Smilla’s Room

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I immediately thought of the Danish book Smilla’s Sense of Snow when I walked into this bedroom.

The polka dots…


Such a cute idea – and soooooooo easy.


All they are – really! – is just peel and stick decals.  So simple.


Can’t get any easier than that.

Don’t like the placement – just move ’em.

The background paint for the room was Hirschfield’s 470 Dreaming of the Day.

The ‘LOVE’ shelf was made from scrap pieces of wood. Such a clever idea.


The hook on the door to the room held a spring wreath.


Another hook was used on the closet door for scarves and jackets.


I thought the little mason jar fairy garden was a cute gift and DIY craft idea.


Hello Mr. Owl…


He is something, isn’t he?


I want him I want him I want him!

He’s definitely making it into my top 10 list from the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House. I want him in my family room for summer.

The owl motif was echoed in these little hanging gardens…IMG_2897Resized

Each vase is a little owl…


Very cute window treatment, too. I love the simple touch added by the 1/2″ grosgrain tan ribbon.


The dresser also held a fairy garden terrarium.


The headboard was a simple sheet of faux tin ceiling panel. Ingenious. And, check out the polka dot bedside lamp.


Here’s a close-up…


The desk with message boards was a repurposed media cabinet.


Emma was absolutely enchanted with the room color and the polka dot decals.

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I have a feeling we’ll be incorporating some ideas from Smilla’s Room when we update Emma’s room this summer.

Note: The Bachman’s Spring Idea House 2016 is open through April 17, 2016.

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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  1. Alys Milner on April 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I love this charming room. Those circle decals lend a touch of class and whimsy and look lovely on those blue walls.

    • Jennifer Ebeling on April 12, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Hey Alys – yes they are too cute – and easy peasy which makes them even better! Thanks for stopping by.

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