Inside Kensington’s Room

Today, I’m showing you inside one of my favorite little rooms.  This room is full of sparkles and sunshine, rainbows and unicorns, lots of tea parties, the occasional fit, cuddles, snuggles, and stuffed animals galore.  It’s where my five year old will grow up…the room where she’ll sleep the night before prom, the day of her graduation and maybe even the night before her wedding.  It’s pink and pretty and totally Kensington.  
Behind this door lives the most precious girl I know.

I bought this door-hanger my first year in college and now, it hangs on Kensington’s door.  

Come on inside!  Please note the vacuumed carpet…I waited until it was nice and vacuumed before taking a picture ;).  
For the new house, Kensington’s room pretty much stayed the same.  We kept the same paint colors that we had in our other house, she kept the same dresser, armoire, pictures on the wall, chair and table plus we kept most of her bedding.  She really liked her old room, so we were happy to recreate it.  We did get her a new bed and end table for this house plus, I updated her sheets and throw pillows.

Lots of reading happens when we’re cuddled in that bed.  My girl loves Fancy Nancy!
 Pottery Barn Teen had some really cute pillows with cities on them…I bought her Paris, London and Boston.  So perfect for Miss K!

This is the chair we had in her nursery when she was born.  It is the most comfortable chair in the whole house.  I slept many a night in that chair holding baby Kensington.

Her dresser and mirror.

My mom and Andrew painted her armoire when I was pregnant with Smith.  They beat it up with a chain (to make it look distressed) and then painted it.  When you open it up inside, it’s painted pink like her walls.  She loves doing things at her little table and then that’s her ballet barre behind.

Kensington has a pink bathroom to match her pink bedroom πŸ™‚

And one last look.
Here’s the deal with Kensington’s room…it’s usually pretty messy.  Smith is my super neat kid.  He wakes up, puts away his pjs, always wipes off his sink, puts his clothes in the hamper and places his toys back in their place.  He might be in the military one day.  He would do well in the military.  Kensington on the other hand…is very into “playing” in her room…so it’s always full of everything.  She gets out a million things, plays with it all week and we leave it…then on Sunday nights, we ask her to clean it up and we start fresh on Monday.  These pics were taken Monday afternoon…you better believe it’s kind of crazy in there right now.  I usually only have her make her bed on Monday mornings (so it’s nice and picked up to start the week) because the rest of the week, she’s playing on or in her bed as well.  Now that kindergarten is about to start, I think we’ll have her at least make her bed each morning (I’ll let you know if that works out), since she won’t be home during the day to play on it (insert me sobbing here).
Hope you enjoyed the little tour :).
If you want to see the other rooms in the house, here you go…
To see Smith’s room, click here.
To see our kitchen, click here.
To see our pantry, click here.
To see my laundry room/office, click here.
To see my closet, click here.
To see what’s on my walls, click here.
To learn more about our building process, click here.
And on my foodie blog today…
…my Sausage and Egg Burritos!  This month, I’ll be offering one quick and simple breakfast solution a week, and this one is great because it would work well for both breakfast or a quick supper too!
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  • Tab & Erika August 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Those pillows are my very favorite part!! Love her new room!

  • audra wray August 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Love this sweet little room!!! So pretty for your girl!

  • Narci August 6, 2014 at 11:22 am

    So pretty!! Also, K's wallpaper is my favorite part. So fun!! Great job, mama!

  • Megan August 6, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I would love to know where the "most comfortable" chair came from for future reference… πŸ™‚

  • Slightly Askew Designs August 6, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Love her sweet room! Those pillows are perfection!!! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous August 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Your decorating is wonderful! Are the closets off the bathrooms?

  • Traci August 6, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    It's a beautiful room, so cozy just like the rest of your house. I sure do hope you have a cleaning lady,I sure wouldn't want to clean all those bathrooms, ha ha!

