Monday, January 9, 2012

Audrey's Room Progress

I know I've kept you in suspense about Audrey's room.  We did get a lot of work done in there over the Christmas break.  Jay had some time off work and that helped matters. Here's what we started with:

I was hesitant to post the after photos for you, not because I don't love how her room is shaping up, but because it's not really done.  I had a lot of trouble figuring out the window treatments for this room.  First I was going to make a pelmet but I didn't have a lot of success and it looked cheap and homemade.

   Then, we painted the room in Audrey's favourite colour.  Boy, is it aqua.  I mean, really bright aqua.  She loves it.  She says it makes her happy to wake up in there.  But it is a lot of colour for me.  Here it is:

We have left the iron bed white for now.  It's peeling and chipping so I will paint it but I'm giving it a little time first so we can think on the colour - maybe brown. The bedding is from Restoration Hardware and the pillows are in 'Sweet William' from Tonic Living.  I am hoping to find an off-white quilt and shams for here.

The orange-stained closet doors (yuck!) are being replaced with white panelled doors like in the rest of the house.

Jay is working on a built-in desk for this area.  The hutch will go up on top of the desk and the schoolhouse desk will be removed.  It isn't nearly enough storage space for Audrey, who loves to craft and create and generally make a mess.

The art will go up on this wall - gallery style.  Still working on collecting the frames and pieces that will go there.  The ones I do have are up on top of her hutch right now.  We also found a big curvy mirror on the side of the road yesterday.  I will be putting that up in here for sure when I've gotten a coat of white paint on it.  I am also painting the pink bulletin board white.

The little nook in the corner will eventually have a window seat.  Audrey can often be found on the beanbag chair reading a book.  It's a cozy little reading corner.  She calls it her 'book nook'.

I have decided to wait on the window treatments for the time being.  I'm thinking of just doing a plain off-white panel on a oil-rubbed bronze curtain rod over the bed but I'd like a more tailored roman on the book nook window.  I will most likely link the two with some turquoise trim.

I'll keep you posted about the progress!  I would welcome any comments or suggestions you have for pulling it together the rest of the way.

xo Meg


  1. Things are looking great so far Meg - I'm glad that you decided to share these photos with us!!

  2. It looks awesome Meg! I love where you are going with this room! The built in desk will be fabulous! Gorgeous! Angie xo

  3. It is so cute that it makes you daughter happy to wake up in the room! That's what it's all about right? It looks like it's coming along great!

  4. It looks great. I love the aqua color. Can't wait to see more.

  5. So pretty! I love the wall color and the cow hide :)

  6. It is soooo pretty! Love the architectural details of your home! I love where you are going with this space!

  7. oooh it's looking great. Love the cow hide - we have a similar one in our master. I am new to your blog and am your newest follower!