Designing a baby’s room is outside the realm of what I normally get asked to do, but when I learned I was going to be a grandma, my focus changed! Suddenly, inspiration was everywhere and decorating ideas for a baby girl’s dream space began to flow!
I was meeting some friends in LA last summer for the DWELL Home Design Convention and Home Tour when I spotted my first inspiring space. This home was light and bright and welcoming! A cheerful place to wake up to everyday.
The room for my new granddaughter, Kaylee, is not overly large, but has great light. I told the mom-to-be, Leah, about my plans and she loved the idea of bright colors and a cheerful theme we call “Baby Boho!”
“She’ll be a little girlie… that calls for flowers. She might be a wild child with a great imagination… that calls for a teepee! Maybe she’s a princess… well, sparkles and glitter for sure!”
Our color palette was pulled from this Surya rug. It’s vibrant and a bit Bohemian. Best of all, it’s man made, easy to clean, and less expensive for unpredictable baby messes!
Leah had used “Tide Water,” a Sherwin Williams paint color, before and really loved it. It calms down the strong colors of the rug.
Great grandma Rachel donated a cabinet in black, which we painted and distressed in white to use as a changing table. It’s easier on the budget and the funky finish keeps the look mixed for that eclectic vibe!
Mixing patterns keeps the room lively! I selected this floral pattern for Roman Shades. It’s a custom design from Select Masterpieces, created by our work room, Lafayette Interior Fashions. See more ideas here. The TLC cordless lift feature makes it completely child safe. The light filtering lining gives a pleasant glow with privacy in the room by day. Light blocking liner shades make it dark for naps.
The final details … gorgeous paper flowers, custom designed and colored to match the rug and fabrics. Order yours from Kate and Leah by messaging them on Facebook. A vintage chandelier, a chair chosen for comfort (and it’s cleanable vinyl), plus sheepskin rugs for cozy luxury. No teepee because this grandma failed to look at the huge size I ordered and realized the baby needed a crib, not a teepee, and both would not fit!
Using creative energy feeds our souls. Watching everyone use the space and seeing little Kaylee fixated on the flowers and her pretty chandelier… truly satisfying!
Paint Color: Tide Water from Sherwin Williams
Roller Shade: Hunter Douglas
Fabric: Lafayette Roman Shades
Paper Flowers: “Blush Blossoms” by Fowler Design Co. on Etsy.com
Rug: Surya “Ani 1029”
Chandelier, Dressers- Re-purposed finds from friends and thrift shops
Baby Kaylee: A Leah Fowler exclusive.