Camille Styles

Phoebe’s “Big Girl” Room!

April 22nd, 2015

I’ve been sneaking little peeks here and there of our work-in-progress upstairs spaces, and I’m so excited to show y’all the first of the finished rooms! Since I hadn’t changed up the decor of Phoebe’s nursery since she was born, we thought it was time for our almost 3-year-old to have a room that was a little more in-line with the big girl she’s growing into. And since we’ve got a baby on the way soon, I knew we’d be moving the changing table and a few other baby items into his nursery, leaving room for some fun new design elements. I shared the design kickoff meeting at RH Baby & Child here… now click through the slides to see how their design team helped me bring my vision to life in our home, and learn a few great design tips I picked up along the way. Not sure if Phoebe’s favorite part of her new room is the canopy (new favorite hiding place) or her “makeup table,” but suffice it to say that she’s pretty much in big girl heaven!

*photos by Molly Winters

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  1. Kelly Colchin says:

    The CUTEST little room for the cutest, sweetest little girl.

  2. Marin says:

    What a gorgeous space!! Did you take out her carpet and put hardwood in? Just curious if you did because we are building a house and can’t decide if we should do carpet in the bedrooms.

    • Yes! I should have mentioned that b/c it was a pretty big project that we did several months ago… when we built the house, we installed carpet b/c it seemed more comfortable for upstairs bedrooms. But ultimately, I really wanted the clean look of wood floors, and the carpet did not wear as well as I’d hoped. I am SO glad we swapped it out with the wood, and I think we achieved the comfort factor with the big rugs we laid down in each room. Which, by the way, we used this rug in Phoebe’s room:
      It is amazingly durable for being so light-colored. We’ve already had a big spill on it that easily wiped right up!

  3. Molly McConn says:

    Love the horizontal feature photo! That picture of you two is too perfect. I want a mini make-up table!! I spy a copy of Anne of Green Gables 🙂 My favorite growing up was A Little Princess. Phoebe is certainly that, and I’d love an invitation to play in her palace ANY day.

  4. Chanel Dror says:

    Gorgeous design, styling AND photography! Let me know when the room is on AirBnB… I’d happily stay in it 🙂

  5. Stacey S says:

    Love the photos! A gorgeous mommy and a gorgeous little girl 🙂 I was wondering if the drapery panels were the optic white or the warm white. Thanks for sharing this beautiful space.

  6. Colette says:

    A beautiful and cozy space for Phoebe. I can predict many hours of make-believe with that little makeup table and canopy. Definite keepsakes!

  7. Milly says:

    What a wonderful mom you are! You put so much thought and love in every detail of your daughter’s room! I can’t wait to see the nursery next! I’m setting up my own nursery and I’m due soon with my first! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration as always!

  8. Vargo says:

    Gorgeous. Love every detail. Would you tell me where the white pillow on her bed is from? The white one with the pink dots on the sides with her name embroidered? It’s darling.

  9. Such a beautiful room, I’ve fallen in love with it!

  10. beautiful!! sweet and charming. we are in the market for new curtain rods and curtains, I appreciate the RH advice on extending the curtain rod.

  11. Ashley says:

    This room is so beautiful! It’s a dream room. What color are the walls?

  12. Ashley says:

    This is gorgeous, but furniture prices from RH are so expensive. Do you have recommendations for the same type of pieces for the majority of people who can’t spend hundreds of dollars on a child’s room? That vanity alone is $400 and the chair another $150. And the sofa is another $1000+. Did RH provide the furniture?

    • Hi Ashley! This is a great question, and while I don’t know of another brand that carries the same type of pieces at a lower cost (I think RH Baby & Child’s are so unique – I honestly don’t know of another brand that carries something similar at any cost!) I do think there are some strategies you can use. When I design rooms on a tighter budget, I usually start with one piece that I love and let that be my “splurge” item — maybe it’s the crib or the vanity — something that will make a big impact! I let that piece take center stage in the design of the room, then I add coordinating basics that are as affordable as I can find. I also think it’s important to not feel as though you have to “fill up the room” with furniture all at once. Most of the rooms in our house have been works-in-progress for years: We add new pieces that we love as we have the budget for them, which allows our home to evolve with our style.

  13. Consuelas Cottage says:

    Everything is so adorable! I just love the soft color pallet and all the detail. I also love the maxi dress you are wearing. Mind sharing where you found it?

  14. Jessica says:

    Where did you get the white ball chandelier?

  15. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on your angels room it looks gorgeous! I am in the process of thinking about a big girl room for Olivia and she has the same exact crib… And a very similar room decor… Curious to see what the layout of her room looks like with the bench instead of the glider… Can you post a picture of the whole room?

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