Post by Surabhi Agrawal
Today we have invited Surabhi Agrawal from Third Eye Chic Fashion to share her inspiration for designing her girls’ room and some of her favorite pictures. This shared girls’ bedroom is sophisticated yet playful, practical and whimsical at the same time. She has mixed and matched old and new pieces, creating a very personal space, where art prints are one of the room’s focal points. A bedroom to grow and change, with lots of little touches that the kids will like. I can hear the girls 50 years from now: “Oh, my first bedroom was so beautiful!”.
When we moved to the suburbs after living in downtown Boston, one of the first projects I wanted to tackle was the girls’ bedroom. My vision for their room was to create a simple yet sophisticated space they could enjoy year after year.
I wanted my daughters to be surrounded by unique objects that inspire storytelling and creative thinking. While I hand-picked most pieces, I hired an interior designer to execute my vision and to help achieve a curated look.
My girls are between 4 and 6 years old, so it was important for the room to be fun and playful, while still being practical and not too childish. We opted for an eclectic vibe, allowing the room to be easily changed in the future by simply switching around the decor and art. Keeping the paint color very neutral, I mixed and matched old and new pieces with unique accessories and pops of color to liven up the space.
Whimsical art prints I’ve collected over time are one of the room’s focal points. Mrs. Mighetto, Saar Manche, Emily Winfield Martin, Ruth Landesa are some of the favorite artists represented in the gallery wall. The black & white fine art print is a special self portrait from when I was twenty some weeks pregnant with my oldest daughter.
The Florencia Mirror from Anthropologie was a lucky find and adds depth and personality into the room. Coco Chanel and Anna Wintour Kokeshi Dolls by Lucie Kaas are such a unique addition to the room and inspire the girls’ imagination.
A kilim rug from Mohr & McPherson (a local home store in Boston), jute wool rug, Hillery Sproatt coral blanket, pom pom pillows, and a woven toy basket all add color and texture to the room. Most of these elements also add an ethnic vibe to an otherwise minimal and modern space. I especially love having a little touch of nature in the girls room — they love watching the plant grow and taking care of it.
Our storage needs were simple – –a bookshelf for their growing collection of books, a sideboard for their puzzles and board games, a large toy bin for all of their soft toys, and a small dresser that doubles as a nightstand. I wanted to leave enough open space for pretend play, reading, and puzzles — all the things that the girls are into right now. They have both done a great job keeping the space organized with all of these creative storage solutions.
The articulating brass lamps add shine to this serene space and are perfect for bedtime stories. All of these elements make the room both beautiful and functional. We couldn’t be happier with how their bedroom turned out. Playful, eclectic, yet easily changeable over time.
Surabhi Agrawal is the kid’s photographer and blogger behind Third Eye Chic Fashion. As a blogger, her goal is to bring the best kids fashion and lifestyle products forward. As a photographer, she wants to create beautiful imagery by documenting your special days – or everyday – with grace. Check out her blog and Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and say hello!