Designing a bedroom for my eldest daughter to grow from a toddler to a big kid was a lot of fun. I didn’t fully love her nursery design and knew that once we got our new flooring in (the gorgeous white oak hardwood you see below) that I could design a space for her that I truly loved, too.
My mood goal was feminine without being overtly girly with hints of midcentury modern. I wanted to include things like her love of the outdoors, her very girly personality and function that would last.– Carlee Krtolica
I wanted to create a space with pieces that would grow with my daughter. I love interior design, but redesigning a space every few years just isn’t something that I want to commit to! I invested in the large furniture pieces (like this double bed from Pottery Barn Kids) and saved on some of the smaller details that can be swapped out as she grows and her needs change.
Sometimes the rug is the main design focal point of a space and sometimes it is the cozy neutral base that lets other elements shine. That’s exactly what this rug from Loloi Rugs does. In its apt online description, it states that it “creates visual interest without disruption”. It is cozy and soft on bare feet and serves as the perfect neutral backdrop in this space without detracting from the other bold design choices without being boring itself.
When I set out to find the perfect wallpaper for a feature wall in L’s bedroom, I didn’t anticipate that it would serve as the inspiration for so many accent pieces in the space. This stunning abstract teal blue watercolour mountain landscape (yes, a mouthful of adjectives) from Anewall Decor inspired the teal book shelves and the moody velvet ottoman bench that fit the space so well.
The room offered little space for a full-sized bookcase, so I opted for these wall bookshelves instead. I was able to find them in this gorgeous teal shade that matches the wallpaper and contrasts the pink painted walls. This small pink cube works as a side table for the bench and allows for additional book storage.
I love to add texture wherever I can and this blanket ladder allows me to do that while displaying (and storing!) some of her extra blankets and this gorgeous quilt with a map of Paris from Loulou Lollipop! My daughter insisted on having this framed photo of our dog, Hattie, alongside a stuffy that looks just like it! This owl lamp was in her nursery and serves as a night light.
These blackout curtain panels aren’t required with these Hunter Douglas Lightlock Blinds, but they add depth, texture and interest to the space while also absorbing some additional sound. You might recall these same curtains but with contrasting pompom detailing in her baby sister’s nursery. I tied the decorative panels back with navy velvet ribbon.
A full sized chair was too large in the room with the double bed, so I opted for this ottoman as an oversized bench. It’s a place that she can cuddle up with a book or display her collection of Jellycat stuffies! The deep teal velvet was of course inspired by the wallpaper.
Paint Colour: Kept Love Letters (Benjamin Moore)
Wallpaper: Dusk & Dawn Ombre Wallpaper Blue (Anewall Decor)
Flooring: Alberta Hardwood Flooring
Rug: Loloi Kamala Collection (KAM-05 Ivory/Grey)
Blinds: HunterDouglas Lightlock Blinds (Alberta Hardwood Flooring)
Curtains: Pom-Pom Applique Blackout Curtain Panel (PotteryBarn Teen)
Closet: PAX System (IKEA)
Bed: NLA, Mod Wingback Bed in Chenille Plain Weave: Washed Blush (PotteryBarn Kids)
Night Table: LUNNARP Side Table (IKEA)
Lamp: Project62 Montreal Wren Lamp (Target)
Wall Bookshelves: Marie Kondo Long Kid’s Wall-Mounted Bookshelf Teal Blue (The Container Store)
Bench: Color NLA, Abisko Velvet Ottoman (Article)
Pink Cube Side Table: EKET (IKEA)
Pouf: Roper Poof in Grey Mist (Urban Barn)
Owl Lamp: Lula Owl (Wayfair)
Baskets: Pehr Designs (Indigo), Misc (HomeSense)
Accessories: Jellycat Stuffed Animals (Indigo + Mastermind Toys)
Frames: RIBBA & KNOPPÄNG (IKEA), added custom mats (Opposite Wall)