8.01.2012

Beautiful Shared Bedroom for 2 Girls + a Boy


It's a tricky thing...pulling off a beautiful bedroom that feels comfortable for both sexes.  I am envious of those who find the perfect balance as it seems a difficult concept to me.  Sometimes I ponder the idea within my own home, but typically I dismiss the notion quickly because I can't wrap my head around it; particularly if I used what I already have on hand.  

I am not sure if any of you are in the same boat, but in case you are, I had to share a few images from my friend Holly's home.  She is due with her 3rd child any day now--a little boy who will be sharing a bedroom with his two lovely sisters.  Holly has accomplished what I only dream to do.  This bedroom is an inspiring space, especially considering she procured most of the items on Craigslist and Etsy; with a few DIY projects thrown in for good measure.  Did I mention that Holly knows how to do just about everything herself?  I feel like every time I am with her I discover a new talent or skill up her sleeve.  It just makes me laugh now--how wildly talented she is.  


A collection of pretty fabrics and favorite things--from the image, to the print, to the hedgehog made by her young daughter.  I appreciate the eclectic mix of objects and that everything you see here means something to Holly.  

p.s. if you're curious, the lamp was purchased at a local thrift store and the dresser was picked up off Craigslist Oklahoma City.  La giraffe is from Anthropologie.


The Jenny Lind crib was purchased off Craigslist here in Seattle and is one of her favorite pieces in the room.  Holly drove quite a ways to pick it up, but knew it was worth the miles.  She repainted it a bright white and it looks as good as new!



A closeup of a few of those favorites...


I am in love with the print Holly created and am begging her to open an etsy shop once things settle down a bit for her.  It says, "scatter sunshine all along your way"...such a darling phrase.  I love the way she paired the artwork with a frame picked up at the thrift store.  The pretty linen headboards with black piping really weight the room and add subtle sophistication.  I still can't believe she made them (see what I mean about those talents?).

The painted nightstand (also a thrift store find) supports a stack of children's books and another thrift store lamp.  In fact, writing this post reminds me that I need to hit the handful of thrift stores around here more often!  Clearly I am missing out :)  Also impressive--the pillows are made from vintage kimonos procured on etsy.  She pieced them together in strips, which I think is a really fun look.  It makes the pillows very similar, but not identical.

If you have any more questions for Holly, feel free to pipe in. Merci!

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25 comments:

Curly Girl said...

Simply gorgeous! Just wondering where the rug is from. Brita Sweden range?

Curly Girl said...

Simply gorgeous! Just wondering where the rug is from. Brita Sweden range?

Curly Girl said...

Simply gorgeous! Just wondering where the rug is from. Brita Sweden range?

Martha said...

Beautiful space - my little man has a similar giraffe and I display it like that as well. Something fun they can grab knock off the table and it won't matter!

Candice said...

That. Is a beautiful room. I can't stop staring. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Cartwright said...

Lovely room will help create lovely children.

Lori Cartwright said...

Lovely room will help create lovely children.

Chelsea said...

I love it! It's such a happy, bright, but still calm space. That is a talent- combining both sexes. What about the blankets on the foot of the bed? Made my her also I assume? The pillows are fabulous!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This is such a sweet little space!

Mrs. Cropper said...

Love, love this room. Some really original ideas (those pillows from kimonos?!) and a wonderful palette. Thanks for sharing it!

Tara Celeste said...

Beautiful room! It looks like a happy place for the girls and baby boy, too.

Lulu the Baker said...

Beautiful and inspiring! We're getting ready to do a big room shake-up next week, and I'm nervous about everything turning out OK. We have one very girly girl and one super tomboy who will be sharing, so finding a nice balance will be challenging!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I am wondering where she purchased the fabric for the headboards. I'm in the process of trying to make similar headboards and need this fabric!

julie @ duet letterpress said...

lovely! so fresh + bright. and cozy!

Jillian said...

Holly is truly one amazing gal! Love this room!!

Martha said...

absolutely perfect! i think i saw the rug on urbanoutfitters.com the other day? it's a winner! UO has so many winning rugs! great room!!!

Debie Grace said...

That room is lovely! The colors are so playful :)

Anonymous said...

Can you tell is where the dresser came from, or was that Craigslist too?

Anonymous said...

It is a truly beautiful room but is it only me that craves a corner of scattered Legos and maybe a crease or two and a pummelled pillow, to show a little someone couldn't resist bouncing on the bed? I love to see a lived in room, bursting with kids personality as well as gorgeous creative parental input. :-)

michelle said...

Adore this! So bright and a great color palate.

To Holly: my two girls and baby boy share a room. It's great. My son was in our room the first four months while he nursed during the night, then transitioned to the crib. He cried a lot so the girls slept on sleeping bags in our living room, which they loved. After he got used to it, we put them together. It's been great. The girls now sleep through any of his cries and entertain him in the morning.

Stephanie said...

Anon: I'm sure that once her little man is a 5 or 6 there will definitely be a smattering of Legos on that cute rug! In fact, I'd bet on it!

Anonymous said...

Hello All! Sorry it has taken me a while to answer ?'s, I recently had my baby and life has been crazy all ready ;). I purchased the rug at Urban Outfitters. The dresser was purchased on craigslist in Oklahoma and then painted. I would search your craigslist under "Mid-century" and you may find some great, paintable gems as well!

The foot of the bed blankets I made from a piece of fabric purchased at a thrift store (the red color) and a piece of a navy blue bed sheet I had on hand. My girls helped me put some little stitches in it.

The fabric for the headboards was a remnant from calico corners in Tulsa, Ok. It was a standard linen duck cloth. My sister recently upholstered her own queen headboard and used a dropcloth for it! Very inexpensive, but great end result!

Thank you for all of your kind comments! :)

-Holly

Anonymous said...

-Michelle-

Thank you for the encouraging words about sharing the bedroom! I have been trying to imagine how it will all work, and I really appreciate your tips! I hope it helps them all develop a strong bond to share the room together :)

Thanks!

-Holly

Anonymous said...

Beautiful....would you please tell me what paint color you used for the night table between the beds?

Crafty Couple said...

My two girls and boy also share a bedroom...not quite as lovely as yours! We now have another bedroom that my little boy could move into but he is so used to being with his big sisters he doesn't want to...I'm sure this won't always be the case :)

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