Thursday, June 4, 2015

Big Girl Room

I'm having a hard time believing that I'm even writing this post.  Seriously. 
I have zero idea how she is big enough for a "big girl room", but when Griffin started attempting to get out of her crib we knew it was time regardless of whether we were ready or not.

Boo hoo. :)

Enough of my sentimental rambling, on with the pictures.

Here's the view looking to the left standing in her doorway.


and to the right.


When I started thinking about her room I immediately started looking at colors.  I looked at neutrals, corals, pinks, yellows and everything in between.  Ultimately, I decided that I still REALLY loved the color her room was.  It's the same color as the boys room and I loved that it's a little unexpected for a girls room.  I also tend to think that green goes with everything.  But that's just me.


We decided on going with the IKEA Hemnes day bed (exactly what the boys have as well) because of the HUGE drawers underneath.  Her room is teeny tiny and there wasn't a ton of room for furniture (I wanted her to have lots of space to play) so this bed doubles as her bed and dresser.


The quilt is the rivulets bedding in fuchsia from Anthropologie and the sheets are Paisley Swirl from Pottery Barn teen.  I squealed when I found the sheets because it tied in the fuchsia from the quilt and her wall color PERFECTLY and laid out the rest of my color palette.


Griffins bedtime necessity is her blanket from Saranoni and I'm waiting for the cream to come back in stock so I can order a giant one for our bed.  I tried to capture the softness in a photo, but seriously.... they're ridiculously amazing.  We're heading to Colorado in July and I grabbed one for each of the boys to take in the van.



The end of her bed is filled with stuffed animals, and we laugh so hard because she arranges them all nicely, but when she goes to bed she insists that they're all on the floor.  


The monogram pillow is from Ann + Anthony and the super delightful Annie made it for Griffin.  She was great to work with and the quality is fantastic.


Okay.  So the gallery wall.  

This wasn't my original intention for this wall... in fact, I had originally planned on the bed going underneath the window, but I wanted something to kind of tie the whole bed area together and thought that wrapping the gallery wall around would make it look unified.  (That made total sense in my head - I'm hoping it made sense in writing)


I picked all back and white candids from Instagram to keep it a little less "busy" (says the woman with eight giant frames on the wall) and I absolutely love how it turned out.


The frames are the white Ribba series from IKEA and I had the prints made HERE.  They were super inexpensive ($2/each instead of the $10 prints I found everywhere else) and the the quality is outstanding.


Since we don't have a playroom, I try to make the kids rooms spaces where they like to play and when I saw this play tent from Land of Nod I knew it would be a fun and whimsical spot for reading, dolls and puzzles.



I told you her room was little! :)



Okay - so the other side of the room...


With the drawers under her bed she didn't need a dresser for more drawer space and I wanted something with open shelving where we could stick toys, books, accessories, etc.  I found the Hemnes sofa table from IKEA and knew it would be a great size and would function well in her room.



The chalkboard is a vintage window turned chalkboard that I found on Craigslist several years ago.  It's chippy and imperfect and unique.  The felt ball garland I made using felt balls from this Etsy shop.  I had about 100 felt balls that I strung on embroidery floss using a regular needle and voila!  It took about 15 minutes total.


The doll is an homage to Griffin's Canadian side and I found it at Pottery Barn and the little monster doll (called a Hoho) is from A Little Bit Funky.  The wire basket was a Homegoods find and the glass jar that once held a candle now has Matilda Jane buttons. 


I picked up the baskets at Home Goods and they hold some frequently worn shoes and bows.






The little shelf up top I found at Home Goods and I love that I can hang up her outfit for the next day.


If you haven't checked out Baby-Lit books before you need to - they're so cute!!!  They're classics turned into primers about colors, letters, numbers, opposites, etc.


I have the absolute PLEASURE of working with Sprinklings Necklaces and Griffin has reaped the benefit :)  Her necklaces are the best quality ones we've had and I love the sparkle factor they provide to her room.  The cute holder is from Sprinklings as well!



These little faux plants are my favorite - the plant and the galvanized holder are both from IKEA and I think it was either $5 or $6 for both pieces.





