This little area was left virtually unchanged, though I recovered the stretcher frame with a dotted sheet of scrap-booking paper, and took down her baby sweater and replaced it with an April Cornell dress that she wore last summer.
I hung a framed red work pillowcase bearing the wish, Good Night, above her bed and it just might be my new favourite element in the room.
I also made pink tissue paper zinnias, from a Martha Stewart kit, and hung them from Sophie's ceiling using clear line.
I love how they hang whimsically, with no real purpose but to look pretty.
Other elements include the lamp shade I bought from Ikea, that I tied a ribbon around just because...
The only thing left to do involves a project my husband started, but has not yet completed. I will show you it as soon as it is finished. A little wood, fabric and paint, and I think it will be the perfect spot for Sophie and her friends.
All in all, I love the combination of aqua, red, white and pink and I will tweak as needed until it feels as it should. Sometimes a paint job to freshen things up is all the excuse you need to embark on a fun make-over. My only advice is to try to work with what you have, shop from your own home, and try old things in new places. Move some furniture around and rummage through your linen closet.