Ellie’s Room….it’s done!

You know how it takes a while for a room to feel 100% “done” ?  That’s how I’ve felt about Ellie’s room for the past couple of months.  While there are still a few small things that I need to do, I am just excited that we both like it!  So before she is ready to re-do her room with peace symbols and Justin Bieber posters, here is my little girl’s, big-girl room.



I wanted this room to be a room that she could grow with over the years by changing out just a couple of small things.  The John Robshaw fabric on the headboard and bed skirt was my starting point, however, it was also my budget buster early on in the process.  So once I designed the headboard and bedding, I had to get thrifty with the other pieces in the room.  I found the buffalo check fabric at Calico Corners on sale and bought 12 yards of it for the drapery panels and duvet cover.  I’m thrilled with how it came out!  Once I had the foundation, I started layering the room with patterns and colors.  The kantha quilt is from West Elm and the accent pillow is from Ballard Designs, neither of which I could find on their websites, but there are a lot of shops on Etsy that carry them.  I like how they add to the “preppy-boho-chic” feel of the room.





One of my favorite pieces in the room is the plantation desk that I purchased from The Antique Market.  It was a light green color and I painted it in BM Hale Navy and used a gold leaf pen to accentuate the sweet curves of the desk.  The chair is also from the Antique Market.  Ellie loves this desk and I like that it holds a lot of stuff!!  I made attempted to make the chair pad from the leftover Robshaw fabric.




The Barbie prints (sorry for the bad picture) are pages from last year’s Barbie fashion calendar($6) that I framed in $20 Ikea frames.  I’m on the fence if I should spray paint them gold.  What do you think?


I also picked up this chair from The Antique Market for $35 which needed a lot of love (I’ll have to dig up the “before” picture!)  I used a can of gold spray paint that I had on hand and a remnant of this Kelly Wearstler fabric…which is one of my favorite patterns.


You may remember this dresser that came from…where else,  The Antique Market, for around $200.  It has worked out really well for us as far as the size and the amount of storage.


I picked up the lamp and shade from World Market.


This painting of Ellie was done by my talented Mother-in-Law.  She has painted pictures of all of her grandchildren and was kind enough to give us this one.



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  1. Maria
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    oh my, i love every bit of it! The Kantha throw and accent pillow really take it to another level with the unexpected color and pattern. and her little desk turned out great! I love the frames as is, white, although the gold would look gorgeous also.

  2. Posted November 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous and so sophisticated! Love the mix of fabric patterns and all of your little details. How about just painting the corners of the frames gold? Lots of tutotials out there….! Keep us posted!

  3. Posted November 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Lauren, the room came together so beautifully! I love the gold details and girly sophistication. I can imagine your daughter growing into a teen in this room. So soft and pretty.

  4. Posted November 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    so beautiful and lovely. awesome job! what about doing this


    to the frames instead…all you need is some gold paint and painters tape. i just did it for frames in my laundry. just a thought…


  5. Posted November 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Aw Lauren it turned out great! I love all the patterns and colors….so cute. Love the Robshaw fabric….totally worth busting your budget. And the pink buffalo check is adorable. Everything is adorable,…the desk, chair, Barbie prints, and that painting of Ellie….wow. Great job!!

  6. Posted November 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Love this room…very pretty and girly! My sister just framed prints from her Barbie poster too for a room in her house…makes for great art! :)

  7. Mary
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    WHOA!! Was not expecting to see this this morning. A lttle heads up next time?

    Can she put things inside the clear lamp? Great place for collections.
    I like Nancy’s idea for the frames. Or maybe just use Rub-n-Buff on the corners?
    I especially love that the room reflects Ellie. Girly & fun! I bet she’s so proud of it that she keeps it clean all the time.
    Nice job, Lauren.

  8. Gretel
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Love it. Especially the gold chair!

  9. joanne vranicar
    Posted November 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Wow–looks amazing!!

  10. Posted November 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I am so excited I saw your post today. I completely remember when you posted the mood board for your daughter’s room ….I think that is how I found your blog. I loved your mood board so much and it is so great to see the finished product. It is all perfect. Obvs, the John Robshaw fabric is amazing. I love her desk & chair. I like how you inserted some contrast with the darker accents (Ballard pillow & BM Hale Navy desk). And, I think I would try gold frames…. Congrats!

  11. Posted November 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    It looks fantastic! I am starting to gather things for my toddler’s new room, and I love the mix you have going here. Would you mind sharing the source of the white diamond quilt and sham? I am looking for something similar to use as a base. Didn’t know it would be so hard to find one in twin size!

  12. Posted November 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Such a darling room….and looks very curated! Everywhere you look there is something interesting to see…..I love it!

  13. Posted November 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I love it! It’s such a great balance of playful and sophisticated. Great job!

  14. Posted November 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely LOVE everything about this room. The colors are awesome. I love the buffalo check and the John Robshaw fabrics mixed together. Perfection!!! I like the frames white, but you could possibly paint the inside border of the frames gold. Kristen Krason did that to some Ikea frames and they looked so good.

  15. Posted November 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    You did a marvelous job! You have inspired me…

  16. Posted November 30, 2012 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Lauren, this mix is brilliant. I mean it. I just love the pink buffalo check with the green on the bed. And that sweet desk? Oh, I’ll take it all!

  17. Posted December 2, 2012 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    Lauren, this is so fantastic. I really love how you customized the desk with the gold pen. I miss this really sweet age. The JB posters are down now at our house….she just wants a purple room. Your Mother-In-Law paints beautifully. This room will grow with her.

  18. Posted December 2, 2012 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    LOVE this room! Just beautiful. :)

  19. Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Lovely little girl/bigger girl room! Fun colors!

  20. Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    lovely. love the mixology of patterns and the calm cool collected vibe.
    i think even justin. b would be honored to hang in that room.

  21. Julie
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Came to your blog through LGN today. LOVE this room. Simple and sweet makes it charming and beautiful. Bravo!

  22. Posted December 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Just found you thru Little Green Notebook and I just love your style! I’m always inspired by people that can mix high and low so well together. It really is a beautiful room. Thanks for sharing!!

  23. Erin
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Wow – what a lovely room! Would you mind sharing the source for the white storage cubbies? I’m looking for something similar for my nursery… thank you!

  24. Azure
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Lovely! Can you share where you got the sun mirror from? Thanks!

  25. Posted December 21, 2012 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    I have enjoyed this rom so much..absolutely beautiful! and great photos too…love the chair and bed! Here from LGN

  26. Posted December 21, 2012 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    That gold chair…oh my goodness its to die for! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Kim
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    Love the room! A little gold would be fun on the frames, but I also like the clean white around the room. Sorry, I’m less helpful! :) What is the paint color on the walls? It is a great neutral.

  28. kelly
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    This room is perfection! Any chance you can share the wall color???

  29. Posted December 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful room!! I would also love to know where the sunburst mirror is from :). Great job!

  30. Tennille
    Posted January 6, 2013 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Such a beautiful room. I love how you mixed all the matterns. And I’ve been searching for barbie prints online for days. They were so expensive. I never even thought of the calendar idea. Just got one an amazon. Would you mind telling me where you purchased the hardware for the dresser? Thanks for all the inspiration.

  31. Posted January 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    So pretty, truly great job! I love the bed fabric, she is one lucky girl!

  32. Sylvia
    Posted January 31, 2013 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Looove this whole room. What is the wall color? It’s the perfect shade of a gray blue!

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