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Marlowe’s Bedroom Reveal

Marlowe Martino jumps for joy inside her colorful new bedroom

Deciding on a room design for my fierce little gal was one of the aspects of our new home that I was always the most excited about.  It seemed like such a tall order to have a bedroom that would perfectly evoke all sides of her personality: creative and rebellious, sweet and sensitive, curious and spirited.  Feminine but not “girly”.  The first time we saw our new home, I felt drawn to include a lot of birds in the design concept, and there seemed no better room to go full-on with this concept than in the little girl’s room who we used to call “Lowie Bird” as a baby! 

Marlowe Martino's bedroom before renovations
Marlowe Martino's bedroom before renovations
Marlowe Martino's bedroom before renovations
Marlowe Martino's bedroom before renovations

I’m SO happy with how this room turned out, and I know it will be one that she enjoys for many years to come.  Whenever Prudence showed me the design board for this room, it was one of the ones I fell in love with immediately.  I also love that it has so many furniture and decor pieces that Marlowe can keep with her in to adulthood, and include in her own home once day.  Quality over quantity can be such a power move if you invest in the right pieces.  

Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal

There are so many little details that give Marlowe’s room a personal touch! The Kerri Rosenthal Print is one of my faves…that saying “I Love Your Guts” is just perfect for my brave and beautiful girl.  I also love the Framed Alphabet print by Sally King McBride.  I hope she keeps it for her own kids one day! The Wallpapers by Kravet and Schumacher totally make the room, and the textures add such gorgeous dimension to the entire design. 

Marlowe and Major Martino jump around Marlowe's new colorful bedroom
Marlowe and Major Martino jump around Marlowe's new colorful bedroom
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal

Check out the video below that Prudence and I made where we discuss the design process, and some of our favorite elements!

Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Eva Amurri Martino looks at a framed picture of her daughter Marlowe in her brand new bedroom
Eva Amurri Martino looks at a framed picture of her daughter Marlowe in her brand new bedroom

Since you guys have been loving these room reveals, I thought I would host a little giveaway with a REALLY big and special prize, right here, right now! One of my favorite design studios, Stray Dog Designs, is featured in Marlowe’s room on her blue dresser.  Their beautiful, whimsical, and chic “Wheat Table Lamp” is my favorite aspect of her tablescape, and the studio has so many gorgeous furniture and lighting options! Today, I’m hosting the opportunity to win a $1,000 gift card to Stray Dog Designs! You can pick out YOUR favorite pieces to add some character and beauty to your home.  Below are the instructions to enter, make sure you follow them closely so that your entry qualifies! 

  1. Sign Up for the HEA Newsletter. (People who are already subscribed, even better!) Your entry will not be counted if you are not subscribed.  Make sure you whitelist the hi@happilyevaafter.com email so that the newsletter doesn’t go to your junk box!
  2. Sign up for the Stray Dog Designs Newsletter (use the same email you used to sign up for the HEA Newsletter)
  3. Comment Below, sharing the bedroom theme YOU would have most loved as a child! (When asked for your email, use the same one you used to sign up for both newsletters)
  4. The Giveaway closes at 5pm, this Thursday August 8th
  5. The Winner will be announced in the HEA Newsletter on Friday, August 9th
  6. Good Luck!
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new bedroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new ensuite bathroom reveal
Marlowe Martino's colorful new ensuite bathroom reveal
Eva Amurri Martino stands in daughter Marlowe's brand new bedroom
Marlowe and Major Martino jump around Marlowe's new colorful bedroom
Marlowe and Major Martino jump around Marlowe's new colorful bedroom
Marlowe and Major Martino jump around Marlowe's new colorful bedroom
Marlowe Martino looks out the window of her colorful new bedroom
Marlowe Martino looks out the window of her colorful new bedroom
Marlowe Martino looks out the window of her colorful new bedroom

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  1. Tierney Winberg says:

    I would have loved a princess theme, but I was stuck with 80s Laura Ashley flower prints! Still, it was a classic pink and white room that I’m now trying to replicate for my baby daughter

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  2. Ashley Waller says:

    LOVE Marlowe’s room!! It’s so sophisticated, yet whimsical for a little girl.

    As a child, I always loved pink and flowers and would’ve loved to have slept in a flower garden type room. (Still would, but I don’t know how they husband would feel about that, ha!)

    As an adult though who became an aerospace engineer, I’ve very much liked the idea of a space or aviation themed room for a child.

