Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chez Moi - a sneak peek into Neva's room

Come on in....

Recently I decided to update Neva's room {Neva Marie is my almost-5-year old and part of the name of my blog...} with accents of chocolate brown. I know it's a little trendy, but it's so cute with pink! And everything in her room is pink. It's her favorite color. The walls are Carnation Pink and the daybed {bless my mother's heart} was mine from the 1980's. Not exactly what I wanted, but nostalgic nonetheless.

Sorry the lighting is so bad {not sure why they look so gray?}... her room is actually pretty pink.





When I updated her room, I used existing pillows and recovered them with brown and white polka dot fabric, and pink and white paisley fabric on the faux fur one. Cheap and easy. Her quilt is actually flipped over today to lighten things up a bit. Normally it's on the hot-pink with white polka dot side. I prefer the lighter pinstripes. There is a plush chocolate brown blanket on one end of the bed perfect for naps {which she very rarely takes. darnit.}


Her vintage dresser which used to be mine.


Her little collection of teacups and eiffel towers, and the cute frenchy figurines {on the bottom shelf. so cute}

Her dress up station in the corner is a vintage coat rack. It's filled with princess dresses.


p.s. I know the drapes are too short. I have yet to buy fabric to extend them. Just keepin' it real girls.


A vintage restaurantware platter and 2 new transferware plates around a picture of my 2 girls together when Ava was only 3 months old...

A little vignette with an old picture frame, a cute little bird's nest and homemade Paris artwork {made out of scrapbook paper and a photocopy of a Paris gift bag}

One more shot of the bed and mirrors above. The ribbon on the antique ceiling tin miror hangs from a vintage glass knob. I used brown ribbon a lot throughout the room to add little shots of brown here and there.


Her darling lamp which I updated with brown pom-pom fringe hot glued on.

Another shot of the too-short drapes. The only things I didn't photograph were the Rose Petal Cottage and the play kitchen. Thought I'd spare you.


That's it! Thanks so much for stopping by...

21 comments:

C Maisy said...

Oh My Goodness.
Her room is just darling.
Did you happen to get that shelf above her dresser on e-bay? I was looking at one just like that once.
I think her room is just perfect and it's her little girl room but also her big girl room.
LOVE IT!!!!

Reese & Marie said...

Hi Maisy,
Thanks for stopping by! I got the little shelf here locally at an antique place in Petaluma.

Nora said...

Love the frames and transferware. So cute!

Momovthree said...

What a sweet room! And your girls are absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the paris artwork and the ball fringe of course. What a great room for a little princess.
~Michelle

Kasey said...

her room is darling! Every little girls room needs a dress up station!
xo

Jackie said...

Very sweet!! I love the colors and all the French touches!

coco said...

What a sweet room for a little girl...I love the pom pom fringe!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It looks lovely. I especially love the nest in the frame, and the dresser. Oh, and of course the transferware plates!

Amy said...

Just Beautiful. It's so girly, I love it!

My two youngest girls are 12 and 13. When we moved into our home 6 years ago, I splurged on the most darling wall paper. It reminded me of this book we used to read before bedtime. Very Laura Ashley. Well.. they HATE it now. And want something really trendy in their room.. zebra stripes or something. :( So I have promised them I will steam off the wallpaper and update their room this Summer. But I REALLy don't want too. lol

Meg said...

I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful room with us :) What a lucky little one you have.

~Meg

Chris said...

That is a lovely room .
I too found some white things looked grey in photos but not in real life , funny .

Leigh said...

Its absolutley adorable!

Blessed Mama said...

I LOVE the ball fringe on the lampshade! This makes me miss my little girl's pink "fru fru" room. She and my son have to share and I didn't think he would appreciate all of the fluff. I guess I will ilve vicariously through you!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a beautiful bedroom!

Simplicity Cottage said...

What an adorable room...I think the brown touches to the already pink bedroom are great! A very good way to update the color scheme, trendy or not...it's beautiful! Love the lampshade!

Jeanneoli said...

You did such a great job. I love her bedding and the lovely plates on the wall.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a great little room! So many creative touches. I especially like the little coatrack turned dress up station. I have the perfect spot for something just like that in the Princess' room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Honey Bend Vintage said...

I love the plate and fram arrangement very pretty. The whole room is gorgeous~
Bristol

C Maisy said...

thank you sooo much for stopping my my blog and sharing your dreams with me. which by the way, i love all your ideas.

i have been following your blog for quite some time...i love it!!!! especially those really cute kids of yours....DARLING!!!

happy monday!

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jvw home said...

Wow, loads of cute ideas on this post! Your idea on the brown & white plates is adorable! I will have to copy this idea for my client's new baby room (I'm sure she'll love it too)...
we're doing ALL this same color scheme: pink and mocha with a tad of lite gray/silver...
ck out my new post on this color scheme....and any ideas you want to share on my blog are soooo greatly appreciated!!
Jeanette
www.jvwhome.com
http://jvwhome.blogspot.com