  • Anonymous August 6, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    You had mentioned that you were going to clean out K's closet soon, but from the pictures….where is the closet? Thanks! Her room is so sweet and so girly.

  • beaner August 6, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    It is a beautiful little girl (but kind of big girl too)room, perfect mix! I love the wallpaper in her bathroom!

  • Haley @ Cupcakes and Sunshine August 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    SO sweet! and with many furniture pieces to grow with too!

  • Betsy Maddox August 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    What an adorable little girly room. Perfect for her! πŸ™‚ She is such a doll!

  • Alison @ Get Your Pretty On August 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Oh my, those pillows! So perfect. I love, love the bathroom wallpaper. That window seat is pretty awesome too.

  • August 6, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    so stinking cute, I love it!!!…love the pillows, the color the bathroom wallpaper, all of it… loving these home tours!

  • RebeccaLynn17 August 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    She has the perfect girly room that also allows for her to grow in. Very classy and love that her comfy chair is still in there, that's a good idea I'll try to remember. I'm sure she will have many fun memories in that room for years to come. Is it ok to say that I'm jealous of her private bathroom:) one blessed little lady! Next up, your room!!

  • Elaine August 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I love the pink and yellow- one of my favorite color combinations! And the pillows! Those are amazing and a perfect fit.

  • Elaine August 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I love the pink and yellow- one of my favorite color combinations! And the pillows! Those are amazing and a perfect fit.

  • Angela Ellingson August 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Such a lovely, sweet room!! :). LOVE peeks into your home!

  • Anonymous August 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Your kiddos have more "mature" looking rooms than my teens do! I think that must be a southern thing as I've seen that in several bloggers I follow. I'm loving those pillows in K's room. And I wondered where you hung the monkey picture! Looks cute. Do you have a cleaning lady? I HATE cleaning and can't figure out how I'd keep up with such a large house! I'm guessing your house is twice the size of mine!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 6, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Yes!! When I opened my travel agency out of my house, we hired someone to help me clean. I had to find free time in my day to work, so this has really helped me out!

  • Liz/ August 6, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Her room is just darling, love everything about it! So girly but yet it can grow with her and be so perfect as she gets older!

  • {Hi Sugarplum!} August 6, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    such a sweet room! I noticed the vacuum lines right away! πŸ˜‰ Love the PT Teen pillows…I have a monogrammed one in our Living Room!

  • Renae August 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    A room fit for a princess, I love her room and her batheroom. Where did you get her bed skirt from?

  • Rebecca Jo August 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I want a pink room πŸ™‚

  • Kimm Atwood August 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Sweet room for a sweet girl. Love it

  • Lisa August 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Would you mind sharing the shade of pink you used? I am deciding on a pink for my daughter's room. Love the pillows, too! Thanks!

  • Kim M. August 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Super adorable!! I have all boys so I love to see all the pink and girly things for a change! I'm sure Ms. Kensington is loving her new room!

  • Mely H August 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Shay, I love what you did with her room. It's so precious. Can I ask you what encouraged you guys' to give the kids their own bathroom? It's a neat idea and something to think about if you plan on building your own house.
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • The Nelson Happenings August 6, 2014 at 11:43 am

    It's perfect !! Love the pink walls πŸ™‚

  • Jaclyn Johnson August 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Shay! Thanks for showing us another room in your great new house, I love K's room and love the wallpaper too in her bedroom!

  • Macy Strozier August 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This is every girls dream room. Kensington seems like a sweet girl. She has the cutest room, clothes, and

  • Olivia August 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    As a person who really wants a nap right now, her bed looks so fluffy and comfy!

  • Tracy August 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Love the pillows! I just checked and they're no longer available.

  • August 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    ooh,i have a question about your cleaning routine.. im glad you get help, you are.such a busy momma!..but how often does she come, and what do u get het to normally do?..i really need tothink about it!

