July 26, 2012

before + after, new updates to my girlies rooms..

You can imagine how excited my girls were.. 4 years after we moved into this house, their rooms FINALLY got painted. I couldn't commit before..bad Mom I know. Their rooms were always spaces with items that were pulled together with whatever was around, not intended specifically for their space.

I'm happy to say that they are thrilled and so am I..they had fun being involved picking out pillows and paint colors! We didn't do a huge change, but a few new key items sure made a big difference!

You can see above the division in color.. that's on purpose but unfinished. I'm deciding how I want to finish the break.. trim, or maybe a third paint color. The top is the original wall color and I love the two together!

BEFORE //   Here's Calleigh's room before, photographed by Tracey Ayton for the Alberta Home feature earlier this year..

and now, I love the new combination of violets, blues and grey-

BEFORE // Here's Lauren's room, also photographed by Tracey Ayton for the Alberta Home feature..the ikat has moved from her room to Calleighs..

and now, the newly painted pop of pink space.. it suits her so. Both rooms really suit each girl actually!

Now on to our bedroom.. you're sure I should go navy are you?! .... .... .... ..

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Natalie said...

It looks stunning! So perfect for a little girl. Love your mini gallery wall art, too. :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love all the caitlin wilson fabric.

Julia Ryan said...

both rooms are so gorgeous Sarah! Lucky girls to have such a talented mama. I'm curious about the polka dot number in the pink room...is that a covered bed rail? I'm pretty obsessed if it is because that's genius!

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Jessica said...

Gorgeous!! Love it all!

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Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love all the colors, you did fantastic!

PMM pamela munger said...

So pretty, especially love that magenta rose pillow and the grey headboard, nice work!

gogodesigngroup said...

What a perfect girl's bedroom. I love to combine