February 17, 2020
When I ask people what they want to see more of on my social media pages, almost EVERY.SINGLE.TIME someone asks for more Leni and Boone…and I don’t blame them one bit! The Home Tour blog series hasn’t been any different, and since there have been lottttts of requests to see my babies’ rooms, I decided to start with my girl Leni’s room in this blog and all of the fantastic companies we used to make it exactly what we wanted!!
It was really important to me that I found a balance between creating a child’s room that is fun and cozy but also keeping it consistent with the style of our home and not make it TOO “girly” or “young”. We only have one guest room in our house so when we have a lot of family in town from Canada, this room will likely be where the overflow lands, so I needed it to suit Leni but also be comfortable for guests if needed. One of the first things you’ll notice walking into Leni’s room (besides a suuuuper cute pup on her bed) is her light fixture. It’s a regal touch from Circa Lighting (Jacqueline Flush Mount in Burnished Silver Leaf with White Acrylic) without being too over-the-top, and I feel like it will not only grow with her nicely but complements the other design aspects of her room. It provides the perfect lighting when we need it, but Pella Windows throw off some beauuuuutiful light during the day.
While we’re talking about first impressions walking in, can we also talk about how crisp and cozy Leni’s room feels?! I love the contrast of her rustic flooring from Hallmark Floors†(in the color ďMalibuĒ from the Alta Vista Collection) with the white “Alabaster” †paint on her walls from Sherwin Williams. Alabaster is the color we used everywhere inside of our house, and TRUST me when I say it took us a long time to find this exact, perfect color! It’s the best backdrop for Leni’s beautiful room.
I also think her room feels like a little oasis because of the shiplap behind her bed from Metrie! It’s the perfect farmhouse touch that carries over from other parts of the house, and it adds some great texture to the room as well. They actually even sell it primed or pre-painted, which saves a TON of time if you know just what you want.
As far as wall decor, I still have a few bare spots I’d like to fill, but my all-time favorite decoration is this flower-crown euro mount beside her bed. I hunted this buck while I was pregnant with her so I wanted to include it in her room but didn’t want it to be too aggressive, so I made a DIY flower crown (with faux flowers from the craft store) and hung it up and Leni and I (and anyone else who sees it) is OBSESSED!!!! Such a unique touch that has special meaning to both of us-yes, yes and YES!
What REALLY makes Leni’s room feel so cozy and home-y is her furniture!! We went back and forth for awhile on how long to leave her in her crib or to transition it to a daybed situation…but once we found Milk Street, her old bed didn’t even come to the new house!! It’s the Winchester†in the color “Cloud.” We got her dressers and bed from Kozy Kids Furniture in Raleigh, though you can now order directly from the Milk Street website. We chose to get a full-sized bed so that there is plenty of room for adults if we ever need to temporarily loan her room to guests, but also so she would be less likely to fall out of bed and it allows her to grow into it so we won’t need to re-buy a bed when she’s a teenager and beyond. She was SO pumped to have her big girl bed with “pretty pink princess” sheets from Beddy’s Bedding…those are Leni’s words and not mine, hah! Though the sheets are called “Pink Sugar,” so maybe she’s not too far off?! You can even use EVA20 at Beddy’s for 20% off these amazing bedding sets! There is a zipper on both sides of the bed, so Leni can zip it up in the morning and make her own bed, which is a dream!
I didnít want a lot of window treatments throughout the house because I love the wide open country view, but some rooms obviously needed them for privacy or darkness so Benchmark Shutters offered sleek roller shades that you barely notice until you close them. They’re also amazing because they have an automatic rod to open and close them, so there arenít messy (dangerous) chords hanging everywhere.
We loved using Doorworks for our interior doors, and they’re made right here in North Carolina (woohoo!!!) so working with them was a no-brainer. The same goes for the incredible organizational style working with California Closets afforded us–it’s like every obsessively organized person’s dream come true!! Look at how CUTE her teensy clothes look in this gorgeous space!! And honestly, giving a toddler a walk-in-closet is way over-the-top BUT it’s what the space allowed for and I figured eventually it will be needed if she’s anything like her mama when she gets older and loves clothes… just wait until MY Master Closet blog posts – ha!
I still can’t even get over the fact that this is Leni’s BIG GIRL ROOM…it feels like I was literally just debuting her nursery (cue zillions of mama tears…). Is this what they mean when they say “the days are long and the years are short?!” Comment the BEST parenting advice you’ve received about watching them grow up, and tell me which room you want me to showcase next!!
Milk Street Baby- Leni’s bedroom furniture
Circa Lighting–Light fixture
Metrie-Shiplap in Leni’s room
Sherwin Williams-Interior paint
Beddy’s-Bedding (Use code EVA20 for 20%-off your order!)
Photo credit to my girl Jennifer Wilson Photography!
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