The wire shelf is from HomeGoods (see a theme????) and holds several more Hohos as well as Ruby Blue RubyWraps.


The mirror was part of a dresser/mirror set that I got from a friend back when I was putting her nursery together. I didn't want to put the mirror above the dresser, so I painted it hot pink and had my dad hang it low so that she can see herself in it.  We have so many fond memories of her as a baby blowing raspberries at herself and jibber jabbering to the baby in the mirror :)  Now it's fun to see her try on bows and make funny faces in it.




The letter G was an Anthropologie find from a few years ago and the drawing was done by Brandis Allison (it's Griffin in her peacock costume from last Halloween).  The necklace was from her first birthday Monster Party and the ostrich serves no purpose other than being ridiculously cute. :)




Her baby cradle was a gift from her Gram and Papa Mac last Christmas.


So far Griffin is loving her big girl room!


She cried a bit the first night in the bed, but after that she's been totally fine with being in her big girl bed.  The only place she gets her pacis is in her bed, so we find her in here reading and having paci time often. 




And to give a little more perspective, here's a panoramic picture...


I've had so much fun putting together this room for G and I hope it's a space that she loves for a long time.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

PS - This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click an item and make a purchase I may receive a small commission.  Thank you so much for supporting my blog! ;)

92 comments:

  1. Aww love it! Such a quirky and fun room for little Miss GG! The photo frames on the wall turned out fabulous too!

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  2. I've been waiting for Griffin's room post for what seems like forever. All of your sneak peeks were killing me!! Love, love, love it all!!

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    1. Awwwwww! YAY! I hope it met your expectations :)

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  3. Her room is so perfect! Cozy and cute and girlie!! You have a great eye for decorating :)

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  4. What a great space for her. It all looks so great. Job well done girl !

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  5. You find the BEST items from Home Goods! I love that wire hanging basket by her mirror. A lot of love and thought went into this room :) The gallery wall is my favorite!

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    1. So sweet for you to notice the love and thought :) And I looooooove Home Goods! Sometimes I leave with nothing and sometimes I have a cart full.... thrill of the hunt!

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  6. You did a magnificent job. Your attention to detail is unsurpassed. I love every ounce of her big girl room!! I am not sure I can pick a favorite although that gallery wall is pure genius and the best use of wall space I have ever seen! I would never want to leave if it was my room. Lol. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

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    1. You win for nicest comment ever! :) Thank you so much!

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  7. Your wall gallery is great. A cute idea with the black and white prints. The mirror, very cool to have it on her level. I must say her room is so her. Good job momma!

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    1. Thank you!!! ORiginally I wanted color prints, but love how the black and white all go together :)

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  8. I am SUCH a sucker for green! I love, love, love all of the details of this sweet girl's room! I cannot believe our babies are this big! Where did all of our cribs go? Where is the baby gear? Insert me sobbing here. Let's sob by the pool together tomorrow ;).

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    1. Right?!?!?! I bawled a bit, but now I'm good. No more spit up! :) hahaha

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  9. I love the way you decorated her room. I snapped a picture of the bookshelf side so I could duplicate it in one of my teen girls room.

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  10. ANDREA! It looks awesome! I'm going to have to get some of those ig prints. I absolutely love how you wrapped them around the corner of the room. TOTALLY made sense to me!

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  11. I love it!!! Her room looks fabulous and is all about her!

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  12. Love Griffin's big girl room! I love bright colors too so I really like your color choices. Growing up, I had a green bedroom and loved it!

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  13. Love her room! It's so functional and happy feeling.

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  14. This room is so joyful! You did an amazing job!

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  15. This is so ridiculously adorable! I love it! I love green for a girl! It's so perfect! And way to go on the Homegoods finds! I could spend hours and lots of money in that store! :)
    ~Tiffany

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    1. Right?!?! Home Goods is the best! Thank you so much!

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  16. You did such a great job on her room!!

    Have fun in Colorado!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful. I think you may need another necklace holder soon... :)

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    1. Right?!?! I think we can cram a few more on there :)

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  18. I think you struck the perfect balance between fun, functional and sentimental;) Love it all!

