Design Muse: The Girly Bedroom

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Now, it should be said that I am a girly girl - I love perfume, peep toe pumps and pretty much anything romantic or French. However, even I recognise that girly is often taken much too far! That's why I fell so in love with this girl's bedroom by designer Peter Dunham - its the perfectly feminine and youthful with a much needed kick of the exotic and grown-up. It is sophisticated and collected while still casual and warm. The bedroom was done for a teen aged girl in an 1920's Los Angeles home and as Dunham is a textiles designer as well, he uses many pieces from his beautiful line. So I used this design muse and here some suggestions for how to re-create this look using retail sources! {Photo by Victoria Pearson, House Beautiful!}

Camden tufted headboard by Ballard Designs {}

 Delphine bed linens by Serena + Lily {}.

 Or how about this sweet duvet by John Robshaw, Cinde in Lavender? {}.

 Dunham used a mattress ticking strip from his own fabric collection on the walls of the room, but this Oxford Stripe from Pottery Barn would be a great substitute! Fabric can give so much more texture than wall paper.

I love this little vintage side chair! Available at 86 For The Home, a vintage shop on

 This Hurley chandelier from Circa Lighting is just perfect in antiqued brass and crystal {}.

This Paris Flea Market flush mount in seeded glass, also from Circa Lighting would be great for a bath or attached hallway.

  I love the lines of this Belgian Club chair in Mist linen from Serena + Lily.

 Even more fun in the Jaipur printed linen! 

Otto cotton rug in Grape by Madeline Weinrib Atelier (as are the following 3!) {}

 Koniya Plum

 Song in Hot Pink!

 Keri rug in Indigo

 But this one is certainly my top pick for a splurge on the area rug! Love how Dunham layered it over a wall to wall natural sisal. Western Anatolian Yutdag from Double Knot on

 This French settee from in natural linen is so pretty and would be so easy to update with different pillows in the future!

The accents of indio are a great way to temper all the lavender! These are Indonesian batik fabric, made in Bali from Ginette 1223 on

 Another choice would be these pillows, the Daphne in Blue also from Madeline Weinrib

 And of course these Beachcomber Baskets from Pottery Barn are amazing for catching all the extra stuff us girls tend to collect!

Girly does not have to be precious or cloying, if I did not think it was a bit much for my poor husband, I would would move into this room myself!

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