Here is Fluffy’s Princess Room (for 3 months home to Bethany Campbell who also took some of the fancy shots in this post).
Fluffy begged for a princess room, on that was pink, pink, pink. How did this happen? I was going to be so classy and princess-free and gender-neutral. But then this little ballerina princess somehow came into being in my life and convinced me that she deserved not just a little girl room, but the little girl room of her dreams–and very likely my dreams too at her age.
Okay, pink. I didn’t want the walls to suffocate you with a neon pink glow. I came up with this idea of the baroque trim outlining the walls. Chris Green of Millenial construction did a great job installing them and custom fitting the corner sections on these funny-shaped walls. Next, I had the panels custom painted with these pink stripes.
I bought and hand painted the 12 dark pink rosettes in the panel corners. I found some at Michaels and others at AC Moore. I painted and varnished them, then attached them with woodglue. I used painter’s tape to hold them on while the glue dried.
The bedding and valances are from Whistle and Wink, but the curtains are black out curtains (so important for naps, and keeping out the heat in this East facing room) I bought at Pottery Barn Kids. I had the black out curtains and the bed skirt trimmed in pink ribbon at a local tailor shop. Had I been able to sit upright, I would have sewn it myself.
Sariah found a gorgeous mirror at Home Goods while I was on bedrest and brought it to me to go over the desk.
The lamp was a difficult buy. I wanted one with an hourglass shade with a bow over it, but I still wanted the lamp to be functional, not to cast a dim pink glow. This one is nice. I might end up putting it on a little table at the bedside and getting that gorgeous hourglass one for the desk, but I need to stop spending for a while.
I am pretty happy with the results. I never feel like anything is actually finished, but Fluffy is crazy about the room, so mission accomplished. I would have loved to have this room as a little girl. Instead I slept in an orange room which incidentally is my absolute least favorite color. Oh well.
Generally, the princess room is everyone’s, well, maybe every female’s favorite room in the house. The proportions and colors are so calming. Everyone breathes deeper and slower in this room. Ahhhh. No one wants to leave. We have to kick people out. All the time.