (even when they fight)!

Cindy Dueck said...

Oh my word!! Amazing!! Sarah you are such a great mama. Your littles will have so much fun in this room playing and growing together. Every little detail I love :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful room and I'm glad to see 'The Gruffalo' in the collection of books - it is one of our favorites too :-)

Morgan said...

Sarah, it is so so so beautiful! There is so much love in every girly detail - what incredibly lucky girls you have!

Sarah said...

thank you so much for the wonderful comments. i certainly loved every moment of putting it together!

tara said...

Would love to know the colour grey on the walls? Lovely room!

Sarah said...

Tara - it's actually a blueish green grey. It reads so different in every room of our house. The paint colour is called Dishwater and it's from General Paints I believe. We had our home painted through our builder so unfortunately I haven't a # for the paint colour, just it's name... hope this helps you!

Cami said...

I love the room! So perfect! I was wondering where the H letter is from or if you made it? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How did you do the zig zag print incorporating the photo of your little girl?
Jen
Jendeslauriers@hotmail.com

Robin said...

beautiful! where are the book shelves from? also..the pom poms are great..did you make?

Giacoman Family said...

LOVE it..so beautiful. I would love to know where th ebook shelves are from too..looks like they have a lip on the front edge.
Thanks for sharing!

Stefanie said...

I absolutely love your blog! You are beyond talented. Thank you for all of the inspiration, I think I have pinned almost everything! :)

Sarah said...

Cami - the H monogram is purchased from Restoration Baby & Child. They have some fantastic monograms and they aren't too pricey at all.

Jen - I actually did a quick photoshoot with them in my office, draping the chevron and houndstooth quilts as backdrops on my bookcases. My photog skills are lacking, but they turned out great as black and whites!

Robin and Giacoman Family - the bookshelves are actually photo ledges from IKEA. They come in a short and longer length - this is the short length. They work so well for book display!

Stefanie - I'm flattered! Thanks so much for leaving a comment!

The detailed source list will be posted later today!

jodi said...

so beautiful!!

MerryBerry said...

Love your blog! (and your mother-in-laws too) you ladies are so very talented! I wish I could have you both come decorate my entire house! Did you make those poms? If so, do you have a tutorial? If not, where did you purchase them? I love the soft colors used and would LOVE the use this idea for our sons nursery! Wishing you and your lovely family all the best!

'Cross the Pond said...

Love this room. Love the blog. Glad I found you and pinned you on Pinterest!

Sarah said...

Where did you get your frames? I've been looking for similar ones and smaller ones for a long time.

SmartButton said...

Your blog is absolutely amazing, I love EVERYTHING!!! I wondered where you got the cases you have in the window bench rom, they are adorable?

Jessica said...

I love this!! Are these twin beds and where are the frames from? Thx!!!

Sarah said...

i've prepared a detailed source list here:
http://www.daffodildesign.com/2012/04/i-decorate-room-for-two-source-list.html

again, thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments.

if you have any further questions regarding any of the elements of the room, please feel free to leave a comment!

Jen said...

What a fun, fresh, colorful room! Perfect for a couple little girls! Just the feel I was going for in our girls' bedroom.
http://www.leaandlars.blogspot.com/2012/04/girls-bedroom.html

christine, just bella said...

Sarah! I loooove it! So many amazing details and somehow so much cuter x2. You've done a seriously amazing job, those lucky, little girls!

tosha said...

oh my goodness! Love! Question: where did you get the ruffly paper stars on the ceiling? Did you make them?

Sarah Elisabeth said...

Such a gorgeous and inspiring room! I bought a gallon of blue-grey paint months ago with the intention of re-doing my baby girls room. Now I know exactly what to do!

Ange said...

One of my very favorite girl rooms of all time. Amazing

Vanessa said...

It's simply beautiful! Love it!

sarah stein said...

You are so talented! We are moving our daughter into her big girl room soon since her current room will be used by our soon to arrive baby girl. I have been looking for an idea for her books and didn't really want a large bookcase. I love your book display idea and have the perfect wall in her room to do that. Thank you sooo much for the inspiration!

Julia M. said...

You are very talented! I love the colour on the walls, what brand/colour did you use?

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh my, this room is so darling! There is so much to look at. It's the perfect mix of girly, fun and calm all at the same time. You did a wonderful job. Love the pix above your daughter's beds. They are two cuties!

Becky said...

This is an inspiration for me! I have two girls in one room and I struggle with finding a layout that will work for them. I love the window seat I will be trying that out for sure.

The Groves said...

Beautiful room. Random question, but are your pompoms attached and held up? I made several for my little one's first birthday but haven't figured out the best way to display them yet.

Sarah said...

the groves - the pom poms are attached and hung using a thin fishing line and white flat top push pins or tacks :)

Lisa said...

So pretty! I love how bright it is! What a great room to grow up in :)

Christine K said...

I LOVE everything about this room, the window seat is probably my favorite, I love how it is all styled!!! I love the style of this room, with no real theme...it is just beautiful!!!! I also really enjoyed the book shelves in the corner and how the books are on display...cute idea!!!

Kristey said...

Obsessed with the kite pillow. Is it hand made?

Sarah said...

the kite pillow is handmade - however, completely inspired by this shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/sukanart?ref=top_trail

:)

Dalton said...

This is truly inspiring. Such great use of color and design- and still functional. I have two little girls and these pictures have inspired me. They are only 2.5 and 6 months old right now, but I can't wait until they are a little bigger and I can design their "big girl" room!! Thanks for sharing this!!

CindyML said...

