Daughter Violette Grey's Bedroom
Poppy and Violette's Room is still one of the most talked about kids rooms. The Vogue contributing editor Miranda Brooks's Home was featured in Vogue, and the pictures are still being circulated around various popular blogs. Miranda and her husband, Bastien Halard, and their two daughters, Poppy, and Violette, moved from the gray Manhattan city life to a country style row house in Brooklyn. The home is lived in, comfortable and offers an atmosphere which relaxation and creativity flourishes.
The first floor of the house has a French touch with white oak flooring inspired by the parquet floors of typical Parisian apartments. The middle floor was decorated around the English styles with hand-printed wallpaper in the girls’ rooms, and an assortments of butterflies, birds for their daughters. The girls’ bedrooms open with sliding doors onto a playroom which they hang much of their colorful artwork. The top floor sets off a completely different vibe, one that would evoke New York in a way, which gives the couple the professionalism that they left in the city.
Miranda picked out the color palette for the home from Papers and Paints in London. The master bedroom wall was covered in custom de Gournay Tree of Life wallpaper. Detailed wallpaper is also seen in the girls rooms, where antique wood toys function of works of art themselves while at the same time functional to play with.
Here are three ways you can get Poppy and Violette's bedroom look.....
1. Invest In Nicer Furniture- We see in one of the girls room a vintage Venetian Italian white painted table. The table alone makes this room so much nicer. Vintage Florentine furniture is a dream to decorate with. You can collect anything from tole trays which can be mounted on the wall, to nesting tables which can be painted a hot pink, turquoise, or any color. The detail is sensational, and will kick it up a knotch in your girls bedroom.
We see vintage iron bed-frames updated with paint. In one room a brighter blue paint color is chosen for the iron bed-frame, while white acts as neutral. Victorian furniture also has a lot of detail making it attractive pieces to paint. Consider painting the more ornate areas of the bed in gold, or white, while the plainer parts in a bright rich color. This approach will make any piece of furniture stand out.
The Tate Baby House c.1760
2. Decorate With Vintage Toys- Antique wood furniture can be painted, and roughed up unlike plastic. Greenleaf Doll Houses come in kits which you can set up, and paint. Consider buying a table which matches the dimensions of the house which then can be painted to match your child's room. A vintage nightstand from ebay or craigslist might be a perfect match for a dollhouse. Customize it with paint which stands out from the room. For example if your child's room is painted in mint, consider painting the dollhouse and table a canary yellow. Or, work with the existing color scheme. If the walls are a French blue, consider painting the dollhouse a cobalt blue.
3. Splurge On Wallpaper
Wallpaper can add a lot of interest in a room. Smaller sized rooms are great candidates for wallpaper, as excessive furniture is just not possible. Patterns pack in a lot of punch, which means the remaining furniture doesn't have to hold all the interest. Pick out a pattern which is calm, while at the same time, works with the colors of your liking. Turquoise, lavender, primrose yellow, baby pink, baby blue, jade green, peach, apricot, salmon pink are all excellent choices allowing you to add more vibrant painted furniture in the room.