It’s possible that Sutton’s room is my favorite in the house because it stays the cleanest (because she’s not actually sleeping in it yet, haha) but also because when I was decorating it, I didn’t think too hard about it. Everything that’s in it was either already there, or is something that I just genuinely loved. It’s easy to get caught up in trends or what’s showing up on social media, but I think the best results come from what’s in your heart. Thank you to my sweet friend Ileia McCall for these beautiful images!
The big girls' room is done and I think they're as happy with it as I am. Mission accomplished.
Moving them further away from our room was the part I stressed most about, but they of course could care less. I guess it's time for college applications?
Kidding, they'll be attending college online, from this exact same room. Forever. ;)
throw pillows // Target (no longer available)
paint // Ice Cube by Sherwin Williams
banners // made by me
fireplace surround, desk, chair, ladder, mirror, flamingo // thrifted & found
Another day another girl's room! And you know what that means... more floral prints ;) I want the baby's room to coordinate with the new big girl room, but not necessarily match. Here's what I've come up with.
pinspiration // We're keeping the walls a clean, slightly warm white (exact color TBD) to let all of the pretty colors and textures from all of the many blankets I've accumulated be the star. Seriously, how do they keep making prettier blankets from one baby to the next? And more importantly, how does one say no to them? #youdont
basket // Planning to incorporate lots of natural textures with those cozy blankets.
quilt // I've been eyeing this lovely piece for a few months now, but the international shipping prices were giving me the scaries. Clearly not enough to stop me from adding it to the cart. YOLO.
crib // My one area of financial responsibility in this room - each of our girls has used the same crib. Hand me downs for the win.
chandelier // I think my heart skipped a beat when I set eyes on this beauty. $200 is a little more than I'd like to spend so I might try a DIY version. Making 100's of tassels should pass the time while we wait for baby girl, right?
mirror // I found a mirror at Goodwill for a cool $5 but I have this one in white in my bathroom and I love all of the texture it brings to a room.
bigfoot stuffy // I mean a tiny baby snuggling a big foot? I don't think it gets cuter than that.
garland // When in doubt, put a garland on it.
rug // The rug that started it all. I bought this first before I had an idea of what I was going to do in this room because it was love at first sight. It isn't quite as pink in person (scroll down to see my shot of it) which actually makes me like it even more.
rocker // Admittedly, this is not the comfiest looking rocker. But hot damn it's cute.
art // When your friend unearths a roll of old castle blue prints from the depths of another friend's storage space, you jump on that sh*t and claim one for yourself before she can think twice about it. Here are some more options if you aren't lucky enough to someone who just happens to have some laying around.
blanket // I don't see myself getting sick of this shibori trend anytime soon.
We are deep into operation "kick the girls out of their room to make room for the tiny baby" over here. I think they're pretty excited for their new digs and I'm not ashamed to say, I can't blame them #humblewithadashofkanye. It is quickly turning into my favorite room in the house, so while we're working on piecing it together for the big reveal, I wanted to share a mood board with some details we're planning to incorporate into their big girl room.
pinspiration // Further down the list I'll get into what gave me the initial inspiration for this room, but these images gave me a clearer vision of where I wanted to take it. *Cue desperate search for a vintage fireplace surround. Spoiler alert - I found one at a salvage yard for fifty clams and I don't think I've ever bragged about a find so much in my life. It's amazing.
mirror // I just so happened to have an ornate gold framed mirror hanging out in this room when it was a crash pad for college pals and decided to hang onto it. But Anthropologie makes a pretty nice one too.
wallpaper // La pièce de résistance. This was a bit of a gamble as I went all in and ordered two rolls without seeing them in person first, compounded by the fact that I had no idea how to install wallpaper, but oh mah lord it was worth the nerves and sweat. No blood or tears required.
wall color // I learned a very valuable lesson when picking out this wall color - trust your local Sherwin Williams expert #notanad. I brought the wallpaper in and had a few colors picked out when I asked for Justin's opinion and told him what I was hoping to achieve. He steered me in a completely different direction and I am so grateful that I put my ego aside and listened to him. ALWAYS put the paint chip up in the room of question and take a good look at it in different lights throughout the day before you drop your cash. This color turned out the most perfect shade of barely blue/gray I could have dreamed of.
kitty cat stuffy // I've been oogling these blabla dolls since our oldest was born, but just haven't been able to pull the trigger. I'm thinking they might be a sweet "sorry I stole your room" gift from the baby.
twin beds // The good news is we only had to purchase one of these bad boys since it's the same big girl bed that our oldest has had for the past three years. The bad news is Ikea went and changed the design a bit, so they won't match perfectly, but I'm kind of into that eclectic vibe anyway so we'll just go with it.
rainbow fiber art // These colors are just too good. I'm super into macrame right now and I love this twist on the traditional wall hanging.
bedding // PB Teen had a ridiculous sale a few months back and I couldn't help myself. You know I love me a peachy pink and the umbrella stripe design also reminded me of "falling down the rabbit hole" which probably sounds completely out of left field at this point, but I'll explain a bit more if you stick with me to the end. Pssst - I just checked and they're still marked way down so if you love 'em, put a ring on 'em.
throw pillow // The new Opalhouse line at Target is ridic, so this particular pillow appears to be sold out, but if you love some bohemian flair as much as I do you should go check out some of their other gorgeous options.
basket // To be honest we have way more stuffies than this basket can handle, but in a perfect world I would get rid of all the riff raff and casually toss a well curated collection of just the faves into this guy.
wall art // At last, we come to the very first item I purchased for this room, which hopefully explains the Alice in Wonderland reference a few items up. Alice is one of my very favorite Disney movies, not to watch - because it's pretty trippy, but because of the gorgeous animation/colors. I also went through a phase where I felt like I related to way too many quotes via the Mad Hatter, which probably tells you more about myself than you'd like to know.
So there you have it! We'll do a follow up post when the room is ready to live in, but until then you can look forward to a similar sneak peek into what the baby's new digs will hopefully resemble.
I say bodysuit, you say...
a) not since 5th grade
b) you mean a onesie?
c) nope, no thank you.
If any of these options were your answer, we need to talk. The bodysuit, while slightly intimidating/can bring forth flashbacks of "snapping issues" from the days of elementary school bathrooms, can quickly turn into a go-to wardrobe staple.
Bodysuit & Shorts
A super simple way to ease bodysuits into your everyday wear is to swap one in for your favorite tee. No need to over think it. If you're feeling self conscious at first, top it with your favorite sweater/jacket.
Bodysuits for Date Night
Whether you're heading out for cocktails on the patio or you're about to get down on the dance floor at your second cousin's wedding, bodysuits are a great alternative for a night out on the town.
Bodysuits in the Bedroom
Perhaps the most obvious way to wear them. Bodysuits are super sexy.