Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's all about pink

I hope everyone is getting over their food coma!  This will be the last relaxing day of the weekend and then it is practically non stop until Christmas right?  Decorating for the holidays, school parties, shopping, cocktail parties....use this day wisely my friend :)  I managed to make it through Black Friday without spending a dime.  Of course I tied cement blocks to my feet...it is hard to walk in those things.

Last week a friend of mine sent me some pictures of her friends daughters room.  Her question: It's her birthday and "Aunt Jan" [my friend] wanted to "zhush" up her room, would I help.  We spent about 3 hours shopping at Target and Homegoods.  I had not seen the room only pictures but I did pick out the paint colors for the stripes.  She promised it would only take a couple of hours but I knew better.  OK...4 but what a transformation.  Carson had a pile of things that absolutely had to stay in the room.  What?  A seven year old with demands?  Future "diva".
Here are a few pictures.

This is a before.  Aunt Jan gave her the curtains from a bedroom of hers.  We decided to decorate it a little for Christmas!
Tying back the curtains really helped.  She has wooden blinds so privacy was not an issue.
Before shot of the bed.
We tweaked the bedding to help bring in the brown.  Moved the bedside table to the other side and placed the taller bookshelf  against the wall.  I think that made a huge difference.
  Another before shot.  We moved the bench over in front of the window.
Target:  mirror,large cream pillows,brown coverlet, pillows, pictures over the bed.  

Lamp and Christmas decor from Homegoods.
Before shot.
Just a little organizing here....
Changed out the knobs on the dresser and found the dress in her closet!  Too funny!
Another before.
Again, changing out the bedding was key.  It provided editing alone.
Christmas decor hung from the curtain rods with cream ribbon.  What are the chances that she will take that down after Christmas :)


From what I understand she was a happy little girl when they came home on Sat. 
 
I have a few Christmas installs this week.  By the time I am done....I am too tired to do my own house.  Maybe a little greenery and a wreath on the door.  BUT...I can live through all the beautiful decorations that I have been seeing around the blogs!  You guys ROCK!


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28 comments:

Rene said...

The smallest changes made a huge impact on the room. Call the magazines, it's ready for a photo shoot :) Seriously.

-Rene

A Perfect Gray said...

amazing. and the bedding change makes so much difference...

Kathysue said...

Sherry this is adorable I love all the touches to this room. I think one little girl is going to be a very happy camper in there. I have a post coming up that is all pink Christmas decor, I had no idea there was so much pink out there, really fun!! Kathysue

Judy said...

Love, love, love it! I did my 5 year old granddaughter's bedroom last summer (still working on the headboard) using pink and brown stripes on one feature wall and the other alternating walls in pink and brown. Looks a lot like this room. Would you mind sharing where you got the drapes? We're stumped on what to use and I really like this treatment.

Thanks!
Judy

Mandi Smith T said...

Great re-design! Keep them coming. The chocolate is exactly what that room needed. M.
www.interiordesignmusings.blogspot.com

pk @ Room Remix said...

What a big difference four hours (and a talented designer) can make! The after is much more pulled together and sophisticated, yet girly. Great job!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Okay, I would love this room!

Nancy said...

Girl, I love this!!! When I saw those huge brown stripes, I wondered how in the world you'd make it girly :) you DID IT!!! Congrats. And no, I'd leave the ornaments up :)

A Delightful Design said...

It's darling! I hope she loved it!

My Interior Life said...

Looks fabulous, of course. We just "zhushed" my daughter's room quickly before bed last night. Mainly moved some furniture. Isn't that what most people do before bed? We probably need to de-pink her room a little (the walls are pale pink and bedding and beds are white) since she apparently doesn't like pink anymore. Great. Need to start coming up with ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

cute! love that bedskirt!

Belle Inspirations said...

WOW Great work! Love your blog! I am now your newest follower! I also have a new blog so please visit sometime I hope to inspire you and many others. Again great work!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Sherry, you're a magician! It looks fab. Finding that dress is too funny!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, what a wonderful transformation. I love the pink and brown just like my granddaughter's nursery. Those quilted drapes from Aunt Jan are amazing. Would love for you to share this at my boring to better party that is going. I get lots of daily readers that would surely be inspired.

Rachel said...

This is an awesome make-over! Wow, I'm impressed!

Kathy said...

Came from Kim's and wow glad I did this is fabulous!!!! I see lots of stuff as a blogger but this is surely one of my favorites!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

This looks like something straight out of PBKids!!! Beautiful job and love the colors! I just love the whole room!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

You also have a new follower!

pollydove said...

Wow! That is quite a transformation and soooooo adorable! I love the pink and brown color scheme! Great job! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How gorgeous! It looks like a photo from a magazine...so perfect! Enjoy the holidays! ♥

Nancy said...

Gave you a shout out on this room!!!

http://johnhoodfamily.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-make-over.html

Merry Christmas!

Terry said...

A D O R A B L E ! Terry

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just gorgeous~ I love the quilted drapery and the brown quilt on the bed~and I have an Aunt Jan... so sweet and this is a great post! :)

SHERRY HART said...

You guys are all so awesome!!! Thanks for these great comments!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

This is so pretty!! It gave me some ideas for my girls' rooms. So often I don't think of the solids and go for more patterns and then wonder why I can't pull it off. Just lovely. :)

Karena said...

Sherry, it is adorable and has just the right punch!! The brown with pink is perfection!

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, This is the most adorable room. What little girl would not love this? Beautiful.
xo,
Sherry

J. S. said...

I loved the room. I am getting ready to do my little girls' room and it was very inspiring. I was wondering if you know where the little chandelier came from? I'm looking for one like that. Any suggestions? Thanks!