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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lillie's Almost Finished New Room

First, let me just say we are definitely not finished with Lillie's new room but we've made enough progress in here that we figured we at least share what we've done so far. The first thing we did was switch the beds from the two guest rooms. Honestly for about 2-3 weeks I kept trying to coming up with a plan that made it so we could keep the guest beds in the rooms that they were already in because I was dreading taking the two beds apart (well, technically the white tufted one is quite easy, but this canopy one is a nightmare!) but deep down I knew that I would always kick myself that I didn't take the time to switch them. This room made more sense to be Lillie's room due to the overall layout of our house but the bed that was in here was a queen size and we wanted to keep the queen size bed for our guests seeing how we have a lot of family that visit quite regularly. So, about two weeks ago I finally went ahead and spent the day taking the beds apart and moving a bunch of the furniture and I am so glad that I did. 

Once we had the furniture switched it was time to have some fun. We tried to use mostly all furniture we already had in the two guest rooms but because that all had a more "grown-up" type feel to it so we tried to make it still feel child-like and whimsical with the addition of the wallpaper and some of the accessories. I think think is my new favorite wallpaper! It's from Wallpaper Direct and you can find it here. We just did one wall to start with but Lillie and I both love it so much I think we will probably end up doing her whole room with it. 

I had been eyeing a small gold chandelier to add in here but then we took the chandelier down from the room she and Lola had been sharing because we are putting a basketball hoop in there now that it is just Lola's room (well, at least that's the plan - we spent quite a bit of time working on that the last few days but haven't quite finished it yet so are not completely sure it's going to work - ha!) Seeing how there was no way a basketball and a chandelier would mix it made sense to move it in here. Plus this was the chandelier my parent's bought for Lillie's nursery when I was pregnant for her so it was sweet to be able to add it in here. We kept the basic white bedding and pom pom trimmed bedskirt that was already on this bed but then added some beautiful shams and a gorgeous ruffled duvet from Land of Nod that we were perfect way to add some of the pink that Lillie loves in here. We already had the black and white pillows that we bought at Target several years ago and the two side table/nightstands we've had for years as well. I'm not a huge fan of how the silver one looks in here as we are using mostly gold accents so I will either paint it white or move it into another room and add a boxier type piece. 

The curtains were already in here so we just added some pom pom trim that we bought at Joann's to make it feel a little more fun. The dresser was already in this room. We got it from Joss and Main several years ago. We removed the handles and spray painted them gold to go with the other gold accents in the room. The lamp was from a thrift store years ago and we just swapped it out from the other guest room when we did the switch. 

The chair was already in this room and originally I wasn't planning on keeping it in here because it felt a little too grown up, however I have already walked in several times in the last few days to find Lillie snuggled up in the chair reading so I think we actually will leave it in there. We added this cute little pillow and pink tufted poof both from Land of Nod to help make it feel more fun. And she found this fuzzy cozy rug at HomeGoods and it worked out perfectly in there.

We found this cute little heart garland with lights at Target and the horse bookend is from HomeGoods. The mirror is from a consignment shop and we've had it for years and years. I'd like to put an oval mirror or something a little more narrow up there eventually but for now this is good. I love the trophy urn from the Arrow's Nest.

Lillie has turned into such a reader and is almost finished with the Samantha series. My sister's and I loved the American Girl books when we were little and I loved that my mom saved ours so now Lillie can read them.

You can see part of Lillie new desk chair with the bunny ears that we got during big sale right after Christmas at Pottery Barn Teen. I'll have more pictures of it and that whole wall once we've finished that section of her room.

The desk was a floor model piece on huge clearance from Pottery Barn Kids after Christmas (we'll share more pictures of this side of the room once it's done). And the heart marquee and little dog tape dispenser are both from Target. We made her little pinboard from a frame we had in the attic and some extra fabric. It still needs a little work though.

The sign was one we made and carried in our shop this fall but not one we currently have listed.

We made this little  bunny pillow by copying one of the little characters from the wallpaper. I messed up when I was sewing the ears and they are way taller and skinnier than how I had originally sketched them out - whoops! Oh well.

