I interviewed Mollie from Design Detail for my article for Everything Home Magazine. It is a free online magazine that has great home decor ideas. I write for the Kids Space Section of the magazine. When I saw Mollie’s daughters bedroom and the statement painted floral walls, I wanted to find out how she did it and where the inspiration came from. The floral wall that was inspired by Rifle Paper Co. She wanted to use their wallpaper, but none of their prints were large enough scale so she made her own hand-painted version that was inspired by their florals. She made it sound so easy, and I guess with her talent it would be!
Mollie thinks that kids bedrooms need to be imaginative and colorful. She wanted to create a bedroom that was girly, but would be fun for a toddler or even a teen so that she wouldn’t have to redesign in a year or two. Her daughter loves lots of color and spending time outside in nature so the floral wall made a great backdrop and she loved the idea too. She provided plenty of solicited and unsolicited feedback since she’s quite opinionated, even at the age of 3. Her daughter has been pretty thrilled with having her own “flower garden wall”!
Mollie incorporated a lot of cute baskets & boxes into the bedroom to keep the space clean and organized. Here daughter is at an age where it’s fun to put things inside of boxes or baskets, it works out quite well to hide the less “pretty” stuff. She actually calls the little suitcases on the shelves her “treasure boxes” so that worked out perfectly.
90% of this bedroom is second hand! Mollie shopped yard sales all summer and picked up a lot of the pieces and also found some on Craig’s List. The beauty of that is that this entire room cost about $500. Even the vintage light fixture was purchased from an estate sale for just $10. The only things Mollie bought new were the sheets, pillows and rug! Make sure to check out the rest of the articles featured on Everything Home Magazine HERE and shop her look below.