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Hi, again! Well, it’s 11 PM on Wednesday night and I am, of course, cramming to get this One Room Challenge post written! Unfortunately, I think this it going to be how the next 4 weeks are going to go. I’ve been scheming plans in my head for months now, but to put it all down on paper always takes more time than you initially think it should. However, I am excited to share with you the official plans for the space!

For those of you just tuning in, I’m about to reveal some big time plans for my daughter’s Big Girl Room that I am completing for the One Room Challenge. You can see where we started out and how we got to where we are from last week’s post HERE.

I’ve been playing around with color schemes over the past few months and have become obsessed with blush pink – Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016 is Rose Quartz We have also been using a lot of wallpaper lately in our client projects and I love checking out all of the fun wallpaper books we keep receiving in the office! The Candice Olsen Modern Artisan Collection from York Wallcoverings landed on our doorstep sometime last year and I’ve had my eye on one particular paper, Flourish, which I decided is going to be the focal point of the room. It’s got blush pinks, creams, and metallic gold and silver, and is a somewhat mature but whimsical floral pattern that I think Sienna could grow past her “little girl years” with.

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Flourish Wallpaper from York Wallcoverings


As you can see from the picture above, the wallpaper in person has a lot of soft tones and is a fairly large scale print that hopefully won’t overwhelm the room (fingers crossed!). My plan is to only apply the wallpaper on one wall and paint the rest of the room a pale blush pink. My favorite go-to blush pink color is White Dogwood from Sherwin Williams.


White Dogwood from Sherwin Williams

I’ve done this color in a number of girl’s rooms, and also suggested it when we were working on last year’s ORC with Mallory Fitzsimmons of Style Your Senses for her guest bedroom.


Mallory’s ORC Guest Room with White Dogwood walls

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White Dogwood walls in this girl’s bedroom

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White Dogwood on the walls in another girl’s bedroom

So when trying to decide on furnishings, I’ve been keeping in mind that the room has a bit of an awkward layout – it’s not huge and you can only place furniture up against two of the four walls. I’ve come to the conclusion that a daybed is the way to go here. We can put it up against the wall where the crib was, and a trundle underneath will be great for extra guests or sleepovers. It also keeps the middle of the room open, which will still give Sienna some place to play in her room (and hopefully will keep the toys from wandering downstairs!)

I have been coveting the Savannah Daybed from Pottery Barn for about a year now, but definitely not loving the price tag $$$.pottery barn savannah daybed

Luckily, I found a similar one called the Manila Daybed with Trundle on Wayfair.com for LESS THAN $200 with free shipping! The CFO (i.e. my husband) approved the purchase (I have figured out that by telling him about the expensive option first, he rarely balks at the lower price alternative that I present later!) and we will be putting that bad boy together hopefully sometime before next week’s post!


Wayfair’s Manila Daybed with Trundle for less than $200!!

In keeping with the creams, grays, and blush pinks, I also found this well-priced dresser in the Genevieve Collection from Smartstuff Furniture that I think will work really well.

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Genevieve Dresser from Smartstuff Furniture

I also have to admit that I’ve had a Bramble & Company distressed cream and gray linen upholstered chair sitting in my storage unit for almost 2 years now that I had to order to fulfill a minimum order requirement for a client project. I’ll be glad to get it out of storage and put to good use!

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Bramble & Company’s French Wing Chair

So it’s official – I’ve got the three main furniture pieces, color scheme, and the feature wall selected. The rest of this should fall into place, right? Let’s hope so!

I pulled together some mood boards below with these items and a few additions to show my vision for hopefully what the space will end up looking like!

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Daybed and Wallpaper Feature Wall

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Dresser Wall with French Wing Chair for Reading

Goodness, it doesn’t get more girly than that! Considering I wasn’t able to decorate a girl’s nursery since my husband and I waited to find out the sex of our babies until they were born, I guess I’m making up for it this time around. 🙂

Wish me luck over the next week while I work on getting all of these furniture pieces, wallpaper and paint in place! I’m also looking forward to seeing everyone else’s progress on their projects –> to check out the other One Room Challenge projects going on, be sure to click HERE!


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