New Children’s Room

In honor of Spring Break and kids and grandparents, I want to show you this children’s room I did last year in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.


Talk about wonderful grandparents huh?! You might remember me showing a sneak peak and phone pics of this space ages ago.  Well we finally finished it and did photos!


The paint by number circus art was done by the homeowners Uncle in the 1950s! She remembers them hanging in her nursery and it was so special to be able to use them in this room.  Their colors and style were the inspiration for everything including the fabric which is called CORNWALL.


The cabinet and Lee headboards are from Laurie’s Home Furnishings in Tomball, Texas, as well as the lamps.  I love how this is a Children’s Space but only the toys and art really are childlike..the fabric could be used anywhere but it is colorful!


All of the sewing and window coverings are by Monica Hancock of Custom Creations in Houston.  She is great!  I adore how the duvets and bedskirts turned out with the red linen bands!  Notice the windows and how the drapes cover so much of the wall, the window really isn’t that big so we used extra wide panels to provide a backdrop for the twin headboards so we could place them on that wall without it looking awkward.  I was determined the beds would be on that wall so you would see them when you enter the room as a focal point.  Extra long rod and “faked” extra wide drapes made it work!


Lots of vintage touchs everywhere in this room.  This is one my favorite clients for many reasons one being she saved everything for her childhood! So lots of fun stuff for me to work with like this red suitcase!


Photos by the fab Becki Griffin’s Curious Details of course. The word and dog and elephant art is by Sugarboo of course (which you can order through me) and of the little animal cars are from Wisteria.  I love the vintage blue shelf I found at Round Top last year.


You can read more about this project on a recent feature by RestyleSource here.

And YES Round Top Antiques Spring show is starting soon or has already in some pockets.  You can get more info here about show dates etc at the Round Top Chamber site and or by looking at the Round Top category in my categories tab….also lots of great pins and links to info on Pinterest of course!

I will also continue with the Southern Living house posts soon as well!


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  1. The bedroom is perfect, and I adore the vintage touches. Would you please share a source or name for the curtain fabric?

  2. the fabric we used on drapes and bedding is Richloom’s Cornwall Garden..very reasonable price. And the blue chevron is just a premier print!

  3. Gorgeous, Holly!!

  4. Thank you for sharing your work. I love it!

  5. Perfection, right down to the red band on the bedskirt!

  6. Absolutely love the fabrics! So airy

  7. This is a beautiful! My guest room has two twin beds on a window wall too, but it’s downright boring compared to your lovely design. I even have a very similar set of Matryoska dolls as well as a leaning toward vintage toys…blocks, miniature books, etc. I am curious about the little animal cars though – you said Wisteria, but I didn’t find them at…are they vintage or is there another source I can check? Any info you can share is most appreciated.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the credits.

  9. so cute! love the curtains – they make the room – love where you placed the shade, it’s perfection. a+

    did you know that I use Monica – Custom Creations by Monica – too!!! Small world!!!

  10. Beautiful work! Love it!

  11. Hi Holly.
    Such a lovely room. Would you mind sharing your source for the woven roman shade? Any tips for installing inside or outside of the window trim?


  12. What a fun, colorful and playful room! Where are the woven shades from?

  13. Those paint by numbers are just beautiful! And so is everything else, great work, Holly!

  14. I love your work every single time I see it! LOVE. I think you do a child’s room particularly well…though really, you do EVERY room well! xoxo!

    PS – Started my new blog today! Bravehearted Beauty.

  15. darling! especially love the art and the red banding on the dust ruffles!! so good!

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  17. Holly, The room is gorgeous – I just love it! I was wondering if you would you mind sharing what paint color you used? Thanks! – Anne

  18. I love your blog, love, love, love it, but I don’t read regularly. Instead, every couple of months I come over and catch up, and it’s the best. It’s like getting your favorite magazine in the mail, except this is even better.

    Such an adorable room! I love the vintage toys!

  19. Very sweet room! Will be such a great place for the kids to grow up together. You did a great job!!

  20. LOVE this whole room!! Would you mind sharing the paint color? Thanks

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