Lillie and Lola's Old Fashioned New England Bedroom

We finally started to make some real progress in "Lillie and Lola's room" up at Jason's house. My original plan was to do this room pink per their request but seeing how we did their bedroom here at our house pink and just finished their very very pink playroom I really kind of dreaded the thought of another pink room. I pondered some other colors but kept coming back to the idea of sticking with a more old fashioned black and white room to go with the rest of Jason's house. (I have an updated kitchen and dining room post from his house coming soon). Because we have stuck with a palette that is strickly black, white and gray and then brought in touches of metal and wood for the rest of his house it made sense to keep the colors pretty much the same in here. The floral wallpaper helps add a feminine feel to this room seeing how it is essentially Lillie and Lola's room (and can also act as a guest room when we aren't up there visiting) but the room still flows nicely with the rest of the house. If we had used pink in here I think it would have seemed a little jarring.

Part of what helped me decide on this was when I came across this wallpaper from Wallpaper Direct. I immediately was drawn to it and couldn't decide between the duck egg blue color and the charcoal color. I knew the charcoal color would work best in his home but I also really would love to use the blue one at some point somewhere else - it is gorgeous. The wallpaper has such an old fashioned feel to it that I think works really well in his New England home. I think one of my sisters mentioned it made them think of Anne of Green Gables when they walked into it. We get asked quite a bit about where we get our wallpaper from. We've ordered our last three sets through a company called Wallpaper Direct and have been thrilled with the service. We first ordered paper for the playroom, and then the upstairs hall bathroom and now this room.

And although we still have quite a ways to go in this room I am really happy with how it's coming together. The first thing to tackle in here was painting. It's hard to tell in this before picture but walls were actually three different colors - one wall was a mauve color, one brown and one a yellowy cream color which was also what color the trim was. Jamie and Jason painted the trim Simply White like we've been doing throughout the rest of the house and then painted the walls in Soft Chamois. Then the wallpaper was added and after that I painted the beds using ASCP in Graphite, hung the curtains and made up the beds. I also painted a dresser for the other side of the room but can't find any of those pictures so I will have to rephotograph that when we are up there later this summer. 

*Here's what we still have to do in here: Add a rug, hang a light fixture (I have one from our last house that I need to fix up a little and then plan on bringing up with me) add some artwork (I already have plans for that as well) and then find a better nightstand/dresser piece for between the beds. I stole that one with the baskets from the kitchen just so there would at least be something between the beds for now but I am not a fan of how it looks so as soon as I find something better for that spot it will be making it's way back to the kitchen.



Oh and I need to pick up a second striped blanket so there can be one for the end of each bed. I was playing around with it to decide if I liked it or not which is why it is in some photos and not others. I think I do so I think I will pick up a second one for the other bed.

Source List:

Wallpaper - Wallpaper Direct, Delphine in Charcoal
Paint Color on other three walls - Soft Chamois by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore
Curtain Rods - Target
Drapery Panels - Ritva from IKEA
Beds - Passed down from my grandfather's house and painted in Annie Sloan's Graphite from Lady Butterbug
Coverlet and far back pillow - Joss and Main
Gray Pillow with the Pom Poms - Ballard Design
Front Pillow - IKEA
Little piece with the baskets between the beds - Joss and Main
White Pitcher - Target
Little Jars - White Home Market - Wilton, NH
Striped Blanket at the End of One Bed - IKEA (I plan on picking up a second one next time I am there)

P.S. And we also wanted to introduce our newest chalkboard print and download. Earlier this year we held chose one reader to pick a quote of their choice for us to design a print around. A sweet lady named Ariel won and this is the lovely quote she chose.

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