Thursday, May 5, 2011

Meyha's room - REVEALED ( well almost )...


I am late by a week and the room reveal is still partial as there are some bits that will take a little longer to finish. I am  just not finding the time and more importantly the right stuff to do what I want to in the room. But if I wait to complete the room before I share it with you..it might be a good couple of months. So here's a good look into Meyha's room..I promise to share the remaining sections once they are done to my satisfaction...

So..here goes....

A queen size antique four-poster bed dominates the room..I had to tackle quite a few objections to my decision to paint  the original polished Burma teak a crisp white ..but I persisted and I think the result speaks for itself!!




On the side table is the 'Luna' lamp from the Indi Store in Delhi..and the table it rests on was bought at a US embassy sale and then topped with white marble. The Vespa scooter that we picked up in Melbourne ( no, not Italy!) is  the exact color as the walls...a beautiful duck's egg blue which we custom mixed on site..therefore I cannot give you the brand/code for it. It is a gorgeous color and changes hue with the time of the day...




Here's a full frontal view of the bed..I love the claw-foot design of the legs..so magnificent! I still have to fix the carved frame on top of the posts..but not just yet. The cushions and bolster are from Good Earth ..The quilt( not really visible)  is my own design that I made for a client in New Zealand when I was still running my quilt export business...The throw is an organdie cutwork design from Fabindia. Under the bed is a leather trunk where I store her bed linen...The durrie on the floor is by Shyam Ahuja...




The light fixture over the bed has been created by covering a standard wall sconce with the famed 'garland light' by Tord Boontje which we bought long before we started work on our house. Since I couldn't find any place to suspend it from ..I decided to twist it gently around the wall sconce..it is totally unique and looks beautiful...




On the other side of the bed is the chest of drawers that I got made when Meyha was born..9 years ago..with time, the white has yellowed a bit but I love it like it is..so no repainting for now..To revamp it, I just replaced the old knobs with the colorful button covered knobs from Zara Home.




Here's a closer look..The artwork is a castle drawn by Meyha a couple of years back..and the ceramic Dutch houses are the ones you get on KLM flights!!




The tissue paper pompoms that I always make for my children's birthdays find pride of place inside the room once the party is over! The rustic bird mobile was made by Meyha for a class project last year...




The art wall that I hard shared with you earlier..is a mix of art made by Meyha and some others picked up from Rome, Barcelona and London during our travels..The artwork comprising four colored rectangles with stick drawing was made by Meyha when she was 3 years old!! I plan to keep adding to it..I'm sure a few months from now Ayan will have some creative talent worth displaying!




Like I said, the wall color keeps changing with time of the day..here's a shot taken during early evening ...




Since I promised my daughter that she will feel like a princess in her room..the fairy lights add just the right amount of twinkle to make my little girl very very happy!





Still to come..the book shelves and reading corner, the sitting area and also the console under the art wall to anchor it..all the big pieces are already there..its the finer bits that are taking all the time... Hopefully soon!

Doing up my daughter's room has been a delightful experience and I am very happy with how it has turned out so far. I would really appreciate your feedback on my labour of love!


all images maison marigold

44 comments:

lokesh said...

Its looking beautiful.

abhilasha said...

IT's lovely...just the right amount of young girly-ness without too much fuss! Showed to my daughter and she loved it!Loved the white bed, of course!

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

WOOOOW! Oh Meenal it's amazing!!!! And the bed is just incredible. What a lucky girl - she will remember a room like that for a lifetime.
xLouise

Irene said...

Hello,
I am so glad I found your blog. It is charming and , may I say, real!
The bed looks lovely in white (dark and wood-sy would be too serious for a young girl, I think). And I love fairtylights! This is so playful!
What I also like is the way you combined your daughter's artwork with travel finds. It makes the room feel more personal.
We've had decorated our shop with lovely handmade paper flowers. I wonder if they were Indian. I must make post and then you may tell me!
Wishing you health and happiness.

Padmini said...

Its fabulous Meenal ! and what i love most is the fact that you've not stuck to the usual 'Pink' that people often use while designing girl's rooms....
Look forward to your next post :)

usha said...

Wish I was your little girl! Great job, meenal! Love the fact that everything to delight a kid is there and yet it looks uncluttered. Love the colors, the light sconce ado that you've always wanted and cleverly used, the artwork,the rug, the leather box, the beautiful quilt and the scOoter. If anything Is left I love it too. But what took my breath away for a sheer creatively and aesthetically used idea are the fairy lights. Too cool

Anna Spiro said...

Very pretty!

xx
Anna

meenal bishnoi said...

Thankyou everyone for your lovely comments..made my day!!
Irene, Usha- you are very kind.
Anna- Lovely to have you visit! xx meenal

This is that said...

