Adventures In Interiors: Magenta & Mint Bedroom

Interior design does not come naturally to me. The spatial orientation, combined with mixing and matching prints in a 3D situation, is completely overwhelming. Hence it took me about a year of incessant Pinterest-ing to finally make a decision on how to transition my daughter's nursery into a "big girl" room. And while by no means done, I am pretty in love with the work-in-progress state.

The initial inspiration came from my design-savvy friend Shawna Feeley- based on the below image she found on Pinterest, of a room created by Jill Sorensen. Suddenly a color combo that had never crossed my mind became my mantra of choice,"magenta and mint, magenta and mint, magenta and mint."

 Magenta And Mint room

Magenta And Mint room

However, I was still kind of lost as to where to go from there. So I decided to break apart the inspiration image into pieces, and work each element into the room one by one- felt less daunting. The dresser that anchors the pops of color was already part of the room- we carpeted her nursery in a chocolate brown rug and had installed dark wood blinds. Two less things to worry about.

Magenta was delivered via drapes-  love the geometric print on this fabric and with the scale of the windows to the room, they instantly became a focal point. So I had to make sure the hardware they hung on was just as impressive- hence the bronze bars with lucite finials from Restoration Hardware.

 MagentaandMintBedroom

MagentaandMintBedroom

For mint, this custom bed feels  timeless- but still youthful when the frame is painted mint. I chose a faux-leather stain resistant material for the headboard because, in my opinion, if there is going to be anything white in a kid's room, it must be easily wiped clean! After pinning about 100 options, I settled on this simple mint ombre duvet from Deny Designs. 

The zebra throw rug is translated into animal-inspired accents- specifically, cheetah print pillows from Overstock, and these affordable shag beanbag chairs.

The genius of the beanbag chairs? In lieu of unattractive guardrails, I just move these to either side of the bed at night so if Alexa does tumble off the edge, she falls onto a plush cushion and falls right back to sleep! *Cue visual of me patting myself on the back*

Baby steps is the name of the game with the gallery wall that, in my head, looks significantly more eclectic than it does below. But we're getting there. I found the lip print (and a ton of other deeply discounted art pieces) here, made the poster of Alexa on CanvasPop, and gathered the prints from various Etsy shops. The stuffed elephant head was a sale find but you can get a similar style here, and are you dying over the unicorn with the bedazzled staff

 Magenta and Mint Bedroom

Magenta and Mint Bedroom

But perhaps my favorite little detail of all is the makeshift vanity. In true Jenn form, I didn't measure the height needed for a nightstand when ordering this acrylic table, and it is way too short. However, it is perfectly proportioned to fit underneath a fun mirror discovered on a recent HomeGoods run. And by creating this little nook for Alexa, two tasks she typically protested emphatically- brushing her hair and putting on sunscreen- suddenly became very appealing chances to act all grown up when done standing in front a mini version of mommy's makeup table. 

 Vanity

Vanity

So, whaddya think so far? Any tips and ideas are very welcome, bring it on...