Kaitlyn’s room makeover


Kaitlyn’s room makeover

Girls room makeover
Girls room makeover

Finally, my five and a half year old has a big bed. Poor kid, has been in the running for a makeover for ages but for various reasons it kept being delayed and neglected. Then the Dubai Shopping Festival swung around and I spotted a gorgeous blush pink bed at an excellent sale price – it was the catalyst for my carpe diem revelation. And so I just ran with the whole idea from there.

Rather oddly, the style of the bed is pretty far from anything I’d previously had in mind, but when I saw it, I just loved it’s retro vibe and was immediately drawn to it. Also, it’s pink which ticks important life-or-death-type boxes on Miss Muffet’s checklist, but the pink was subtle enough to meet with my approval as well. So we were starting out with a win-win. Despite really loving it, I was still kind of on the fence about the style. It was definitely one of those purchases that could have gone either way, but at the price, I figured it was worth the risk. I’m happy to say that it turned out pretty great.

The new look isn’t done (is it ever with me?), mostly because we haven’t yet moved, so walls haven’t changed colour and the old tree decal is still there, but also because I have a few things on order that haven’t yet arrived. I’ll hold back on installing anything more until we know what is happening with our house move.

For now, things are moving in the right direction and I’m really looking forward to getting it all finished. I actually love the current combination of old and new pieces, but watch this space for more changes to follow.

Here’s a closer look at how things are developing. See below for shopping resources.

Pink upholstered bed & white bed linen from Home Centre | Circles poster by Elina Dahl | Fine Little Day Pear poster & belly basket from Ivy Cabin | Deer head from H&M Home | Woven light from Tribe Dubai | Minimel postcards and framed pictures alongside bookshelf from Caramel & Sun | Striped rug from The White Company | KOPPANG chest of drawers from Ikea | Small stool from Pomme | Pocahontas poster from Mini Learners

images by Natelee Cocks Photography

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  • link scanner 02/01/2019 at 9:26 AM

    Excellent blog post. I certainly love this site. Thanks!

  • Danielle 27/03/2017 at 6:06 AM

    What is the paint color?

    • Kathryn Hawkes 28/03/2017 at 12:03 PM

      Hello Danielle, I can’t recall this exact colour but I can suggest Jotun’s colour called Khajal as an amazing alternative. So pretty!

  • Nida 29/07/2016 at 8:00 AM

    Looks great! Is that a single bed or double?

    • Kathryn Hawkes 29/07/2016 at 10:36 AM

      Hi Nida – it’s one of those in between sizes, I can’t recall the name right now, but it’s 120cm wide. Kath

  • Amy Deal 14/07/2016 at 3:02 PM

    What is the name of the paint color? It’s lovely.

  • […] I really hope all these interiors styling will eventually start rubbing off on me… It amazes me every time how creative some people are! Today Kathryn from House of Hawkes is back and this time with the transition of KAITHLYN’S ROOM. […]

  • Helen Kings 11/02/2016 at 11:35 PM

    Very inspiring Kathryn. I think my little Kaitlyn (aged 8) will be jealous. Helen

  • Fiona Cragg 11/02/2016 at 10:52 AM

    Very nice Kath xx

  • Monique 11/02/2016 at 9:05 AM

    I LOVE it. Well done, Kath, you make it look so easy. Is Kaitlyn in love?

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