Tween bedroom makeover with Land of Nod

A designer designing a cool 9-year-old girl’s room is like Kobe Bryant playing one day for the Harlem Globe trotters; It’s all the same skills, all the same challenges, but somehow just way more fun (or maybe it’s a total joke to him, I don’t know, I’ve never made a sports analogy in my life and don’t really plan to again). I mean, it’s always fun, but there is something about designing a kid’s space that lets you not take it so seriously, which can be refreshing when you obviously do have to take it all pretty seriously normally.

I pretty much just channeled my inner tween, then went back in time and designed my dream bedroom. Luckily my client, Grace, had a lot of great opinions, totally enjoyed the process, and helped me along the whole way. It’s our dream bedroom, together, except I’m 33 and she’s 9. By the way, I’m 33, THIRTY THREE — that is just terrible. Where did it go? How? Why? Excuse me while I lotion the hell out of my face. While I do that, please look at my dream bedroom, AKA Grace’s new bedroom.

teen girl bedroom

Photo by David Tsay

Here’s how it went down: I got a call to design a house, just the final layer, some paint colors/wallpaper, furniture and accessories, but no renovation. It came at the end of the year last year when we did 10 houses and we were kinda burned out, ready to take a break, but I met with the client and all the factors were there. The clients were super lovely, had great taste, had hired a designer before so they weren’t going to be freaked out at the fact that it cost money (because yes, some people are like shocked that it costs), and lived 1/2 mile away. It just seemed like the right project, and Orlando and I were totally excited to get back into the game.

The house had just flooded and the kids’ rooms were in shambles. Before they moved back in (after staying in a hotel for months), they wanted the kids rooms to be finished, spaces that would make them really happy. I had done a nursery and one kid’s room and loved it both times, so I was psyched. I’m pretty sure they wanted their other rooms done at the same time, but of course we honed in immediately on the kids’ rooms. And we finished them in a few weeks because they were so strangely satisfying.

Here’s what Grace’s room looked like before:

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Well, technically that’s not fair because that is after the flood and even before the new floors. Obviously this isn’t where she slept before we redid her room. But this is what it looked like when we got our grubby little paws on it so this is my “before” photo. Basically, they already had the antique bed, nightstand (which is vintage and I LOVE IT), the dresser, and the Michelle Armas print. Everything else was our job to bring in.

bedroom-before

Grace had a pin board where she pinned amazing photos of Hanna Montana’s bedroom, sofas in the shape of ice cream sandwiches, and gummy bear chandeliers, but ultimately what inspired the room was the Michelle Armas large canvas print. They had just bought it (which was another big clue that we should take this job) and we all loved the amazing colors that were in it. So that was the beginning of the design. Then as I was brainstorming and pinning for the project I realized I was pinning a ton from Land of Nod, so I approached them and asked if they wanted to partner on this project so I could show how to mix antique and big box store products to create a kid’s room that is totally unique and timeless.

vintage nightstand, gold lamp

Photo by David Tsay

They were into the idea and off we went. The color palette was inspired by the Michelle Armas print and that helped inform the shopping — remember that the easiest/fastest way to create a cohesive room with many different styles it so have a simple color palette. So for Grace it was hot pink and aqua, with hits of light pink, yellow, gold, and gray.

tween bedroom makeover

Photo by David Tsay

The curtains are Land of Nod and we bought the blackout curtains from them, too, but had them sewn together instead of doing a double rod because there were a lot of windows. Plus, two were close to each other so we didn’t want eight panels in that corner. But a word to the wise, even going to a tailor will cost you about $60 each panel just to sew, so it was not a cheap option and I highly recommend doing it yourself. Although I’m pretty sure it was worth every penny because she can sleep so much longer, especially on the weekends.

Storage trunk, Land of Nod

Photo by David Tsay

Note the ruffle on those curtains, VERY cute indeed. Not overly girly, but definitely feminine. That trunk housed her collection of dolls, which apparently is overflowing in the cutest way possible.

On the other side of the room is her vintage desk (that was her grandmother’s) that we dressed up with some adorable wall art, gold clip lamp, and of COURSE a fairy door. What is a fairy door you ask? Only the door that fairies can go in and out of at night, hello. There are two of them in her room, both kinda hidden but she knows where they are.

desk area, vintage

Photo by David Tsay

Land of Nod bedroom

Finally for added storage we brought in this very adorable bookcase that houses her miniature Japanese eraser collection that is kinda amazing and her Sweet Valley High books, plus that toy on top that doesn’t stop talking or moving even when you turn it off. It’s totally insane and weird. In fact, if you try to cover its eyes or be really quiet so it will shut up, that’s when it sings the most. Baffling.

Jenny Lind bookcase

Photo by David Tsay

tween bedroom

Photo by David Tsay

See, look! She loves doing her homework now, JUST LOVES IT. But seriously, she does love her room and wants to hang out in it, play in it all the time, and even keep it really clean. Every time we go by the house to check in on other rooms I pop my head in, just to say hello to my childhood fantasy, and it’s always so well kept, which makes a designer VERY happy.

