One of the reasons we bought our new house is the extra space for Evelyn and Thomas to have a room of their own. In our old house they were sharing a room, and try as we might, neither little one was sleeping well. Since moving in there has been such an improvement in their naps and bedtimes. Plus, it was really fun to create a unique room for each of them. Evelyn ended up in “bedroom #2” in this post of before pictures. It used to be a red + yellow dressing room with a trellis closet, right where her bed is now.
We started by taking down the trellis and painting the entire room Benjamin Moore’s Simply White before moving day. We also rehung the closet door, which had been stored in the basement. I love how the dark doors and lighter wood floors became so much more noticeable with white walls, instead of red, yellow, blue, tan, brown, periwinkle, etc…
The pink radiator was one of the few in the house I didn’t paint, and it made Evelyn really excited about her new room when we started talking about moving. She transitioned to the new house so much better than I anticipated. I think she only had two rough nights before she settled into her new surroundings. Her room is always cheery because of the south facing windows, so we often spend a few hours playing in there every day. She has lots fun, playful colors in her room, but I tried to pick pieces that weren’t super kid-centric, so they could grow with her. Almost all of the furniture is hand-me-down, so it makes for the perfect mix of timeworn and girly.
rug: Rugs USA
duvet cover: West Elm
Winnie the Pooh: Amazon
Jellycat Bunny: Amazon
Euro pillow: Lulie Wallace for Anthropologie (and another pretty option!)
“e”: Anthropologie (similar)
heart wall art: Rifle Paper Co.
play table + kitchen: Pottery Barn Kids
Orla Kiely books: Amazon
Pride & Prejudice BabyLit book: Amazon