My Home April 2012: Cottage Style Bedroom

A tranquil monochromatic guest room

at our house received some pink
in anticipation of my niece’s visit,

and here it is today…

nothing at all fancy

or precious or complicated.

The ceramic vase is by amazing artist Rae Dunn.


Stripe and floral (Shalini) pillow covers

(some custom) by Annie Selke of Pine Cone Hill.

The geometric lumbar one, Ralph Lauren.

We interrupt this lovley blog post to share a

hilariously alarming Easter photo

featuring my friend’s son Henry!

It was on Ellen’s site and

made Yahoo’s front page today!!!

Wouldn’t you be crying too?

Back to the fluff.
It is unlikely I will run out of old rhinestone

brooches (check my shop!)
to tack on everything anytime in
this millenium.

More Ralph Lauren pillows

and a Japanese flavored striped

kitty found on etsy.

The table and chairs were a birthday gift

for our 20 year old when he was a toddler.

It’s topped with another beachy-happy Annie Selke

designed fabric I love (I think it’s Bipin).
holy lame wrinkles, i need a steamer.

Recognize little Maileg mice from

Splendid Willow

all snug and dreamy

in charming matchboxes?

My niece was charmed.
Hard to dream up a sweeter wee child’s gift

sure to become a future heirloom.

I think I showed you this gift wrap

by Annie Selke…it’s fresh and fabulous,

and the window seat in the room is just right

for quick packaging.

Any fresh updates around your place

with the season’s change?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. April 3, 2012 / 7:34 am

    What a fresh and inviting space for your niece to stay! And I must say that easter bunny does look pretty scary, I think I would have cried, too 🙂

  2. April 3, 2012 / 10:35 am

    That might be the sweetest prettiest freshest guest room ever…she might not ever want to leave!! And those other 'guests" shes sharing the room with, how cute they are. Love it all!

  3. April 3, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    So pretty! Every little detail is just perfectly displayed!

  4. April 3, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    That room is so beautiful! And I'm charmed by those mice too! It is put together so perfectly from the bed to the pillows to the little mice!

  5. April 3, 2012 / 2:23 pm

    I love the colors and patterns you chose for the room- so fresh! The matchbox mice are just too cute, too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. April 3, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    What a wonderful space you created for your niece! Im in love with that white vase, and all the little accessories you added to this room!


  7. April 3, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    Uh, only one question…can I come for a sleepover? I LOVE this space. I would feel sweet 16 all over again, Michelle. Much love, Lisa

  8. April 3, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Hi lovely,

    Your niece digs you a ton! I can feel it all the way to Seattle!

    Nice colors you have going there Ms.! I need to add more fun colors here – much too gray…

    I am saving a whole bunch of mouse match boxes for the "next generation"! Perhaps we can share our treasures a few (no many!) years from now! (:

    Love to you. Expect a call before Easter.

    … this comment better go through…


  9. April 3, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    Oh my god, I LOVE THIS! So pretty and happy and bright – all the gorgeous pattern on pattern makes my wee little heart sing!

    I love the ickle meeses in their precious boxes, what girl wouldn't love a room like this to stay. Heck, I wanna stay here!

    You've done a fab job my sweet! xxx

  10. April 3, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Michele, I love your guest room and I am sure your niece feels like it is her very own room especially made by your for her, Kathysue

  11. April 3, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    What a wonderful guest room for your niece! I'm sure she's thrilled! All the details are perfect and I love those pillows!

  12. April 3, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    How precious! Love the little mice in the matchboxes!!!! Oh to be a little girl again!

  13. April 4, 2012 / 1:38 am

    I love the cheery prints and colours – perfect for spring. Thanks for stopping by my blog – I just wanted to visit and say hello back!

  14. April 4, 2012 / 5:49 am

    you are all so good for my self esteem! thank you for such kindness.


  15. April 4, 2012 / 5:55 am

    What a fabulous guestroom! You have such an eye for beauty! The fabrics are all well chosen! Gorgeous!
    I am sure that everyone of us would love to be your guest!
    And I love these little boxes with the mouse in it.
    You have done a wonderful job Michele!

  16. April 4, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    So much delicious eye candy.

    I was scared with fright too of that…Easter rabbit. No bunny there. 🙂

  17. April 4, 2012 / 2:21 pm

    Ha ha ha ha… I seriously can't stop laughing right now!! That bunny will be making me laugh for the rest of the day!
    Another beautifully decorated room, I love seeing into your home – It's beautiful!
    You can tell you decorate from you heart and that's what it's all about! Thank you for the sweetest comment ever yesterday!! I means the world coming from you!

    love ya!

  18. April 4, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    Lovely, Michele! Love all the pink touches you added in! I got that same little table and chairs for my granddaughter from my daughter's friend who was having a yard sale. It was the same table they sat at as little girls playing! I need to make a tablecloth for it though; it's wearing a runner I made, which works for now though.

  19. April 4, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    I will just say that I'm in love if you invite me over!!! 🙂

    Kidding! I loveeee it…. well, you know me and cottage-y interiors, right?

    The mice! The only kind I'm happy to have in my house! 🙂 Matthew loves his mouse! 🙂


    Luciane at

  20. April 4, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    What a precious room for your favorite "guest". Love all of the attention to detail and the Easter bunny image is hilarious!! Would you mind sending me your email when you get a chance. Didn't see it on your blog and would love to ask you a question!

  21. April 4, 2012 / 10:56 pm

    Love the pink in this room! It's just perfect and looks like your niece loved every square inch of it! Beautiful! xo

  22. April 6, 2012 / 12:21 am

    What an adorable room you created for your niece. Lucky girl!
    Mary Alice

  23. April 6, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    Dang it! That is one sweet pretty room…..I want to eat up all that pinkness…….

  24. April 10, 2012 / 2:48 am

    I bet she LOVED it.
    Yummy room….

    That was one scary
    Easter Bunny. I so feel
    for your friend's son!

    You have a way with
    pink, my friend!

    xx Suzanne

  25. April 12, 2012 / 5:02 am

    oh my…i love all of this luscious color and charm! you are so talented at putting together unexpected details in a room. the little mice are way precious…need me some! that bunny is horrifying.

  26. April 13, 2012 / 2:48 am

    I love the colors and prints in the bedroom! Enchanting! I also love the mice, just adorable! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  27. April 13, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    What a FABULOUS ROOM! And yes, I'd be scared of THAT bunny too! lol Come by when you get a chance!


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