Of course we, (thank you Tessa) made a video highlighting how to design a girls room that is both timeless and “kid” by mixing antiques and modern pieces. Check ‘er out, folks:

Here are all the resources, all Land of Nod except for the Michelle Armas print and the antiques:

Desk organizer: I Could’ve Been A Container. Curtains: Ruffle Curtains, map: Hue-Nighted Nations Map, hanging pendant: Perfectly Perforated Pendant, bedding: Singing in the Rain Forest , gold lamp:  Between a Rock Lamp, gold pillow: Sparkle Pillow, teal poufs:  Pull Up a Pouf, nightlight: Gummy Bear Lamp, pink rug: Rags to Riches Rug, trunk:  As You Wish Storage Bench, gold clip lamps: Modern Clip Lamp, artwork: Fall Foliage Leaf Wall Art 15. Jenny Lind Bookcase

I was impressed with ALL of the Land of Nod pieces and what’s so great is that most of these are pretty ageless — she’s not going to need to redo her Dora the Explorer themed room in a year. This room will last her through her teens, with maybe the addition of some One Direction posters here and there …

But that’s not all:

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Land of Nod has been generous enough to give away a $250 gift certificate to one lucky reader. All you have to do is tweet out this post, to get other people to read it, tagging both me and Land of Nod in the tweet (@LandOfNod and @em_henderson…make sure you follow us both, too!), and then come back and comment that you did. If you aren’t on Twitter, then Facebook this bad boy — the point is lots-o-readers. And yes, OF COURSE you can do both and get two entries. Contest will end next Wednesday at 5pm, winner will be picked by Random.org and will be announced on the blog.

Good luck, and what did you think of this room? I’m pretty sure this is why we have daughters — to decorate their rooms so we can relive the childhood of our fantasies. I can’t tell if my future daughter is going to be the luckiest or most annoyed child ever. But I’d be happy if she was a little bit like Grace. :)

UPDATE: Holly Foxen Wells, you are the winner! Nice job, entering twice. Your second one was the random one picked.  Congratulations and Land of Nod will be emailing you soon!!!!

This post was in collaboration with Land of Nod, but obviously all those designs, thoughts, and words were totally mine.

All amazing photos shot by the very talented David Tsay, styled by yours truly.

  1. I LOVE this room. It is such a lovely fun mix totally age appropriate but something she will still love as she gets older. And even though I am an almost 30 year old woman I want those ruffle curtains for my room!

  2. This is fabulous! I have a 10yr old daughter, Grace, and this room would keep her smiling for years to come. The rug is just beautiful! Thanks for this awesome contest.

  3. Kathryn Walley

    Love this room, will grow with her into womanhood! Colors are so vibrant, and the ruffle curtains are so fresh and subtle all at the same time! Entered Contest for Land of Nod, and posted on FB! Thanks, Kathy

  4. Amy C

    Just facebooked this out! I love the room and love Land of Nod!

  5. Trista

    I tweeted this post. Great job on the bedroom. I would have loved to live there too.

  6. This room is so cute! I want the furniture for my own adult room :) I shared it on FB! Thanks.

  7. Facebooked it! I love that this is just a good room, no matter what age. Just switch the bed for a crib, and it would make a great girl’s nursery, too!

  8. I love all of your creative ideas. I posted this link to my FB page and hoping to win the $250 Land of Nod gift certificate :) We are excepting tiny little lady number #2 in September and I am trying to get some amazing ideas to redecorate the girls room and make it fun, colorful and still stylish. Thanks Emily!

  9. Lara

    I facebooked it! Love this room. The poufs are my favorite.

  10. Jessi

    tweeted it! so so cute!

  11. Amanda

    I’m 27 and I want to live in the room NOW. Oh, & I tweeted that.

  12. This is such a sweet, but not overly saccharine-sweet, room. I love that you have incorporated heirloom pieces from her family’s past. And may I just say that my son has a tooth fairy door, so clearly I love that there are two tooth fairy doors in this room. You amaze me with your talent.

    No twitter, but did share via facebook!

  13. Sarah

    The video actually had me in (happy!) tears!
    Guurl, you are really making the world a better place!
    I happily shared on Facebook!

  14. Julie

    WAs so wishing that nightstand was going to be Land of Nod, too!!! LOVE IT!

  15. Heather Strycker

    Love this room. Love you. Love Land of Nod. I have a 17 month old and one due in August and yet I want this decor for ME.
    Tweeted something along those lines.

  16. Erin

    Loooooove this room. Just so good! Shared on FB.

  17. shared the beauty on facebook!

  18. Dawn

    Hard to go wrong when you use the Land of Nod!

