After finishing the Study, I was really craving a home project with a lighter lift (is there such a thing?). Although no project is without its bumps and hiccups, slowing down and renovating Faye’s bedroom was exactly what my heart, head, and body needed. It’s been an absolute delight working with her over the last few months, letting Faye take the lead in designing a room that she loves, making the both of us happy. And so, without further ado, here’s Faye’s new bedroom!
Faye’s New Scalloped Bed
The Original Mood Board
Three Layout Options for Faye’s Room
Wallpaper Selections For Faye’s Room
Faye’s New Traditional Wallpaper
Does a Bedroom Have to Have a Closet?
Quick & Easy Curtain Hanging Tip
This photo was taken right when we moved in. The only thing we changed was pulling up the carpet and laying hardwood floors throughout the house. But the sponge-painted walls and everything else stayed the same over the last 2 years. One of the very first things we did to kick off the makeover in Faye’s room was take out the closet to bring some symmetry to the space. The closet was a dark hole of lost things, cutting into the right window, so we took it out and brought in a dresser and armoire for functional storage.
I love that this room is a mix of new things, things from our Pottery Barn Kids Collection, old things, and used things. Faye is such a collector, so every bit of this makes sense.
This room was heavily inspired by our Pottery Barn Kids collection, but it wouldn’t be a CLJ room without incorporating pieces from our other collaborations – the Loloi rug and Shades of Light chandelier.
These curtains are the gift that keeps on giving. Originally they were made for Polly’s modern cottage bedroom and have since hung in Greta’s room and now Faye’s room. The print is one of my favorites because it’s incredibly versatile and fits with my whole home color palette, and I’m so happy to have found a more permanent place to hang them.
Every time I see this view, I’m so glad we made the decision to remove the closet. It opened up this room so so much and the room functions much better without it. Faye loves having a dresser to store and display all these cute things, as do I.
This darling bedding is so Faye. The reversible quilt and shams feature two designs that can be easily interchanged, but I love how the embroidered floral design is so dainty and whimsical. It’s the touch of girlish fun that this space deserves.
Having a space for Faye to sit and read, draw, or play her ukulele wouldn’t have even been possible without removing the closet. I wasn’t sure there was going to be room for a chair, but it was high on her wish list and I’m so glad we were able to fit one in. I love that she has a space to do everything her heart desires in her very own room.
For a while, I was a bit stumped over what artwork to hang in these frames. Finally, I had the idea to look through public-domain art, and I stumbled upon these vintage illustrations from the original Wizard of Oz book series, illustrated by W. W. Denslow. The Wizard of Oz is somewhat special and nostalgic to our family, and wouldn’t you know, they fit in with the color scheme in Faye’s room.
These prints are the perfect amount of vintage and eclectic. The great part about the frames is that they can easily open and close from the front, and Faye can eventually swap in and out her own artwork if she wishes. Isn’t that every child’s dream??
In case you’re wondering, we’re still very much in love with this darling armoire. The mirrored fronts allow it to double as a full length mirror! So nice!
And there you have it! A 360 of Faye’s finished room. It feels so good to check off another project from our 2023 list, and I’m sighing with relief before jumping to the next. Any guesses on what’s coming next??
Trim & Ceiling Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Creamy
Curtains (custom by Martha & Ash)
CLJ x Pottery Barn Kids Turned Wood Bed
CLJ x Pottery Barn Kids Quilt & Sham Set
CLJ x Pottery Barn Kids Sheet Set
Velvet Lumbar Pillow w/ Tassels
CLJ x Pottery Barn Kids Little Flower Table Lamp
Frame Cat Art
CLJ x Loloi Francis Silver/Sky Rug
Mask Print (Similar)
CLJ x Pottery Barn Kids Turned Wood Dresser
CLJ x Pottery Barn Kids Antique Gold Mirror
Green High Gloss Ceramic Table Lamp
Beige Glossy Clay Flower Crock
Genevieve Picture Frame
CLJ x Pottery Barn Kids Art Display Frame
Wizard of Oz Artwork
Blue Mora Swivel Chair
CLJ x Loloi Sage/Multi Pillow
Astrid Fringe Stool
Casa Florentina Armoire with Mirrored Doors
Albany Cane Rattan Bin
CLJ x Shades of Light Marlo 4-Light Chandelier
Wood Hook Rack
Scallop Rattan Basket
Wave Gallery Frame
Gold Wall Plates
Custom Name Pennant
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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