Above is my inspiration board.
E has a BIG personality and so I think it is not coincidental that I am gravitating towards a serene room - cream with touches of powder blue, gold and gray. For evidence of E's personality, see below.
I am secretly hoping that the serene room somehow rubs off on my 2 year old!
No, but seriously, in the early stages of planning her room, I knew I wanted to use a watercolor which was a wedding gift from my mother's family. It is a picture of her hometown in Trier, Germany (where her family currently lives). Since my mother is no longer living, I thought this would be a nice tribute to E's Omi since she has always wanted me to have a girl (but, unfortunately, never got to meet E). So, I pulled the colors from the below watercolor.
I plan on painting the room an off-white. The final choices are BM White Dove, BM Bone White and BM Cameo White.
The seamstress came last week to take the measurements of her window. I will be doing a london shade. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted a london shade and I think a girl's room is the perfect backdrop to have that feminine touch. I told the seamstress this is what I have in mind.
The furniture (her dresser and bookshelf) have been bought. I bought the RH Emelia dresser and an Ikea Hemnes bookcase.
She will have my husband's rocking chair (when he was a little boy) and I plan on making a slip using the blue and white toile fabric (got a great price at a local fabric store here in Louisville).
The only challenge in this design has been her glider. It a glider that we've had for years. I was hoping to slipcover it with a scalloped trim. This was my inspiration…
But, stupid me, I didn't think having a slipcover in a lighter color would not be ideal for a navy blue glider. The navy blue shows right through. Since the glider is old, I am thinking of retiring it and buying a new one, but I am on the fence.
While we use the glider daily to read books and snuggle, I worry if she'll continue to use once she gets old enough and can just read in bed??
When she is ready for a bed (she currently sleeps in a crib), I will want her bed to be that perfect antique piece. But, that takes time, and this is just the start…..