    Our little girl ended up with the pink and flowers I always wanted, but as she gets older, hopefully she can communicate more her tastes. And if that includes some planets or planes, I wouldn’t be mad. 🙂

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  3. Sarah says:

    A botanical theme would be sweet for any gender!

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  4. Emma says:

    I wanted a moon & stars themed bedroom, and my parents were nice enough to oblige me by painting my ceiling to look like the night sky! Def agree about investing in pieces that will last until adulthood — I’m in my twenties now and have held on to furniture from my childhood bedroom because it was so timeless.

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  5. Sharman says:

    In the 80s I had the yellow floral Laura Ashley would’ve loved a whimsical bright colored room. For my boys they have nautical

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  6. Vanessa Beeler says:

    I would have loved the Disney princess themes they have now!

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  7. Tera says:

    My mom bought an actual antique carousel horse when I was little. It always felt so whimsical and magical!

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  8. Andrea Dubois says:

    Another room totally GORG! This room is so beautiful🙌 the room theme I would have loved the most as a child would have been pink floral! Not gonna lie, not much has changed! Lol

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  9. Danielle says:

    Hi Eva! I have always loved following Happily Eva After. I actually grew up in Westport so watching your stories around town always puts a smile on my face.

    Obsessed with Marlowe’s room! Love the simplicity of it, yet also unique. Such an inspiration to us mamas!

    Growing up, I would have loved a safari themed bedroom. Lots of animals, origami wall art, and shaggy rugs. I am hoping I can one day provide that for my daughter!

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  10. Sibley dwyer says:

    I would have loved a floral bedroom growing up, maybe with a fairy theme?! LOVE this bedroom and I am obsessed with stray dog design!

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  11. Alyson McBride says:

    I would have loved a modern princess look! I always loved a modern clean look, but was a girly girl who loved pink/white!

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  12. Christine Topping says:

    I would have loved an underwater/ocean theme – though today, seeing the more sophisticated children’s rooms designs like Marlowe’s I would lean more towards that!!

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  13. Nicole says:

    As a little girl I would have LOVED anything princess themed. I was the girliest of all the girly girls, and anything pink, sparkly and ruffly was right up my alley. I also always wanted a canopy bed, and I still kind of do. Love you Eva!

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  14. Jordy says:

    Oh I would have loved a Disney room (maybe still would lol). Something that had hidden characters all over and felt like a storybook – ahh what a dream!

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  15. Christy says:

    I remember as a young girl going to my grandmas house in Alabama and falling in love with how she decorated every room so differently! She had this one room with a safari theme….but it was with really unique, one of a kind finds she would bring home from her travels. I would beg to sleep in this adult only room and pretend I was trying to save the giraffe (which was a lamp) from hunters 🙂

    I came home and begged my mom to change my room into a safari wonderland……but she insisted I keep the bubble gum pink walls and lace covered bedding….for just one more year. I never got to save animals from hunters in my own room, but my grandmas giraffe lamp is in my guest room…..where my daughter and I pretend we are in Madagascar….and we always save the giraffe!

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  16. Melissa says:

    I loved Lowie’s mirror and wallpaper!

    I would’ve loved to have this wallpaper
    And Victorian/ mid century modern theme. My taste hasn’t changed much lol
    I liked grown up decor w that vintage mansion feel ❤️

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  17. Cate Shaheen says:

    I would love anything theme that lent itself to reading. I loved books as a kid and always had one in my hand. I stuffed my books away in a closet. However, I love the way you incorporated the bookshelf in Marlowe’s room as well as a reading nook.

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  18. Nikki says:

    Marlowe’s room is amazing! Sophisticated and classy but also so fun and whimsical. As a little girl, I loved princesses so anything related to Cinderella would have been the perfectly themed bedroom. Thanks for the chance Eval – hope we are eligible in Canada! As always, I am inspired to transform my own home with your posts! Cheers.

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  19. Kelly says:

    The bedroom theme I most loved as a kid was actually similar to Marlowe’s! Lots of bright, vibrant, neon colors. I would have loved it to have more art and detail the way hers has though 🙂 I had just turned 10 and my mom let me pick out the theme and it was a really special memory for me! I would love to use Stray Dog to help me bring some of these themes and colors into the decor of my first solo big girl (but very tiny NYC) apartment!!

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  20. Megan Wolf says:

    I always wanted a sunshine, rainbows, and cloud theme! One where my actual ceiling would be painted like the sky with puffy white clouds. ☺️

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  21. Eva Perez says:

    Love Lowie’s room!!

