Room Reveal #1 – Alivia’s Room

Our daughter is our middle child. When I prayed for a girl, I’m not sure I realized how thoroughly that prayer would be answered. We definitely got a little princess. A diva, rather. 

{See that expression?}
Her birthday last year

Who in the world teaches these little girls to care so much about clothes and hair at six years old?!?

Every. single. day presents a new wardrobe crisis. Like the first day of school:


I’m not sure I‘m ready for all of the clothing drama.  Still, I wouldn’t trade our baby girl for anything. Wanna know a secret? {Unfortunate or not}

The apple doesn’t fall too far…

Like me, she actually has a passion for designing. {Maybe that’s where her clothing obsession comes from?} She loves to color and “decorate.” When we visit Lowe’s and she grabs her customary 10 paint chips, I have to smile and let her do it.

The last time we did her bedroom – not that long ago – I took the reins. We were thinking, “resale value,” and not so much about her personality. 

Her Terrace Bedroom:

Gray walls and builder beige carpet set a neutral stage in case we had to sell our house


Although the room was beautiful, she would have much rather had pink on her walls. 
So this time, I handed more of it to her. 
Because we don’t plan on moving any time soon.. if ever.

We began shopping for her new room with two things already decided on:

  1. The main wall color. Our builder’s price included one wall color for all the walls in the house. I chose Sherwin Williams’ Versatile Gray, which is a warm gray and works with anything.
  2. Her bedding, which we found at HomeGoods. It combines all her favorite colors: pink, purple, and aqua.

I allowed her to choose her accent wall color. I gave her a handful of shades of pink and purple, from which she chose Olympic’s “Mostly Mauve” {A38-5}. We bought a gallon at Lowe’s, and it took two full coats to cover.

With cherry bedroom furniture already offered to us by my parents, the only thing left to do was accessorize.  I grabbed wall art and an aqua accent mirror at HomeGoods, which is one of my favorite places to shop.

Left to right: Wall art from HomeGoods, area rug from Lowe’s, and aqua mirror from HomeGoods.

Her curtains came from the clearance rack at WalMart, which was actually pretty lucky, because we hadn’t chosen that print or the paint color yet.  The area rug was a special buy at Lowe’s.

The Finished Product:

This time around, we ALL love it.

Happy Designing! -Cherie

Published by CDH Designs

I am a Mom and self-employed Interior Designer. I own a small design studio & home decor shop in downtown Emporium, PA. It’s a small town in the PA Wilds of north-central Pennsylvania. We have some of the most beautiful scenery, and Fall (my favorite season) is breathtaking. I blog for fun to keep my friends and clients informed of what's going on in the design and decorating world, to share my designs, and to show what we're working on in our own home.

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