These are two VERY adorable little girls. And the house they live in is beautiful. It's a classic "Annex-style house" (that Victorian/Edwardian red brick and stone) but renovated to have a very sleek and modern interior, fused with some restored/classic touches. It's quite unique and very striking. A posh architect did the remodel.
The family is very busy, and we're pals, so they asked if I could help them with a little shopping for the bedrooms. They just wanted some more homey touches to help counterbalance the sleek, modern stuff. After all, it's a family home.
It's a straight decorating project, and really, they're picking everything. I've just given them a few ideas. (Don't worry, I'm not going to start calling myself a designer now or anything!) But I wanted to share where we are so far.
There is very little colour in the house otherwise. White and wood tones rule.
The family chose furniture from Pottery Barn. It's all very well-made, classic stuff. The bed is a double, there's a dresser, and a bookshelf as well. All white.
I admit, when I first saw the walls, I was a little uncertain. It seemed like a tough colour to work with. Initially, I was focused on choosing wood-toned furniture, but once the family went with white painted pieces, bedding became the most important thing.
Googling offered up inspiration shots that featured the wall colour in various states of intensity, often paired with bits (or "pops" as they say -- stupid phrase) of other brights.
There I was, thinking and Googling, and thinking and Googling, and thinking and Googling some more, when I came across the old Bob Hope movie Louisiana Purchase (1941). I love old movies, and often find myself putting Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on in the background while I work.
So. Back to shopping. While I suggested a bunch of different stuff -- deep navy blue bedding, turquoise-trimmed bedding, yellow bedding, etc., here's the bedding I found that I liked best:
Anyway, just thought I'd share. That's where we are.