  • AmyJo August 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    So I commented last time you mentioned making/not making beds that I also think it's silly to have the kids make their beds when they are getting back in them. But apparently my husband thinks it's important so now that Wyatt will be in kinder, he has to make his bed, too. How did they get so grown up so fast?!

  • Sarah Kuykendall August 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Darling room! And I am totally jealous of the kids having their own bathrooms!

  • Deborah August 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    so sweet! i would love to see a post on window treatments.

  • Pam L. August 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Oh, gosh! – you sure did put a lump in my throat and a sting in my eye with your line about β€œwhere she will sleep the night before prom, the day of graduation…” You see in my home we just passed those fun milestones – my first born daughter is 18 Β½ and in 23 days we will be moving her into her college dorm room.
    You’re sobbing about soon not seeing your sweet little ones face around the house during the day and right now I have tears falling about soon not being able to see my young adult daughter’s face each night before bedtime. (fortunately she’s only 2 Β½ hrs away and not states away – but it'll still be a big change in our house)
    So you and I are on different ends of a spectrum, but each pulls at a momma’s heart breaking it so. Such exciting, yet emotional times. So much ahead for our children, young and older – whole new worlds await them. I still remember walking with my daughter, holding her little hand, into school on her first day of Kindergarten. It goes by soooo fast! Soak it all in!
    And her room looks like a great place to grow up! Thanks for sharing!

  • Deena August 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for the tour! What a beautiful room! I love that you made it to grow with her. Very nice. The wallpaper in the bathroom is so pretty. Thanks again!

  • Carrie August 7, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Is her bed skirt from PBK?

  • Mix and Match Mama August 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Yes! Her bed skirt is from PB Kids and her sheets, pillows and duvet cover are from PB Teen.

  • Anonymous August 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Hi shay! Love her room. Can I ask where you got her wallpaper in her bathroom? I was looking for something similar for my daughters room but the one I found was no longer made.

  • Anonymous August 7, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Oh and what color did Andrew paint her armoire? It's beautiful!!! πŸ™‚

  • Marty August 7, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Awww…I love this! So precious!I remember when my little girl had a pink, girlie room full of "sparkles, sunshine, rainbows and unicorns." She's 25 years old now, and married. (But she still loves pink and all.things.girlie!)

  • Ashley @ Fancy Ashley August 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Such a gorgeous bedroom!!! I am pretty much obsessed with the ballet bar! That's adorable! I think Reagan needs one!!!

  • Leslie August 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    I really like that you mention her room is normally messy. I always kept a pretty messy room, but I knew where everything was. Now my 5 year old little guy keeps his pretty messy with Legoes everywhere! But I love that he is using his room and his creativity to build and play. It's hard for me to stifle that creativity. I would never want to. So we ask him to clean up every now and again. Love your blog!

  • Jen August 8, 2014 at 4:46 am

    My 10-year-old daughter is wanting her room painted pink. Do you mind sharing the brand and paint color? Thanks so much:)

  • Jen August 8, 2014 at 4:48 am

    My daughter is wanting her room painted. I showed her these pics, and she loves the color. Do you mind sharing the brand and paint color name? Thanks so much:)

  • MorganizewithMe August 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

    I LOVE her room of course. Just perfect. I love how real you are. We have attempted to have us all make our beds every day, but well…life just sort of happens. She is a blessed girl with a sweet mom like you!

  • DetroitDuchess August 8, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Love her girly room! I love the wallpaper in her bathroom too!

  • Leapfrog and Ladybugs August 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Awww, my girls have that same sweet ruffled dust ruffle! Love her bathroom wallpaper so much!

  • Jaren August 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Those pillows were made for your house!! As always, love her antique furniture! Such a pretty room. Thanks for sharing!

  • StacyHudson August 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    HI Shay! I would love to know the color of pink that you chose for her room!

  • Renae March 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Hi, if you don't mind sharing what color Pink is that on her wall?

  • Bethany April 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Shay, Could you share what color pink you used here? It's perfect! Thanks!