Monday, January 9, 2012

My Best Girl’s Room Complete!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  Mine just ended as my daughter is back at school today after two weeks off.

I have some photos of my daughter’s room to share with you.  Here’s how it looked before and you can read a previous post here.

before

And here is the After:

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I think you have seen everything before except the cute little ottoman/stool I had made from leftover headboard fabric.  (Wish I had taken an extra minute to fold the duvet cover properly.)

You know how I love Tommy Smythe? Did you catch him suggesting the floral fabric above for the girl’s room in the latest season of Sarah’s House?

Picnik collage


He said it would be a great jumping off point for a colour scheme with the pinks and greys. (Sarah thought it was a bit brown so they didn’t go with it.) I chose the fabric because I didn’t want a white or cream background as it would get/look dirty in no time.  I also loved the pink, coral and red combo found in the fabric.

The chair was the rocking chair we had since our daughter was a baby.

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It is Canadian made and comfortable so I had it reupholstered in a stripe Kravet fabric and changed the rocker to legs.

Mayas chair


We have had the chair for 10 years and I’m sure it will last another 10!

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The lamp used to look like this but I found a lovely pinky-red hand blocked print and Lia made a new shade and painted the base a cream colour.

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MayadresserREV 
You have seen the dresser before  but I changed the knobs to a different one from Anthropologie.   A painting by my daughter and a print from Cozamia look pretty over the dresser.

Besides the headboard, my favourite part of the room is the bookshelves from Ikea.  Before, the floor would be covered in books, magazines and “stuff” and now everything has a place.

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(Photos 2,5,8 and 9 by Leah Kirin)

This is what held up completing the room.  I had been searching for one large wood bookcase to fill the wall to no avail.  I ended up going back to my first choice (doesn’t this always happen?) which was the Liatorp as two of them together fit the wall perfectly.  I love the beadboard detail and painted in this deep coral colour (pulled from the headboard fabric), I think it looks amazing.

I’ll do another post on the DIY linen bulletin board, the “art”. and the items on the shelves later.  Just want to add though that the “donuts” are actually a tea towel by Avril Loreti that I framed.

What do you think? I'm linking up here.

If you need decorating help, please contact me at vanessa(at)vanessafrancis(dot)com.

34 comments:

  1. i love it all! those bookcases and the headboard are my favorite parts- fabulous colors!

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  2. Vanessa, I adore it. It looks fabulous! The colour scheme is great, and I love the coral in the back of the bookcases!

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  3. Amazing Vanessa! Love the colours, fabrics and accents you chose. Mind if I share on little moth blog? :)

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  4. I saw the episode and LOVED Tommy's suggestion much more than the confetti fabric they ended up using. I thought Sarah ignored quite a few of Tommy's good suggestions this season (ie. about not using that dresser in the boy's bedroom).

    Your daughter is one lucky girl! Such a beautiful room.

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  5. It looks gorgeous. I saw the fabric you chose for the headboard and it is really beautiful. Perfect choice for a girl's room. You did such a great job. I bet your daughter loves hanging out in her room.

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  6. I love it Vanessa! It looks stunning! That headboard is just gorgeous! Your daughter must be so delighted with her new room! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

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  7. It looks so good! I'm right in the middle of doing my daughter's room so it's nice to see one that is finished! I love that you hung her artwork!

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  8. It's fabulous! Perfect choices with the fabrics and I'm happy to see your daughter's art framed - she's quite the little artist!

    Mary

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  9. Gorgeous room re-do Vanessa! I LOVE that fabric, and I love all of the artwork. It's fun and feminine and I think will grow up with your daughter. You did a fantastic job!
    Nancy xo

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  10. Love your room V! so much fun, particularly that fabrics on the headboard and the stool! Love the stripped fabric on the chair. Now you've got to tell me where you get them done!!

    I also love the coral pink at the back of the bookcases as well! So well done!

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  11. It looks amazing!!! Would have loved to have that room when I was younger! You did a fantastic job Vanessa, it's so lovely! xo

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  12. So gorgeous Vanessa!!! I adore the headboard, bookshelf and artwork- from what I know of your sweet girl, this room seems PERFECTLY her! xo

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  13. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the color scheme!

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  14. It looks great, Vanessa!! The fabric you chose for the headboard and cute little stool is a great starting point with so many pretty colours. Painting the back of the bookshelves in the matching coral is a great way to carry the colour to the other side of the room. Great job!! I'm sure your daughter is loving the makeover ;-)

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  15. Ditto! Great job, love the fabric on the headboard and ottoman... And I think it was so smart to save your well made chair and convert/reupholster it!!

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  16. Love, love, love it Vanessa - as I'm sure your daughter does too! So fabulous. I love the touches of coral and red. Even the guitar fits the scheme! I liked that you reused her rocking chair too. It'll probably last her till she moves out of the house!

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  17. wow your little gal must love this room! so special!

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  18. WOW - This is gorgeous Vanessa! I am jealous! :) That chair is beautiful, I love that you made it over instead of buying new. What a great job.

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  19. I think your daughter is a very lucky girl to have such an awesome bedroom! WOW! You really did a fantastic job - the colour scheme, the bookcase, the styling.... and love that you framed and hung your daughter's artwork in her room. It looks great next to the Cozamia print.

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  20. Vanessa, fabulous! Congratulations! I love it all, she's a lucky girl!!!

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  21. The headboard/ ottoman fabric is fabulous and the former rocker 'rocks' now that it is recovered and has legs..... A keeper for sure. And I love that your daughter's art has pride of place over her dresser.

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  22. Gorgeous! Love it all. Wasn't that dresser red at one point? Nonetheless, her room has such a grown-up vibe!

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  23. Wow, amazing makeover!!! Absolutely love it!!

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  24. Just beautiful! I love the injection of oranges and pinks/reds, not over the top, but fresh and youthful and on trend!! I too, love the way you combined your daughter's art into the room, a very personal touch. Great work!!

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  25. Beautiful make over! Are those Billy book shelves dressed up with trim?

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  26. I love it! Looks fantastic. The back of those bookcases look amazing in that coral colour. Great job - and I love the Sarah/Tommy refernce. Neat little tid-bit. :)

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  27. This room is phenomenal! You did such a great job on the makeover. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  28. Love the room. So great for a little girl. Didn't know you could change out the legs on a rocker - what a great idea. Will definitely be looking into that when we no longer need our glider. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  29. Love this room! Great job, thanks for sharing!

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  30. It is gorgeous! You did a great job! Beautiful makeover!

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  31. I love the color scheme. The headboard is the bomb! Any girl would love this room!
    Lacy

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