  19. Brittney

    Okay I just have to say it….*Kobe

    ANYWAYS this room is incredible. Prepare to get lots more calls for tween rooms :)

  20. Bri

    i can just imagine how much greatness i could get my son with this! shared on twitter and facebook :)

  21. Megan M

    Just tweeted! @megnuge Love Land of Nod and Emily!

  22. Taryn W.

    Hi! Love this room! Just facebooked this out! Hope I win!

  23. Christi

    So inspired for my 8 yr old daughter’s new bedroom which is already painted this wall color! I shared with my FB peeps!!

  24. I couldn’t have came across this at a better time. I am in the process of redoing my 9 year old daughter’s room because she got ousted out of her large bedroom and moved to a smaller room – with a baby on the way the baby boy and her 3 year old brother get to share the big room. I’ve been looking for ways to make her happy while still having room for a desk, all those strange talking stufffed animals and her many collections (including, yes, a japanese eraser collection ;)). I facebooked this post. Thanks for sharing Emily!

  25. allysha

    Tweeted away! I want this giveaway! My 9 yr old picked out the Singing in the Rainforest duvet for her bed and we’re working on her room, so winning? That would be awesome.

  26. Taryn W.

    Also tweeted it!

  27. Margo B

    wonderful and original idea! just tweeted about it @sunnysky05 – my daughter would be thrilled if we could do a little updating in her room, love You & The Land of Nod

  28. Erin VH

    Love the color palette! Gorgeous room for the in-between years and beyond.
    Shared on Facebook

  29. YP

    Loving the look, and the storage bench which i reverently tweeted about.

    Ciao!
    @whypoli

  30. Elaina

    Shared of Facebook! This is LOVELY

  31. Sarah

    Tweeted!
    Forget the One Direction posters, THIS is a room built to last and not regret years later! At 28, I’d STILL love it, with only a few minor updates. :)

  32. Emily

    Love Land of Nod – it’s adorable for kids while still being perfect for adults. I facebooked it!

  33. Donna

    What a happy bedroom, love the color choices. If I were “young” again I would totally want this space!

  34. What a lucky little girl! Turned out amazing.

  35. Margo B

    also shared this on FB!

  36. Kara

    I adore land of nod! My husband and I have a baby on the way. We actually get to find out the gender today! I already have my favorite pieces picked out for boy or girl : ) Thank you for the beautiful inspiration in your tween room. Shared on facebook.

  37. Janet Manger

    I Facebooked this! Love these rooms and makes me wish my daughters were small again. . .

  38. Kim

    Shared on Facebook! Love love Land of Nod and your designs!

  39. Laura

    I love Land of Nod and I love Emily Henderson’s designs. I love the look of new mixed with old. I have a daughter who turns 9 soon and she would love this. Unfortunately, she has to share a room with her 1 year old sister and that is a hard mix.

  40. Andrea G

    Facebooked it. Love the room. So many things I would love for my own bedroom.

  41. I have been coveting that gold clip on lamp forever!!! I need it. I don’t have facebook or twitter!!! How can I enter this giveaway? Can I post it on Pinterest and Instagram?

  42. I would’ve LOVED this room as a tween. So much better than how I decorated mine. I had similar colors – lavender and teal. I painted 2 walls lavender with teal trim and two teal with lavender trim. It was so cool (then).
    When I moved home after college (yes, I kept it that way all through high school – eek!) I couldn’t even stand to be in the room. It took me DAYS to repaint that. Never again.

  43. courtney d

    And Facebooked!

  44. Yay! Shared on twitter

  45. Megan

    Shared the fun!

  46. This makeover is stunning. I would like for MY bedroom to look like that :) I tweeted the giveaway.

  47. Sheri Nelson

    Just posted this sweet thing on facebook. Love you, love your style,love this make over, and I love Land of Nod. It would be so amazing to win this so I can get some amazing stuff to make over my little man’s room!

  48. Shared on the twitter! Love how it turned out, so happy :)

  49. Shared on my personal Facebook page, Andrea Eggertsen. As well on twitter with @andrealyndesign. I really do enjoy your blog and styling tips. Thank you for sharing.

  50. Wowzers! So amazing. It might even beat out my 90’s teenage dreams of having a bedroom out of a Delia’s catalog. Love it. tweeted it. Planning how to spend $250 at Land of Nod – baskets and lamps, and more lamps.

  51. Kristina Sherwood

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talent and vision.

  52. Kate

    Tweeted this beauty. Match made in girly design heaven. xo

  53. Sara M

    I’ve been waiting for these room details for weeks! You do not dissapoint Ms. H. Thanks!!! What is the paint color?? Dying for it!

  54. Kelly

    Tweeted! But you need to fix the link for The Land of Nod Twitter handle- it should be @TheLandofNod. Love it!

  55. Lidy

    This room is so fun, bright and happy! I tweeted (@hellolidy) and shared this lovely room makeover!

    XOXO
    Lidy

  56. amber peters

    I shared it on Facebook! I hope I win! I want that lamp!

