6.08.2010

Green & Aqua

Ellie's room is about to go through a little redo. Nothing too grand, but I am in the mood to change something so her room wins. Here it is in it's current state...


The green walls she picked out herself so those will stay. What will be new are the curtains and bedding. I am doing the curtains in Paula Prass Flights of Fancy Garden Trellis in aqua with green piping along the top. The fabric width is only 45 inches, but will work fine for one panel on each side with lining. I will also make two euro pillows for the bed.


I will also be sure to mix in Ellie's love for pink. She currently has a raspberry basketweave linen lumbar pillow that will be used once again. I then want to move her bed between the two windows and hang my own version of this Sugarboo art piece. This is her lullaby that we have sang to her since birth.

Pretty art in white ribba frames would add more pink that Ellie loves.


Of course, this print will make it's way into the room. A gift from Brooke that I just adore.


I will continue to use the tall ikea lamp by the bed and add a white garden stool for when she reads in bed and needs a place for her books. I am thinking the bed may need a paint job too, but haven't decided on the color of that yet either. The bedding will get a simple white duvet. I would love to add our entry way table into her room since she is about to start kindergarten but I am not sure it will fit with the kitchen and doll houses. I will have to play around and see.

So those are a few of my ideas of late. Oh, and did I mention we are also transitioning KJ's room into an official big boy room? I will share more on that later.

43 comments:

leanne said...

love the trellis fabric and colour - i think the blues, greens and pinks will look gorgeous together. That is the lullaby we always sang to my oldest when he was a baby too - if he cried it worked every time!

Mirela said...

hi wanted to say hi and i love your blog i have been following for a mth now and i love it ... i love your ideas to how you going to make-over your little-one's room ...i look forward to seeing the final results XXX

Anna said...

Oh Paula...it looks like it has just had a makeover..love it. I love the ideas you have planned for the room...the colours will certainly compliment each other..pink and green are gorgeous together..and so pretty for a little girls room.
I used to sing the same song to my little Jacq too :) x

shopgirl said...

I love the green in your daughter's room. I think it's lovely and your blog is too.

p.s. a new follower.

Rambles with Reese

Melissa said...

Oh, good teaser! I can't wait to see it all-- esp your version of Sugarboo. I'm doing my version of one of their "love letters" for my boys room this summer, too!

bluehydrangea said...

Love the fabric. Can't wait o see it come together!

Southern Exposure said...

Sounds like a great plan! I'm in the middle of designing my daughter's room too. Luckily she isn't old enough to have an opinion yet so I get to do whatever I want for now :) Can't wait to see the final result! I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Catherine said...

Wow, beautiful! can't wait.....on KJ's room, too. It will inspire me on my room re-do's. :)

Design Esquire said...

How fun! Ellie must be so excited!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

What an adorable room! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I love all your ideas.

x Jasmine

nkp said...

Lots going on in the two ellie household! All great ideas Paula, with big impact. Although the room is pretty darn adorable already and I like the bench at the foot of the bed. Is it vintage?

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I am in love with that Sunshine print. What a lovely room!!!

Staley Mc said...

Love that fabric and all the prints! I can't wait to see the finished outcome!

Heather said...

It sounds like it will be adorable (but it already is too!)

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Love the drapery fabric. It's going to look great and can't wait to see the finished results. (Love her kitchen and cute dollhouses too!)

vanessa said...

That sounds so cute! I love that fabric and it is so pretty in person! Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Lucky girl!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Miss Ellie, you made me smile this morning! I love this room now and can't wait to see it with all your mom's brilliant ideas! xx

coolkids said...

love all of your ideas! Can't wait to see the finish product. Love the pink prints! My daughter would love those!

Kiki said...

BTW - i am loving all the new design inspirations...that fabric choice is also amazing..

PS> I am following you now... Stop by and visit sometime...

XOXOX
Kiki

Katy said...

I just love that little kitchen! Can't wait to see the final results of the room redo.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I love that sunshine print

Mary said...

Love this, love your blog, love her room, love posts with room re-dos! Can't wait to see the "after" post! Interested to see the big boy room too. I have boys and while I'm happy with the big boy's room, I never really did anything with the nursery. I have a while before it's time to convert the little boy to a big boy room, but I'd love to start getting inspired!

simply seleta said...

Gorgeous and so fresh! Can't wait to see!!!!

Jennie Bee said...

I love the Green Walls, I think the pink will go great with it. And am looking foward to seeing the finished room!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

ooooh! lookin good! can't wait to see the after photos. really love the green walls...my favorite color!

Megan said...

Lovely!! Especially love the pink art.

Rambling Renovators said...

Love the plans! Kids rooms are so much fun to decorate, aren't they? Can't wait to see it come together.

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

paula, i love it! the colors will be adorable together. i can't wait to see how it turns out!

carrie said...

how fun!!! I would paint the bed in aqua high gloss, and not do the green trim on the drapes. also love the idea of the entry table in there...maybe with the houses on top? and the kitchen at a diagonal in a corner. with 2 boys, this type of stuff is so fun to me!! have fun! c.

Estelle said...

AHHHH, I'm in love with all of your ideas. That fabric is beautiful. And I love the "you are my sunshine" idea. I've been sitting on fabric for weeks to make curtains (first ever) but I'm nervous. Can't wait to see your finished room redo.

Milk and Honey Home said...

can't wait to see it! You can tell she has taste already by choosing that beautiful yet bold wall color. Take care, Julie

Stephanie Sabbe said...

such a fun room! did brooke design the alphabet art? I love it

beki said...

Sounds like a nice plan! We're up to our eyeballs in kids room re-do's right now...including painting a concrete floor green :)

megan said...

Great fabric! She must be so excited!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh I love where you are going with this room.

I love mixing up blue and green plus pink! Woo hoo! Love all of it.

Can't wait to see it transform.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Paula- it will look great. So glad the ABC print will fit in there.

Can't wait to see it all come together.

xx- Brooke

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Love the green walls! The aqua and pink accents will look great. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Stacy of KSW said...

Simply gorgeous! Now & even better soon. We sing You Are My Sunshine every night too and I've been wanting to make one of those prints since my daughter was little. One of those things on my list I never get around to doing ... I have to get better at that

Melissa@Vidastyle said...

Pink and green together always look fabulous, cant wait to see the finished product.

Modern Palm said...

looks like a great plan! That sunshine print is so cute, and I'm loving the curtains. Can't wait to see the final project. I'm wanting to redo my little girls room, but I'm being very indecisive and can't decide what direction I want to go. Sure like the direction you are going, though! Good luck.

Kelle Dame said...

I love where you are going with this. The fabric is so classic and fresh. I made a little girls dress out of that same fabric and paired it with a dark pink peony. I am smitten over that sunshine print! My mom would cry if she saw that!

Amanda Pair said...

Paula - I seriously thought that the first picture was one you pulled from a design site. You have so much style girl. I can't wait to see the redo!

Sarah said...

Her room is already adorable so I can't wait to see what you do.. Love the trellis fabric, it'll look amazing. Good luck!