It's been a long time coming and I can tell you, I've been wanting to share this for quite some time.. it's just time keeps getting away from me! But better late than never they say, so while my little one is still just that, I'd love to share with you her gorgeous little slice of our home.
Summer skies and winter sunsets were my original inspiration for Summer's room - Capturing those awe inspiring moments and those moments of fun as hot air balloons pass or children run along gazing at kites soaring in the sky.
Before we knew if it was going to be a little girl or boy's room, we decided to give the room a pale, sky blue canvas and built everything from there. The colour we ended up choosing was a perfect mix of blue with a pretty lilac undertone, in the morning sun it feels bright and fresh, while in the evening it looks slightly purple and makes the room feel oh-so soft and warm.
As soon as I found out a little girl was on the way, I knew I could go down the sweet road of pretty sunsets and pastel skies - my mind was filled with images and everything came together very quickly from there. I wanted the room to feel whimsical but also peaceful, to be a place that would be fun for a little girl to play in but to also feel timeless and relaxing.
The rose pink velvet chair was my first must have piece of furniture and it really gave the room that pretty, yet elegant feel. We ordered the cot, change table and set of drawers online and then I put a lot of DIY into the room. The mobile, hot air balloons, rainbow and pastel building blocks were all a labour of love - even the kites were made in the wee hours one morning when I couldn't sleep at 8 months pregnant! We already had the IKEA bookshelf, which I decided to flip onto it's side, add legs and then I white washed all the baskets on the bottom shelf to soften the golden colour up a bit.
When it was all finished, I have to admit I was a little sad to see the end of the project - it was so much fun designing a space for a little one. I really can't wait for the next children's space I get to create - be it a playroom, toddlers room or another nursery - there is just so much imagination that can be brought to life. And this room came together just how I wanted it to, both Summer and I absolutely love spending time in here. A very rewarding project indeed!