Daydream Believer

Things are changin’ in the Canfield home.  Our too-big-for-one-kid bonus room is under major DIY construction and I’ve counted the days, weeks and weekends I expect it to be complete no less than 10 times.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say Noah will not be moving into that room in the next 4 weeks.

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Weekend #1: Closet Demo

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Weekend #2: Move closet doors, Patch old door hole

Normally, this would be NBD…except…I am moving Aria into Noah’s room and need a few weeks to envision, flip and transform the “All That Is Boy” room to “Pink, More Pink & Monograms” room.

Since my third-trimester belly (conveniently)  prevents me from helping with much of the remodel process, I am at a standstill; waiting, twiddling my fingers and dreaming up a Big Girl Room to rival the “All That Is Boy” room.  I figured I could burn off some of that anxious energy by sharing with you my current inspo for Aria’s new room.

First, you need to know that Aria is no subtle sweetie.  When I started pinning and planning her big girl room (which happened shortly after they told me “It’s a Girl!” in my L&D room), I was all about the soft pinks, creams and gold accents.

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 Two years later, we realized there is no way something soft and light would do for our little girl.  She is bold, bright, wild and free (or so she thinks!).  Her strong and vibrant personality is the driving force behind planning her big girl room.  Armed with a theme in mind, I began my hunt for just the right bedding.  I viewed and purchased a handful of comforter sets, but not one did the trick.  Finally, I selected Kate Spade Harbor Stripe in Shocking Pink.  When you’re planning a room to be bold and bright and find a bedding entitled “Shocking Pink”, you know you’ve hit your jackpot.

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For those whose eyeballs just fell out of their sockets after I said I bought my 2-year-old designer bedding, allow me to explain: eBay, NWT (new with tags) and under $150 for a duvet, sham & two euro shams.  

Bedding: check.  Now to fill the rest of the space to align not only with the bold & bright theme, but also the “Shocking Pink” bedding.

While searching the black hole that is Pinterest, I kept repeating the same phrase to myself: “Always Navy, Never Black”.  Black felt harsh, cold and too old for such a little girl.  She may be sassy and spicy, but she’s also just the right shade of southern and sweet.  Navy seems to fit that bill.   alwaysnavyneverblackletteringbycaitlinbristowforemilyley-letteredlife

Quote by Emily Ley – Lettering by Caitlin Bristow

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Obviously, monograms are a must.

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And gold accents to, ya know, keep it classy.

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Finally, some wall art that is not only pretty but inspiring.

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Create your own scene! - in seconds. Use it for header images, Product mockups, Environment designs etc. A great way for any creative person to show off their work. In this psd you can create your own fully customizable desk environment where you can display your own, or your clients work. And there is A LOT of different ways to style it.

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It’s hard to know at this point what the final product of the room will truly be.  I am anxious to get the room down to bare bones, throw on a new shade of paint and start with a fresh canvas.  Until them, I’ll just pin and daydream…

For more bright pink room inspiration, follow me on Pinterest.  Stay tuned for all the room reveals and some other projects we have completed but haven’t posted yet!

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