Magic in her dreams + a head filled with whimsy

Our little girl just celebrated her first birthday! I cannot believe how fast the first year of motherhood went and how much growth happens in the first year of life. It is truly an amazing experience seeing a newborn turn into a tiny human. I began decorating our spare room/ guest room when I was pregnant but didn’t make it past the rug and painting the walls. After Avri was born we decided cosleeping was the perfect fit for our family so “her” room just became a space to store her clothes. (Read this post for my Mommy must have for cosleeping). So a year later we have a more complete space for Avri to play in and eventually call her own but it is still functioning as a guest room too.


I started the inspiration for the space with this rug from Urban Outfitters. I originally saw it on one of my favorite IG friends feeds @Roozen.abode

I designed the entire space off of the rug. I wanted it to be playful, whimsical, boho and modern.

What I love most about the rug is it has washed so well! I’ve washed it at least 20 times because it’s a hot spot for our fur babies to puke on. The colors haven’t faded, it’s maintained it’s shape and size and it still looks new.


We started off painting the walls a light gray so that it would be a neutral color allowing me to change the decor easily without having to paint again. This was the first time I used the Valspar VOC paint and I’m hooked! There is little to no odor, paints textured walls easily and in most cases only needs two coats.

I majorly struggled deciding on and finding window coverings with such a bold printed rug. The plain drapes were too plain and the fringe drapes I loved were just way to expensive. I decided to do the dropcloth curtain DIY I’d seen all over Instagram and Pinterest as a temporary solution until I really knew what I wanted. All you need to do is pick up some drop cloths from your local hardware store (grabbed these from Lowe’s) and these curtain clips from Target. So easy!

Above the bed I hung a macrame garland from a local maker, Macramania. This added texture to the wall and gives the boho vibe I was wanting in the space. The stuffed unicorn head adds in the whimsy while the acrylic signs keep it sleek and modern.


We purchased the IKEA daybed many years ago as a space saving way to have a guest room in a small space. When the bed is pulled out it fits two twin mattresses and is equivalent to a king size bed. It’s great for visiting guests. The one thing I don’t like is that the mattresses have to stack on top of each other rather than one being hidden while it’s not in use. The other kind of annoying thing is it’s difficult to pull out by yourself. I have a few different ideas on hacking this IKEA piece I hope to complete over summer break.

The bedding we received from Beddys is hands down genius! I personally want nothing to do with making any bed so getting Beddys for the guest room and future “big girl” room has made my life so much easier. The entire bedding is one piece that’s fits onto the mattress like a fitted sheet! Seriously amazing! It took me seconds to make the bed!!! Not only is it super convenient the fabric is such high quality and so soft. I love the bold black and white dash print mixed with complementary dotted pillow cover. Learn more about Beddys beds here.

The cover zips open kind of like a sleeping bag except it can be detached and used like a regular comforter. Then just zip it all back together for made the bed look!

The dash print is playful for a little girls room but still sophisticated enough to welcome our guests. It’s really tied the room together and made it feel finished. Plus it’s only one piece to throw in the washer and put back on the bed!


B E D R O O M M A K E O V E R ::: PHASE ONE 🖤 We finally made my black accent wall dreams come true and I’m dying I love it so much!! We used Dark Kettle Black Valspar Signature paint from Lowe’s. After becoming new parents and our bedroom being taken over by a tiny human cosleeper and the furniture graveyard from baby proofing our living room it was time to take back our favorite space!


The bedding from City Scene (find exact set here) is the perfect balance of modern clean lines but also blends well with the touches of farmhouse in the space.


I strongly believe that when you design your personal living spaces they should be a reflection of you – your style, your vibe and what you need the space to function as. There shouldn’t be rules about mixing different styles of decor as long as you are able to balance colors, size, pattern, texture whatever. So even though the Scandinavian and Nordic design influences are creeping into my modern farmhouse bedroom I used common elements to tie them together like the natural wood and a lot of white.


Choosing a simple color pallete also helps blend styles together. The buffalo check pillows (find in my Etsy shop here) keep the farmhouse country charm while the modern Ikea candle holder (find here) stays true to Scandi style.

I still have more to do to “finish” the room (you and I both know a space is never actually done it just keeps evolving haha!) I am very happy with our progress from the before pictures.


In the next phase I will be finishing up the other half of the room and wall decor. Until then I’ll be snuggled up in my cozy bed!