Oct 17

New Client Reveal! Zara’s Little Girl Playroom: The Plan



I’ve been getting a lot of requests from you guys to see more of my own work, which I just adore (you guys are truly the best form of support and I’m so grateful for it). The truth is, I’ve been working on a couple large new build projects, which is very exciting, but they take a lot of time to come to fruition, which is why I haven’t had a ton to show of my own. But every once in a while I’m able to squeeze in a smaller scale project, and I’m making it my mission to get better at documenting them because it seems to be what everyone is most excited about around here (again – so grateful!) I recently completed a playroom space for the most beloved little girl, and I thought it’d be fun to share a little more about it. I did post a little sneak peak on instagram the other day (here), and I’ll be sure to share all of the before and afters next week. Before I get there though, I wanted to share where we started…

{Above: The Inspiration, and the wallpaper we ended up using}

little girls nursery before

{A peek at the before, and the loose plan}

Here is a quick peek at one of the before shots. This particular client actually has lovely taste, and had already purchased a really beautiful second life rug, a very sweet pendant light, and some stunning art, which all helped act as a jumping off point for the design scheme. And while the actual wall colour (which you can’t see all that well in this shot, unfortunately), was quite lovely in person, it did make the room feel quite dark and a little dreary. So our mission was to really brighten everything up, and make the space a whimsical, playful, serene room for this sweet baby to grow into. 


{the inspiration}

This photo (above) was a huge source of inspiration for us. We knew we wanted to keep everything traditionally girly, with a whole lotta’ pink, blush, and lavender, but we didn’t want it to feel too stuffy or over the top. We loved how fresh and inviting this room felt, and planned on channeling a similar vibe in Zara’s playroom. 


{the inspiration}

In addition to the girly-but-not-overly-so vibe we wanted to achieve, we also knew that whimsy was going to be important. I loved the use of pattern in this tiny space (above) and knew that it was something I wanted to play around with. The best part about designing kids’ rooms is that you can really go all out and have fun with colour, pattern, and texture, which was my goal in this space.

Little Girl Playroom plan

{the plan}

And here’s where we ended up for the first iteration. Lots of pattern, totally girly (but not overtly so), and incredibly playful. We actually ended up switching out all of the aged brass details for polished nickel in the end, but you’ll have to come back next week to see how this all translated. 


[break]SOURCES: Inspiration Photo No 1. : Cole & Sons | Inspiration Photo No 2. : Unknown | Inspiration Photo No 3. : Vivian Johnson

Table Lamp: Crate & Barrel | Picture Light: Trade Only | Wall Sconces: Trade Only | Wallpaper: Cole & Sons – Polo Stripe in soft pink | Existing Rug: Wayfair | Abstract Pillow: West Elm | Mauve Geode Pillows: PepperB | Bloom Pillows: PepperB | Bench Cushion Fabric: Rebecca Atwood – Floral Collage – Multi-Blush | Millwork Hardware: Rejuvenation | Roman Shade Fabric: Savannah Hayes – Bodrum Sable | Pink Pillows: Tonic Living | Daybed: Pottery Barn | Side Table: Pottery Barn | Baskets: Serena & Lily | Play Table: Pottery Barn | Play Chairs: Pottery Barn


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  1. Nicole says:

    Love a little girl room that can grow with the child. So gorgeous!

  2. Tyla Caccese says:

    So sweet and well-designed. Can you let me know where you found or where you had the tent/canopy made? I’m searching for 2 for a nursery/play space now. thanks!

  3. The sweetest! Love the art!

  4. Rach says:

    OMG that tent bed is everrrrrrrrything!

  5. Nice post! Love your decoration ideas of the playroom. Your post inspires me to decorate my lovely girl’s playroom. Thanks for your post!

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