Room for Two: Harlan and Avery’s Big Girl Room

Posted on March 11, 2014 at: 3:25 pm  -  Comments

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I am so excited to share with you Harlan and Avery’s “big girl room” makeover. When I found out I was pregnant with Macks, I knew that I wanted to transition both girls to big girl beds and re-do their entire room. If you remember the nursery tour I posted last year, much of their furniture was too dark and too big for the room. Much of it was furniture we brought from when we did Harlan’s nursery in Florida. 

I loved their room and tried to make it somewhere they wanted to sleep and play, but the reality was that most of their play time was happening in our family room, which doesn’t have much room for all of their toys, especially now that it’s inundated with baby gear.

Their new room needed to be a place that they loved to be and was a true reflection of who they were. The amazing Michelle Freedberg of Bellini helped me bring everything together and create a room that the girls would love.

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This painting served as my entire inspiration for the room.  I fell in love with it when Sam Simon of Sam Simon Projects posted it on his Facebook page. It took my breath away and had all of the colors that I wanted to incorporate into the room.

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In order to create more space for the girls to play in, I knew that we needed bunk beds. These bunk beds have incredible detail that gives them such a unique, yet classic look. We also wanted to make sure that all of the furniture was white to add light to the room.

Along with adding light in the room, we also wanted a great accent wall. There was no better person than Sam Simon  to add some color to the walls in their room. He came up with this gorgeous plaid design and it makes for the perfect accent wall for their bunk beds. His talent is beyond amazing!

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The girls wanted pink so we made sure to give them a bright pink comforter that Bellini had custom made just for them. I love the contrasting fabrics and the touch of grey on the trim on the shams. The grey polka dot sheets and pillow case just enough pattern for the bedspread.

Avery loved this pillow as soon as she saw it. Perhaps it was the heart or the rainbow of colors, but she couldn’t keep her hands off of it when she got into bed last night.

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I love this part of the room because it adds a little bit of personalization. The dresser is just the space we need for all three kids clothes (amazing right?)

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And just to give the room a little bit more pink (because you can never have too much) they added these gorgeous knobs to the dresser. This is the perfect way to add flair to any piece of furniture because it can change the entire look!

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These letters were painted pink and over the girls beds in the old room. I still wanted them in the new room so Sam painted them gold and added the sparkly gold glitter to give it some glam. It’s an inexpensive way to add some sparkle to the room.

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This mirror is so great and makes the illusion that the room is bigger.

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I am obsessed with this lamp. We don’t have a lot of light in this room, so this lamp is the only light source. The light pink is a great contrast to the dark pink that is on the wall and on the girls comforter.

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This is another area of the room that I love because it’s the place that the girls can play and have fun. It gives them storage for their arts and crafts and toys, but it also makes so that they can easily clean them up and know where they belong.

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This side table is so sleek and contemporary and is a great place for the girls books and arts supplies. I also love the way that the rug looks with all of the pink in the room. This rug would look great in nearly any room in my apartment!

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This little elephant was another one of Avery’s favorite pieces in the room. As soon as she saw it, she just yelled, “elephant, elephant!” It’s such a cute little decorative addition to the room. And the grey is the perfect color!

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I used to have the girls crayons in a huge bin that made for a complete mess when they got them out to color. I have so many mason jars left over from the girls birthday parties, so I organized them so that it wouldn’t make as much of a mess when they had art time. We decided to use this side table’s storage underneath for their crayons as an easy place for the girls to access them and also a cute decoration in the room.

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Storage is something we majorly need in the girls room because they have so much stuff (I swear no matter how much I give away, they still have a lot!) I stocked up on these baskets so that I could store their stuffed animals and toys. They are a fun and pretty way to store toys that aren’t quite as nice to look at.

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This elephant was such a surprise for me. I would have never thought that it would go with the flow in the room, but I am so in love with it.

The girls came home yesterday to see the final room and both stood there with their jaws dropped in awe of everything they say. It couldn’t be more perfect for these two.

I cannot thank the wonderful ladies at Bellini for all of their hard work in this room for the girls. You have accomplished everything that I asked for and more. The girls love playing and sleeping in there now and I have you to thank for that!

And a huge thank you to Sam Simon for his incredible talent and hard work on painting the girls room and the gorgeous painting for their walls. You are amazing!

For even more photos of the girl’s room, check out my post on Babble!  

Full product list:

Bunk Beds: Bellini || Dresser: Bellini || Lamp: Bellini  || Letter A and H: Hobby Lobby (Painted and Glittered by Sam Simon Projects)  || Mirror: Bellini || Side Table: Bellini  || Painting: Sam Simon Projects || Storage Baskets: Land of Nod || Plaid Mural on Wall: Sam Simon Projects || Bedding: Custom from Bellini || Elephant Wall Decor: Bellini || Stuffed Elephant: Bellini || Heart Pillow: Bellini || Polka Dot Sheets: Pottery Barn Kids  || Rug: Bellini  || Curtains: Custom by Bellini || Jess Brown Doll: Fawn Shoppe || Picture Frames: Bellini ||

 

 

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  1. […] also worked with A Mommy in the City’s Lauren on her daughters’ shared room makeover (pictured below, right). The gray and pink color palette of the plaid made the white bunk […]