The blog (and the house, hubby and kids) have taken a back seat this week to Elle’s bedroom.  I am obsessed with transforming her little girl space into her pre-teen space and I want to do nothing else but redecorate.   I have paint samples all over the walls, mirrors and hooks to be hung, and 1 or 4  DIY projects. I have been to hardware stores, antique stores, home decor stores and craft stores and I’ve loved every minute of it.  I am a wanna be interior decorator.

Elle has loved Paris ever since she was little. She wants to go there on her mission; plus her name is French, so we are going with a Paris motif.  But not in a hot pink / black / diva sort of way.  But in, what I like to call, a “natural glam” sort of way with just a few Eiffel Towers about to make a subtle reference to Paris.

I hope to juxtapose the natural of woods and fibers with the glam of glitter and glass. We are going with all neutrals- creams, browns, blacks, grays and metals. The interest will come in the variety of textures and textiles– everything from burlap to gold to crystal to lace.

Here is a sneak peak of what I have in the works for Elle’s new room:

The only real color will be on the walls.  I want a pale blush color. I am leaning towards Ballet Slipper Pink by Martha Stewart.  (This swatch is too pink; it is much peachier in real life):

I raided my MIL sewing scraps and have been cutting and ironing fabric scraps to make my own version of this darling fabric banner to hang across Elle’s drapes and window:

We got this IKEA chandelier installed this weekend.  Chad has only hit his head once (or twice) on it.

I have my SIL adding lace to Elle’s old dust ruffle to help feminize the room:

I am still trying to decide between the Mist or the Rose Sienna Wool Rug from Dash and Albert and what size to get:

I’ve got burlap and cork boards to make Elle some picture display boards .  They will look similar to this:

Now if my kids just didn’t need to eat, sleep, poop or play, I could make some real progress.  I hope the room looks as great in real life as it does in my head.  And I promise I will be back to a parenting blog tomorrow.

9 thoughts on “Obsessed”

  1. Tiffany, you are amazing! I look forward to reading your blog every day. Thanks for the tips and the inspiration!

  2. Don’t lose the creative juices when you are done with this room please:)
    A Woman in Desperate need of redecorating/decorating in genreal in her house.

  3. obsessed or passionate? It’s a fine line with you Stensons. Decorating is truly one of your many talents, you better send pics when you are done.

  4. The guilt just set in… I better get off the computer and get working on that dust ruffle!

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