Welcome to part 3 of my Home Tour series – Molly’s room! Isn’t this space just dreamy?! Every little detail feels so whimsical to me and I’m so grateful that this is the room she’s going to grow up in. Sometimes I find myself going and sitting in her room when I need a quiet moment alone. I think it’s because it’s tucked away in the outer corner of our house so it tends to be the quietest room we have and because we spend most of our time playing downstairs or outside, her room is actually one of the cleanest and least cluttered rooms in the house. Well, hers and Riley’s since Riley doesn’t even sleep in his room yet, much less play in it. Anyway, today I’m going to take you through all the beautiful details in her room and hopefully give some inspo to other mamas out there looking for ideas for a little girl’s room.
What I truly love about this room is that if there wasn’t a crib, you probably wouldn’t be able to guess the age of the child. Meaning, it’s a space that is gorgeous for my little Molly, but also a space that she can grow into. In fact, her crib by Evolur converts into a toddler bed and then into a twin bed. Can you imagine a twin bed on the wall and a 10-year-old girl in this room? Even a 16-year-old girl! As much as I loved Molly’s nursery in our old house, I definitely felt like it was for a little girl and not necessarily something she could grow into. The space will be one she’ll experience so many firsts in as she grows up. I can almost picture her as a pre-teen sitting on her bed in this room writing in a journal. It makes me tear up when I think about it!
If you read my other blog posts from this Home Tour series – like my family room post or my master bedroom post, then you know about our designer Veronica Valencia! She designed almost every single room in our home and we are so in love with her work! If you’re curious, the only spaces she didn’t design are our master bedroom balcony area and our guestroom. Only because I wanted to have at least a couple projects for myself. But, I almost wish we worked with her on those spaces too because of course those rooms aren’t done and probably won’t get done for a very long time! Ha! Well, I know I can always count on Veronica so I’m sure I’ll just reach out to her about those spaces in the future anyway!
Back to Molly‘s room. I told Veronica I wanted this room to be something Molly could grow into – light and bright, with hints of blush. I think it’s safe to say she nailed it! I feel like those things perfectly describe this room! And I know many of you are probably thinking that I’m crazy for having so much white in a child’s room. For instance, I know the white rug will need to be replaced sooner than a non-white rug. But I love it so much that I’m OK with that. And here’s the thing, while Molly is young she really doesn’t and won’t spend much time in her bedroom. She really only sleeps in there. And since it’s not a common space there’s not a lot of foot traffic in there. We basically go in there to read her stories and put her down for her naps and bedtime. So the rug will stay white a lot longer than if it was in a living room or something. Molly spends all her time playing in her play room area, which I’ll blog about soon, the family room area or outside. So honestly if any room in our house is going to be all white, her room would probably be the one that makes the most sense since it gets the least action.
We almost used her glider from her old nursery in the space but now that she’s older and I’m not nursing her anymore, we thought a more mature looking chair would suit the space better for reading stories before bedtime. This gorgeous accent chair is without a doubt one of my favorite pieces in the entire house! Want to know how much I love it?! We got 3 of them! I’m not even kidding. Two of these chairs are also in our formal living area (That’s another space I haven’t blogged about yet that will be coming up in this Home Tour series). We actually got the chairs for the formal living area first and loved the color and design of the chair so much that Veronica and I decided to get the exact same one for Molly‘s room. And I just said “color” because as anyone who has white things in their home knows, there are basically 1000 different shades of white. In fact, we have a similar chair in our family room that is more of a beige color, whereas this chair is definitely more white. Actually, we originally ordered a different chair for Molly’s room but it ended up being off-white and didn’t look right against the white carpet and white furniture. So I knew this chair would be perfect since I already owned two. Stick with what works right?
One thing Veronica taught me, among many things, was that plants and trees can really pull together an entire space! But I’ve killed almost every plant I’ve ever owned so most of ours are faux plants. Like this faux fiddle leaf tree in Molly’s room! I mean, this room would be beautiful without the faux fiddle leaf tree, but I feel like it adds so much! When we first got it Molly would wake up from her nap‘s, look at it and say “lettuce!” HA! It was the cutest thing ever. But of course we taught her that it was a tree and now she knows the difference. The tree doesn’t come with the basket, so we bought a basket to put it in. If you get the tree you definitely need some sort of base to put in. And a woven basket is kind of perfect.
The light fixtures in the room, like the white beaded chandelier and the gold floor lamp, add just the right amount of girlishness! They’re both so whimsical! The floor lamp feels like it came out of a fairytale book or something. I don’t know why I feel that way I just do!