Beautiful , beautiful , beautiful. Your little girl is really lucky. Loved the idea of painting the bed white, I really like that, the guts to stick to your gut :) The wall is gorgeous with all the art work. It's nice and mellow and peaceful, lots of uncluttered thoughts ahead. The ferry lights are wonderful, they always put a smile on when they come on dont they ? All in all, cannot wait to see the rest of it. Pat yourself on the back as you go along.

GB said...

I love everything here, but that picture with the fairy lights just stole my heart! It's magical and very princess-y!

WOW!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, she must be beyond delighted! I am really loving the drapes and the art wall, the lights...a great finishing touch! Janell

meenal bishnoi said...

Roo-you are just too sweet!!thanks
GB-thanks..xx meenal

meenal bishnoi said...

Janell- coming from you..I take it as a huge compliment! xx meenal

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Wow! Perfect girl's room! That bed is too gorgeous for words!

parul said...

i absolutely loved it..i love the detailing..the bed..the lights..the cushions..lights..POMPOMs r so cute..and i loved the light...its so awesome...loved the knobs...i feel like owning a house and furnishing with your ideas!!maybe it will happen sometime:) - A BIG FAN!!

meenal bishnoi said...

Megan- thankyou!
Parul- awww..so very sweet of you..thankyou so much! xx meenal

Norine said...

Princess indeed! The bed and the lights in particular are spectacular.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

What a lucky little girl! The bed is amazing and I love the curtain fabric. Great great job!

pve design said...

How pretty - I could see that chest painted and a mirrored top added. What about painting it a pretty aqua?
Room looks lovely!!!! I bet your daughter loves it.
pve

meenal bishnoi said...

norine & kim - thankyou!
Patricia- an aqua chest sounds really interesting..and mirrored top- fabulous..i might try it when the chest comes up for a makeover! xx meenal

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful... and that bed! of course, I love the wall color but the garland light is enchanting, too. that's one lucky gal.

you have a lovely blog!

donna

tina - Half Of What I Say said...

The room is just stunning! The bedding is a perfect complement to the gorgeous bed. I can imagine that she is thrilled!

Anonymous said...

Loved it! I'm sure Meyha rani loved it too! My fav : garland light and pompoms!
Jaya

meenal bishnoi said...

donna- thanyou for your lovely comment!
Tina- thankyou!!
J- she loves it..xx meenal

Salokaya College of Nursing said...

Stunning!
Right out of a Home Design magazine..and may be better than so many. LOve it Meenal.
Jayaa

classic • casual • home said...

I don't now where to start its so fabulous for a little girl!!! The bed looks so lacey and lovely and feminine painted white (good thinking). The light fixture is just awesome. What a lucky little girl!

Sarah Klassen said...

How sweet this is! I hope she enjoys her new look :)

Thank you so much for the lovely comments —you are so kind. Hope you have a wonderful day,

xo

ashley@decorology said...

STUNNING! I want that bed - and the bedding! You've done a beautiful job!

Jaz {Oh How Sublime} said...

Such a gorgeous room, that bed is just divine!
Every detail is beautiful, congratulations, what a lucky girl your daughter is, I also love that it's not too old and not too young looking, just perfect! Have a fab weekend xx

la la Lovely said...

So beautiful... I love the bed with the fairy lights.. so dreamy. And the rug and light fixture above the bed- so pretty! Great job!
xoxo trina

Blue Fruit said...

The night shot is quite magical with the little lights and the glow that they create.

What a lucky girl to have a room in which you have spent so much love and care to get it looking so pretty.

meenal bishnoi said...

thankyou all for your lovely comments,i really appreciate it! xx meenal

Willow Decor said...

Such a great job! I love it and especially the lights- what girl wouldn't love that room??
xx-Gina

nkp said...

The bed is absolutely gorgeous. I think painting it white was such a great choice..highlights all of the beautiful details. I'm sure your daughter loves her new space, how could she not!

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Julie said...

What a statement bed. It's very beautiful and I love the tissue paper around the room. Clever touch.

Jessie said...

Lovely girl's room! I just love the beautiful bed and the bolster pillow. The wow factor has to be the fairy lights, it's so magical I bet she will love this room for a long, long time! Lucky girl she is!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

My Notting Hill said...

The room is beautiful - love all the touches and the choice to paint that amazing bed white. The twinkling lights are so sweet too.

design elements said...

Sweet girl's room, Meenal! I agree wth Table Tonic - your daughter will remember it for a lifetime. Happy weekend!

design elements said...

p.s: i especially like the paintings on the wall and the M - lovely idea!

Viera said...

Meenal, it looks fantastic. She must be a very happy girl.
Love the bed and pillows and all cute personal touches.
Have a nice Mother day weekend.
X
V

meenal bishnoi said...

michele, jessie- thankyou so much!
maria, viera- thankyou and a lovely mother's day weekend to you as well! xx meenal

Savina said...

Its really amazing... Now I am more keen to get some insight of other rooms as well ..
very nice work .

meenal bishnoi said...

thankyou savina..hope this gives you a good reason to visit us soon! xx meenal

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