ISSUE 15  |  Shades of Pastel

Steal This Look: Pastel-Bright Children’s Room

April 15, 2014 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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In her rustic home In Nantes, France, stylist Aurélie Lécuyer creates a playful, graceful, yet somehow sophisticated space for her little girl.

Earlier today, we featured the calm interiors of Aurélie’s house (see House Call:Aurélie Lécuyer in France). She styled her child’s room with dots of color and carefully considered toys. Here’s how to achieve the look with Liberty of London fabric, vintage-inspired toys, and colorful garlands.

Above: Washed out gray walls are the canvas for bright spots of color.

Above: Salmon pink and chartreuse are two unexpected colors introduced in a scattering of bed pillows.

Above: A garland of paper dots and a row of orange playthings.

Above: Lécuyer added a touch of color—some coral carnations—into this simple setting.

Above: The Millbrook Iron Bed from Restoration Hardware’s Baby and Child store is $549 for the twin size.

Above: Cable & Cotton’s String Lights are offered in your choice of color combinations; $39 for a string of 20 lights.

Above: Use Japanese Washi Tape, shown here in hot pink, to affix images to the wall; $3.30 from In the Clear on Etsy.

Above: The Very Hungry Whale Embroidered Pillow; $88 from Coral and Tusk in Brooklyn.

Above: From Merci in Paris, French Linen Pillow Cases are â‚¬35 each and range in color (Aurélie selected them in chartreuse, rose, and pale gray) and Pillow Inserts are â‚¬15 each. Available online at Merci with international shipping. For more on the cultish Parisian store see our post: Paris’s Most Exciting Shop is Now Online.

Above: Liberty of London’s Betsy Liberty Fabric is Â£23 per meter from Lab Boutique.

Above: West Elm’s Floating Wood Floor Mirror is made from glass and a solid wood frame, shown here in white lacquer. It measures 72 inches tall and 30 inches wide and costs $399. For more see our post, 10 Easy Pieces: Leaning Floor Mirrors.

Above: The simple and affordable Rens Sheepskin is $29.99 from Ikea.

Above: 7-Inch Goldfish are $2.98 each from Amazon.

Above: A vintage looking plastic Children’s Rabbit Mask is $4.95 from Any Mask.

Above: The multi-colored Pom Pom Garland is five feet of handmade colorful pom poms on hemp string; $20 from Little Knitty Things on Etsy.

Browse all our Steals This Looks, including A Glamorous London Kitchen from a Designer with “Shitloads of Talent.” Learn how to create An Urban Edible Garden in Gardenista’s Steal This Look column.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 7, 2012 as part of our issue, The French Connection.