Design Reveal :: Girls Shared Bedroom

A few weeks ago I had several of my design projects photographed by a talented Bay Area photographer, Summer of PlumLily. The day long shoot was fun, but I couldn’t have done it  without my fab summer intern, Michaela who helped style all of the rooms that day. A big thanks to both of you!

Today, I’m thrilled to reveal the first room to you. It’s a shared bedroom for a client’s two daughters who couldn’t agree on a color scheme (smile). The seven year old loves pink, while the ten year old loves purple. I found neutral territory by starting with matching crisp white bed linens and fretwork headboards.

Shared Girls Bedroom by Simplified Beepurple and green girls bedroom design

Complimentary custom Euro shams and bolster pillows were created for each girl’s bed with their favorite colors in mind. Whimsical prints of a pink flamingo and purple seahorse were found on Etsy, framed and placed above each bed.

White Parsons Desk Girls Bedroom Simplified Bee

I love multi-functional pieces in a room, so a white lacquer mini Parsons desk was placed between the beds – it serves as a nightstand and study spot. A trio of orange and pink boxes provide a pop of color and help keep smaller school supplies organized. A clear ghost chair was selected because it didn’t add too much visual weight to the space.

American Girl Doll Horses Girls Bedroom by Simplified Bee

The walls were painted a soft lavender, while a bold pink and white stripe area rug was selected for the floor – it’s cotton and small enough to throw in a standard washing machine – perfect for kids!

Simplified Bee Girls Shared Bedroom Vignetteorange and pink girls bedroom design

The dresser was painted a soft pink (Benjamin Moore’s Bermuda Pink) and topped with a fun bubble gum table lamp, antique mirror and whimsical abstract art by Michaela Noelle Designs. Don’t you love the abstract painting she created specifically for this space? If interested in learning more about Michaela’s artwork, email her directly at

LuLu DK Pillows Girls Bedroom Simplified Bee

An antique bench with vintage fabric is topped with throw pillows in fabric from LULU DK’s new children’s collection with Schumacher. Love!

Although a challenge to design at first, the room turned out beautifully and most importantly both girls love that it reflects their unique style.

All the best,


 *Photo Credit: PlumLily

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5 Responses to Design Reveal :: Girls Shared Bedroom

  1. Ben@Bernhardt October 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    It is so beautiful! Thank you for the good ideas! Love the color choices and everything.

  2. Jen October 24, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    It is so lovely! Every last detail is simply incredible! Lucky little ladies to have such a fabulous space!


    • admin October 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

      Thank you Jen! xo

  3. Allison October 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    You and Michaela did a fantastic job with this room, Cristin. I bet the girls are so happy. I like the lavender and pink together and the pops of vibrant orange. I’d like this room for myself! What a happy space. Michaela’s artwork is a great addition! She is such a sweet woman and so talented. Fabulous throw pillows on the bench and beautiful photography.

  4. Michaela October 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    This room is just gorgeous and perfect for the little girls who live there 🙂 Like I said in my post, it’s exactly the room I dreamt about living in when I was little. Thanks for letting me help you out this summer…this photo shoot day was so much fun! xoxo