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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Zeke and Amelia's Room - A Neutral Shared Boy and Girl's Room

We had lots of fun this spring helping our friend's Christina and Evan with a room for their sweet little girl, Amelia and adorable little boy Zeke. They have a new baby girl on the way wanted to get ready for her arrival by getting a room ready for Amelia and Zeke to share (and then eventually Amelia and her new little sister). It was actually a little trickier than we thought at first to find an overall look that would work both for a girl and boy but that still kept their personalities in the room as well. We probably erred a tiny bit on the feminine side but figured that was okay seeing how eventually it will probably be Amelia and her little sister that will be sharing this room, but for now we wanted it to still feel like a fun space for Zeke too!

One of the inspiration pictures that Christina shared with me was actually the exact same image I had used for Lola's nursery several years ago so I was quite excited to go in that direction which was mostly sticking with browns, tans, taupes, creams and some white. It was a great neutral base that worked well for both kids. The walls were already painted in a perfect neutral color and then Evan added the feature wall which adds texture, interest and warmth to the room and makes such a great focal point.

We stuck with basic white bedding and then went with a traditional buffalo check patterned duvet and sham and then added some more pattern in with the the fun dotted drapery panels. One of my favorite accessories in the room is the oversized stuffed swan  from Land of Nod. Amelia and Zeke love playing on it!

The A and Z are fun touches on the wall and a nice nod to each of them. 

They already had a Land of Nod light fixture which was perfect for the room. And Christina recovered some headboards with a nice neutral fabric. We added a fun pom pom Euro sham and a basic white lumbar one to the buffalo check one to finish off the bedding.

On the beds we got new Christeli mattresses. They are so plush and comfortable and Christina said that Amelia has been sleeping later ever since she got it! And not only are they fabulous mattresses, the coolest part is they are HANDMADE in Greenville, South Carolina (which is a fabulous town) by a family run company that has been making them since 1931.

Some of my favorite touches are cute little dog and unicorn above each bed. They are just so cute!

There was just a small space between the door that opens to the room and the closet doors so we went with this wood piece of furniture from HomeGoods to reflect the wood wall and a cute dalmation painting above it. 

On the final wall we added our "This little light of mine..." sign. The gold writing and wood frame work well in this space. 

And here are lots more images (and there's a detailed source list at the end).

Source List:

Wall Color - Irish Mist by Behr in Eggshell
Back Wood Wall - They used this from Home Depot and this Tutorial
Swan - Land of Nod
Draperies - Land of Nod 2 panels in the 96" length 
Curtain Rod - Home Depot
Unicorn Head - Target
Dog Head - Target
Headboards - Originally from Target and since recovered with fabric from Joann's
Mattresses - Christeli Versailles from the Classic Collection
Quilt - Bought at a small store many years ago, is the William and Mary pattern
Bedskirt - TJMaxx
White Euro Shams with Pom Pom Trim - HomeGoods
Buffalo Check Pillows and Duvet Cover - IKEA
Linen Pillow with Burlap Trim - Homegoods
"This Little Light of Mine..." Sign - Dear Lillie
Nighstand - HomeGoods
Basket Underneath Nightstand - HomeGoods
Lamp - Target
Bubble Gum Night Light - Land of Nod
Plant Holder with Tulips - IKEA
A and Z on the wall - Land of Nod
Dollhouse - Dear Lillie Collection for Painted Fox
Wall Hanging with Toy Soldiers - antique drawer
Small Wood Chest of Drawers - HomeGoods
Dog Artwork - HomeGoods
Trophy Vase - The Arrow's Nest
Standing Basket Holder - HomeGoods
Light Fixture - Land of Nod (I don't think they carry the brown color anymore)

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday! And thank you so much to Christina, Evan, Amelia and Zeke!

Thank you to Land of Nod for the providing the accessories and Christeli for providing the mattresses. All thoughts and opinions are our own. 

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  1. That's sweet and will help those little ones with the new transition, for sure. I just read somewhere that siblings sharing bedrooms, even in a house with plenty of bedrooms, is a new trend. Nice.

  2. This room is adorable! I love everything about it.

  3. I absolutely adore this room! Such a beautiful space for the kids! ❤️

  4. This space is perfect! Do you know the name of the fabric from JoAnns? I wasn't sure if it was a linen. Thanks!


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