    My younger self dreamt of a Lisa Frank room floor to ceiling! 😂😂😂

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  22. Melissa says:

    It’s my absolute favorite so far! Beautiful 😍

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  23. Amy Skirvin says:

    Love, love! It will be beautiful as she transitions into teen years. Goes with any age and gender. Gorgeous!

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  24. Chelsey says:

    My DREAM bedroom theme as a little one would have been mermaids, hands down! My husband and I have our first little one on the way and I was thinking of a kind of whimsical Palm Springs theme for our little one since that’s where my husbands family is and I am always so inspired when we visit.

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  25. Chelsea White says:

    Desert/Southwest themed!

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  26. Jada Mowles says:

    Love this sweet room and everything From Stray Dog Designs!!! Floral rooms for girls are my absolute favorite!! And I love a good plaid in little girls or boys rooms!!

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  27. Shannon Patsko says:

    I loved my horse themed room as a child and now my almost 5yr old daughter is just as smitten with them as I am! We’re starting to renovate her room this fall and can’t wait to see the look on her face when it’s complete ❤️

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  28. Elissa says:

    This is GORGEOUS! When I was younger I would have loved a bedroom themed with some sort of elephants and pink! Honestly… I would like to theme a room like that now.

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  29. Natalie Becerra says:

    I grew up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters, so six of us, plus my parents! I would have loved just having my own room, period. If I did, I would have loved a castle style room… not princess exactly, but a big four post bed, with sheer drapes all around it… a whimsical feeling to it. A window seat to read on and watch the rain…

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  30. Cara says:

    Beautiful room! I especially love the colors around her bed…that whimsical hot air ballooon 🥰😍!

    As a child I had a Holly Hobby themed bedroom. My grandma made me a pink and purple Holly Hobby quilt and matching curtains. I loved that room so much, I would want it again if I had a daughter. I also lean toward whimsical and fun decor…and my husband is a meteorologist so clouds, rainbows and sunshine feature a lot in our decor.

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  31. Jennings Barnes says:

    LOVE the bird theme!! Doing boats in my 2 year old’s big boy room and so excited about it!!

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  32. Whitney says:

    I loved softball growing up so I would have loved a softball themed room! This room is beautiful!

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  33. Shannon Nehrig says:

    This is so cute! I would have loved a vintage palm beach themed bedroom as a kid.

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  34. Bridget says:

    Would have loved floral and light pastels. So many fun options and what all great brands!

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  35. Jaymie says:

    A botanical and bright colored theme! That large floor mirror is everything. What beautiful interior design work!

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  36. Alisha says:

    After moving to FL , I was totally obsessed with surfing 🏄🏼‍♀️ photos from magazines and had them plastered all over my bedroom walls.

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  37. Anastasia says:

    Thanks for the reveals;) Good ideas for my daughters room. I enjoyed my childhood room but probably would of added a bit more colour. Maybe a tropical 🏝 theme :).

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  38. Linda says:

    I had pink and white gingham, with grass green carpeting. My daughter has my furniture and we included a nod to the pink (quilt) and green (custom shade with pompoms too!) but incorporated lots of other fun colors in her area rug and wall art (bold pattern Etsy fabric swatches in varying size embroidery hoops).

    Once everything was installed, just as I had throughout my childhood, I sat at the foot of the bed looking across into the same mirror – but now with my daughter. It was so sweet and unexpectedly emotional!

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  39. Tiffany Menke says:

    Your new house is amazing and it’s obvious how much love and thought went into it!

    I was a lot like Marlowe when I was younger and would have loved to have something with a lot of vibrant florals and big pops of color. I was half tomboy half ballerina with a very bold personality so a room that encapsulated that would have been a dream ❤️

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  40. Tiffany Menke says:

    I was a lot like Marlowe when I was younger and would have loved to have something with a lot of vibrant florals and big pops of color. I was half tomboy half ballerina with a very bold personality so a room that encapsulated that would have been a dream ❤️

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  41. Meghan says:

    I was lucky to have a father who did carpentry and a mother who loved interior design because I always had dream bedrooms! My parents didn’t have a lot but my dad would build bed frames, desks and shelves from scratch based on what we picked out from catalogs.

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  42. Katie says:

    I watched Full House religiously, and wanted Stephanie and DJ’s room BADLY!

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  43. Laura VK says:

    Love Marlowe’s wallpaper! ❤️❤️❤️ Is it grasscloth or just a flat print?

