The next thing I needed to think about was bedding. We are renting now, so the walls are white, but I really wanted to incorporate some of the existing color scheme from her nursery. Her original nursery was a combination of bright pink and white gingham from Pottery Barn Kids with white matelasse diamond. I used this with a gorgeous Brunschwig and Fil wallpaper scene of bunnies in the same raspberry and white color scheme. Well, didn't I say times are tough? We can't do Brunschwig wallpaper anymore!!! I needed to think about how to make it special, taking into consideration Sydney's need for a "princess" theme. ( She did not specify Disney princess, so she ain't gettin it!) While she was still in the crib I kept my eyes open for big girl bedding that would go with my existing gingham stuff (I still had draperies and basket covers). One way to make things easier on the wallet is to buy things one or two pieces at a time. Unless it's on clearance/closeout. By the time I was ready to buy the big bed, I had all the bedding pieces and it didn't seem like such a big purchase.
Tiff's Tip: If you can, either keep a few swatches or scanned pictures of fabric and existing pieces in a baggie and keep it in your purse. Even as a trained designer, sometimes my memory is not so accurate and I come home with things that are off in color. It'll just save you a trip, or $$$ if you buy a non-returnable item.
|Painted pink with draperies made with bed sheets|
|bling on the cut-out crown|
|Letters from Michael's, I just painted pink on the edges !|
|Happily Ever After!|