Working on Gracie’s Room

We have a big group of guests coming to stay with us over the holidays and I’ve been hustling to get our girls bedrooms more finished/comfortable in time. I actually sort of love having an excuse to get house projects done! Gracie’s bedroom needed the most help and I feel like we’ve made some good headway this month.

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I had my upholsterer recover this old headboard in a pretty light blue velvet that I bought at a local fabric discount store called Boca Bargoons (awesome name, right?). The frame is queen-sized though and Grace has been sleeping on a super old full-sized mattress that didn’t have any support.

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We ended up getting another Leesa mattress for her bed because we’ve loved the one in our master bedroom so much. And let’s be honest, the convenience factor was a big one! The mattress ships (free!) to your doorstep (in a much smaller box than you’re expecting) and then you unpack it on your bed frame and watch it grow to full size in about five minutes. It’s crazy easy!

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Their mattresses are 10″ tall and made of three layers of unique foam, including memory foam and another type of foam that’s perforated to keep your mattress nice and cool. (IMPORTANT when you live in the desert like we do!). Isn’t the mattress itself so pretty? Seems like a shame to cover it up with bedding. :)

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We’ve had our Leesa mattress in our master for about four or five months now and I have to say that I really, really love it (just like these 1500 reviewers). It’s the perfect combo of soft and supportive. I don’t have the best back – mine goes out all the time – and I feel like this mattress has made a world of difference for me! I’ve been feeling great lately.

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My Grace has the sweetest heart – she loves it as much as I do that Leesa donates a mattress to a shelter for every ten sold. When I told her that she said “Well now I’ll really sleep better at night!” Ha!! Kids are the best.

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Between the amazing new mattress and bed frame, we’re both feeling pretty great about her room situation! Isn’t that blue velvet so pretty? We also put up some new art from Kristi Kohut in her room that pairs so well with it! On the other side of the room we hung an old French poster above a vintage dresser I bought off Craigslist and painted. We’re getting close in here!
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Kids rooms are my absolute favorite to decorate! It’s so fun to get crazy with color and pattern – and I love a space with no rules. :)

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  1. Is the blue upholstery fabric on the box spring a bed skirt made from the headboard fabric?

  2. Sharon

    The rug underneath is so foundation'al, and like, solid design, that it allows you to 'no rules' everywhere else. A girl-shag-hot-pink rug would have turned the room into hot-mess!
    you are so good.

  3. Such a pretty little girls bedroom.

    Absolutely adore the blue headboard :)

  4. What a lovely room. That bed frame is perfect, and that green lamp makes my heart go pitter-pat.

  5. What upholster do you use in Phoenix! Mine just retired and having some trouble finding another one I like! thanks.

  6. So so cute! I love your work as always. Can you tell us a little more about the bedding and pillows? Where are they from?

  7. C.B.

    Love the headboard! I'm in terrible need of a matress but haven't found anything with the sort of price range and convenience this company you're talking about is offering. I so wish they would ship to Canada……I would totally pay for shipping and costoms too. I mean, they deliver to Alaska and Hawaii…….I'm closer to their offices than both of these places! Sigh :(

  8. Emma

    Everything looks so cute! That headboard was an awesome find. I would love to see pictures of the whole bed though to see what is going on with the bottom. It looks like you put more velvet over a boxspring? What about the legs on the bedframe? I am planning my own DIY upholstered bed and still haven't decided what style/technique I want to do. Thanks for another great post! (I also love the "dump" type ones, even though I didn't comment).

  9. Your color mixing skills are always spot on!!

  10. So sophisticated but also perfect for a girl! Because I'm a total nutcase, I remember you were going to use that fabric for Claire's room…what did you end up doing with that awesome bed (the curved footboard cannot be forgotten)??

  11. I absolutely adore that chest of drawers! It has great style and I love the white paint around the edges. Super stylish and cute.

  12. Em

    I think at this point I'm third-ing the vote for more info or photos of the bed-skirt situation, which looks like it matches the headboard and strikes me as utterly genius. Did you just attach hairpin legs to a box spring? I have so many unanswered questions! So, I definitely need more photos of this room!

  13. We are actually looking for a king memory foam mattress and their return policy sounds very enticing since I'm not as familiar with this brand. Thanks for sharing!

  14. The headboard is such a little spot of sunshine in that space! The re-upholstery totally made it amazing!

  15. That's a very sophisticated "kid" room. I'm sure she loves it! :-)

  16. Emily

    You are the second blogger to go on and on about these mattresses. Good to know they have good support. Now, if this had been my room as a kid! If this was my room now! Love it very much.

  17. laura

    I was also wondering about the hairpin legs and boxspring. I love the headboard and art!

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