Sarah - LOVE your blog. I am looking to make a banquette seat in the kitchen. Is this LACK shelf from IKEA still available? All I find on their website is wall shelves. How long ago did you purchase this. Thanks so much. CindyML

tysgirl said...

I love what you did with this room and am using it for inspiration. The other day I showed my 3 year old the picture of your room so she could see the pom poms. The first thing she commented on were the dolls on each bed. Now she talks about those dolls NON STOP. What kind of dolls are those? It's hard to see details in the pictures, but they remind me of those lalaopsy dolls, or something like that. Not sure if I'm spelling that right. Anyway, my child is obsessed now and her life will not be complete without on :-) Thank you for sharing your talents!

Sarah said...

tysgirl - the dolls on the beds are lalaloopsy dolls :) she's right, her life won't be complete without one! they're adorable and indestructible. thank you for your comment!

Sarah said...

cindyML - the ikea shelf we purchased for these window seats doesn't appear online but i believe you can still pick them up in store. if not, the expedit units work just as well - however, i do not think they are as sturdy...

Sarah said...

cindyML - the ikea shelf we purchased for these window seats doesn't appear online but i believe you can still pick them up in store. if not, the expedit units work just as well - however, i do not think they are as sturdy...

Tysgirl said...

Thank you, Sarah!I will be shopping for a Lalaloopsy soon. I'm really excited to have so much great inspiration for my daughter's room. I've been struggling ever since we took down her crib. I want to design a big girl room for her but just couldn't find which direction I wanted to go. You took care of that. I love your style and can't wait get started! Again, thank you!!!

Christina said...

Any chance you'd consider making one of those seat cushions for me (name your price)? I have no idea how to sew, but I love this idea for a window seat with toy storage. If you're interested, please email me at xhristinap@gmail.com. Darling room!

Montana said...

This room is so lovely. I'm going to save it and copy it when my girls move in together!

Shanda said...

This room is adorable. I'm just curious how you hung the tissue paper poms from the ceiling~

Mandy said...

love what you have done with your girls room! i am definitely going to incorporate some of the ideas into my daughters new room! thanks for the inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

Can you offer any advice for hanging the poms? Did you hang them all from one hook in the ceiling on different lengths of monofilament? I've collected most of the elements for my daughter's room makeover and am getting ready to tackle the job. Thanks in advance for your advice.

Penni

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

The room is just amazing. Perfect color of pale grey and pops of bright colors, but so restful! Lucky girls!

mr & mrs O. said...

was just about to ask about the pom pom's as well! :)

Jen said...

This room is HEAVEN. You are so talented.

Jen - www.somethingalittle.com

Momma loves Oreos said...

Hi! I'm sorry to bother you with this question, but do you happen to remember the actual name of the photo shelves that you are using as book shelves? The only reason I am asking is because I am searching for them right now and there are TONS of wall shelves and I can't tell which is which! haha! I wish I lived close to an Ikea store, I'd just go find it myself! Thank you!

lindsey@junkstyle said...

I adore this room!! You did a beautiful job. Can you tell me what color paint/brand that is on the walls if you happen to remember? I would love to use it in my girls' room. Thank you!

The Keylors said...

This is maybe the cutest room I've ever seen. I have a tiny room that my girls will be sharing and this is definitely inspiration! Do you happen to know how big the room is?...just curious.

Ashley

Anonymous said...

How did you make the pom poms? I love this room!!!

Ana V. Lopez said...

The room looks absolutely amazing, love all the details!

Mariel said...

I love the room. I'm interested to know how did you mount the shelves for the books and how long are they?

My daugther has lots of books and I wasnt sure how to arrenge them, but this is a fantistic idea :)

nhxtine said...

I'm wondering what kind of leg kits you used on the bench/ikea shelf on it's side. I made a similar bench from an expedit shelf, and can't seem to find legs that will work. Thanks so much.

EJ said...

Wow, what a gorgeous room!!! Just wondering what paint brand and colour you used. I am wanting to paint my little boys room a grey colour but want to make sure it's not too dark, this looks like a great colour. Thanks

April said...

Hi! I am still trying to figure out how you have these Pom poms displayed?? Are they flushed again the wall or are they tacked to the wall and hanging with the fishing line?? Thx!

Sarah said...

Hi April! I think I had commented above but not certain it published properly! The pom poms are hung by different lengths of fishing line. a very lightweight line. the line is tacked to the ceiling using white thumb tacks. hope this helps!

Wanting A Baby said...

Beautiful room! I'm curious to know what kind of rug you have in this room.

ladybug said...

hi, what did you do for dressers in the room? my girls have a small room and I am having a hard time figuring out how to arrange the furniture. Thanks!

The McDonalds said...

Hi Sarah! I know there is a fat chance of you seeing this but if you do, can you tell me what color of paint that is? I love it!

Vanessa said...

This room is just gorgeous! Well done mixing and matching so many elements. I just love the eclectic yet clean feel you've created. Truly beutiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful room! I'm interested to know if the foam on the window seat is attached in any way or if it is just sitting on top of the book case? I'd imagine that it would slide around if it wasn't attached in some way? Thanks in advance for the info.

Katie said...

Love this room! We are moving to a smaller home with only three bedrooms and have my third child on the way so I was thinking of having the girls share a room. We have gray in our whole house now and love it! I love the pictures of the girls behind each bed!

Laila @OnlyLaila said...

LOVE! Just stumbled on your blog from Pinterest. What a wonderful and bright room for your daughters. I love the way the books are displayed on the wall, I am going to try that for my son's room.

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