Do you remember Little Ivana? I swear she must be the luckiest four-year-old ever. When her mom called me over for a consultation the family had just moved into a larger home and inherited these beautiful drapery panels along with it. A former fashion stylist, mom knows how to put together a look fit for a catwalk but needed some assistance translating her savvy style into her home’s decor.
I put this design plan together based on her existing items, the drapery, chandelier, nightstands, mirror, and desk chair. The rest of the room contains retail finds from JCPenney, Target, TJMaxx, Pottery Barn Kids, Overstock.com, and Peagreen (an online art retailer from across the pond).

Did I mention that Ivana is four-years-old. Her petite little frame has to get a running start to jump into her full-sized bed with its super thick mattress. Convenient for Mom, everything within this space can stick with her well into her pre-teen years.
The above rug was the jumping off point for the room. A mere $50 steal from TJMaxx. I found the turquoise/white chevron throw in the same store for $15 on clearance. Twas a great shopping day.

The storage unit and floating shelves were taken from another room to provide Ivana a place to store her many dolls and accessories.
The dual nightstands, refinished by Kristin Fountain Davis of KFD Designs, have a sparkly lacquer finish. You can tell by the photos that I completed this install long after nightfall. However, you have to trust me when I say Kristin made magic on these nightstands fairy dust and all.

Finally the desk area currently serves as a primping/dressup station for little Ivana. Pretty soon she will be doing homework in this same space.

Ivana’s room is a lesson in using what you have and combining it with new pieces to refresh a lackluster space. Hope you enjoyed this room tour. Have a space that needs a little TLC? Call me. I’m ready to assist!

If you live outside of the Metro-Atlanta and need assistance start by completing this short client survey (click here), email me at info(at)erikaward(dot)(com), or call me (404) 507-6110. I look forward to working with you!
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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, HGTV.com and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. Cyndi Murdoch Says:

    That rug was a real find! It really has staying power through her teens! I love the transformation.


  2. Emily Sheehy Says:

    This makes me want a little girl, or be a little girl again! Wonderful re-vamp Erika! And I love that you find these awesome, room defining pieces on a budget.


  3. Cesa Says:

    What a wonderful room! That lucky 4 year old must feel like a princess.


  4. Darnetha Says:

    This room is so pretty and any little girl or big girl would love to call it their own! I am new here and I don’t know if you said it before but I wanted to know where did you get that headboard from used in the room? It is so pretty!


  5. Maria Killam Says:

    Wow the drapes are my favourite part!
    You are so talented, what a fabulous room Erika!


  6. Emily Says:

    Do you mind sharing the paint color? Love this room and it could even work well into the teenage years!


  7. Paige Says:

    I love this room and am going to try to recreate it as best I can for my daughter, who also loves it. Can you share where you found the butterfly wall decor?

    Thank you!!


  8. Lindsay Says:

    This is really cute. Did you get those figurine shadow boxes on the wall by the vanity? I have been looking for something like that and would love to know the source.


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