First published August 1, 2018
After pleading with Ilana for months to let her professional designer mommy make her room look special, she finally let me. And here is the sweet result. Hallelujah.
If I was a 6 year old girl, I would be very pleased with myself. And even though she won't admit I know she is. She does like pink but her tomboy mom can't hang with all pink everything. I balanced it out with earthy browns and tans. I think the combo of tan, mustard, and pink is just delicious.
The Indio Dhurrie rug from Serena and Lily was really the starting point for the room. A rugged and durable flatweave rug to protect the wood floors from her shenanigans. It grounds the room and keeps the pink accents from feeling too precious. I am obsessed with it. You wouldn't expect such a grown up rug to work well in a little girls room, but man oh man, it DOES! And it will grow with her, or I can steal it for the bedroom/dining room/living room/wherever. Ha.
Once the dhurrie was in place, I added a few boho elements to spruce up the space. A rattan chair and an oversized wallhanging (I got mine from Figg Lane but it's closed since and I saw Burke Decor has it now for pre-ordering). These elements frame a midcentury dresser I have had for a while that's not going anywhere.
For the main furniture pieces, I didn't want to invest. I don't know how long they will last with my children's abuse so I was fine with an Ikea bunk bed (slightly hacked by removing the melamine panels like Lev's room) and art table. Great value, Scandinavian minimalist sensibilities, easily dressed up. The little round jute rug is from Ferm Living.
The bottom bunk is great as a reading nook and lounge area. I piled it with rust and tan mudcloth pillows from One Fine Nest (one of my go-to sources for boho pillows) that tied into the rug. How sweet are the heart string lights (Ilana's idea)? That throw blanket is a magical modern number from Luna and Zorro made of agave fibers.
A must have for little Miss was the art corner. A blank wall space for displaying her art creations, and bins hidden under the table top that stores her art supplies. She has been spending hours in her room creating at that table and I couldn't be a prouder mama. The chairs are mini Bertoias that I spray painted white and black to look more chic.
I'm super happy we got her room looking gooood - earthy, a little boho, girly but not too over the top. She is a lucky lady.