3.12.2009

the little things ....and more....

I'm tickled so many of you love the "little things" that make a room a bedroom. I have 2 new clients because of yesterdays post, so thank you for giving me a shot. I was chatting with a friend this morning, and we both agreed, that there is so little for moms to choose from to decorate their little girls room. I know, I know....there is always Pottery Barn Kids .... girls gingham curtains, the bed that matches the desk that matches the dresser, and pink or celery green walls. But, unless you love this look {which is O.K.}, you do have other options, and they don't have to be pricey either.

I found the vintage hat holder {above} while out at a yard sale with my mom before I even had Lola. I nabbed it for a mere $10, and on it sits her very first hat,and it sits on her desk.





These are my favorite panels of all time, I have them in my sun room also. I got them at Target, part of the Shabby Chic line. They came in white or pink, and I chose white {and we all know I love white...}. I believe they were around $29 for the pair.




I have a hook hanging outside her door and on the hook is her very first dress she wore, and on the dress is hanging one the pearl letters from my shop. Easy project and if you can find a pretty hook ...and you know where to buy the pearl letter!


Everyone wanted to know "where oh where" can they get these adorable handmade paper dresses that are on wire dress form??

Right HERE my friends! Eunice has a darling Etsy shop and she will custom make you one in the colors you so desire. I have 3 of them for Lola's room. 2 on the mirror and one hanging from her closet door.












I love incorporating old pieces with some new. I also minimize the fussiness to a room. Lola's toys all sit in bins in her closet, and bins that are on rollers under her bed. Of course, her room is clean when I take my photo's, because seriously..........would you want to really see it????
Free tip ...{good deed for the day}: If you feel like your little girls walls are to pink in color, or the room is to bright because of a color, then think about downplaying the bedding. Try an all white or all cream look to it by purchasing a duvet and some oversized white or cream pillows. That way the focus is on the bed and not the wall color.




22 comments:

paige said...

heading over to that fab etsy shop, i love those little dresses!!
love this full service blog you got goin' on my dear, love it!!
xo

goddessof4 said...

I have the same shabby chic curtains!!! Mine are pink but faded so they are very pale!!!! I was just thinking I love them so much I want to buy another pair. Great post!!!! sara

C Maisy said...

I went to target and they don't have these curtains.
Darling as always.
Especially when Bradley and Fin spread Pokemon cards all over her sweet room.
BOYS!!!

John said...

I love all the little touches. That hat rack looks like it came from a boutique. Those little dresses are adorable. You did a great job in there. She must absolutely love it. If not, tell her i'm coming to visit and I want to stay in that room. I would have my room like that if my husband wouldn't object. {actually he'd probably be OK. something to think about actually)

John said...

oh this is so annoying. IT'S ME KARI @ Reese & Marie!!!!! i can't get my husband's log off to work.... it's me though!

Paddywack Designs said...

I think part of the fun is putting together things from all over... there's no sport in just ordering it from the catalog. (: Btw, I love the light in the post below... awesome.

Tara said...

I agree with you 100%, hard with boys rooms too...I need a little girl now I think!

Chablis said...

Those paper dresses are to die for! Absolutely gorgeous. Great tip...I'm still figuring out what "my house style" is.

Kris said...

The paper dresses are so sweet. I love that you decorate in a NON-Cookie Cutter kind of way.

Have a happy day

Kris

LuLu said...

I love making the rooms there own (unique and darling) her room is amazing and charming!!! Just so sweet! Great tips! thanks!!!
LuLu

Lissa said...

Well I just love the pearl L hanging on that dress! Great Idea!

HeathahLee said...

I love those paper dresses! Well, I love all of it, but the dresses are just too cute!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You know I think your decorating abilities are amazing! I love your ideas! Lola's room is perfect!

I always get a kick out of it when people ask me how I keep my home so clean...I have an answer for them...photo staging!

Leah C said...

So very sweet! Love it all:)

Lisa said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOLAS ROOM.

OH YEAH, I JUST REDID OUR BEDROOM. CHECK IT OUT IF YOU HAVE A FREE MOMENT. I POSTED ABOUT IT TODAY.

HUGS FROM MAINE

domestic bliss said...

pretty pretty!
Love it Kasey.
K

Brandie said...

Oh yay! I am heading straight over to get some of those cute paper dresses. I just LOVE Shabby Chic. Good stuff.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Congrats on new clients!! That's fab! And I love your pics today - it's like stepping into another world!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

those little dresses are so cute! I dont have a daughter to buy one for so maybe i will get one for myself.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love those curtains - seriously, love them!

Kurstin said...

Girls are so fun to decorate for! So mandy cute things to choose from! Love the danty look you use!

Chari said...

Hi Kasey...

I absolutely agree...it's the little things that make our houses a home!!! I love that metal hat rack and your daughter's first hat...soooo sweet! And her first dress...so pretty, pink, and precious! Love that pearl initial!!! I plan on visiting the etsy store with the paper dresses, they're darling...thank you for sharing them and the link!

Lovely post!
Warmest wishes,
Chari