#24 August's Room

Welcome to August' room! This is a place for rest and reading. Ahhhhhh!

It was important to keep this room fun and colorful while still being flexible for change as she (choking back tears) grows up. The finishes are light and neutral but the furnishings and accessories offer the interest. My favorite being the books - loads of color!

We used her twin mattress to create a window seat. It's a great spot to have when friends sleep over. See this previous post where we discuss my love of window seats.

There's lots of storage in the walk-in closet for her clothes and in the built-ins for her treasures. Picture me doing a one-arm sweep of all things messy into these drawers before company arrives!!

There's still some decorating to be done in here... but the structure is in place and it's fully functioning! Looking forward to our next overnight visitor.

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Bedding

This cute pom bedding from Pottery Barn Kids coordinates so nicely with the modern circle rug. Honestly, I thought it would get kicked to the bottom of the bed every night in lieu of her Moana blanket but she really likes it and wraps up in it every night.

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A rug over carpet?

Yes, please! Okay, so let's get real, who picks carpet this light for a 6 year old? This girl! I wanted neutral walls and neutral floors that could be light and welcoming. The rug, the bedding. the accessories... those can change as she gets older.

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Add some texture!

She loves the cuteness of this pouf and I love the texture. This is the way to do hot pink! It feels youthful and fun but it doesn't scream "kids room".

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Lighting

Speaking of F-U-N ! I love this paper flower light from Ikea. So much to look at this room from the colorful books to the upholstered headboard to this fun paper light.

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Pillow FighT!

I loaded the room with a total of 11 pillows. Below is a colorful pillow with a modern print. I love the texture! 

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Details

August picked these glass knobs from Amerock. The size is what makes them interesting. We replaced the standard knobs from her night stand to coordinate with this built-in. The drawers are perfect for housing all of her treasures.

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Books = Color

Watch out book worms, this room is stocked! Reading to our little girl is a constant and one of our favorite things. We've got quite a collection of favorites and well loved books. I absolutely love that these are on display. The memories we have and will create of us together with a book are priceless.

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Some of August's favorite books:

By Tracey West
By Cornelia Funke
By Betty MacDonald

Angie's favorites to read to August:

By Peter H. Reynolds
By Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
By Jason Lefebvre

Brent's favorites to read to August:

 

By Aaron Blabey
By James Burks
By Mo O'Hara

Here's a link to our pinterest board with a complete list of our favorites.


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