Moving on, here are the pieces in her room now that get to stay:
This 5-drawer white dresser with matching desk was part of the furniture from my hubby's home when we married. Good thing I didn't have a boy! It's perfect for our little girl's room so no additional expense here.
The drum beside the dresser is one of our daughter's favorite instruments so it gets to stay. A room with this many pieces of square and rectangular-shaped furniture needs a few round shapes anyway.
This rocking horse hand-crafted by my dad for her stays too!
These 3 paintings were purchased in Belize by my hubby and then professionally framed. I've already edited out a 4th one that was purchased separately. With the limited wall space I have, I may need to edit another. Time will tell but I really would like to use them. So colorful and fun for a child's room. The one at the bottom is huge, the other two are half its size.
The wall color is a medium blue best represented in the rocking horse and desk photos and it stays. I love it! The Persian rug on the other hand, will find a new home at our cottage. Just too bossy to decorate around with all the other colors I am working with here.
Her queen-size box spring and mattress will stay.
So there you have it. This is the starting or "jumping off" point I'm using to design her bedroom. I'm hoping to create a space that isn't just for a small child so I will be trying to use an eclectic blend of Contemporary, French and Traditional design with a bit of fun and whimsy thrown in. Hopefully a room she will love!
to be continued.......