The biggest showstopper in the room has to be the wallpaper! If you guys read my blog post about Riley’s room, you know I was hesitant about the wallpaper until Veronica talked me into it. Then once it was up in his room it ended up being my favorite thing in his entire room! Well, the same goes for Molly’s room. I was so hesitant of this wallpaper when Veronica sent me the link for it. (By the way both wallpapers are from Wayfair. I had no idea that Wayfair had so many beautiful wallpapers to choose from.) In the end, I’m so glad that Veronica convinced me to go for it and now when I walk into Molly‘s room, that wall is the first thing I see and I fall in love with it all over again every time I see it.
Blush details really bring a room together. We added a blush throw blanket to Molly’s accent chair, blush vases and blush decorative books. I got these books from a cute little Etsy shop called Book Bundle Lane. Molly loves books, and even though these are just decorative, it seems only fitting to use pretty blush books to decorate her room! These are the only books I got from that Etsy shop. I got white ones and navy ones in a plethora of other types of books for our family room that I blogged about HERE. I had no idea how much using painted decorative books can help fill spaces in a room without it feeling cluttered. We added a plant, a worn mirror and some of Molly’s stuffed animals to fill up the shelves. And cute little blocks with her name!
And now for one of the CUUUTEST parts of the room! Molly’s “full length”mirror! Full length for her! To be completely honest with you guys, Veronica and I didn’t realize how small this gold mirror was when we ordered it – even though it says the size in the dimensions! I blame our pregnancy brains since we were BOTH pregnant at the time! And I don’t know if I mentioned this to you guys or not, but we completely furnished and decorated the house in mere months which means we were really rushing to pick out furniture at certain times. This mirror was originally going to go on Molly‘s dresser. But when it arrived, it felt much too small to put on her dresser leaning up against the wall. So that’s when we decided to hang it low to the floor like it was a full length mirror for Molly. And let me tell you, not only do I love it, but Molly absolutely adores it! Any of you who follow me on Instagram know that Molly loves to put on not only her own dresses and twirl around, but she likes to put on mommy’s dresses too! So it’s so cute to watch her spin around while watching herself in this mirror. I could watch her do it all day long.
Let’s see, what else what else. Like in the rest of our house, the blinds are from Veronica‘s line at Select Blinds. The ones in Molly‘s room are the same as the ones in our master bedroom. They are the Veronica Valencia Island Woven Wood Shades in Austral Island. The only difference is Molly‘s blinds have a blackout liner on the back of them. We didn’t put them on the ones in our master bedroom because let’s face it, as parents of two small children, we’re never asleep after the sun comes up. But blackout shades are ESSENTIAL in Molly‘s room! Not only are her blinds blackout, but her drapes are also blackout to make sure the room is super dark. No light is getting through those bad boys! And our drapes were custom made from Loom Decor.
And I’ve gotten a few questions about the hardware throughout our house recently. So I wanted to include a picture here to show you guys! We got them through the new custom line of door hardware from Schlage Hardware. These crystal knobs are on the door handles throughout our entire house! In some places they’re matte black and in others (like here in Molly’s room) they’re nickel. We used to have really modern door handles that made our house feel way too modern for my taste, so I absolutely love how these give a little bit of a vintage feel in our otherwise very new home.
Something else Veronica taught me is that adding ottomans and poufs to different spaces is a good way to fill up a lot of empty space in the middle of a room – and it’s a good way to add seating. We used them to add seating in our family room and living room and we used this white poof in Molly’s room not only to kick our feet up when we’re reading her stories before bed, but also just to fill the blank space in the middle of the room.
And you might notice Molly‘s height chart over on the right-hand side of the room. We got that on Etsy before her first birthday and every year on her birthday we are using it to mark her height. When we bought it we lived in our other house. And the reason we got it is because it’s a perfect way to measure your child’s height and not have to worry about losing those measurements if you move houses.. For instance, my parents measured our height by marking it on a doorway as we grew up, but when we moved we couldn’t take it with us. So by having this height chart, if we do end up moving houses in the future, it will allow us to take the memories with us! I got it from a small Etsy shop and she hand makes them!
Oh and I can’t forget the paint color on Molly‘s closet doors! I wanted a blush color for the room but I really didn’t want it to feel too pink. So Veronica found this gorgeous color from Benjamin Moore and called Bashful. If you’re looking for a dusty blush/rose – this is it!
And last but not least my outfit details of course. I wear this light blue top all the time so you guys have seen me in it a bunch and I’ve blogged about it a few times. It’s under $50 and one of my absolute favorites. I love wearing it with my go-to high waist jeans that are under $60. High waist jeans = covers my squishy postpartum belly 🙂
OK I think that’s everything! If I missed anything in the room that you want details on leave me a comment below. Or just let me know what you think about the room in general! What’s your favorite part?!