The Jewel Box Bedroom…Fit For A Queen

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EEeeeeppppp!  I am so excited to show you this!   Ok, so I shared all the deets on the paint color and ceiling mural (here).  And a quick recap, we had this incredible bed that I, by some miracle, won at auction last spring. (read more about that here).  And our daughter was begging to have it as her own, so I finally (8 months later) began the process of designing her a very special room that was focused on not only the bed but her personality.

I decided on a jewel box vision that not only highlighted the bed but felt like all kinds of luxury.  (She is the only girl in the house besides me….with 4 boys)  So I felt like she deserved a space to be a queen/princess.

And now it’s time to show you the finished space!  (cue the giddy dance!)  Ok I am seriously so stoked with how this came together and on a SERIOUSLY tight budget no less!  I’ll give you more deets as we go…..

Here’s the room before…

Painted a medium light gray, ugly builder brown ceiling and just enough room for the queen bed, trunk and a small dresser. (opposite the bed)

And the view looking into the room now is this…

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Whaaattt?!  The antique Indian bed (just under a full size) is placed sideways on the wall. I did this for 2 reasons; 1. it opens up the floor space in the room allowing for more walking space and 2. she has the entire length of the back of the bed to act as a sofa.  Our daughter can climb right in and lean against all of those pillows to read, write, chat on the phone, etc.

Check out that incredible wall turned ceiling mural we put in!  (The Aqua Swirl Paint Wall Mural from Sweet Pea Wall Designs)

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See that old bolt on the bottom right?  It has 8 of those on either end to secure the base together, and it came with an equally old “key” that was fashioned by hand to fit the bolts.  We didn’t use it, the thing was so old so we used pliers to grab and turn these beasts.

A straight on shot, the bed has 3 pieces that make up the canopy.  It also has hooks all the way around for fabric to hang but for now I like it raw as is.  I also used the same existing bedding that she had on the bed previously.  The gold velvet comforter and pillow are from our room!

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You might recognize the rug, it’s from our ORC Schoolroom project.  Most recently also living in our master bedroom!  I stole it from there and put it here, perfect match to the mural.

Here is the wall where the cactus painting was hanging.  I moved her antique pink dresser here (in here before) and placed her bunny art print above it (also in here prior).  The only new items on this wall are the deep green velvet drapes from Ikea!  I used some white pom pom edging to make tie backs.

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She has 2 bunnies that look just like that print!  Their names are Beans and Spoof.

This whole area might look new but it is all pieces I already had, minus the one new piece which is the white storage ottoman I picked up at Home Goods on clearance.  The green throw was also stolen from my room.  Do you think my room is in shambles now?! haha it is.

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I love the way all of the deep greens, blues, pinks and white work together to create a lux space combined with the ceiling!

Get a load of that reflection!  A little mural action, a little bed peek and some personality make for a beautiful desk/vanity area for her to use as she wants to!

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One of her requests was a vanity, but she also loves to write and draw so I wanted to give her a surface that was large enough for her to write at too.  This antique desk was the perfect solution.

Who wouldn’t want to sit at this adorable space?  The lantern has a light in each of the flowers and gives off a beautiful glow.  She loves to read at night with it on!

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I purchased the antique navy desk years ago at a flea market and had it in the basement living area.  I used one of our ghost chairs from the dining room, which I re-did for my ORC office space, for the seating. (here) The mirror, I have used around the house before, was stashed in the storage space. The light fixture was also in here before, just never pictured and from a local flea market.

No matter what angle you view it from, this mural is EVERYTHANG!

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It pulls the whole room together in the most beautiful way.

This is the opposite angle of the room from next to the desk/vanity.  There is plenty of room to open that closet door all the way too.

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Sneaky Charlie followed me in here when I went to photograph it and decided to nap underneath the bed, haha.  Plenty of room!

 These empty window panels originally had fabric wrapped panels in them.  I like them open, it provides a beautiful view into the loads of pillows and fabrics while still letting all the glorious light in.

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Oh hello fab mix of materials!  I have all kinds of texture happening in here, just what you need for that lux feel.

Were you wondering how it looked from above?  Here’s a shot for ya!  The canopy was also originally covered in fabric, but I feel the same about this as I do about the open panels, I like the rough and raw feel with the detailed edging, it’s very ornate without being over the top.

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I’ve never been afraid of going all the way, and this is definitely all the way.  I might swap out some pillows for even more fun.

 For reals, I could sit here and stare at this ceiling…all….day!

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And that brings us back to where we started!  I seriously LOVE this view when I come up here.  And our daughter….well let’s just say she is BEYOND excited about her room.  The first night in her bed she told me “slept SO well.”  Oh and she needs the ottoman to do double duty, it holds some of her stuff and she needs to step on it to get up in the bed.  It’s that high up off the ground.

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The nailhead detail gives a litte extra oopmh in style.

A jewel box room fit for a queen, what do you think?  I think I might want to steal it!  And I made a 12 1/2 year old girl very happy too.

A stellar bedroom project in the books for the most demanding client yet….our daughter.

Would you do a bedroom with a jewel box feel?  How about a bold ceiling or a focal point bed?  I always love to hear from ya so hit me up in the comments!

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