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Matilda's Room Tour


Welcome to Matilda's room! We spent the weekend dressing cleaning it up to share it with you. Whenever I am creating a space for my girls, I just want it to feel imaginative and child-centric. I want everything to be designed around them. For Matilda, she is so bright and effervescent and I wanted her room to be a reflection of her. Every detail was done with her in mind and I wanted it to look joyful but in a modern and fresh way. I am shelf crazy so her room has lots of them. Not only are shelves great storage but they are also a way to display vintage books and special toys that I don't think should be tucked away. I think if I could live in this room that I would.

This chifferobe belonged to Sam's parents and it's one of the few pieces of furniture that we moved from Mississippi. Mama Lou had it in her sewing room and I always loved it. It has lots of natural wear and tear and the drawers are annoying to open and close but it's a treasure. That large chinese lantern was a seed factory find as well as the chair from little nest. We hung a vintage chalkboard above the chair for easy doodling.

This amazing gold dot set of sheets has the prettiest shimmer to it and I am pretty obsessed with red and mustard together. I just like it. Probably has something to do with my love of hamburgers. Either way I think it's unexpected and playful which is just my jam. The red set is from IKEA. I added some repetition with these gold glitter banners that we hung with washi tape. The tooth fairy and alligator pillows were both find at Anthropologie years ago.

We bought the cotton striped rug from west elm to use in our kitchen but it didn't work. Luckily I love it in here. That was my childhood table that we painted in stripes. Matilda's bed was also mine growing up and it used to belong to my Papa. I love these beautiful heirlooms. The matching side tables are from IKEA and we used hardware from Anthro to change them up a little bit. The black lights were from like Office Depot or something and they make the best reading lamps. My new favorite addition to the room is that outrageously adorable hot pink coat rack from The Land of Nod. They were so kind to send us over a few things and I could not have been happier with the sturdiness of the rack and obvious good looks.

The book shelf that Sam made with the help of Joni's Dad's awesome tutorial is so, so great. Story time is so much more fun! I've been putting different books in here to make it easy for Til to pick out a couple each night (and afternoon if I'm lucky). A couple of favorite books right now: Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, The Snowy Day, Bear in Underwear (anything potty oriented is a winner), Miss Lina's Ballerinas, I Had a Favorite Dress, Little Owl Lost, No Fits Nilson, and Princess Matilda (naturally :)).

One of the biggest challenges with keeping Matilda's room clean is LAUNDRY. This metal dot floor bin is the perfect size for a little person's hamper and it won't get too full to wear you have a week's worth piled upstairs. I bought that Room Seven fox sweater dress at seed factory and I can't get enough of the colors and embroidery. It looks like art to me.

I'm a color organizer and red is clearly a favorite. This Red "Hues You Can Use" art print kills me. The simple illustrations get me every time. My Mama brought that red panda book back from Italy and I just think it's great. The tea set is also from seed factory.

These striped storage bins hold up to ten lbs and are so much bigger in person. They are work horses which I think every parent loves, right? The rope handle makes it perfect for collecting toys that make their way downstairs as well. This chalkboard is an IKEA classic if you aren't familiar.

If you have any questions, I am happy to answer. The upstairs was an add-on so the room is all new construction with funny little bump outs to make the HVAC work. I love the way they add character to their rooms.

Resources:

Wall color - Sherwin Williams Pearly White
Door color - SW Tricorn Black
Bed - vintage (color is Rustoleum's Banner Red)
Rug - west elm
Duvet - IKEA
Gold Dot Sheet Set - The Land of Nod
Pillows - Anthropologie
Glitter Circle Banners - Minted
Hot Pink Coat Rack - The Land of Nod
Bedside Tables - IKEA
Modern Orange Chair - seed factory
Metal Dot Floor Bin - The Land of Nod
Chifferobe - vintage
Bookshelf - DIY from Lay Baby Lay
"Red" Art Print -  The Land of Nod
Striped Storage Bins - The Land of Nod

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35 comments :

  1. such a charming room- playful and happy but so well-designed/styled!!!

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    1. you made my day ginny. thank you!

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  2. Where is the art above her bed from? So cute, all of it!

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    1. thank you andrea! i tried so hard to find the artist for you but couldn't. it was a craft show find years ago...

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  3. I love it! so whimsical and bright! thanks for sharing

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  4. Such a great room! I agree with the above comment, so whimsical. I love how the bed has that gold accent on the tip tops.

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    1. whimsical was just what i was going for so thank you!!

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  5. Aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww, I love it!!! <3

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  6. love it all, lesley! you have such an eye for color and mixing patterns. that bed is my favorite, by far. and i LOVE that its been passed down for generations. so special!

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    1. that's such a nice compliment lora! thank you! i love the bed too. it's such a treasure.

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  7. love love love love it all!! seriously. it is so cute!

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    1. thanks lady!! i'm so glad you like it. XO

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  8. so, when can you come up here and style my home?! ;) such an adorable and special room. i just love everything about it!

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    1. i doubt you need any help! how bout i come to london and tag team josephine's room? ;)

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  9. Such a perfect, perfect room for a little one! It's so refreshing seeing colors besides pink for girls (something i also hope to do as my little biscuit gets older). I love that old wrought iron bed painted red!!! I have one that I switch up the color on every so often ... and red just might have to my next choice! :)
    I'm a new reader and loving the blog! weeee! -andrea

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    1. biscuit! ha. love it. thanks so much for visiting and your awesome comment andrea! glad to have you. :)

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  10. That bed is to die for, serious bed envy right now. Ella just got into the Fancy Nancy books - or as she calls it - Nancy Nancy. And we love Princess Matilda too.

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  11. Beautiful, makes me wish I had a little girl. Love the bed, the gold polka dot sheets and garland.

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  12. Suc ha gorgeous room! I absolutely love that bed!

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  13. Just found you via bloglovin. Amazing room. Right up my alley!
    XO

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  14. What a lucky girl !! Her room is darling and so is she.

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  15. LOVE all the shelves to display toys.. the bed is gorgeous too - going to have to find one similar for my little boy when the time comes to upgrade from his cot! x

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  16. OMG!! I am in LOVE! I cannot wait to do a "big girl room" for Sienna. She is only 9 months, so I have a long time to wait, but looking at this just got me more excited. You are an awesome designer! I love your choices of color. I want a black board for MY bedroom tbh. WELL DONE!

    http://thinkofitasart.blogspot.com/

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  17. Also - ugly dolls are my favorite.

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  18. Where did you get the brackets for your shelves?

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  19. Your wall hooks are what caught my eye-- the star and bronze animals. What's your secret source? Did you do anything in particular to hide the screws?

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    1. hi there! they are from anthropologie and they come with matching screws so that's probably why they don't show up in the photos. have a good day!

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  20. Your room is so pretty. I really love the bed room. Thanks so much. Best Embroidery Machine Reviews

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  21. Really love your designs, a bit quirky but great. our site

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