Hello hello, today's post is a cutie. It's a look into my daughter's bedroom, man alive that sounds weird... I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHAT THE HECK!
Many of you have asked me to share some snaps and some details of Goldie's space which is firstly so very flattering and kind of you and secondly understandable as there is little to NO inspiration for colourful nursery's out there, can you even believe it!
Calm and tranquil nursery's litter the likes of Pinterest and Instagram but sadly there isn't a lot out there for us colour lovers which I personally find quite shocking as a children's bedroom is supposed to be fun... In my opinion at least.
And whilst there's a lot to be said for a calming room with little distractions or stimuli for our babies, I remember my childhood bedroom and even my baby nursery and they were fun, colourful and styled in a way that was fit for babies and children, and apparently I was good as gold. Goldie has recently transitioned to her own bedroom (weep) and she's had absolutely no issues with getting herself off to sleep despite the bold printed wallpaper, the colours and the fun toys, books and nic nac's lovingly placed throughout her little space.
But anyway, here we have Goldie's room. A room that quickly became my favourite room in the house and a room that made me desperately want to redecorate our own bedroom as in comparison it just isn't cutting the mustard anymore. I had a lot of ideas for the space, even before we knew we were having a little girl. I always knew I wanted a blue bedroom for Goldie or for Raisin as she was sweetly named whilst inside of me, we selected a paint by Lick in shade Blue 04 which is a really beautiful fun shade of blue, however I find it to be quite a vintage-esque blue with calming qualities to it also. Blue 04 combined with a pink wardrobe; this we painted using Valspar's furniture paint in the shade Maiden Rose- The sweetest pale pink hue ever which worked really beautifully alongside the blue walls.
I had a number of idea's and samples-a-plenty for the wallpaper we wanted to use. I originally thought we'd go with an Eleanor Bowmer paper which we still absolutely adore and would love to use for either baby no2 or for a future play room perhaps? We loved this rainbow paper and the doggies design... How freaking cute are they!? However, one evening whilst struggling to sleep (sleeping whilst pregnant is HARD!) I stumbled upon Ottoline Devries, a wallpaper designer that I hadn't previously come across before and I completely fell in love with so many of their designs. I quickly ordered a number of samples and then spent a solid two weeks ummming and ahhhing with George about which one we preferred. We decided to opt for the Little Wild Tulips design and honestly, it's truly, truly stunning! We papered just the one wall and it's made such a statement to the space, it is the perfect little girl's bedroom that Goldie can grow into over the next few years.
As you now know, I'm a big believer that a child's bedroom should be fun and colourful so of course we went in with the artwork. We selected pieces from around the house that were perfect for a child's space and moved them in, combined with new pieces that I found online from the likes of Print Club London, Trouva, Hutch Cassidy and Eleanor Bowmer. The wall space has changed somewhat since I took these photos around 4 months ago now. We've added in some more of the shelves for clothes, moved her bookcases to another wall and we've had a little re-jig of the artwork, but for the most part the space is the same as it is now. The bookcases and the clothes rail/shelves are all from The Great Little Trading Co which have some really beautiful pieces for a baby and/or a child's bedroom and at really fair prices too.
Furniture wise, we have a real mash up of pieces that were already in our home (the chair and the bench) and new pieces such as the cot and changing table, both we got real cheap at Ikea and really can't fault the quality of. She's yet to transition from her Snoo (blogpost review coming up real soon) into the cot so I can't say much about sleep quality just yet, but it's a really simple piece that I hope will get a lot of action from future babies to be too.
I get a lot of questions about the chest of drawers and sadly, they're my most proud eBay purchase to date. It's a piece from the Mammut collection at Ikea but it's from the nineties, does anyone else remember it? It was a collection I begged my mama for when I was younger and it's never really left my heart, so as soon as I learnt we were having a girl I set up all the alerts to find the Mammut collection for Goldie. We managed to find the drawers for £25 down the road in Stockport... CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT!? I'm thinking I might add the wardrobe to the space as she gets a little older and her clothing gets a little bigger as despite that whopping pink wardrobe being in her room, it currently houses bedding, towels, Goldie's outgrown clothes and George's clobber too...
And that's that, my Goldie gals palace, I hope you liked this post and taking a peek around her space. Please do let me know if you have any questions about anything and I'll get back to you in the comments right away.
Images shot on 35mm film & Pentax Espio 738S