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July 31, 2023

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With all the recent excitement surrounding Faye’s new room, Polly was desperate for some attention of her own. I couldn’t help but do a little refresh in her room, with a few things we had around the house, and I’m happy to report that simple act has changed everything. And with her 6th birthday (!!!) tomorrow, I thought I’d share how her room looks today!

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Polly’s Wallpaper is Here
Polly’s New Storybook Wallpaper And Crown Light
A New Rug in Polly’s Room
A Dresser For Polly’s Room

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Polly’s room when we moved in, looked a lot like the other bedrooms in our house. Just kind of a box of beige. Back in 2021, we did a phase one of Polly’s room, including a wallpaper install and light fixture swap, which I still adore. But not a lot has happened since then. The only thing I switched was I added a few pillows (that used to live in Faye’s room in our old house!), old nightstands from the guest house (I recently got larger ones for in there) and I styled her little dresser.

Wallpaper | Blue Bed | Bunny Lamps | Vase | Shams | Lumbar Pillow | Knit Doll | Nightstands (similar)

The combination of the orange-y pillows on her blue bed against that whimsical wallpaper feels JUST right. I love all the pattern play in here, too. (Peep one of the unicorn horns I added to the left of the headboard).

Polly Checkered Straw/Ivory Rug

Home Bookcase | Bunny Head

One of my favorite Marketplace finds is that dresser that’s just her size. Last week, I hung some art above it and I love how it almost blends in to the walls, but adds such a rich color and texture to that area. Like the crown on top.

Crown Chandelier | Dresser (Vintage) | Flower Artwork | Green Lamp | Keepsake Box | Woven Hamper | Basket

Do you recognize the little green lamp? I initially bought it for Faye’s room, but it was too small for the scale of her dresser. I was going to return it, but tried it in Polly’s room and I’m so glad I did! The color and scale are just right here.

So that’s the update on Polly’s room. Her room is the smallest and the wallpaper, although very busy, really doubles as art for the whole room. You’ll notice there’s only 2 things on the wall and I think that really helps expand the room. I do have plans for some window treatments in here, I’m just waiting for the fabric I have my eye on to come back in stock. But other than that, Polly’s room still remains as one of the happiest little jewel boxes in our home.

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Crown Chandelier
Nightstands (similar)
Lumbar Pillow
Patchwork Shams
Lamb Cuddle + Kind
Bunny Cuddle + Kind
Bunny Lamps
Home Bookshelf
Bunny Head
Dresser (vintage)
Green Lamp
Blue Keepsake Box
Flower Art
Woven Hamper
Open Weave Basket

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What do you think?

  1. Ghalia says:

    Polly’s room remains my favourite one – so so precious!

  2. Vicki says:

    Such a beautiful room for a little princess! Yes, the little green lamp is perfect on Polly’s dresser. I love everything about this room. Another winner!

  3. Barbara Cuevas says:

    I just LOVE all of the patterns – they work so well!

  4. Olivia says:

    Such a fairytale room-like living in a children’s book. Very sweet. Wish you showed the other side too. 😉☺️

  5. Kat says:

    Gorgeous! That dresser and the art above it are perfect. Would you mind sharing the source (if they’re faux) of the purple flowers on the bedside table? Thank you!!

  6. Susan Berkelbach says:

    It really is just so dreamy!

  7. Anne says:

    Perfect for Polly! 😍

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