In honour of Valentine's day, it only seems fitting to share pretty and pink kids rooms today!

I still love how we added an overall feeling of pink to Ella's toddler room just by adding accessories.

Girls room by Vancouver Interior Designer Melissa Barling

The pattern in the pink hued rug below adds an eye catching element without overpowering the room.

Nursery with pink rug

Design by Studio McGee

This bold floral wallpaper steals the show in the nursery below but the curtains and pillow add a perfect pairing too. 

Lauren Benson pink baby girl nursery room

Design by Lauren Benson

Details, details, details! Just look at that custom tack board over the desk adding so much impact in a room just right for a little one and with so much room to grow.

Peach hued girls room

Design by Kelly Deck Design

A little darker pink can work beautifully too as seen here paired with mustard yellow! The calm wallpaper is one of my favourites!!!

Boho nursery design

Design by Animal Print Shop

Have Friday everyone!

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Pink and white with hints of yellow and a splash of gold, this baby girl nursery is light-filled and absolutely dreamy! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to share my newest project, little Nayviah's baby room with you all. Baby Nayviah's nursery is finished and it is pure bliss.

Pink and gold baby nursery in Vancouver, Canada

Sweet little Nayviah was not yet here when we were dreaming up and creating the room she would come home to. This room had a black ceiling when I first saw it and right away I knew we wanted to brighten it up and make the most of the gorgeous Vancouver light when it shines. Nayviah's mom had two must-haves on her list: drapery over the crib and damask wallpaper. We worked together to choose the perfect paper and this one really has to be felt and seen up close to get the full effect; there is a shimmer to it that sparkles beautifully when the light shines.

crib view in baby nursery

She was a dream client, loving what I presented and seeing my vision right from the start. The room is both airy and bright, soft and serene and the blackout curtains ensure that nap time and bedtime are dark (so important with tiny babes). Working with local artist, Dana Mooney, we created an Ikat on canvas that pulled the yellow, pink, off white and gold together. 

dresser with canvas art above
crib detail

Nayviah has a toddler brother and I wanted to make sure that this space was a retreat for her, a place she could be rocked gently and read to away from the rest of the world. I just love how the book wall turned out with the Ubabub acrylic shelves and she is going to love peering into those mirrors to see her reflection as she grows.

Reading corner in Vancouver nursery design

The mobile was custom made and sent from France from the sweetest handmade shop Creme Anglaise, and I have been eyeing it for ages waiting for the perfect space to place her work in. It's hard not to include at least a one of the Animal Print Shop art prints in a space for a little one and I just love how these two pair with the gold ottoman.

Creme Anglaise owl mobile
Animal print shop art hangs over gold ottoman
Heart and gold pillows in crib
Ubabub booksee bookshelf in baby nursery
Land of Nod deer bin

I thought it would be fun to throw in a photo of what the space looked like the first time I saw it. It was a newly purchased home and a HUGE renovation happened throughout the house but this room remained intact.

before photo with black ceiling

The wallpaper was the inspiration for the whole room and I love how it came together. Just walking in the room now feels completely fresh, airy, bright and serene. 

The baby nursery from the doorway

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Photography by Rebecca Dadson of Eye Compose Photography.





Over the moon excited to share our newest project, ELLA'S ROOM!

whimsical girl room vancouver canada

This room was created for a toddler girl and is bright and airy with touches of gold and rose quartz, Pantone's colour of 2016.

Three-year-old Ella and her family had recently moved into a bigger home and were looking to have the room transformed from a baby nursery into a space that Ella could enjoy not only now as a toddler but somewhere special that could be used and loved for years to come. The overall goal was to create a bright, airy and whimsical space in soft pink, hints of grey and accents of gold - something completely dreamy!

pink, gold, grey and white overall girl room

Starting with the Numero 74 canopy, the rest of the room took cues from there. The perfectly muted pink fabric is soft and forms a lovely little retreat for laying, reading and playing with friends. The gold stars add to the whimsical decor and tie in with the gold throughout.

Numero 74 canopy with pillows in girl room
star pillows and books in silver basket

Keeping the crib from the nursery made sense, as it was easy to remove a side and convert the crib to a day bed. Lots of cushions and soft linens are fun for the day and so simple to remove for bedtime. Above the daybed are feather light angel wings that can come off for wearing or put back on the wall for display.

soft pink bedding on girl daybed with star pillows and angel wings on wall behind

Lucky little Ella loves dressing up so a sweet little dress up corner was created for her to hang her special dresses and fairy wings as well as house her growing collection of wands and accessories. 

gold foil urban walls decals on wall with whimsical decor shelf
Numero 74 angel wings with baby shoes

She adores not only dressing herself, but also her stuffed animals. The sweet deer and cat are exquisitely handmade in Poland and found on Etsy. Ella loved them so much that more clothes for the animals were ordered for her to play dress up with.

deer and kitty stuffed animals on daybed
A Good Start Deer Softie from Etsy

A lovely little DIY touch is the cloud shelves. Ella's mom found this idea and happily pitched in to create this special touch for her daughter. The rain hooks were painted to match with the Rose Quartz throughout the room and are great for hanging little jackets and purses at just the right height. 

DIY cloud shelves in girl room

The gold mirror adds a huge pop of glamour to the space and will easily grow with Ella and be used through the years to come. Looking through the mirror, you can see the angel wings and dreamy bedding.

white west elm dresser with gold mirror in girl room
DIY moon and star on wall with fairy lights

To keep the room looking as beautiful as when it is styled, sufficient storage was a must! Sweet Ella has lots of stuffed animals that she loves to pull out and play with. Thankfully, they can easily be tossed back into the baskets when it is time to clean up!

With all the sweet details and special DIY touches, Ella's new room is now a gorgeous space for her to grow and create memories in.

Love what you see? Find out how to get the look here!