Poppy’s bedroom was pulled together over the past year. I’d been itching for the children to have their own room since we moved in to Little Ravenswell, they’d outgrown their cot beds and it was time they had their own rooms – particularly as Caspar is a big snorer! For the first 4.5 years of their lives they shared a bedroom together and it was only after we had both bedrooms rewired and replastered that we were finally able to begin work on creating a space for both of them to enjoy. The photos below are a little gloomy as I shot them on a really dark afternoon but was so keen to share with you her room as it’s the first room that is fully finished in the whole house!
It finally all came together on Friday with the installation of new carpet, what a treat that feels to stand on! With every other room either having chipboard or plaster dust covered carpet it’s been lovely to sink our toes in to her new carpet and you can tell it made a difference when I found us all led on her bedroom floor doing a jigsaw together this morning. We used a local carpet supplier and went for the Apollo Elite Plus carpet in pale angora.
I really enjoyed pulling together all the elements of Poppy’s room, knowing that she’d be super excited when she came home to see it and hopefully it’s now a space she can spend time playing in it as a result. The room itself overlooks the back garden and previously was a spare bedroom, with ugly green carpet and uninspiring, tatty décor. You can see some before pictures at the bottom of this post.
With a daughter who is inherently very girlie and loves the colour pink – not through any positive reinforcement from me, I pulled in various pink accessories throughout, whilst painting the walls in Farrow & Ball ‘Peignoir’. One wall is covered in their bumblebee wallpaper, in shade 586 – I love it!
Personalised bunting from The Bunting Barn
Cushion from Homesense
Bedside lamp from Homesense
Animal framed pictures from Strawberry Valley, frames from Asda
Positive quotes from Alices Accessories
Metallic noticeboard from the Magnetic Noticeboard Company
Bedding cover from the White Company
Lampshade from Homesense
Rosa Rabbit Russian dolls from Great Little Trading Company
Teatime Cake Stand & Shape Sorter from Great Little Trading Company
Curtains from John Lewis
Star Book Ledge – Pink from Great Little Trading Company
Butterfly Rug from Great Little Trading Company
Trundle Bed from John Lewis
Chest of drawers from Ikea
Angel wings (above the bed) Cox & Cox
Toy tidy storage basket from Homesense
And what did this room look like before? Here you go:
And this is the original estate agents photo for this room – funny still had pink walls back then! Except it was pinky woodchip! – You can see in this photo on the left the old chimney breast, this was taken out when we removed the central chimney so hence the room is now a tad bigger. I hope you like it and agree it’s an improvement !