Monday, April 2, 2012

The Twins' Room

After a year and a half living here, I finally tackled my twin girls' room.  Now it's mostly finished. 

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I owe a big thank you to two people named Heather for helping me with this project.

The first is Heather of My Many Moments. I asked her for decorating help way back in November when she came up with this design board:

Heather's Design Board


I tried to adhere as closely as I could to it while still trying to use as much of what I already had as I possible.  I loved her idea of using neutral items that would grow with my girls and letting the color come from toys and art we already had. (I still really want to get those knobs for the dresser!)

Thank you so much, Heather!

The other Heather is my mom, who just spent five days visiting us.  She helped me with everything from ideas, to putting the bed frames together after painting, to watching the girls for me so I could work on it.  Thank you, Mom -- it would have taken me ages to finish without you.

The best part is that my girls love their new big girl beds.  Mattresses were previously on the floor to prevent injury from falling out.  Which you can see used to happen -- the falling out part.  Not that it ever woke anyone up.




More details on the twins' room to come in another post or two.  


34 comments:

  1. What a sweet room...and that last shot?.......hilarious! k

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  2. You did a great job pulling the room together! I love the black and white striped rug and I like the idea of putting a storage basket at the end of the bed for toys.

    The last picture? Totally hilarious, love it! :)

    P/S: Come by and enter my online room design giveaway, if you like!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  3. What an amazing transformation! You are so talented. A job well done!

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  4. Camille, that is stunning. Great job! Love the beds, pillows and that striped rug. It is such a fun space yet really cozy and inviting. Really great colour combinations as well. They must be thrilled!

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  5. It's awesome, Camille! Seriously, every bit of it. It has personality & class. An aged look but still fresh. I so need to learn how to do this better. Would love for my home to have more of this look and feel. But, alas, all good things take time, right?! :)

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  6. This looks great, Camille! Such a fun interesting room without being overly kiddy. Can I be a pain and ask where you found the runner? Looking for one exactly like it for my hallway and haven't found one I'm completely excited about yet. . .

    PS--Also love the idea of baskets at the end of the beds.

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  7. What a fun room, Camille, and I know your sweet girls love it!!

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  8. You did a great job Camille. It looks just right for two happy little girls! I love the bedding and the baskets at the ends of the beds are great!

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  9. Oh my goodness, Camille, I love every little part of this room--the black beds, baskets at the foot of each bed, striped rug, great mix of pillows, stool-as-nightstand, little rope-wrapped mirrors. See, I love it all! Great, great job. It looks beautiful!

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  10. I love it! The blinds, the beds, the stripes! Well done! (PS: I have those little round tables as night stands in my size-challenged bedroom!)

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  11. I love it! The blinds, the beds, the stripes! Well done! (PS: I have those little round tables as night stands in my size-challenged bedroom!)

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  12. And you were worried about painting the beds black? They are the linchpin of the design!. The room is just fantastic, with a great vintage-modern vibe!

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  13. And you were worried about painting the beds black? They are the linchpin of the design!. The room is just fantastic, with a great vintage-modern vibe!

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  14. Completely adorable!! I love the beds and the pops of yellow!! Lucky twins! P.s. How do they not wake up?!?!? My daughter used to fall out of bed all the time and never woke up...I don't get it:)

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  15. Wow- what a fabulous room for your girls! I just love the design- awesome job!! It looks so put together and love the color scheme.

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  16. Looks so cute!! Love how you have made up the beds.

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  17. Agree with all the comments. Great job. Especially like where you put the fairy prints with the black frames that set off the white dresser. Moving the yellow prints to the other wall was inspired. So glad I was able to a small part of the process...the Mom Heather

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  18. I love seeing some of the old family pieces in the girls' room. Especially like your great-great grandmother's wooden spice drawers which I imagine hold hair clips and other little treasures. It was one of my favorite things from Aunt Jo's house. (Fairy pictures look great too!)

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  19. Adorable bedroom! They're a couple of lucky kids!
    Claudia

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  20. Wow, Camille! It looks GREAT! I love that black and white runner and the bedding is fresh and fun (with not being overly "kiddish"). Great job, girl!

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  21. Camille,
    The room looks great and I love their big girl beds! The book shelves and cubbies...the big baskets at the end of the bed for when you want everything cleaned up in 5 seconds. Those butterflies are pretty cute too!

    Love the last photo...she was probably on her way into your room, but got too tired on the way out of bed!
    annie

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  22. What an adorable room! Wow at Heather for coming up with such a great mood board too! Love those baskets at the foot of the bed and all of the great textures coming into play. Very nice!

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  23. Camille, this is fantastic! I love every little detail and, I mean this in the best way, nothing looks too perfect or too bloggy. This looks like a room that two young girls would actually live and play in.

    Oh, and I'm totally convinced the decision to paint the beds was the right one!

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  24. LOVE it!!! It's a perfect blend of kid and non-kid so they can keep on growing with it. I have fond memories of Click Clack Moo:)

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  25. Gorgeous Camille! Love the space - so pretty without being overly feminine - they are both girls right? And I adore the rug :)

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  26. Oh this is cute! Love the baskets!!! The wall color and cute pillows.....they can grow with that space!!!

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  27. It's BEAUTIFUL!!! What a wonderful room! Are those the Ritva curtains? I ask because I just used a pair in my install (with a few tweaks) & was really impressed with the quality.

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  28. Oh and did you make the butterflies? So pretty! And the beds... WHERE are they from?

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  29. The beds are antiques that were purchased at an estate sale by her grandmother Rose Lee in St. Louis in the late 1950's for Camille's mom and aunt who slept in them through high school and when home on holidays after that. When her grandmother had a bad fall and had to give up her home and move into a healthcare center, her mother and father brought them to California from New Mexico for the twins. Short answer...not available to purchase anywhere that I know.

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  30. I'm dying laughing over the pictures of your girls. How freakin cute are they???
    But their ROOM, Camille! SO awesome! I love that it isn't too sweet and precious. It is definitely a space that they will be able to grow up in. Great job.

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  31. Camille, I love what you've done here and it is so you! The neutral backdrop which contrasts nicely with the beds and runner, the small doses of color via the mats & fabric baskets! It's warm, interesting to the eye and not overly kiddy! Great job!

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  32. Fran, isn't Heather the greatest? I really give her credit for know my style and coming up with something I would instantly love.
    Camille

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  33. Camille - I LOVE it! Such a great combination of coziness and bright modern color...you did a beautiful job!

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