But honestly, how can you resist THIS…
Just makes my heart melt. After a bit of convincing from my mom and several others who chimed in, I realized they were right. Olivia needs a room that is more little-girlish. It’s almost a rite of passage to have a ballerina/princess themed room. And considering I was a ballet dancer for 15 years (and really have never stopped…my dog knows to be aware when I get the urge to do random pirouettes across the kitchen floor), it only seems fair to pass on the love of dance to my daughter. If she hates ballet when she gets old enough to enroll in classes, I’m cool with that. Karate it is…or soccer…or nothing at all if her heart isn’t in it. But I can always sway her to love tutus and and all things ballet pink. 😉
So here are some of my inspirations:
I decided on the paint color White Dogwood by Sherwin Williams. It’s pink without being a Pepto Bismol shade, and I love how warm and inviting it is. This room is a bit over the top and on the grand scheme of things. I’ll tone down the formality of it by not having the canopy or chandelier. How gorgeous is this antique bed?