6.28.2007

Asian, vintage or both?

Oh . . . Amanda. She did it again. (See her comments from my previous post.) She has now made me think more and put my creative juices to work. At least my my mind's eye brain.

Amanda sent me a link at kukunest for children's bedding and they have the most adorable little girl decor ever. I love the boys stuff also, but their things only come in twin and we hope to move Noah out of his toddler bed into a full, which is what his convertible bed goes into. I'm still leaning towards the "Arrrrr" pirates! because they're just so cute and boy-ie.

So my two faves that I am now leaning towards are the Lantern Festival and Around the World. I really really like both and think they both fit my Little Miss's personality.

But, I'm totally into vintage things as well, which is what her bedroom is now. Vintage-y, chenille-y and a bit shabby chic. Here are some pictures:



I would really like to be able to use her current rug in the new room. Do you think it would work for either of these cute-sie rooms above at kukunest?

Here is what her room did look like as of earlier today before I took it down. (*tiny tear)

This rug is actually darker than what it appears here. It looks more like the colors in the rug in the above picture. I also wanted to note that the twin bed in her room was for mommy or daddy for middle-of-the-night wakings when she was tiny, but that bed is still in there, not to confuse anyone or anything!

So I want you to be honest. Will my vintage-y decor fit in one of these rooms? Most of the things for her room are things from my past and my moms (vintage dresses, toys, pictures), and then there is that rug, which isn't actually a vintage piece, but it's big and is an expensive rug, although I got a great deal on it at their outlet (from Land of Nod, one of my very favorite stores ever). I love vintage, but I also love different and modern. I'm really just 100% eclectic, yet I still like to match.

If I go this route (kukunest), I am thinking bright walls like red and bright pink. I love to paint, so once I pick the theme, I can then pick the colors and then get my wall ideations going! :c)

Thanks for your help!

7 comments:

Erin said...

I like the "around the world" one best. I totally think vintage stuff would work with that theme. And you can definitely work vintage into the modern. You can make it happen. Kids rooms are one of my favorite rooms to decorate. In fact, you've just inspired me to finish my girls rooms. Once I'm done this show home project I think I'm going to tackle them. Good luck and have soooooo much fun painting (without me, sniff).

Erin said...

Oh and I absolutely adore what you've done with her room in your current house! Great rug!! You should be closer to me and we could work together : )

it's me, Val said...

I knew you would respond, my interior decorating genius friend! So you think the rug would work ok with that theme? I guess to really know I'll have to just order it. I need to look up their return policy. . .

it's me, Val said...

Erin! (Anyone, really, though . . . ) , will you look at the pirate ones and tell me which you like better? By the time I have actually decided I could change my mind completely (that does happen quite often with me) but humor me, k? :)

Thank you anyone, everyone, and Erin, who I know will respond :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

I like the around the world the best of the two. And while I really like them and think they are adorable, for some reason they just don't scream "Val" to me. But I do think the vintage would work with either one.

it's me, Val said...

Alexis, really?? I love love love them! I was already thinking bright walls just to add some color, and then I saw these and fell in love with them. I actually keep steering towards the Asian one. I think because, well a whole bunch of reasons. One though, I think the rug would match better. I'm going to let Neil be the ultimate decider unless everyone here votes hands down for around the world, which I do really like a lot, too. Hmmm...

Thanks for your opinion . . . and thanks everyone!

Jo said...

Oh FUN! I LOVE this stuff!!! I like the "around the world" the best, and you can TOTALLY use Maia's current rug with that. adorable.