My daughter Lily's bedroom is long overdue for a makeover.  Not only did her brother's receive one this year (click here to see it), but she turned thirteen in December and has had basically the same room since she was five.  Like her mama, she's a pink girl, but is ready to do away with pastels and go for a deeper, strawberry-like shade. She chose pale gray as the contrasting color with some zebra accents (biting my tongue on that one…)

Her room is currently lilac – chosen during a brief moment of frivolity… Pink is beckoning her back.


Except for a few tweaks here and there, the furniture will stay the same – two antique twin beds, a 'Jacqui' desk and matching bedside table from Bungalow 5 and an antique slipper chair I bought at an estate sale in Seattle when she was a baby for $15.  


I had it upholstered in Schumacher striated velvet. It's so cute! I plan to put casters on it to raise it a little as well as make it mobile so she can use it as her desk chair. The chair color was the springboard for the new pink and light gray palette.

It was surprisingly difficult finding fabric that has these two colors, so the minute I saw this floral pattern called 'Nancy' by Clarke & Clarke, I knew she would love it. 


I used a different aperture for the photo below. The colors are more like this one in real life.

Clarke & Clarke is a fantastic resource for fabric and wallpaper – especially for the little-to-tween-to-teen girl. They carry a vast selection from splashy to sophisticated, classic to modern, and most come in pink colorways.


One of the patterns I absolutely love (which would be great for a BOY'S room!) is this big check print.



For a Morracan or boho vibe, this one in 'Berry' is another of my favorites.

Berry - clarke&clarke

They have wonderful wallcoverings too.

Wallpaper - clarke&clarke
Clarke & Clarke is a UK based company founded in 1999.  It is distributed in the US through Duralee.

The room makeover is still many months away – to be completed with the rest of the remodel, but since Lily and I we were planning things out this week, I thought I'd share it with you. 

Have a great Monday!

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