Monday, 12 November 2012

THE REVEAL: Our Modern Country Girls' Bedroom

You know what it's time for now, my darlings, don't you? 
The full reveal of our 
Modern Country Style girls' bedroom! 

Yes, it's finally here!

What do you think it is that gives this room its 
Modern Country interior?

I'd say the Country elements come from the use of:
 gentle florals, 
wooden furniture, 
stripped flooring 
and bunting....

.... while the Modern edge comes from working within a very restrained palette of pink, white and warm, golden wood, limited pattern and creating an atmosphere of uncluttered calm {only possible by allowing for LOTS of storage in the bedroom!}.

It's the way both the Modern and the Country elements combine that make this room feel so deliciously Modern Country!

Would you like to see how we got here?

It all started with this:

Photo form before we moved in!

It was one, very large bedroom, which was originally the Master Bedroom of the house: except we're now transforming the top floor of the house into our Master Suite so this room was a bit of a nothing-y space. 

Our solution was to split this room into two, each with a window of its own. The unusual L-shape created by the large bay window made this work fantastically well. In fact, the new layout somehow feels as though it was 'meant' to happen, as though the house was calling for it, if that makes sense.

It was initially home to our twins when they were teeny-tiny but then the time came to create our first Modern Country gorgeous girls' bedroom..... {cue jumping for joy!}

The girls' room isn't large, a small double at best, so my vision was to design their bedroom to feel soft and enveloping. Cosy but peaceful. I didn't want any one area of the room to catch attention, but for the space to blend into one seamless whole, each section luring the eye onto the next.

On Wednesday, I'll do a full breakdown of where we sourced each of the main items in the room, as I've had lots of queries throughout the series. If you have a specific question that's been burning away in your mind then do let me know in the comments section, or by email.

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Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Looks lovely!

Olive said...

It's pretty Sarah. That is a room that can grow with them too.

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

Love the color of the wood furniture! I'm starting to lean a bit more in that direction lately too. You totally achieved the warm and cozy feeling you were after!

Greta said...

It looks so pretty! I especially love your wide-plank hardwood flooring!!!! Was it original or did you have it installed?

michele said...

sweet as pie. it looks like some smocking at the top of the curtain panels? swoon.

smiles to you.


Unknown said...

Adorable - cosy but not cluttered, pretty but not schmaltzy, you are a clever lady!;) And, sooo tidy! Only question, what happened to that rather lovely old chest of drawers in the before picture? Bx

miss b said...

What a transformation and well worth the wait and effort. I love the subtle pink and the warmth from the golden pine.

Lucy said...

It's so pretty! You did a great job .... and I love the natural wood - it really adds warmth. I might take a moment next time I'm tempted to whip the paintbrush out and cover over wooden furniture with paint ....

Cathy (aka Catherine) and Bill (aka William) said...

Lovely room! The girls must love its cosiness nesty feeling. The warmth of the natural wood and the colour palette work so well. As Belinda, I am curious about where you are using the lovely chest of drawers that was originally in the room? It was sweet.

Cindy said...

Your girlies room is absolutely adorable!!! I love it. Another wonderful Modern Country element is that sweet stone wall at the head of the bunk-beds.
Hugs, Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Sarah! The colors are so soft and pretty and I love how the simple and neat it looks. You did a wonderful job! :)


It's me said...

It look great darling !!! from

Life in Transition said...

So lovely, lucky girls!

Susan T said...

Sweetness and light, just what you need for th girlies. You can come and de-clutter my house any time Sarah.

Cassie Bustamante said...

so pretty! i love the warm woods and the soft pinks!

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Travel With Lulu said...

What vision! I particularly love the stone wall and wooden floorboards. So cozy :)

SImple and Serene Living said...

It looks so pretty, Sarah :)

Teresa said...

Everything! Answering your "What do you think it is that gives this room its Modern Country interior?"
From the stone in the wall - LOVE IT! - to the natural elements of decor... then that amazing light that floods the room allowing the girls to enjoy all the hours of the day in it. It's a bedroom to share Love, laughter (I can almost hear them giggling) and sweet memories.
You're the Best, Mum!

Lori said...

Was the stone wall always there? Or did you add it. It gives the room so much depth. The color palette is perfect and the bunting wsa made for that room in mind. The woods are beautiful. I think there has been an over abundance of painting beautiful wood furniture.

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chris said...

It turned out beautifully. What a lovely place to grow up in. :)

Unknown said...

Adorable! Love the petal pink especially C:

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It looks very cozy and like some place you'd like to go after a tough day at school! The walls will probably here lost of girly secrets! One element that looks very country to me are big wood knobs. We can't find them in France, our are tiny and it just doesn't achieve the look. I had to rescue some from an old piece to use them on one I bought!

Anonymous said...

A lovely makeover! Very pretty, love the colours.

Unknown said...

Their room is absolutely darling, Sarah! I love the soft palette & the warm wood. Perfect for your girls. LOVELY!!!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

What a peaceful room to curl up and take a nap! I am really drawn to the curtain fabric.


Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Sarah, this is such a precious shade of pink, I'm sure your little gals adore their room!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a sweet room - so soft and pretty!

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