Lillie's favorite part of her room is definitely her desk. She's been asking for a desk for what seems like forever and has spent hours on end sitting there working on all her sketches and "scripts" and stories she loves to write. But I think her second favorite is this little heart shaped pin board we found at Target that she leaves little notes on about a hundred times a day - haha!
That's all for now. We are still plugging away on the one bare wall (the wall on the right when you walk in that's not shown in any of these images) where we are planning on doing a gallery type wall with several Sound of Music posters/pictures and some of her other favorite photos and probably some of her artwork as well. We are still playing around with it and figuring out just how much we can get up there - ha! And then we are working on the wall with her desk. And hopefully we will end up wallpapering the whole room. However, even though it's definitely not finished, it's nice to have it well on it's way!

And yes, we are making over Lola's room a little bit too now that it is her very own room and will share images from her room in another week or two once we've made a little more progress.

Source List:

Wall Color - Graystone by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Wallpaper - Portraits from Wallpaper Direct
Bed - Overstock
Antique Style Ruffled Duvet and Shams - Land of Nod
White Quilt - have had for years
Pom Pom Bedskirt and Shams - Country Curtains a couple of years ago
Bunny Pillow - We made it
Black and White Pillows on Bed - Target
Rug - HomeGoods
Chair - The Loft furniture outlet in Williamsburg
Pink Tufted Poof - Land of Nod
Little Girl Pillow - Land of Nod
Black Velvet Pillow - HomeGoods
Black and White Throw - Ikea
Heart Garland - Target
Tall Dresser - Joss and Main
Trophy Urn - Arrows' Nest
Horse Bookend - HomeGoods
Mirror above Dresser - from a consignment shop years and years ago
Standing Lamp - from a consignment shop years and years ago
Drapery Panels - Ritva Panels from IKEA with Pom Pom trim from JoAnn's
Shades - from Lowe's, they are now discontinued
Bunny Desk Chair - Pottery Barn Teen
Desk - Pottery Barn Kids
Chandelier - Restoration Hardware Baby and Child (over seven years ago)
Heart Shaped Pin Board - Target
Heart Shaped Marquee Light - Target
Dog Tape Dispenser - Target
Sign - Dear Lillie
Silver Chest - TJMaxx with pulls from HomeGoods
Little White Round Table - Target years and years ago
Lamp on Table - HomeGoods
Piggy Bank - Gift years ago (from Target)

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

Thank you so much to Wallpaper Direct and Land of Nod for providing items for this room. 


  1. Jennifer - What a beautiful room!! It's sweet yet sophisticated! That wallpaper makes a fun focal point. Lillie is a lucky girl :)

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I just admire your diligence so so much. I don't think you ever rest! It's a lovely room

  3. Jennifer - What a gorgeous room. Love everything about it. Great job!


  4. Oh my, Lillie has grown into a young lady with a room of her own! I'm feeling a bit old seeing this. It is a lovely room so far and I am sure the remainer will be just as lovely! Well done!

  5. What a lovely room for a lovely little girl! I love it just the way it is right now- i like the wallpaper as an accent to the existing gray walls. Love the pom pom trim you added to the curtains and the bunny pillow is sweet just the way it is! he bedding is exquisite and the chair in the corner is perfect! Cant wait to see the final finishing touches- everything you do is just perfection!

  6. This room is absolutely stunning. Sophisticated, yet has wonderful details for a young lady.

  7. It is feminine and sweet but I can definitely see it growing with her. Just lovely!

  8. Beautiful room! as always I am inspired by your creative genius:)

  9. This room is just adorable! I love how you created a room perfectly matched to Lillie's sweet and feminine personality. You have so much talent. ;)

  10. Lillie must be over the moon. Love the blush pink and wallpaper. Also, your new website design is fabulous!

  11. What an adorable girls room! I love it all!

  12. I love it! Especially the horse book ends. My daughter would go nuts for those. I'll have to check out our local Homegoods!

  13. Such a beautiful room for Lillie! The girls are growing up so fast!

  14. Beautiful room. I love that sign - my daughter is a dancer. How can I get one of those?

    1. We did make that sign in our shop this past year, but unfortunately it was not a very popular item, and we had to reduce the price by quite a bit in order to sell all of the ones that we made.


  15. omg this is so cute! i love the decor and touches of pink <3

  16. Love this room, do you by any chance remember the name of the brown tall dresser from joss and main? I tried the link but I get nothing.

    1. Hi! Unfortunately Jenni bought it over 6 years ago so we aren't sure--sorry!



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