Black and White Kid's Room In Progress

Have you ever had what you thought was a simple plan but it turned out not so simple? That is exactly how Aggie's big girl room has gone. The plan was to keep to a simple black and white palette. That way the room is modern and bright but also a calm place to sleep and a neutral backdrop for all the colorful stuff she will add to it.  I knew I didn't want to clutter this room with many pieces so it should be easy, right?  WRONG!

Turns out that black and white items aren't as easy to find.  So I blame that (and you know the constant exhaustion that is pregnancy) for this room taking an age to finish.

We started with the Jenny Lind bed which I was fortunate enough to find used but in the wrong color. I was worried painting it might be a bad idea but I'm so glad I did.  It looks so much better and more graphic in black!

The biggest dilemma were window treatments. I searched for months to find something that would work but nothing quite fit the bill. I finally admitted I was never going to find what I had wanted off a rack and turned to Tonic Living for something custom. As usual they were so helpful and created something beautiful.  The drapes are blackout (key if I ever want to sleep past dawn!) lined and made of a lovely linen. Custom are definitely a splurge but so worth it!  I don't know what took me so long to make that decision but here we are.

I also had the hardest time with bed linens but I sort of gave up the ghost on that one mixing a polkadot comforter and a grey + white ruffle quilt set to get close enough.

So this side of the room is done.  I just have to work on the other side (ha!  You thought this was finished?  Nope!) before the impeding August deadline and I'll be golden.

I won't move Aggie in until the room is finished but she loves coming in here to play.  Hopefully that will make the big girl room transition easier when the time comes.




16 comments:

  1. It looks SO great!!! Our transition with Luca was much easier than I expected. We started off playing in there, then reading stories in there before bed (he'd then go to his crib in the other room). Eventually I moved all his clothes over there, so we were changing there, and then boom. He slept there. I think I was more fussed about it than he was!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope we have it as easy. She seems pretty eager to move in but you know how a 3 year old goes, they are apt to change their tune on a dime.

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  2. I love the look of the room! It's so stylish and elegant yet suitable for a little one. I like that there isn't much going around but I'm guessing the storage/toys/books/desk will be on the other side of the room...
    Clem @Ravacholle

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    1. Thanks Clementine! I'm trying to keep as much floor space as possible for playing and use the closet in here for storage. There will be a little bit in the room but nothing large as I really want to make sure it doesn't feel cluttered. We'll see how long that lasts :)

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  3. please share about the cloud painting!!

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    1. Sorry I don't have a good source for you - it was painted for me.

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    2. Can we see a close up of the cloud painting?

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    3. There are some clouds here: https://www.pinterest.com/suttonlee/black-white-clouds/

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  4. Wow, I love it!! The painting is super cool and so different!

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  5. I love her room. Pottery barn teen has lots of black and white bedding options if you are looking for more. I just got some polka dot pillowcases.

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  6. Wow, it is gorgeous! The black ceiling is amazing...I might steal your idea.

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  7. Wow, it is gorgeous! The black ceiling is amazing...I might steal your idea.

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  8. Oh, I love this room. I think it would be so soothing to be looking up at a black ceiling. Love the curtains. Tonic Living always does an amazing job. I love how you've paired it with the classic roman blind. And how lucky that you already had dark window frames!

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  9. One day, I will have a black & white room. One day. Love the nod to clouds! All the heart-eye emojis need to be inserted here. Lucky Aggie!!

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  10. I love this room so much - The dark ceiling is quite possibly my favorite part. It's just so unique and fun. And I love all the details. The bed - love it in black.

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