  57. Melanie

    I shared on Facebook! I really really love this room…so pretty, so fun and fresh!! I definitely want to see you do that way over-the-top ruffly pink room someday too…sounds like my dream room. ;)

  58. Jeni

    I just tweeted (@jeniput) & posted on Facebook to share this post about this adorable room. Second Kelly’s comment about @TheLandofNod though…

    Jeni

  59. Erica

    Fab job! Thanks for the chance to win! I Tweeted it!

  60. Sabrina

    I shared this on FB! I love this room so much! Those colors are dreamy…

  61. Casey D

    I shared on Facebook! Love the room!

  62. Brandy roberts-brown

    I tweeted! Love your work!

  63. I love this room! It has the same colors as my daughter Verity’s room. I’ve been eyeing that gold lamp, but I want it for myself! You are a huge inspiration and I love your work! When can you help me design my house in Austin? If you ever come here, please let me know! :-D Oh, and I posted a link to this on twitter and Facebook!

  64. Rosie

    Love it, wish my teenage room was that cool. (Tweeted)

  65. Kate

    Neither of my parents have any real interest or ability when it comes to design so I didn’t have a room that was even remotely pulled together until I was a teenager and could do it myself (at which point I may have gone a little overboard on the county cottage look). As backlash for that my children have the most designed rooms in the house. I totally credit you for how well the nursery turned out btw. Watching you was what clued me into how important it is to mix vintage pieces into a room and that was exactly what was missing from my designs.

    • Nicole R.

      @thelandofnod

  66. Casey D

    I tweeted! Love this for a little girl too!

  67. Nicole Biddle

    Shared on facebook!

  68. Nicole Biddle

    Shared on twitter!

  69. I tweeted it! The colors are wonderful and even my almost 27 year old self would love to sleep there. Maybe without the Japanese eraser collection, but still. I love that she has Sweet Valley High books! I loved reading those things. Where’s The Babysitter’s Club series? :)

  70. What a darling room! Great job!! Land of Nod has been one of my favourites for years! I hope I get picked! Thanks for the brilliant inspiration!

  71. lamamatogng

    Emily, you are BEYOND AMAZING. Seriously. We love you.

  72. Lauren E. E.

    This room makes me happy. Just tweeted it.

  73. Pam F

    Tweeted as directed :) Love that nightstand!

  74. Andy

    Awesome room. I scoured the photos for the second fairy door. Where is it? Great nightstand.

  75. Alex Webb

    Retweeted! This giveaway is amazing:) Thank you!

  76. Annie

    I love mixing antique pieces with new stuff. This room is beautiful! Your designs are always incredible, Emily! Tweeted and facebooked!

  77. margie

    I facebooked it. This room is so, so pretty- I want it and I am 32. No shame.

  78. Whitney

    Def tweeted all about this amazing bedroom makeover. My sis in law took me to Land of Nod for the first time over the weekend! I’m in love with everything! Our first child is due in October. Def shopping at Land of Nod!

  79. Um, this is the cutest.

    Emily: Can you do a post breaking down what kind of costs to expect if you want to hire a designer? (I would love to look into it, but I’m afraid I’d be one of those clients who acts surprised when things cost money.)

  80. Lovely! I tweeted too :)

  81. Amanda

    I facebooked it:)

  82. simone

    I love this room! Can you tell us the paint color?

  83. Jessica M

    You are always such a doll! I love your work. Thanks for always inspiring! (And of course i facebooked it!)

  84. Such a great room! Love the book case and ruffle curtains. Tweeted!

  85. Amanda Y

    I shared this on Facebook. I love the great use of color without overdoing it.

  86. Angeline

    Love the room – and tweeted the link – Thanks for sharing, Emily!

  87. Aly Funk

    I facebooked!

  88. Tweeted! I love that rug – I’ve been considering the blue one for the living room, but now I want the pink one in the dining room.

  89. Melody

    Posted this on Facebook, thanks for the chance to win. Love the wall color and the design! Love your work!

  90. Monique Allen

    Wowza! Only been a Land O Nod picker until now (purchased two of the brass clip on desk lamps – amaze) – but that’s changing! Great marriage of style and product display!! Facebooked to my MILLIONS of followers. Er, more like a few hundred.

  91. Carrie B

    Love! I love the mix of vintage and Land of Nod. You rock!

  92. Carrie B

    Oops…forgot to mention that I shared it on FB!

  93. Addie

    shared on Facebook! really love all the hits of gold…i even love that in my boy’s room!

  94. Amanda Y

    I tweeted the link and tagged both with it.

  95. Tweeted! Love this room, my 9yo would love it as well – especially the japanese erasers :) Just a note – the twitter for Land of Nod is @TheLandofNod. @LandofNod is some person working on their business plan ;)

  96. Elisabeth L

    Shared on Facebook! I love everything about this room! We have the white Jenny Lind bookcase in my daughter’s room, and it is great.

