Amelia’s Big Girl Room

This week’s featured room is a girly toddler room! Formerly a home office, this bright girl’s room is as pretty as can be.

Designed by mom Nicki Pasqualone of Cute and Company (a blog specializing in anything relating to interiors, weddings, events & personal style), Amelia’s big girl room is sure to inspire a decorating project.

Child’s Name: Amelia
Child’s Age: 3 years old
Location: Sebastian, Florida

Featured Toddler Room: Nautical and Bright Big Boy Room

We featured Jude’s modern, woodland-themed nursery way back in 2010. It was one of the first nurseries we featured. Now, Jude is a growing toddler and soon-to-be big brother, which meant that it was time to give him a big boy room. Katie, Jude’s mom, designed a room that’s traditional yet modern, with a bit of whimsy, that will accommodate him perfectly as he continues to grow.

Child’s Name: Jude
Child’s Age:
Fishers, IN

What was your inspiration for the room?
I fell in love with the speedboat bed from Pottery Barn Kids, and everything kind of went from there. I probably would have done a nautical theme even without the bed. I LOVE stripes and primary colors!

Describe your decorating style.
I tried not to get too stuck in my theme. I definitely pulled from the nautical idea, but I didn’t want it to overwhelm the space. I like to keep things fairly simple, colorful and a tad eclectic without (hopefully) leaving the space too chaotic when I’m finished. I was dying to refinish a dresser in a bold yellow or red color, but my husband wouldn’t go for it.

Favorite Items: Definitely the boat bed and alphabet wall.

How did you make that stunning alphabet wall?
The alphabet was made by nailing THREE packages of nails into the wall and winding embroidery floss around them to create the letters.Make sure you have a well thought out plan of action before you put a zillion holes in your wall! It will be worth it if you do!

Room Resources.
Furniture: Speedboat II Bedroom Set from Pottery Barn Kids
Rug: Momeni Lil Mo Hipster LMT-1SUR5070 Surf Rug
Leaning Bookcase: Crate and Barrel
Ceiling Fan: Hunter Ceiling Fan in Bronze
Bedding: Ronan Bedding For Boys from Serena and Lily


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Real Room: Modern, Kid-Friendly Toddler Room

The transition from nursery to toddler room happens very quickly. One day you have a little baby and — bam! — that baby starts crawling, walking, climbing and the needs for your kiddo’s space change in an instant.

This transitional toddler room comes to us from Janey, the talented designer behind Piecemaker Studio. Her unique designs —seen above— were the inspiration for the space that her toddler boy calls his own.Read More...

With Love From Sweden: Featured Toddler Room {Part 1}

Shabby chic in Sweden! It’s always fun — and inspiring — to see what other moms are doing design-wise with their nurseries and toddler rooms on the other side of the pond. This lovely shabby chic, cottage-y toddler room comes all the way from Sweden and was decorated by mom, Helena, of Craft & Creativity. And it’s GORGEOUS! Scroll down for more pictures and details — and come back tomorrow to see the room of Helena’s other darling little girl!

Child’s Name: Elin
Child’s Age: 4 (she’s 2 in the pictures)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Elin’s room is the smallest in the house, but she’s been lucky enough to get the only room with a balcony (which she will be able to enjoy when she gets older). We put wooden planks on the floor and painted them white, as well as the ceiling and around the windows and the door. We chose a wallpaper from a Swedish importer, InTrade,and the other walls were painted in the same light shade of pink as the wallpaper.

Inspiration: Cath Kidston, Pip Studio, GreenGate. I also take a lot of inspiration from reading interior magazines and reading blogs.

Decorating style: I would say it’s a pretty romantic style, with white as a neutral base and adding a lot of happy colors and patterns to create a joyful place.

Room resources
The bed is from Ikea. The wardrobe is also from Ikea (Hemnes) and I put wallpaper (from Pip Studio) on it since it had a big hole in one of the doors (from our move). The bookcase I had in my room when I was a little girl. The armchair is also from Ikea with a cover from Bemz. I made a lot of the dolls myself also the pillow shaped like an “E” (for Elin).

Favorite items
The bookcase, since it’s been in the family a long time. I also love the wardrobe and how the wallpaper on it matches the wallpaper on the wall.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns, but for a calmer impression use a common theme. For example pastels, stripes, roses or polka dots.

Vintage Airplane Bedroom for a Boy

I’m keeping this room in my ‘inspiration file’ in case I ever have a boy. I love the vintage feel, the muted color palate and all of the DIY projects taken on by Kim over at Two Much Time on My Hands.

Some of those do-it-yourself projects include: the paper wreath on the door, the wooden pallets headboard, the dresser, the reclaimed fence as wall art and the branch curtain rod.

For more images and details of this room, visit Two Much Time on My Hands.

What do you think about this room?

Modern & Bright Toddler Girl’s Room {Nursery Upgrade}

Have you ever planned on renovating a room in your home, and every time you think you’re ready to get started you decide to go in a different direction?

That’s what’s been happening to me with my daughter’s room. Since she turned 2 {she’ll be three this July}, I’ve been planning to upgrade her room from nursery to toddler room but I just can’t seem to make up my mind! I’ve designed and redesigned the space about a million times {remember this design board?} and this is my latest plan.

And I REALLY like it!

1. We have hardwood floors and I want to add this ZigZag printed rug from Urban Outfitters.

2. Decorative pillows are a must in my book. All of these pillow covers are from etsy shop Pillow Throw Decor.

3. I’ll be making 3 or 4 of these book slings using this tutorial. They’ll be made using the same fabric as the curtains.

4. We’ll be upgrading the existing convertible crib by FINALLY converting it to a toddler bed and painting the sides.

5. I’m making new curtains for the room with this fabric from using this easy no-sew curtain tutorial.

6. Currently, we only have a dresser in the room. Extra storage for toys will be taken care of by the IKEA expedit {the one pictured is from this featured nursery}.

7. This side table on coasters {Lack from IKEA} will be placed next to the rocker. Perfect place for our nighttime essentials including bedtime books, boogie wipes and water.

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!


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Mediterranean-Inspired Girl’s Room {Designer Spotlight}

This beautiful Mediterranean-inspired girl’s room by Lotus Blue Design {via little.lovely} caught my eye last month. What a beautiful space!

The furniture and paint color are muted but the fabric choices were bold and are what MAKE this room. A perfect example of how any room can look fabulous by simply coordinating the right bright textiles.

So tell me, what’s your favorite aspect of this room?

Has it inspired you?

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