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Faye’s Bedroom Transformation and her dream “Princess Bed”

October 1, 2020  —  Written by Julia 

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Faye hasn’t slept in her bedroom for months. When we replaced the windows and drywall and added the closet in our bedroom, Chris and I slept in Faye’s room, and Faye slept in Greta’s room. Then, we replaced the window in Faye’s room and restructured the turret and she slept in Greta’s room again. Our six-year-old is probably the most patient human I know. Every night, as we tucked her in, she asked about her room and when she’d be able to sleep in her “princess bed.” Wait… what was that? What would make it a “princess” bed?

 

So, recently when her walls were finally insulated and her new window was in, and everything was patched, we went to work and came up with a plan!

Four Poster Bed
Wide Stripe Sham
Rani Cotton Patchwork Euro Sham
Cuddle & Kind Doll
Narrow Stripe Fitted Sheet
Lace Velvet Flat Sheet
Duvet Insert
Duvet Cover
Narrow Stripe Pillowcases
Dot Cotton Blanket

We knew we had to make her bed special — that was her dream. We found this 4 poster bed that reminded me of something Anna from Frozen would sleep in, put it together and layered on all the sweet bedding from The Company Store we could while she was at school one day.

I love that The Company Store is a heritage brand: They have so many beautiful mix-and-match pieces that layer well and last forever.

The layers, patterns, and palette in the bedding are a great jump-off point and really inspiring us with the rest of the room. I actually chose the Rani Cotton Patchwork Euro Shams first. The vintage florals feel cottage-y and sweet (and princess like), and the warm colors feel feminine and not too “little girl.” This is bedding we know could grow with Faye — and honestly, layer onto any bed in our home.

The Lace Velvet Flannel Flat Sheet is velvety soft and I love the scalloped lace border folded over their Legends Hotel Supima Cotton Wrinkle-Free Sateen Duvet Cover in white.

We went with the Narrow Strip Company Cotton Yarn-Dyed Percale Fitted Sheet and matching Pillowcases.

The OP Dot Cotton Blanket we folded at the bottom of the bed, brings a great graphic neutral and textural fringe that feels fun — I can’t get enough of it.

Clearly this room still needs work, but we’re going to let the bedding be the design anchor that helps us to choose paint colors and other finishes for this room. Maybe a putty pink pulled from the sheets or golden yellow? Or something like a warm blue contrast trim to coordinate with the back of the shams.

We’re excited to see where this takes us and our little Faye Faye.

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  1. R says:

    I have recently discovered you. Thank you for sharing links to products and more importantly budget friendly stuff. On Studio McGee nothing is affordable unless you are rich.
    Thank you

  2. A.B. says:

    whimsical/tent stripes on the ceiling with a scalloped border painted around the border (where crown would be)!

  3. Jessa says:

    Hmm I like the bed but the bedding is very plain and not very ‘princessy’ or even just fun or whimsical or pretty IMO.

  4. Michelle says:

    Can I just say, I love the process updates! It’s amazing to see the beautiful and the messy all together in one space, especially knowing that another update will appear in the future.

  5. Mary says:

    I also thought the wall treatment was intentional. Ha ha. That’s just funny. Like a bedroom in an old palace. Maybe poor Cinderella’s room?

  6. Julie says:

    I feel like I am good at decorating my house, but for some reason I CANNOT style a bed very well. What you’ve done with this bed is just absolutely fabulous. Please help me learrrrrnnnn your skills! I would have never come up with this combo on my own. Picking out the Eurosham was first, so then how did the rest fall into place? Does your staff help you or do you pick out everything. I just love it so much. Can’t wait to see what you decide on the walls. Great pics too!

  7. Cheryl says:

    I thought you all were doing a Frozen effect on the walls, like Elsa froze a path from wall to wall! Lol Picture all the white as frost.

  8. Cinder says:

    What about wallpapering just the ceiling… I know, skim coating, but it’s already started. Farrow and Ball has a perfect putty pink for the walls and a blue for the trim. And I know you could source the perfect rug to balance the ceiling and bring the pillow sham colours together ♥️????????

  9. Anne says:

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  10. Alex says:

    That is one perfect princess bed :). I immediately thought of a putty pink or dusty rose for the walls!

  11. Carrie Puffinbarger says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. This is the bed of my childhood dreams! And I absolutely love those shams! Any of the color pulled from there would be stunning. (Although I’m super partial to blue right now.) This is going to be so fun!

  12. Kristin says:

    This bedding is perfect! I would love this for my 10 year old daughter!

  13. Courtney says:

    You have an amazing eye! I love to see how you pair pieces together. I would have never thought to pair the pink stripe with the dotted blanket with the scalloped crisp white sheet. When I see it all together they look effortless and timeless, like you had these bedding pieces for years and just threw it all together. I love it. It certainly looks very sweet and cottagey.

  14. Betsy says:

    Love the new bed and bedding so much. But I cannot get over how much the new window, and fixing the ceiling changed this room for the better. Holy smokes! Nice work!

  15. Bre says:

    Absolutely love the bed. I think I’ll be buying that Dot blanket as I’ve been looking for a bed blanket and that goes perfectly!

    **For the past few weeks, every time I try to pin an image for your site, it says “something went wrong”. Not sure if this is just my computer or an issue other people are having.

  16. Kathryn Galloway English says:

    Audible gasp! You nailed that bedding. I know this room is going to be AH-mazing.

  17. JL says:

    Oh, Julia. That bed and those linens are exquisite! It would have been easy to make it too “princess-y”….too frilly, too pink, too many bows, too over the top (we’ve all seen it!). The plaster on the wall is reminiscent of an old Italian villa and makes the bed even more striking. Switch out the shams for a couple of paisley velvet ones and I want that bed! I can’t wait to see which color palette and lighting you select. I can only imagine little Faye’s face when she first saw her bed! Everything about this just makes me happy.

  18. Rachel says:

    Where was the original grey bed from?

    This is a little girls paradise! Beautiful!

  19. jess says:

    It’s gonna be so pretty! I am really excited about this room. I would have absolutely loved it as a kid, with the gorgeous ceiling and window!

  20. meredith says:

    I cannot wait to see this sweet space come together! Love the bedding as the perfect starting point.

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