Friday, 14 September 2012

Our Girls' Bedroom: The Snuggly Beds

For our girls' bedroom, we decided on a gentle blend of florals in a restricted palette of white and pinks, which helps keep the chintzy look at arms length.
{though that's not to say that it can't look beautiful in some settings
....just not what I was after in this room}

We're also limited the florals to the soft furnishings:
The curtains. 
The quilts. 
The bunting. 
{How could there not be bunting?
This is Modern Country, after all. ;-)}

It's all very well showing beautiful images from glossy magazines but how do these ideas translate to real rooms with real children in real families?

The very happy answer is really rather well.
This is a look that feels homely and sweet and cosy 
- just right for my gorgeous girlies.

I began where I believe all bedrooms should start: 
the bed.
The delicious focal point of the room.

I wanted the girls' beds to be a real haven, 
somewhere they can flop with their cuddly toys 
and a good book and 
just forget about the cares of the day.

Somewhere that I can snuggle them down 
with a hot water bottle as the nights draw in....

but where a hot water bottle is never strictly necessary because the bed is 

And, let me tell you, the girls LOVE it,
which, to me, is the best test of all!

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Jenny said...

Love it. Now I have a new baby granddaughter. I got her the cutest lamb at the Shaapenkop in Veere, Netherlands. I'll have to look it up to see if there is an address. It is English. You would like it. I just bought me a beautiful wool sweater there. xo Jenny

Paula said...

Ooooh! It looks gorgeous - LOVE those quilts - can't wait to see more!!
Have a great weekend,
Paula xxx
p.s. Doing my best to juggle things so that I can get to the tea party at Sketch - will keep you posted - would LOVE to meet up! x

The Snowdrop Project said...

Your girls' bedrooms plus teddy look so cute.
Can't wait to see the rest of the room.
Have a lovely weekend,

Susan T said...

Petty and sweetly feminine, just like your girls I bet. xx

Almost Precious said...

It truly does look snuggly, bet it will be hard to get the girls up out that plush, comfy bed on a cold winter's morning. :)

Stephanie said...

So sweet! I love it!

Michele said...

What a darling room and wonderful color scheme!

Dorset Finca said...

I love that quilt... I have a bit of an obsession with them! It all looks so beautiful - lucky girlies! x

chris said...

Love the quilt...and that stone wall! What fun. Can't wait to see more. What lucky little girls to have such a design savvy mama.

On Crooked Creek said...

The last two days our temperatures haven't been above 66 degrees! I could snuggly up on this comforter and take a long needed nap!

Lori said...

It does look snuggly. If that bear could talk I'm sure he would agree.

The Moerks said...

I fancy a little lie down in one of those pretty beds. So cozy and inviting.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

and it does look so snuggly.
I love the soft pinks and whites...

...sweet dreams, Pat

Jenni said...

Hello Sarah!

I love your choice of bedding for your girls' room, and the pink wall I can see in the background. AND of course that little teddy bear looks quite cute and comfy! :)

I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I understand this post is about girly, snuggly, sweet things... But I can't help it... Oh My God, they have a stone wall in their bedroom? That is just perfect! It will balance all the girliness!!!

Travel With Lulu said...

The hot water bottle is an English thing, and I think I need to break down and buy 4 of them for this winter - one for each of us. In the US, we use electric pads (which I don't recall seeing here, as your voltage is double ours and electric bills are pricey). Boy, are those snugly beds with cozy quilts. Can't wait to see more in your posts!

Seaweed and Raine said...

You've shown us so many delicous looking snippets of the room - I am living in anticipation of the big reveal. :)

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

So sweet and're girls must be thrilled and yes, it'll be fun to see the entire room! Janell

CHRIS said...

So pretty pretty pretty. Especially love the quilts of course!
Happy days. Chris x


I can just picture many happy snuggly moments in this beautiful room.


Elaine said...

It certainly looks snuggly. A bear and a floral quilt makes it more cozy. Any girl would love it.

Unknown said...

Absolutely love the quilt!

Unknown said...

What a pretty quilt - it looks so sweet and cozy, perfect for a little girl :) Is it sad that I just swapped my light 4.5 tog for my mega snuggly 13 tog this weekend? I'm loving it! xxx

plumbing said...

Perfect for a little girl they surely like it. I absolutely love the interior of the quilt.

Ariella said...

Very beautiful Sarah!
My daughter would adore this bedroom. She loves things floral and girly but not too chintzy. You've perfected the look. :)

Annie said...

SO cute! Love the pale pink :)

The Other Side of Gray

Cindy said...

The quilt and teddy are lovely, but I'd really like to see more of the room. I'm sure the rest of it is very pretty, too.
Hugs, Cidny

Jenny said...

You are my 100th person to join my blog as a follower! Ya Hoo! Thanks for joining. xo Jenny

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

It has been way too long since I visited Sarah! It's been a busy summer, but I can feel things beginning to settle back into a routine.

The bedding is scrumpdillyicious! Definitely snuggle worthy. I'm loving where this room is heading. Can't wait to see more!

Melanie said...

The quilts are beautiful, and would love to know where you found them! I wonder if it would be possible to track them down in the would look lovely in my daughters room. :)
What lucky girls you have!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Beautiful quilts! Very snuggly-looking, indeed :) You've got some lucky little girls!

At The Picket Fence said...

So sweet and darling Sarah! Love the color, a snuggly bed for sure. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday! Hope all is well on your side of the pond. :)


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