  97. Megan Douglas

    Shared it….and by the way, you crack me up

  98. Jamie Van Noord

    Love Land of Nod, shared on Twitter!

  99. Elisha Johnson

    The room is colorful, whimsical and still functional. I love it! The scary thing is, I have the same color scheme in my apartment and I’m 34 (THIRTY FOUR). I love the Michelle Armas print. I’ve been looking for a print similar to the one you styled in Bri Emery’s home (above the console). Michelle has prints with similar schemes to that photo, so I was able to buy something close. Thanks so much for sharing Emily! You’re my favorite designer. Have a wonderful weekend!

  100. Wendy

    Love this room! Still pining over that gold lamp. Just shared on Facebook!

  101. carly c

    of course emily + land of nod = slam dunk! just shared on twitter and fb :)

  102. jenae

    I tweeted!!

  103. jenae

    I posted this article on Facebook.

  104. This would be amaaaazing for my little bean who is due in August! :)

    Shared on Facebook (facebook name: the sweetest digs)

  105. anna burrall

    love land of nod! beautiful!!

  106. Erika

    Love this room! Tweeted via @helvetica4eva :)

  107. Gina

    Such a beautiful room! Emily, what color did you use on the walls? Thanks!

  108. Noelle Brandau

    So gorgeous. The only problem with winning is deciding what to buy! Land of Nod has so many cute things.
    I tweeted (@noellebrandau)

  109. Jade

    KIND of a good thing I don’t have a Land of Nod close by. But seriously.
    And I tweeted (@jadegulash). Because I love it.

  110. Noelle Brandau

    Also posted on FB

  111. I facebooked it. Pick me! :)

  112. Sonia M

    Great Ideas! Shared on Facedbook :)

  113. I love what you did with this room! I didn’t realize that Land of Nod had so much to offer. I want all their stuff in my grown up room! haha.. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    • btw… it is @TheLandofNod I think…

  114. I also shared this post on Facebook!

  115. Tracy B

    Love Land of Nod & this room! I’m going to look into getting that map and curtains for my office! I entered via Twitter!

  116. I LOVE this!!
    I have passed down my father’s wooden desk to my 9 year old daughter (almost identical to this one) and I’m glad to see it can be incorporated in a girly girls room with style and taste. Thank you so much for this post!
    Tweet Complete

  117. Brittny

    I love love love this room!!! What color paint did you use??

  118. Erica

    I love this, great ideas!

  119. I also shared this giveaway and the cute room on twitter!

  120. Sarah

    Just checked: it’s up on my Facebook!
    :)
    Thanks Emily.

  121. Amy G

    We’re getting ready to move into a new house and our tween, 9 1/2 year old daughter, is finally getting her own room. This would be a great gift for her upcoming birthday! I shared on Facebook!

  122. Amanda S.

    I shared via Facedbook. What a beautiful room…so inspiring!

  123. I retweeted! Love the mix of vintage and new – the Land of Nod curtains are adorable!! And that gold lamp!!!

  124. Jayme

    You don’t need us to Facebook and twitter about this! It’s so perfectly executed that it will be huge on pinterest in an hour! I could really use the gc because I am planning a big boys room of my own and land of nod is the only decent place to get good looking classic style kid stuff!

  125. elizabeth b

    Tweeted!

  126. What a beautiful bedroom. So many tween girls’ bedrooms are so over-the-top pink ruffly glittery and fuzzy pillows. This one looks fresh and cheerful. I love it.

  127. Lori Engebretson

    So fun! Tweeted! @hellolorimeyer… private.

  128. Emily

    Tweeted it! I’m a huge fan of Land of Nod! (And you, too, Emily!) I want to decorate most of my (adult) home in it!

  129. Emily

    Facebooked, it, too!

  130. Emily

    I also pinned it… third entry?

  131. Kim

    Beautiful. Please share the paint color!

  132. Cheryl

    Awesome! I tweeted about this giveaway as well as pinned it!

  133. Melissa

    Just tweeted this. Love it, exactly what I want to do for my twin girls. One’s favorite is pink and one’s is red. So bringing in a floral print with both and the walls to be aqua. I would LOVE TO KNOW THE PAINT COLOR PLEASE?!

  134. Land of Nod is my fav resource for my 1 year old! And this room is amaze. Emily, you killed it as always!

  135. Laura

    just tweeted this. love the aqua walls!

  136. Alice

    Tweeted. Love the artwork and the colorful map and gold lamp

  137. love this mix of vintage + new items…totally my style. we’re planning our first baby’s room and this is totally the style I’m planning for. In fact, already scored a great dresser with amazing hardware from the 60’s on Craigslist. yay! Tweeted this post and saved it to pinterest for future inspiration. Thanks!

