This Post May Contain Affiliate Links. Please Read Our Disclosure Policy.
Thursday, January 22, 2015


Last summer I was invited by Crane & Canopy to create an inspiration board for a bedroom using one of their bedding sets.  It was so fun to put together, and I was thrilled when they agreed to partner with me to bring the design to life.  

black and white striped wall, Crane and Canopy Linden Duvet, glossy red bamboo nightstands, vintage peacock headboard

I can't believe it was this long ago, but in October I shared my plans for a re-design for my daughter's bedroom.  We recently upgraded her from a twin bed to a full, so that presented the opportunity for a little refresh.  Many things stayed the same as when I re-did her room 3 years ago, but we changed a couple of major things on her main wall.

Black and White Striped Wall, Crane and Canopy Linden Duvet Cover, Glossy Red Bamboo Nightstands

You've already seen the nightstands that got a makeover for her room and a sneak peek of the headboard.  Along with those two things, I think the bedding switch-up made the biggest difference in the room.  

Black and White Striped Wall, Crane and Canopy Linden Bedding, Vintage Peacock Headboard, Glossy Red Bamboo Nightstands, Colorful Girl's Room, Teen Girl's Bedroom

If you're not familiar with Crane & Canopy, it is an online bedding brand that has high-quality designer bedding without the department store markup.  They have a wide variety of beautiful bedding made with soft and breathable, extra-long staple cotton, woven in 300+ thread count.  And, an extra bonus, you can feel confident shopping with C&C knowing that a portion of all of their proceeds go towards their cause initiative, "A Safe Night's Sleep," which benefits women and children affected by domestic violence.  It's such a good feeling to patronize companies who give back. 

With all of the color and pattern, I'm absolutely in love with the Linden black duvet cover and shams (with high quality extra-long staple cotton in a 400 thread count).  Seriously, this is the softest and nicest bedding in our whole house!  I added her monogram to the shams, and good thing, or I'd be tempted to pull this set into my room!

One huge benefit that I've noticed with the duvet cover is that when she gets up in the morning, her covers are still in place.  It doesn't look like a tornado hit her bed!  The perfect weight of the cover helps to keep all of the bedding nice and neat, and the ties in the corners keep the comforter inside from shifting.

I used her old duvet cover from the twin bed to make the patterned red euros, and found the yellow velvet Jonathan Adler pillows at Ross (just this week!).  The red geometric pillow is a cover from Hobby Lobby.

Another favorite addition was the swing arm lamps.  Since her brother got cool sconces in his room, she was especially happy to have special lighting in her room too.  These are from Kenroy Home, but I sprayed the base with Rustoleum's Metallic Gold and replaced the stock shade with a shade from Ikea (using this trick to make the pendant shade into a spider shade so it would fit the harp).  I finished the shades off with some ribbon trim, easily added with a few drops of hot glue.   

The other sides of her room stayed pretty much the same, but if you're new here I'll show you around.  The wingback upholstered with a hot-glue gun has held up exceptionally well-

and we've added a little gallery of canvases that she's painted in the corner, as well as a spot for trophies and awards to be displayed.  

Her collection of banks has grown, but we only keep a few out corralled in a tray on her dresser.

The ceiling fan, a necessity where we live, has held up perfectly for 7+ years with it's sassy upgrade.

And, the tissue poms I made three years ago are still hanging over her armoire.  

Yet, with a few changes it still feels like a whole new room.

Just like our kitchen, this room has progressed over the 8 years that we've lived in this house.  Decorating is a process!

Now this room is happy and full of energy and colorful, just like her!

Source List:

Peacock Headboard: Craigslist, spray painted with Valspar's Tropical Oasis 
Nightstands: Craigslist, post and tutorial here
Turquoise Dresser: Estate Sale, painted with Behr's Lagoon and glazed
Red Lamps:  Thrifted, painted with Rustoleum's Sunrise Red Glossy Enamel Spray Paint
Swing Arm Lamps:  Kenroy Home, shades from Ikea
Updated Ceiling Fan:  DIY here
Duvet Cover and Shams: Crane & Canopy Linden Black Duvet Cover
Yellow Quilt:  Target
Red Geometric Pillow:  Hobby Lobby
Yellow Velvet Pillows:  Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, found at Ross
Yellow Dot Curtain Fabric: Premier Chipper
Red Floral Euro Fabric:  Richloom Wizard
Turquoise Geometric Fabric:  Waverly Ellis
Black and White Area Rug:  Garden Ridge
Gallery Wall:  DIY Projects, more details coming next week!

*Crane and Canopy provided me with this duvet set.  All opinions about the product are mine.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Julia @cuckoo4designJanuary 22, 2015 at 6:15 AM

    It is phenomenal!!! No one does pattern and color mixing as good as you. I love it

  2. this is FABULOUS!!!! holy moly! i pinned away- and i second julia. you are a master.

  3. Beautiful! Looks amazing. I love the bold wall pattern and the red side tables. Everything just flows together. What a grown-up room, I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Well, I don't know about that, but thank you so much Julia!

  5. Thank you Cassie, it was so much fun to put together!

  6. Thank you Dagmara! I think the red tables are one of my all time favorite Craigslist finds!

  7. I love it all, what a fabulously fun room. You definitely mix color and pattern better than anyone. Gorgeous.

  8. Very beautiful and colorful refresh! I love that you made her bedroom bright colors that strayed from pink. My daughter loves pink and sometimes her bedroom decor becomes a sea of pink, white, and black. SOO MUCH PINK!. Lol. Thanks for sharing

  9. Pam @ Simple DetailsJanuary 22, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    It couldn't be more fun and lively! Love the stylish and playful vibe you created, and those swing arms are my favorite! I bet she loves it!

  10. Love it! I'm sure she does too. She is beautiful and definitely looking more grown up. I love the duvet set and adding the monogram is perfect! Of course, I adore all the color ~ looks happy and vibrant!

  11. Such cute and fun updates for a cute and fun girl!! Love it Jennifer!! The swing arm lamps are my favorite!

  12. So good! And did you say Jonathan Adler and Ross is the same sentence?

  13. Lisa @ Shine Your LightJanuary 22, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Jennifer I love all the color and pattern! So fun!! And the white duvet is a perfect contrast, it looks so crisp and fresh with the colorful elements. Hope Emily is enjoying her refresh!

  14. I just knew I was going to love it, but I didn't realize how much. Such an amazing room, Jennifer!

  15. Wow! This is one fabulous room! Love all the bright colors and how you pulled together all the patterns and textures into a cohesive design. Have a great week!

  16. Beautiful room! I am always inspired by your design talents!

  17. It's a colorful room that screams HAPPINESS to me Jennifer! So beautiful, I love the touches of yellow you added and your daughter is the perfect 'accessory' to the pictures! She's just growing up to be such a lovely young lady like he momma!

  18. That bedding was the perfect choice! Love the monogram too!


Thanks so much for leaving a comment, they make my day! If you have a specific question, please make sure to check back here as I will respond in the thread, or leave your e-mail so that I can respond personally. Or, email me directly to address in "Contact" section at top.