8/22/2010

vintage aqua + red room

A while back I was visiting with my sister in law Jamie and we were discussing her desire to decorate her three year old's room. My niece's room also functions as a play room for herself and her two brother so there is need to keep it somewhat neutral. Jamie mentioned that she was thinking to use turquoise/aqua and red accents and when I came across this sweet room in House Beautiful designed by Krista Ewart I thought it was perfect inspiration.


I thought I'd play and have some fun by finding pieces I thought would be great in an aqua + red bedroom/playroom.

Since the room is on the smaller side and is also used as a playroom, I tried to keep things simple and basic but fun so my thoughts for this room are as follows:
  • This inexpensive Target Aqua Table Lamp rings in at about $20 bucks and would be great for a kid's room. 
  • A sweet Cavallini ABC "poster" for $4.50 echos the colors and vintage feel I was after (I posted about Cavallini here).  
  • I included these Charlie Harper bird prints that would be fun to hang on a gallery wall. (I hestitated to use these because they are no longer available for download from Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center but I thought if anyone was interested, feel free to email me and I'll send you the files.)
  • This Red Stripe Sofia Fabric at $8/yd would be great as a simple valance for the lone window in the room.  
  • I thought the Minnen Bed from Ikea was too cute and adds to the vintage feel (check out the bed in action here in last pic). 
  • Lastly, I loved this easy DIY Fabric Garland from me oh my that would be fun to hang pretty much anywhere in the room.

2 comments:

Terri said...

I love this color combination. It's perfect for a young girl's room. That bed is perfect... so girly and vintage feeling.

Jamie said...

Sorry to be so slow posting here, I love your ideas! I think the colors would be so fun! We need to figure out our bed situation and get a'busy with things.

Thanks for pulling the colors together and the fun ideas!

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