Pink and turquoise came kind of naturally, my favorite color is turquoise and so I naturally gravitated toward it. My 7-year-old’s favorite color is pink and she begged for it to be included.
The room really started with the quilt you see hanging on the wall. My mother-in-law makes each grandchild a quilt. When I was pregnant with our second daughter, I had some crazy quilt ideas. I talked them through my with in-laws and this is what they came up with. My father-in-law designed it and my mother-in-law created it. She hand embroidered every single on of those cranes. It turned out even better than I could have possibly imagined. It was originally supposed to be the blanket on her bed, but the second my husband and I saw it, we both fell in love with it and couldn’t bear to let it drag it all over the house. It hangs on the wall above her crib so she can see it every day and enjoy it.
The I was afraid the room was going to have too much pink since my older’s daughter’s bed has a pink quilt, so I went with a turquoise rug from Target and a turquoise baby sheet for the crib.
The paper crane mobile in the corner is one of my very favorite parts of the bedroom. My brother and I made it together when I was pregnant and all you need for it is some paper, some string and a embroidery hoop. You can find the complete instructions here.
I bought a turquoise IKEA cart for doll clothes storage and spray painted the doll bed turquoise to match as well. It just so happened that my doll house from my child hood had a turquoise roof, so it fit perfectly in the room too.
I absolutely love how this room turned out. It is probably my favorite room in my house! Coming up tours of my craft room and my hallway library!
Julie is Coco and Cocoa says
I love that paper crane mobile! And that embroidered crane?! I want to make one now.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I agree that pink and turquoise look good together, especially in a kid's room. Your room here looks really awesome!
Rachel // Maybe Matilda says
I love this room! The color combo is so fun and perfect for little girls. And the crane quilt is beautiful. I love that you are passing on a meaningful tradition to your daughters.
Such a unique way to use pink and turquoise in a girl's room. I love the touches of paper cranes everywhere.
michele ~ West Via Midwest says
what a lovely tribute you all did for your friend. And your pink and turn room is so dang adorable! I especially love the mobile!
Amanda Love says
I think you did a great job with her room and I'm sure she appreciates it. I'm loving what you did with that lamp too. I have a lamp that I want to change color and might do it now that I've seen that yours turned out pretty good.
ana de jesus says
I think it is lovely that you did go ahead with the crane project to honor your old friends memory. She will be so proud of you.
Dollhouse Goddesses says
What a lovely room. The bunk bed is soo cool with all the space underneath it.
omg!!! These paper cranes are just too cute!!! something like this would look fabulous in my daughters room!!!
The room is adorable! I love the attention to details. Great job!
Tough Cookie Mommy says
I don't have daughters but, if I did, I imagine this is what I would want their room to look like. I love all the bright colors and the warm ambiance.
Megan McCoig says
I would've loved this as a little girl. I love the colours, and also the small detailing around the room. You've done a fab job!
I love it so cute. I've never heard of this paper crane project! It's always fun decorating for little girls, mine little turns 22 this year.