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Brainstorming

It’s recently come to my attention that my daughter is about to grow out of her converted crib, which means 3 things: 1) she’ll need a twin bed; 2) it’s time to redecorate; and 3) she’s not my baby anymore.

The third realization hit me the hardest, and so to make myself feel better over the past few weeks, I’ve been working here and there on a new scheme for her room. But it wasn’t until my talented friend Elizabeth recommended this white/blue boho-errific elephant lamp that I really saw it starting to somewhat coagulate into a semi-coherent plan.

It’s still in the very early planning phase so I hesitate to even share! Hopefully you can see I’m attempting to keep the two yellow pieces we have, and insert more bright pink (her fave color), but tempering it all with natural and indigo blue. I also really wanted to infuse a bit of Hawaiian flair with the quilt, maybe a pineapple or two, and how about this vintage ad from Libby’s Pineapples, where my mom worked her first summer job? Love that. ;o)

Anyway, here are a few of my inspiration images. More to come!

Amanda Peet in Domino

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via Real Living

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via Real Living

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via Home and Interiors tumblr

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Angie Hranowsky

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by another talented friend, Naomi of Design Manifest

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In the meantime, follow along on my dedicated Pinterest board (if you’re interested!)…

27 Comments

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Mackenzie {Design Darling}

    I LOVE the direction this is headed in! That West Elm lamp is seriously to die for.

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Lauren {Stylized Existence}

    Leighton will have the chic-est room ever for a little girl! I absolutely love that headboard. It’s gorgeous, Erika!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Jinelle – [siempremirabella]

    I just moved to Ca from Ny and I’m a single mama, so my 3 year old and I share our bedroom. This is such a perfect post for me, so that my daughter can still have her little girl room and I won’t have the juvenile feel to it!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Courtney Deyle

    Oh my gosh I LOVE what you’ve put together so far!!! That headboard is amazing and I love how you’ve introduced pink and indigo with those gorgeous pillows and the elephant lamp! It doesn’t feel like a completely different room but just a more grown-up, big-girl room. Leighton is going to be one stylish little lady!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Things That Sparkle

    Absolutely LOVE this plan!!!!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    The NOW

    Oh my gosh..best little girls room ever!!!! I love where your going with this look!!!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Lonely Wife Project

    Leighton is one lucky girl! The headboard is beautiful!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Alexa

    Okay I love what Amanda Peet did…also I love her whole house…but never mind. :) All of these are fantastic ideas..and it’s good that you can keep the main two colors going while adding in some more “big girl” flair. And it’s funny because I took inspiration from your daughter’s nursery for my little one’s nursery..I’ll have to post pictures soon! :)

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    lily

    I agree, Leighton is one lucky girl !! Can you redecorate my room :) Love everything you have picked out!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    elizabeth

    You know I loves it…if you think that chinese deco rug I sent you is too much, you could use some hard stripes in the form of a cotton dhurrie…the genevieve gorder collection has some good grays, etc…can’t wait to see the finished product – it’s so you and Leighton, with the Hawaiian influences. Love that poster!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Gaby [The Vault Files]

    Ok miss Erika, are you a Virgo? For some reason I think we already had the “virgo” conversation, didn’t we? I finished up Matthew’s room mood board earlier this week and I was posting it tomorrow!!! I swear, sometimes our brains work in such a similar timing, crazy!!!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Gaby [The Vault Files]

    Oh and of course, after I see this gorgeous mood board of yours, I realize that I’m clueless when it comes to interior design, you’ll see.

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Albertina

    Can´t wait to see the end result….because the beginning is fabulous. I love the headboard, flamingos and the lamp. Lucky girl!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Lisa Mende Design

    Love the beginning inspiration of this room. so adorable! You certainly have an eye!!! Also love her name!!!

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    designstiles

    Man, I want this as MY room. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that peacock headboard. Can’t wait to see this come to fruition.

  • June 26, 2012 Reply

    Mae Badiyan

    Ok seriously, Leighton’s room is way more stylish than mine! xx

  • June 28, 2012 Reply

    Naomi@Design Manifest

    Seriously, you must tell us more about this headboard. Vintage find?

    PS- thanks again for including my room, Love!

  • June 28, 2012 Reply

    alyson

    awww, can totally relate. my little one sarah is two and a half and I need to start doing the same. her room is now painted purple so might go that route, perhaps with lime green thrown in. that’s about as far as I’ve gotten. :)

  • June 30, 2012 Reply

    Krissy grubisa

    Loving the yellow side table where is that from? Room looks so inspiring x

  • September 17, 2012 Reply

    Carly | a simple affair

    Excuse the delay on this one, but love what you’ve put together! Can’t believe she’s already ready for a twin bed! That elephant pillow is incredible, and I want to make the pineapples mine.

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