Most parents quickly find out that the smallest members of the household often rule the roost. Chaos and noise, not to mention an excessive amount of toys, fill any home inhabited by infants and toddlers.
Brian and Jennie Shannon, parents of a toddler and a newborn, longed for a retreat that offered quiet comfort and grown-up style. Unfortunately, their bedroom was furnished with pieces from Jennie's childhood––the bed was the couple's only new purchase when they married five years ago--and storage space was limited.
Assistant Projects Editor Mary Leigh Fitts helped Jennie, Senior Designer for Southern Living, create a room that reflects Jennie's artistic nature and offers respite from the busy world beyond.
A Splash of Color
Mary Leigh and Jennie began with an inspiration piece: A set of throw pillows in a vibrant botanical pattern on a black background determined the room's color palette.
The walls are painted a subtle olive green that was pulled from the pillows. Rich red bedding, along with black accents, balances the cool green walls. The ceiling is painted two shades lighter than the walls. Matching paint on the ceiling fan blades helps the fixture blend in.