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.