decorating children's rooms: Juliet's big girl room

September 9, 2010

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I've shown you all my nursery projects, but I thought it would be fun to share Juliet's big girl room with you, too. We moved the crib/toddler bed and changing table out of her room in the spring and into Lucia's room. That left us space for a big girl bed, some new bedding, and a few other fun details. 
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You've seen the booksling, but now that I've finally gotten her some proper bedding, I thought I'd let you take a peek. Much nicer than those rumpled white sheets in the past picture!
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Here's the reading corner with the Ikea bookshelf. I love this bookshelf--it's perfect for holding all our books. You can also kind of see the book basket to the left of the pink chair. We store library books there.
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There's the Madeline collage that we made together hanging above the bookshelf. 
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Here's the vintage yellow chair (goodwill find!) that I originally purchased for the nursery, but ended up looking better in Juliet's room! (There's my Little Red Fish pillow on the chair and her Creature pillow on the bed!)
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Juliet doesn't sit in the chair much, but the kitty thinks it's a relaxing spot. (There's one of those lovely vintage suitcases my mother-in-law filled with books and gave to Juliet.)
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Here's one of those Green Lullaby Storage boxes I got after being inspired by a certain children's book...ready to find out which one it was? 

See Zephir sitting on the elephant box? 

Meet Babar and His Family
This is a book I had when I was a little girl and now is one of Juliet's favorites. She loves sitting on Zephir's box in her own room. 
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I didn't buy much for this room--most of the things you see we already had either in her room or in some other part of the house, but if you are curious, I'd be happy to tell you where I got some of the items. Just leave a comment or shoot me an email. 

I'll list the items I did buy recently just because I always like knowing where people get stuff. 

Gray Waterfall Ruffle Duvet Bedding: Urban Outfitters
Everett Headboard: Pottery Barn Outlet (drastically discounted because of a crack in the leg)
Gray Flokati Rug:
Yellow Vintage Chair: Goodwill

And the books that inspired various details of this room? Here they are: 

The Little Red FishMadeline's RescueMeet Babar and His Family
My Friend by Beatrice Alemagna
The Little Red Fish by Tae Eun Yoo 
Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
Meet Babar and His Family by Laurent de Brunhoff

The nursery is awaiting one final detail and then I'll post pics--hopefully, very soon!

I'm linking this post to Strut Your Stuff Thursday, Show off Your Stuff, Hookin' Up with HOH, Favorite Things Friday, Feature Yourself Friday, I'm Loving it Fridays, 30 Days, Weekend Wrap Up


Annette W. said...

Did you write a tutorial for the name banner? I have the feeling I've seen it (or something similar) before, but would love to see how you did it.

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Annette--I bought the name banner from the Land of Nod: here's the link:

I'm sure you could easily cut out letters from pretty scrapbook paper and string them up on a ribbon, though.

Bitterroot Mama said...

Love the room! Where did you get the butterflies on the wall? Also, where did you get the pink armchair? Thanks!

khull05 said...

Beautiful!! I'm so glad you notice things like Zephir sitting on the little box, because I never would!! I LOVE her comforter, and my neighbor is giving me sewing lessons with my first project being a book sling. It will be perfect beside my son's bed.

Belle said...

What an amazing room for your daughter. The bedspread is really unique.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Love it!

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

Thanks, everyone!

The butterfly wall decals are from the dollar store and the pink armchair is from pottery barn kids. Here's the link:

The Activity Mom said...

LOVE it! It is beautiful. The booksling is so neat!

Silver Rose said...

You have so many fantastic ideas...I love the book sling, and you were right...your kitty looks just like Slinky! What a beautiful big girl room.

Roo {NiceGirlNotes} said...

I love this room! I love it! It makes me want my girls to be old enough to sleep in big girl beds. Sighhh. So dreamy.

welcome to our wonderland said...

wow in love with her room :) this is such a great and pretty room!!! very cozy

Becky said...

I LOVE the duvet cover, Vanessa!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Adorable!! I love that mirror and chair. So cute. Thanks for linking up to my pity party. xo,Mique

Marianne said...

So cute, but still adaptable for any age. My oldest loved it and wanted a room like that too. Such a good idea to pull ideas out of childrens books and make them your own. Love it.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a sweet room! I LOVE her bedding! All those ruffles are gorgeous!

Amy said...

I love that bedding! Very dreamy. Am redoing a daughter's room now too, thanks for the inspiration! visiting from tatertots and jello.

LambAround said...

What a cute room! I love that rabbit on the wall :)
If you have a free moment, I have a new weekly (I hope!) Linky on my blog called Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround. I’d love for you to post one of your projects :)

Bella said...

I love the way you get inspiration from the books, I would have never thought of it. I just created a small reading nook in my daughters room. See what you think of it. :) ALso the book slings are a perfect solution to book storage in places like next to the bed. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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