  138. Facebooked AND tweeted this room because it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  139. LaTasha

    Yay I love contests! I tweeted and facebooked it lol

  140. Kellie

    It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    I shared it on facebook :)

  141. OMG I love this room. Now I must go re-do my 9 year old daughters room. So beautiful and chic.

  142. baba

    Here goes! cross fingers!
    The room looked absolutely great.
    Tweeted @babablue

  143. baba

    Shared on FB too! Hey what’s the loss heh!? Hope more people will follow you, Em!

  144. Betsy

    Adorable! Just tweeted and following both!

  145. Meghan Burch

    Wow, love the colors here. Absolutely going to share on my FB page right now!

  146. Katie

    Beautiful, I’ve been trying to put together a room for my four year old daughter that her and I will both like. She wants pink walls and purple curtains (pains me lol)… so this was good inspiration.

  147. I was going to tell you how awesome this was and tweet and fb it any ways, and then noticed others were doing it – and then saw the contest!

    AWESOME room.

    Tweeted (Cocoa Banini) and fb’d (Organically Opulent).

    Love it..and my daughter’s name is Grace (she’s 10 months), but she’s in just as much trouble as your daughter would be. Lol..and 33 isn’t that bad. I’m 35. Your still a spring chicken.
    xoxo
    Cortney @organicallyopulent.com

  148. Daniel Peterson

    I tweeted it! Love this bedroom :)

  149. josie

    Tweeted! @lemonsandgold

  150. I facebooked about this giveaway! I am drooling over that lamp…amazing! The room turned out beautiful and totally has the Emily touch. Love it!

  151. The colors! The fun mix of patterns! So, so amazing! I wish I had girls! Tweeted this to my lovelies! Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway! (ps you can tell I am excited because of the overuse of exclamation points!)

  152. Rose

    Uhm, yeah, I want that room and I am almost 4-0! Seriously, I totally would of had a japanese eraser collection too when I was nine. I mean, hello I lived at the Hello Kiosk at the mall. Tweeted and facebooked.

  153. Rose

    Hello Kitty Kiosk…ahem.

  154. Nicole A

    I tweeted it!

  155. Meghan Lynd

    This room is exactly what I want for my little girl! It’s absolutely precious. I was thrilled to share your work on Facebook.

  156. Shari

    Just shared on Facebook. Gorgeous room!

  157. Wesley Cooper

    I don’t have a twitter account (I know) but figured I’d try this anyway! Very neat layout and design!

  158. Fraujoolie

    Tweet

  159. Fraujoolie

    FB too! Love the room!

  160. Nancy Plamp

    I absolutely LOVE this room. I am a grandma, actually a (Mimi) and I kinda, sorta, wish I was Grace. I would have loved a room like that when I was a little girl. I am sure she will spend many hours enjoying this perfect space. You guys did a great job!

  161. Christina

    NICE! Can you tell me the source for the nightstand?

  162. Christina

    Sorry – just read that the nightstand was previously owned and vintage. Love it.

  163. I shared it on facebook!! Love this room! Bright, fresh, and fun!

  164. Mary

    Ok, Emily,I LOVE this room. Definitely my nine year old self’s dream! That Grace is just too cute! Laughing because I just redid my two girl’s room Fairy Garden style complete with mural and it was totally my five year old dream. My littles are 2 and 5…You can see it on my blog here http://marygasparart.com/2013/03/06/fairy-garden-mural/
    Definitely pinky purpley girly explosion! I may have to take a couple ideas from Grace’s room when Maeve becomes a tween and update;) Oh and tweeted!

  165. carre

    can i ask what color of paint you used???

  166. Hope Corizzo

    Wow. My 12 year old daughter would explode if she saw these accessories! I tweeted, facebooked and pinned!

  167. Natalie

    This room is amazing! It’s perfect, and I’ve pinned it to help me when we change over my daughter’s room. Thanks to you and Land of Nod for the opportunity! Following both & tweeted:)

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  169. Shantel

    How delightful this room is. I just face booked it. I can’t wait until my 1 year demands I redecorate her room. :)

  170. Can’t enter as outside the US but flippin heck girl. You nailed this. Amazing. x

  171. Robin Anderson

    Awsome room! I tweeted and followed you and @LandOfNod ‏ @TheLandofNod :-)
    Going to check out what LON has my my sons room we are redoing!

  172. Robin Anderson

    Shared on Facebook :-)

  173. Christina

    Shared on Facebook :) I love everything about this room.My 10 year old daughter would love a room like this! I’d love to know how you made the Fairy doors as well! :)

  174. Just tweeted. So nice to meet your style, Emily! We love it.

  175. Wait… I’m 22 and I want to win this to decorate my own space. That gold lamp! The chevron striped storage! I’m DYING! Tweeted that!

  176. Jenny Jen

    I’m twitterpated with this room! Love your stuff. Tweeted!

  177. Johnathan G

    Tweeted this for my wife to win!

  178. s.pipes

    Fun & enduring. My fav things are: rug, map & that bookcase! Shared on FB.

