Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Favorite Room Feature: Little Black Door

Today's special guest is not a new blog to me, actually I have known about little black door for a really long time. You know it is hard to keep up with all of the blogs that you adore. Thanks to the One Room Challenge, I was reacquainted with Elizabeth and her incredible talents. I have been back to her blog a slew of times going through each and every space she has designed. Yes. She has all of them up there. Score. She is easily my current fave in the blog world after seeing the space she designed for her daughter's. Totally amazing. Just wait and see.

Hey everybody! It's Elizabeth from little black door and I'm excited to be here and chat with y'all about my daughters' bedroom.  Sadie + Stella is part of my morning routine, usually right after breakfast but before my second glass of tea, so of course I was over the moon when Lindsay asked me to participate in such a fab series. I just may have raised the roof when I read the email. I live in a small cottage with my hubs and two little girls (5 1/2 and 2) and we like to pack a lot of fun into our little space. So when it came time to redo the bedroom my girls' share for the One Room Challenge, I knew I wanted it to be like them, bright and fun with a good dose of silly.
Pink of course was a top request, but my little clients also wanted blue and green. Swear. A yellow rug was in my head from the beginning, who knows why, and I've been thrilled to find the right one at Pottery Barn. Dhurrie rugs are an excellent choice for rooms with little ones. The dresser was an estate sale find that servered as a changing table for many years until I gave it a new coat of paint and some new hardware. The silhouettes were a really simple DIY project that I had wanted to try for years.
I mixed up the bedding using the colors in the lamp shade fabric as my inspiration. My oldest picked out the fabric, Portobello Vase (Blossom colorway) , and I think it is the perfect representation of the room - classic pattern, youthful colors. The seersucker bolsters were given some navy grosgrain to tie in the monogram and the dresser.

Most of our toys stay downstairs in the playroom so we keep the books upstairs for bedtime reading. My youngest is a huge fan of elephants (she's so on trend) and I love to find little elephant items to add to her collection. Both the blue and white elephant lamp and the elephant planter were antique store finds.


I love the pink ceiling against all the white. And of course the deer head. What little girl's room is complete without a deer head?
The mini vanity is a heavily used piece and the location of many fights. (it's hard to share a space when all you want to do is stare at yourself in the mirror) I added the navy trim and gold knobs to tie it into the navy in the dresser and drum shade. It all comes back to navy. And elephants.


So that is my little piece of little girl design. It's been finished for a whole week now and I'm already itching to get started on another room! It's a sickness people. Thanks again for having me Lindsay! xo

30 comments:

  1. What a sweet room. Love the bedding. That is one lucky girl!

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  2. This room is fantastic! Love the colors and how stylish it is. Elizabeth did a great job!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome

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  3. I always knew that Elizabeth had some serious talent, but when I saw her room for the ORC I was totally blown away. I love this room and have pinned it away for when I someday have a little one of my own, or a client with one! Is it weird that I am totally envious of two little girls? The room is that good! xo

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  4. Elizabeth knows how to rock a gallery wall. Every time I look at this space, I notice something different. They layers are spot on.

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  5. This room is gorgeous! I was not familiar with Elizabeth's blog, but will certainly be checking it out.

    xxoo
    Kathy
    http://pearlsinparadise.blogspot.com

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  6. I just discovered Elizabeth's blog and I love her taste and talents! xo Kristin

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  7. I have been daydreaming about this room since last week. Love it!

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  8. Though I've studied it a million times, I still can't get enough. That gallery wall.... Those colors.... True love.

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  9. What a beautiful room. So cute, love the fabric on the lamp shades!

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  10. I love this space for 2 little girls! The deer has got to be my favorite part!

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  11. I'll never get tired of seeing this room! You did such a great job sister!!

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  12. One of my favorites also! I loved to watch the transformation! It really will be a room her daughter can grow with!

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  13. Really great job, Elizabeth! I can't get enough of this room.

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  14. so glad you featured this - she really deserves some serious attention on this. what a wonderful room. i know id have LOVED to have this room as a teen. Maybe now? probably! great great job!

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  15. I can not get enough of this room, it's just stunning! Do you think Elizabeth would be willing to adopt me? xxx

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  16. Love it, love it, love it. Elizabeth is just the bee's knees!

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  17. loved elizabeth's room! the monograms kill me - so cute
    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  18. Ummm I'm a grown up and I would LOVE living in a room like this! So whimsical!
    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash

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  19. I really like this room - girly, but not overly so. Playful, but something they can both mature with a little.

    Well done!

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  20. Elizabeth did such a fantastic job in this room. What I get is clean, fresh, fun, feminine but not sweet and not overly decorated. I pretty much am crazy for it!!!

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  21. Elizabeth, where have I been? Why haven't I seen this room yet? Or is this ol' noggin failing me? I love the beds. Know why? My grandmom lived next door and she was AWESOME. She made her bed like these beds of your girls. Flash back to happiness is what I felt. THANK YOU!

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  22. This is one of those rooms I could analyze forever ~ SO fun! Great job, Elizabeth!

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  23. I want my entire house to look like this!! So obsessed, Elizabeth!! Thanks for introducing me to her blog, Lindsay!

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  24. So cute and especially love the art wall!

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  25. Holy crap, SWOON!! It's my favorite room too! I totally missed the ORC reveal so I was hoping when I hopped over here that this would be the room you showed. I'm dying- just dying- over those lamps. Please tell where you got them. I love it all Elizabeth! Fab job as always!!

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  26. Love everything about this room ! Those girls will never want to move out!!! Haha

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  27. So beautiful! Love the twin beds - so adorable. And love all the art and details in the space. The elephant vase with the daffodils is my favorite!

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  28. I love this room! I love her blog too. So many great ideas. This is a great example of how an eclectic mix wins! Very well deserved feature!

    Laura
    House Envy

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