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.