Monday, 4 February 2013

A Girly Room for a Little Girl

With both of my pregnancies we didn't find out whether we were having a boy or girl and I like a calming environment for a baby anyway, so I chose to decorate the nursery in neutral colours (there really are more exciting options than the standard green or yellow!). For the birth of our second daughter Ilse, I chose to paint one wall in Shaded White from Farrow & Ball and created a tree from cheap, brown textured wall paper from B&Q adorned with leaves cut out of (free!) samples of gorgeous hand-pressed wallpapers from - again - Farrow & Ball. I was pleased with the result if I may say so myself, but time moves fast. Ilse will be turning 2 in March and the nursery is still the same.... So it's about time to add a bit of a girly touch to it, isn't it?!?

I don't really want to get rid of the tree completely yet, so I was thinking of adding touches of pinks to the soft grey and neutral scheme and here are some pictures that inspired me:

Image source by and Interiors Originals Blog

I absolutely LOVE the idea of paper flowers and add some 'blossom' to the tree and I think I'm just going to work with nice cushions to inject pinks. I am making a crochet soft grey blanket with pink and purple roses on it, so some pink cushions will go nicely with that. 

Image source by Poppytalk blog, and La Camille boutique

The cutest idea I find is the display of wall boxes with gorgeous wall-papered backs for on one of the other walls. I also love the picture with the built in bed (if we had bigger bedrooms!), but it's actually the chandelier that I'm thinking of. I already have a similar one for our eldest daughter with shades covered in Pip Studio fabrics, but for Ilse's room it will be nice to have one with more muted colours and perhaps a baby pink polka dot or gingham. The mobile will be a nice DIY project. 

You'll have to bear with me, but I'll share some of the results later!

Lots of love,

Trinske x  


  1. I really like the color combination of the pinks and the grey!and the paperflowers on the wall are very pretty. Maybe your tree can go into blossom..?
    I'm curious what you'll make of it!

  2. I love pink. I may create a wall with branches and pink crochet flowers on it.

    1. That sounds like a lovely idea too! I've not quite worked out what flowers I can best use or how to make them as I can't trace back the source of the picture. So I have to have another good look around.