Monday, May 2, 2011

Sweetly simple

I recently had the opportunity to create a special room for 2 little girls (big sis is 14 months and little sis will arrive in June).  We started with a tiny nursery......

and a spare room that was just quietly waiting for its moment to shine.

Since 2 little girls would be sharing the room it was crucial to have furniture that offered excellent storage for current organizational needs and that would be just as practical in 5 years.   Take out the toddler bed and crib and you've got plenty of room for bunk beds and plenty of room to grow!

 The Dottie bedding from the Company Store was the perfect starting point!  It set the tone for the whole room and it was such a joy to obsess over this room for the past few weeks.  I love the Morgan bookcase and bench from Pottery Barn.  Durable, practical and pretty- what more could a girl want?  

 I opted to remove the closet door and paint the closet a complementary color so the fun didn't have to end.  Toys are housed in the closet right now but as the girls get older and need more room for clothes they can transition the toys into the bins on the bookcase.

Right now the bins on the bookcase are full of burp cloths, receiving blankets, washcloths, towels and bedding.  Two plastic bins on the top shelf hold shoes.   It is organized but still flexible to accommodate changing needs.

Precious pictures over the crib just make me smile.  That little girl is too cute!

Simple shelves over the dresser provide easy access to diapers, wipes, ointments and meds.  Easy for mom and dad to reach but out of reach of little ones.  

Two of my favorite details in the room are the ruffles on the curtains (sewn by yours truly, amazingly enough!) and the chandelier!  The little things have the chance to take center stage when the bones of the room are in perfect balance and fade into the background... smiling smugly to themselves because they know that there would be no center stage without the stage.  

 I think she likes it!  

Do you have a decorating dilemma that you would rather not spend valuable brain space on?  Let me help!  I love obsessing over organizing and decorating and would be more than thrilled to save you the mental energy.