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  19. Adorable girl room and love the green walls. It amazes me how so much girly stuff does go with green! I love her gallery walls on both sides and it's given me lots of future ideas for my kid's rooms!

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    1. Green is totally a neutral! So glad I could provide a few ideas :)

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  20. I like the gallery art on the wall. I might have to steal that idea ;) Thanks for the links to the prints! That's a great price.

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  21. Love her room!!! It is a "big girl room" while still being little enough for her to use it ideally! Where did You get the frames?

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  22. This room is darling! At what age did Griffin begin to wear those necklaces? I have an 18 month old daughter, but she still likes to put everything in her mouth.
    Kendra

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    1. I think before she was one.... she's never really messed with them or put them in her mouth, but I also never left her alone with them or let her wear them in the car when she was rear facing just in case.

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    2. Thank you! I will have to give them a try. They are just too cute! Ha, glad I'm not alone, I always take away my daughter's ponytail in the car seat since she's rear facing and randomly pulls them out. Thanks again!

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  23. So pretty! And totally functional, which is awesome! And thanks for providing all of the links - appreciate that!

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  24. Love it! Super cute. I have trying to come up with a very neutral color scheme for a nursery, and it's proving to be more complicated than I thought. Did you happen to receive an email from me the other day in regards to blog design?

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    1. I've been HORRIBLE about checking email this week - I'll catch up this weekend :)

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  25. Love it all!!! Baby Lit books are some of our favorites too and the artist's rendering of her in her Halloween costume is perfection! So cute, Mama!

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  26. Everything about G's room is just way too cute, I love it!

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  27. Super cute, Andrea! You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you! I had so much fun putting it together :)

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  28. My goodness her new room is SO ADORABLE. And, G has more necklaces than I do (insert cry laughing emoji here)

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  29. What size blankets did you get from Saranoni?

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  30. Beautiful! What frame and size did you purchase from IKEA?

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    1. I think they're 20x20.... whatever the large square RIBBA frames are

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  31. Everything looks amazing but that play tent just did it for me! What a great little nook.

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  32. My little girl is the same way about stuffed animals, it's all fun and games until time to go to sleep, then they're out! Ha! LOVE the mirror hung at her level! Everything about this is fabulous! You really maximized the space! Love your style!

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    1. Right!??!?! What is that all about??? :) hahaha Thank you so much!

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  33. So cute and I love that gallery wall(s)!

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  34. I love love love it. The mirror is my most favorite and I adore the fact that you went with a non-girly yet perfectly perfect for a little girl color scheme!

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  35. I love that little reading nook!!
    ♥ Jen
    A Splash of Life Blog

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  36. Her room is so pretty! Love it! I've been waiting for this post for a while:) what paint color is her room? Also curious what paint color you use in the rest of your house?
    Thanks!

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    1. Oh goodness! I'll have to pull the cans out of the top of my linen closet. hahaha I'll post them next week :)

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  37. Love the doll representing her Canadian side!! Love, a fellow Ontarian ;)

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  38. I love how fun this room is! She could keep this room through junior high if she wanted to--it would go with that age group....super cute!

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    1. So true, even thought I can't even think about Junior High!!!

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  39. Looooove!! Good work. It's amazing...I love how funky and eclectic it is...yet still ultra girly!

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    1. OOOOH! Funky, eclectic and super girly are all some of my favorite descriptions :)

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  40. Hi! I am new to your blog, I just found it :-) I ABSOLUTELY love it!!!! May I ask what size ikea frames you used and what size prints you ordered? Thanks :-)

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    1. So glad you found me! I believe they're 20x20 and the prints are 12x12

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  41. So cute! Esp love the gallery wall. Can I ask how you lined the Ribba frames perfectly? I have a hard time with the wire hanger in the back.

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    1. My dad did it.... he had a little tool from Home Depot where the frame hung on the tool, then you pushed it into the wall to mark the spot where the nail goes and they end up all hanging perfectly.

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  42. What a gorgeous room! I love the frames! Were any of those pictures from your iPhone? I would love to do something similar in our playroom but I'm worried about the quality of the pictures when they are that big.

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