Black and White Big Little Girl's Room Complete

If there is anything that is constant in my life, it's that nothing is ever truly finished when it comes to this house.  So I try to walk a balance between being satisfied with good enough versus always trying go make everything just so. I don't always do a great job with that but I'm working on it.

But with that in mind, I'm calling Aggie's big little girl's room done.  I still have a few other touches I will add over time but I do love how it turned out so it's time to share.





As you know I went with a black and white color scheme.  I wanted a really calm and airy feeling in here to balance the riot of color that is every kid thing known to man.  But to make a white room that doesn't have a lot of architectural interest work, it needed texture.  First was the black ceiling, then the picture molding and then some cozy soft things like a plush rug and lots of pillows.  For a finishing touch, one bright pop of color in the form of a hot pink chair.

Check out that before and after.






Source List
Wall color: Glidden Marshmallow White 
Ceiling color: Glidden Deep Onyx
Draperies: Tonic Living
Bed: Jenny Lind Land of Nod (purchased secondhand + painted)
Pink Chair: World Market (purchased secondhand)
Storage Unit: Ikea Kallax
Baskets: Striped baskets with rope handles
Rolling Toy Box: DIY
Pillows: Cloud Pillow + Amperstand Pillow
Bedding:  Ruffle Quilt + Polkadot comforter 
Chandelier: Vintage from the Mr.'s old house
Rug: Rugs USA 
Ceiling Medallion: Similar
Watercolor Portrait: souvenir from our trip to Paris




25 comments:

  1. With floors like that, you could do anything to that room and it would look amazing!!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. Those floors are the same ones in the before photo. Not so amazing back then :)

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  2. The stars around the medallion are really a special detail, love it! How did you do them? Is it a stencil? Lovely room!

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    1. Thanks Sara. I used a cricut machine to cut them out myself but there are lots of etsy sellers that will make them for you for a very affordable price.

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  3. that ceiling is a show stopper!

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  4. Your daughter is going to grow up appreciating great design. She's already on the way.
    Do I see light coming from under her little desk? And how high are your ceilings?

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    1. The light under the desk in that photo is coming in from the window.

      The ceilings in here are 9 feet high.

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  5. OMGosh, I love it. It is hard to explain, but you can't get enough of just looking at it and taking it all in! It's so simple yet not simple at all. I love the way it is clean and non cluttered too.

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  6. I asked ages ago and no response - but seriously, that cloud painting - where can i get it?! total LOVE!
    room looks awesome, so appreciate it's not a total pink fest as most little girls' rooms are. it's beautiful and understated, a room she is sure to grow well in and love.

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    1. Thanks! It was painted for me so it's not sold anywhere I know about. (I also answered in the last post's comments. I always answer.)

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    2. oh wow - how awesome for you! It is a truly gorgeous painting. (sorry, I've must've missed your response first go-round). if i may ask, is the artist one who sells his/her work? or, sells prints? i just truly love it that much - i'd love to see if there was any way to get a copy in some form. :)

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  7. Gorgeous as is everything you do! I love the cloud touches as well! And want to know about the painting too!

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    1. It was painted just for me so I don't have source to buy another. Sorry.

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  8. Love the ceiling!! I'm glad to see that a dramatic ceiling "works" in a child's room. I keep tossing around the idea of doing gold leaf paper on my 4 year old daughter's ceiling (with antique gilt bronze and ebonized empire chandelier) and I've been worried that it would be a big, expensive mistake. Seeing yours makes me feel a lot better about trying it out.

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  9. Stars on the Ceiling! OMG! Now you need to find a children's book called "Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge. Read it yourself and then pass it on to Agatha. The little girl in that book has a bedroom with a dark blue ceiling painted with stars - and all my life I have kept that ceiling in my head (the book is a keeper, read every 10 years or so). Agatha's ceiling is beautiful - well done.

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  10. Gorgeous!! I love the understated design with a scattering of special touches - just knocked it out of the park.

    I just bought the medallion you linked to use in my craft room but I'm wondering if you suggest the best way to attach it? I have dry wall but am leery to use glue as I'm worried it will look bad if I ever remove it.

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  11. Love the ceiling!! the stars around the medallion is a beautiful touch. I'm so worried about dark colors but you've inspired me to color outside the lines.

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  12. Is the rug in this room the really blue? The link goes to a blue rug, but it looks grey in the photos.

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    1. No it's grey. Maybe that color is sold out now but there is a grey one.

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  13. I love the bed. It says second hand. Where did you purchase it?

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    1. Through my local parents' board classified. The bed is originally made by Land of Nod and it's still being sold if you want a new one.

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