  179. Taylor Thurlow

    Hey! Just tweeted the message out.. I also wrote you a tweet that I think the twitter handle above should have been to THELandofNod vs LandofNod? GREAT ROOM :)

  180. Lindsay

    Love this room, great giveaway!

  181. Deborah

    Such a fun and colorful room, well done Emily!
    I would love to know what the wall color is…..
    Thank you!
    ~Deborah

  182. I just tweeted my entry! I LOVE this room so much! I read your blog all the time, and this is definitely one of my faves that you’ve ever done.

  183. Tweeted and followed – fingers crossed!

  184. Celina

    Facebooked and tweeted! LOVE the fairy door!!

  185. Sandy

    This room is beautiful and inspiring! Tweeted. FB’d.

  186. Misty

    Am I missing what the paint color is? I would live to know!

  187. This is a super pretty and a very fun room. I love your styling and I love Land of Nod…so much decor eye candy. Just tweeted this and the reupholstery guide you did last year (my persanal yardage go-to). twitter: @ttufo

  188. personal…not persanal.

  189. Michelle Sezzi

    That bookcase had me at hello! I fell in love with it when I read your tease post about this project. This room did not disappoint! The fairies thank you.

  190. jennifer

    Have Land of Nod for.ever. Their products are the best quality.
    The paint color on the wall is perfect! Did you say what it is and I missed it?

  191. Love this so much. Tweeted and are following you both!

  192. Lovely room makeover. Very inspirational even for people like me who don’t have children! Tweet, done.

  193. Kat

    Love by both my 10 yr old daughter and my ten yr old self!

  194. Christina

    Love the room – sent a twitter out about this post.

  195. andrea k

    Adorable! Facebooked this room of absolute cuteness.

  196. Sylvia Velpula

    Just shared this on Facebook.. Love everything about this room! Gonna steal some ideas for my daughter’s room :-)

  197. Karen

    Tweeted! Love this room, the art is amazing!!

  198. Laura Igram

    beautiful room! I wish it was mine, so I Facebooked it!

  199. christine

    This room is great, can you share the paint color?

  200. Ellie bee

    Beautiful room!! What is this paint color? I’m just dying to have it!!

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  202. Rachel

    Posted it on Facebook. Love the room. Love the organizer for the wall!!!

  203. Stacy T.

    Posted the Boys Room Makeover on Facebook. Love them both!

  204. tweeted and facebooked about this! love it!

  205. This room is so rad, as is all you do. Obsessed.
    Just tweeted out the giveaway @RenterDecor

  206. Sarah W

    Ah! This post has so much great stuff that I love! You are awesome and I love everything you do. I am obsessed with Land of Nod right now and want to outfit not just my daughters’ room but also my own with stuff from them. Michelle Armas is amazing and I will own something by her one day. I will! I have tweeted with a link and I follow you both!

  207. Sarah W

    I also posted on Facebook. :)

  208. Emilia cabrera

    Left a tweet hope i win. Love Love Love the room!!

  209. I tweeted and followed and posted on Facebook. I also happen to have a 9 year old cutie named Grace, who would ADORE this room! Great work!

  210. Stacey Sharp

    posted this on facebook! Would love to know the paint color in this room….anyway you can share?

  211. Tweeted! I love this room! My daughter’s only 1, but I’m taking notes =).

  212. Christiana Hudson

    I especially love the aqua shelves! (FB)

  213. Patti

    Love this room – I’ve been craigslist stalking some jenny lind type shelves but the Land of Nod ones would be even better! Shared the love on twitter (@prsosa)

  214. Rachel

    I love both these rooms! You’re a genius!

  215. Rachel

    Also, just posted a link on Facebook :)

  216. ashley adams

    I facebooked this! I truly love all of your work… you & your team are so very talented! Thanks for the continued inspiration :) Can’t wait for Graham’s room later this week!

  217. What a beautiful room!!!! She is a lucky girl!!

  218. You nailed it Emily, I love Grace’s room. I have just finished designing two kid’s bedrooms, one for a little boy, and one for his two sisters. Even though we live in new Zealand, we got lots of things for the rooms from The Land of Nod – rugs, bedding, little wall shelves…. I love it, and although I wish we had a store in NZ, the international shipping is fantastic. I’m about to start making over my own three daughter’s rooms, and already know what I’ll be getting from LoN. x

  219. I love both these room makeovers. just moved to a new condo and would love to do my children’s rooms, my daughter would die.
    I tweeted (and tagged you) and shared on Facebook.!!
    Thanks…would seriously love this gift card.

  220. amy

    faceboomed it. I accidentally typed that into google and the definition from the urban dictionary came up. it was quite disturbing. just thought i’d share. facebooked it too.

  221. Stacy

    Tweeted and facebooked this post. FYI your post says Land of Nod’s twitter name is @landofnod but I’m pretty sure you meant @TheLandofNod. I’d love to win and put the finishing touches on my 4 year old boys room.

  222. Awesome tween room! I can’t wait to style my girl’s. . . Though I guess I’ll have to wait because she’s not even a year old.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I posted this on my Facebook page!

