Now, THIS is a girls’ room!

My family put the Heart of Decor team to the ultimate design test by giving them a bona fide modest budget and asking them to perform sheer magic. We are so very grateful for their participation, and I for one am so relieved they didn’t laugh me to shame when I gave them the deets:

I would like the girls’ room to be a clean, feminine looking space that isn’t overly “theme-ish”, too girly, or seizure-inducing due to stimuli. They (ages 6 and 4) both need to be able to move around comfortably in the space and to read/chill in the space. Oh, and we only have $250. Oh, and if possible, we’d like to get bunk beds. Oh, and we must use low/no VOC paint (which costs more than regular paint).

HERE’S THE “BEFORE” VIDEO:

Heart of Decor sponsored this project by donating the design/shopping fees, and using our budget to cover only the cost of the materials. #WeLoveThem #BigTime The results have definitely surpassed our expectations! They did exactly what we asked for and more! See for yourself, then visit their site or connect with them on Facebook to see how they can help you with your affordable design needs.

HERE’S THE “REVEAL” VIDEO:


I know, riiiiiggght!!!! LOVE IT! Tamieka and Tasha even donated the cornice board ($30) (the fancy wood/fabric thingie that covers the top of the window) as well as the bookshelf ($5), to keep us within budget! Much appreciated, ladies! We think you deserve more silly bands!

  • Just Beautiful! I still can’t believe you did it in on your budget! Oh, AND I love when Marley was screaming before she even opened her eyes and… “Marley stop the noise nuh!” comes out! Love it! Okay.. off to check out Heart of Decor!

    • Thanks, Jen! Truss mi, di pickney would not stop di noise, and I had to say it 🙂 Please do check out Heart of Decor, they really do know their stuff!

  • Just Beautiful! I still can’t believe you did it in on your budget! Oh, AND I love when Marley was screaming before she even opened her eyes and… “Marley stop the noise nuh!” comes out! Love it! Okay.. off to check out Heart of Decor!

    • Thanks, Jen! Truss mi, di pickney would not stop di noise, and I had to say it 🙂 Please do check out Heart of Decor, they really do know their stuff!

    • Heart of Decor

      Thank you Jen!!!!

  • Aqualass

    Aaahhhh (The BIG reveal scream)…I love it! Their expressions were priceless. Amazing that you all were able to make it happen on budget. Great job, ladies and gent. 🙂

    • Thanks, Aqualass! The expressions made it all worthwhile. They are still walking around the room gingerly as if it may all turn back into a pumpkin.

  • Aqualass

    Aaahhhh (The BIG reveal scream)…I love it! Their expressions were priceless. Amazing that you all were able to make it happen on budget. Great job, ladies and gent. 🙂

    • Thanks, Aqualass! The expressions made it all worthwhile. They are still walking around the room gingerly as if it may all turn back into a pumpkin.

  • Kiyah

    Excellent, Excellent job.. I sooo love how it came out with the colors makes the room look much bigger than what it really is. Nice job..

  • Love it!! It looks great. I am so glad your little princesses liked it.

    • Thanks, K. Rock! They absolutely loved it!

  • Love it!! It looks great. I am so glad your little princesses liked it.

    • Thanks, K. Rock! They absolutely loved it!

  • SOOO Execumama to think about giving her kids a wonderful gift.

    • Thanks, Corporate Chic! But you know I’m gonna use the “you bet’ not eva say I neva did nothin’ for you” bit for like year, right? LOL! Seriously though, that is one of the best elements of it all, being able to do things I know will stand out in their memories in a good way for years to come.

  • SOOO Execumama to think about giving her kids a wonderful gift.

    • Thanks, Corporate Chic! But you know I’m gonna use the “you bet’ not eva say I neva did nothin’ for you” bit for like year, right? LOL! Seriously though, that is one of the best elements of it all, being able to do things I know will stand out in their memories in a good way for years to come.

  • Itiel

    Yes, applause, applause. Listen to those giggles. Love it! The room is beautiful in every way. :o) I also have framed my daughters’ artwork. On a side note: Sage is growing up so beautifully. Marley is too, but I just noticed the changes in Sage’s face. ;o)

    • Thank you, mama! Yes, Heart of Decor did such an amazing job, and we are so grateful!

      I cannot believe you noticed that— how coorie (cool+eerie) that you’ve never seen her IRL, yet you noticed the changes. She is definitely getting her big girl look on, and looking more and more like her dad. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Itiel

    Yes, applause, applause. Listen to those giggles. Love it! The room is beautiful in every way. :o) I also have framed my daughters’ artwork. On a side note: Sage is growing up so beautifully. Marley is too, but I just noticed the changes in Sage’s face. ;o)

    • Thank you, mama! Yes, Heart of Decor did such an amazing job, and we are so grateful!

      I cannot believe you noticed that— how coorie (cool+eerie) that you’ve never seen her IRL, yet you noticed the changes. She is definitely getting her big girl look on, and looking more and more like her dad. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Not even gonna lie, I almost cried at their reactions. LOVE IT LOVE IT, oh did I mention LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Congrats girls, enjoy your new big girl room.

    • I feel you, Coco Diva! Their reactions really made our day! I’ll tell them Auntie Coco said congrats.

    • OMG I’m tearing up too!!! Their room is fabulous!

  • Not even gonna lie, I almost cried at their reactions. LOVE IT LOVE IT, oh did I mention LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Congrats girls, enjoy your new big girl room.

    • I feel you, Coco Diva! Their reactions really made our day! I’ll tell them Auntie Coco said congrats.

    • OMG I’m tearing up too!!! Their room is fabulous!

  • @Everyone-I could watch their reaction all day! Doing work we love is already rewarding, but to get reactions like that is PRICELESS! Thanks for all of your wonderful comments!!!!

    @ Akilah- I hope they never pull the “I don’t remember you guys” card. They gave us silly bands so we’re friends for life!

  • @Everyone-I could watch their reaction all day! Doing work we love is already rewarding, but to get reactions like that is PRICELESS! Thanks for all of your wonderful comments!!!!

    @ Akilah- I hope they never pull the “I don’t remember you guys” card. They gave us silly bands so we’re friends for life!

  • Fabulous! I love how it turned out…but finding myself feeling very inadequate now. I need to get busy on my daughter’s room NOW! A lot of good ideas here. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  • Fabulous! I love how it turned out…but finding myself feeling very inadequate now. I need to get busy on my daughter’s room NOW! A lot of good ideas here. Thank you for the inspiration!!