It’s finally here! Sorry to keep you in suspense for so long. When Rio arrived a lot of new changes took place in the Scout household, including a musical chairs type of deal with bedrooms. Musical rooms? London used to be in Rio’s nursery, but we had to do a switch-a-roo and move her into the downstairs bedroom so I could be close to the baby. We’ve had London’s room mostly done for a while now, but we finally put on all the finishing touches and I’m so happy to finally share it with you. Ta-da!
As you guys know, I like a crisp and clean color palette. Whites and grays always make for a chic backdrop so I decided to use these neutrals as the most prominent colors in the room. That way, I could liven up the space with London’s trinkets and accessories. In my opinion, bright whites make spaces feel more open and fresh.
As you can see, London has a room within a room. Hubby and I loved this Pottery Barn Kids treehouse bed because it totally fit London’s personality. She loves to use her imagination and play pretend so we thought this piece would be a perfect little haven for her. I love that it also has room for storage underneath because hey, after all that pretend play, you’re left with a not so pretend mess. We put these storage bins underneath and she also has a sweet little crib for her dolls. Her purple quilt bedding is also from Pottery Barn Kids, and you’ll always find at least one stuffed animal friend standing guard.
We took a step away from the traditional closet and put in these shelving units from IKEA. LS has accumulated a lot of clothes over the years from photo shoots and, ahem, a mom who loves to dress her up. The open unit is great because we can visually put together outfits and access them easily. We layered more boxes on top for storage to keep the London archives in order. We also put in an armoire (similar here) with a mirrored facade. The mirrors open up the space and are a must-have for a mini stylist. Plus – you guessed it – more storage.
Next to London’s bed is a cream vanity from Joss & Main. I thought it was fit for a petite fashionista to brush her hair, do her nails, or make funny faces as she sees fit. We also put a little white play table with vintage-looking chairs in the center of the floor in case LS feels an impromptu tea party coming on. If you have a child, I’d definitely recommend having some sort of small table in his or her room. It makes for a great coloring or craft station and gives the room a dynamic feel.
I strung globe string lights along the ceiling for a playfully artistic vibe. I think it makes the room feel a little bit like a glam campsite, with her little treehouse bed and twinkle lights. Glamping anyone? She also has a silver floor lamp with a marble base for times when we want more of a candlelit vibe.
The fun is always in the details, right? You can totally change up a space by throwing a rug on the floor. It’s one of my favorite ways to add pattern and usually the first alteration I make when a room starts to feel stale. This gray patterned rug (similar here) adds some visual appeal and makes the floor more play-friendly. We went for a boutique vibe by putting two mannequin dress forms near the closet. She can dress them up based the season or the latest trend she’s loving aka ballet. I filled LS’s room with some fun stuffed animals and these fashionable plush doll pillows (similar here). She also has several ballet-themed music boxes, which are equally great for decoration and for practicing your twirls.