  223. Lindsay T

    I follow both on Twitter. Here is my tweet: I love @TheLandofNod AND @em_henderson. Check out this adorable girls bedroom! http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/

  224. Jill

    I shared this on my facebook page. I’m decorating a nursery and updating my little girl’s room so I can really use the prize–fingers crossed! Love your blog :)

  225. Love how everything turned out! just beautiful. My daughters would love it. :) Tweeted your post!

  226. mario

    Just facebooked and tweeted this!

  227. I love land of nod!! Love the room and tweeted all about it!

  228. Jane

    I reference your website all the time while decorating my new house here in southern Germany, trying to bring back some of that southern California feel we left behind last summer. I was also just eying some bed sheets from The Land of Nod website to perhaps convert to duvet covers for my two daughters. Just tweeted this contest…it’s a style match in heaven for me!

  229. Vajra

    I tweeted this room twice. I can’t get over how it combines a childlike whimsey and great (can-go-everywhere) bones. Must have the desk, the storage solution, the toy bench, the bookcase…ok. pretty much everything. And a fairy door. Must make a fairy door.

  230. I’m not sure if this giveaway is open for international entries, but I do know that Land of Nod ships internationally, so I’m hoping it is.

    I love this room, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Jenny Lind bookcase! It’s so pretty and colourful and the end of boredom! :D Judging from the other comments, this is a room that not only makes a young girl happy, but a lot of grown ups too!

  231. Oh, and I forgot to say: I tweeted about this and shared it on FB too :)

  232. Elizabeth

    Great inspiration for our daughters room that we are in the process of making over. Love, love, love Land of Nod and what you did with the room Emily.

  233. Betsy

    Love it! Tweeted it! Keeping my fingers constantly crossed!

  234. Courtney

    How many gold lamps can I get if I win? Love this roo. Tweeted!

  235. I love the mix of the old and new. Shared on FB. :)

  236. Paula

    Tweeted and pinned! Fabulous room!

  237. Kate

    We closed on our first house yesterday, and now have three bedrooms to decorate (along with some other rooms). No tweens in the house yet, but I know some adults (me!) that would still love an aqua room with a fairy door or two!

    I Tweeted and Facebooked the link to your post:
    https://twitter.com/KateWarters/status/329626106527379457

  238. LOVE this room! And Land of Nod is one of my favorites! I tweeted :)!

  239. Jackie W

    My daughter would ADORE this room! All of the color and the fun patterns, it’s a girl’s dream.

    Shared on Twitter (@sweet_jackpot).

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  242. Kristie David

    I’m following on Facebook! My daughter would love a room in Land of Nod merchandise! Love all the colors used in the tween room!

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  244. Oh Em Geeee!!!!!!!! I cannot believe I won! Thanks so much, Emily, and Land of Nod for this amazing giveaway!! I am just over the moon about this! I’m moving into a new place in one month so this will help get the design wheels turning! Hooray!

  245. Julia

    This room is so nice!
    I have to say, i’m in love with the Rug. While traveling thourgh Asia I came across many of these rugs in a mini version, but was able bring one home with me. To bad! but cool to see you can actually find them online to buy! :)
    Ow and I love the ‘artsy’ touch in a childrens room like he painting.

  246. Jennifer

    What is the name of this paint color? My 9 yr old have gone through so many blue paint swatches and just can’t agree. This looks like the perfect color!!!

    • Jessica

      Did you find out wall color? I’m looking for it
      Too

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  250. Jessica

    What is the color if the paint on the wall? I bought the land of nod rug and want to paint walls the same color. I hope someone see’s this! The room is
    An inspirational idea for my
    Twin girls, 3 years old. Thanks!

  251. Kelly

    Gorgeous room. Would love to know the paint color, too. Thank you!

  252. Lori F

    paint color is perfect! what color is it?

  253. Lori F

    paint color is perfect. what color is it? adorable room!

  254. Sarah

    It’s quartz stone by bm.
    Emily shared the info in an earlier post.

  255. Lily

    What’s the paint color and the wood floor type? Please respond!

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  263. Melissa

    Can you please give us the paint color? I just learned I have another daughter on the way and would love to paint the nursery in this shade of blue. Thanks!!

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  266. Marla Payne

    I would looooove to know the name of the paint color? Could you please email me? My daughter and I have been going back and forth on paint colors and she finally found this picture and she loves it. We are painting today but need to know paint color. Please send me the name of the paint color.
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  270. Carolyn

    Tweet: check!
    FB: check!
    Hope I win! Love the room! Grace is one lucky Chica!

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  272. Carrie

    Does anyone know the paint color?? Thanks!!

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  274. Lindsay D

    Beautiful girls room! My daughter would love that blue book shelf :) face booked this!

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    Gorgeous room. I love everything in it! What paint did you use on the walls? It’s just what I’m looking for my little girl’s room.

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