Saturday, July 14, 2012

Beatrice's Room Tour

I have been wanting to do a house tour since we moved to our new place back in January, but there are still window treatments I need to decide on, walls without pictures, and floors without rugs. I realized that it will probably be another 6 months before I get everything completely decorated, so I'm gonna start with the rooms that are mostly done.

Beatrice's Room

We are living in another white space. White walls, white carpet, white trim. I love color, but we can't paint the walls. I compensate with colorful everything else.

We aren't supposed to hang anything heavy on the walls surrounding our beds because of earthquake threats. I had enough of the blank empty space above Beatrice's bed, so I made tissue paper pom poms to hang from the ceiling. The ceiling is apparently made of concrete or some other impenetrable material because nothing I hammered into it would pierce through. I gave up after the staple gun popped a smashed staple a little too close to my eye. I ended up using pushpins in the picture moulding.  Even though the poms aren't suspended over her bed like I planned, I think they turned out pretty good.

Beatrice loves them.

Her bed might be my favorite thing in her room. I had an antique white iron bed growing up (I slept in it until I got married actually!) and I really wanted my girl to have something similar. Ultimately, we want the girls to share a room once Penelope is a bit older so we chose a twin bed for Beatrice. We will get Penelope a matching one when she outgrows her crib.

At the foot of the bed is a little reading space complete with comfy chair, toddler sized.

In the middle of the room is a little wooden table and chairs. It was my little brother's and we painted it white. Both of my girls love this little area.

While we were living with my brother and sister in law last year, Beatrice fell in love with the menagerie of taxidermied critters. So after we moved, Seth sent her a mounted buck for her own room.

Beatrice still has a few pieces of furniture from her nursery. We didn't want to buy all new since we plan to have the girls share one day. One of the items that stayed is the bookcase.

I pick books off of the floor approximately 37 times a day.

View from the other side of the room and a few odds and ends:

The best part about Beatrice's room is the view. She has a gorgeous harbor view with the bright blue Pacific right outside her window.

She loves her room. I love that even though it is pretty pieced together without much theme in mind, it suites our girl and is a colorful space just for her.


  1. Cute room!! I love the color of the pom-poms in contrast to the white! And oh man...I hear ya on the books! Im so glad Jack loves to read, but Im looking forward to the day he starts putting them away on his own.

  2. Super cute! I'm currently working on transitioning my daughter to her big girl room. The room is a work in progress but it should be finished in the next month or so.

  3. Very cute room.. :)

    Curious where did you find that little tea set?

  4. Adorable :) Looks like a room any little girl would love to grow up in!