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Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink Author: Style At Home

Bedroom

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Girlie girls may love pink, but their bedrooms don’t have to be saccharine. This design blogger created a little lady’s room that’s as mature and glamorous as it is sweet.

 

When design blogger Christine Dovey of the popular site Bijou & Boheme took on the challenge of turning an above-the-garage family room into a bedroom for her eight-year-old daughter, Scarlett, the mission was clear: Create a fun and glam space that caters to a tutu-wearing girlie girl without falling victim to a childish princess look that would be down-right embarrassing by middle school. Because, despite her passion for design, says the busy mom of four: “There’s no way I’d take the time and money to do it all over again in a few years. No way!” So the style, while youthfully pretty in pink, also had to be timeless and mature.
 

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Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Gold floral wallpaper

Eight-year-old Scarlett Dovey was allowed to make some choices when it came to decorating her room – out of the pre-approved options, of course. She selected the gold floral wallpaper design (out of five) because she thought it looked like the inside of a jewellery box. “We had two finalists, but I’m glad she went with this one because the other one was too colourful and more expensive,” says her mom, homeowner Christine Dovey.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Homemade art

Christine just happened to attach this flower – made from dyed coffee filters, pipe cleaners and lace – to the bedpost on a whim one day and it’s lived there ever since.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Bright pink settee

The bright pink settee was scored for a song – as is – on Kijiji (lucky find), while standard big-box store drapery was custom pleated and embellished with pompom fringe trim for a delicate luxe look.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Scarlett

The lady of the room happily lounges on her pink settee.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Spray painted desk

A little high-gloss pink spray paint makes an inexpensive dressing table (which Scarlett uses as a desk) extra special. It sits by the window overlooking the backyard, making homework slightly more bearable.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Glitzy garment rack

A rolling garment rack, spray-painted gold for that glitzy effect, is perfect for dress-up parties. “It looks like it’s from a fashion studio!” enthuses Scarlett.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Antique decorations

“Every few weeks, we go to the antiques market and I let the kids each pick out something that’s $5,” says Christine, noting that Scarlett gravitates to porcelain trinkets and pretty figurines.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Antique cabinet

When Christine and Scarlett saw the antique cabinet, it was love at first sight. But getting it inside and upstairs wasn’t easy. “At one point, we discussed hiring a crane! My husband turned blue,” says Christine. They eventually had the stair railing removed and found success.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home

Girls' bedroom: Mature and glam in pink

Stuffed animal collection

Scarlett’s collection of stuffed animals is neatly coralled atop the antique cabinet.

By: Rosemary Counter Source: Ashley Capp Credits: Style at Home
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