    My room growing up was full of Lilly Pulitzer from wall to wall. Bright colors and fun prints. And not for my daughter I’m following suit but with a more subdued tropical theme. Just like your thoughts for Marlowe, colors and a theme that can grow with her and not have to be redone in a couple years.

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  44. Jenna Curtis says:

    I grew up in a white bedroom with floral wallpaper trim and a bedspread to match. Growing up, I always dreamed of having a beachy tropical themed bedroom to remind me of the vacations I took with my best friend. Every year, they would include me on their family trips to Florida and my friend and I would spend the whole day at the beach; she would tan and I would try desperately not to burn. Those vacations were transformative and we’d look forward to them all winter long. The beach was our happy place, and that’s what a bedroom should be too!

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  45. Aimee Kurianowicz says:

    Growing up I would have loved a Secret Garden themed room. I have always loved flowers and gardens, now that I am grown up I still love floral and how feminine they make me feel.

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  46. Terri Gillespie says:

    This is the most beautiful little girls room ever! I love Majors bedroom too though! But all the little touches just are amazing! I would have loved a bird themed bedroom as a little girl so I think that’s why this really appeals to me! Well done!!

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  47. Christy Solis says:

    As a child, I would have loved a Vintage Aviator themed bedroom. Something about that old-times feel I absolutely love. Also, airplanes in and all around the room would just foster wonder and excitement!

    PS- So jelly of Marlowe’s rooms I want a “Love Your Guts” painting over my bed! 🤪

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  48. Jessica Binnie says:

    This is seriously gorg!!!! I love the

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  49. Tara H says:

    I would have DIED for a Secret Garden themed bedroom as a little girl, I was obsessed with that book (and A Little Princess!).

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  50. Hannah says:

    This is so beautiful! I always wanted an Eloise at the Plaza theme in my childhood room.

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  51. Nancy Velasquez says:

    Beautiful room! Marlowe is such a lucky girl!

    As a child, I would have loved a very colorful room like your playroom. Vibrant colors and lots of pictures of my family and friends.

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  52. Sara Dechowitz says:

    I would have loved a teenage dream room when I was a kid…the kind of room you can read Babysitters Club and Nancy Drew books and dream about JTT and Devon Sawa— a place for my little girlfriends to call their clubhouse. Fingers crossed my little girls can have one!

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  53. Katherine Santana says:

    As a child I would of loved a Cinderella inspired room or even a Aladdin theme inspired room because as I was told I was obsessed with both Movies!

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  54. Cher says:

    I was super fortunate that my Mom owned her own flower and gift shop that included furniture and antiques! That meant that anytime she changed the store (which was often), I would get to choose pieces for my room! I had a pink and frilly canopy bed, blue hearts and bunk beds (mind you, I was the youngest in a huge age gap so I was basically an only child), a seafoam and peach daybed and finally a porcelain and brass bed with colorful tulips! Looking back, it would have been awesome to try a strong theme of space or beach!

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  55. Kate says:

    Love the transformation! I would have loved a woods themed bedroom.

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  56. Amanda Draxton says:

    I dreamt about a bedroom full of color – pinks and blues and purples with very girly furniture. Like a canopy bed!

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  57. Alisha uhl says:

    Pink with gold accents. Currently we have unicorns and hearts and rainbows. I want a reading nook with a canopy too

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  58. Sadie says:

    I wish I had Marlowes bedroom growing up- all the fun designs and furniture. Being so bright and open so welcoming for sleep and play. That bathroom of course I wish I had my own growing up. Love your design.

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  59. Katie Van Cleave says:

    I would love this room as my adult bedroom! My childhood bedroom was pretty amazing and had a bed that was painted at a store where the lovely Jane Gray of Stray Dog Designs worked long before Stray Dog. I just brought the bed out of storage and put it in my guest room.

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  60. Ryan says:

    Flamingos, airstreams and palms!

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  61. Heather Kate says:

    Your home is gorgeous, these room reveals are amazing!! Being honest, I would have loved a Barbie themed room as a kid!

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  62. Bianca says:

    I would have loved a preppy pink and green themed room when I was younger, I love Marlowe & Major’s rooms!

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  63. Debbie says:

    Always loved flowers, would have had floral wallpaper as a child, makes the room so warm and inviting !

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  64. Kelsey says:

    I was actually a pretty lucky kid and had my dream bedroom! My mom’s friend painted a countryside themed mural on one wall with horses and flowers everywhere and cute little cottages and I had one of those plastic little tikes beds that were all the rage in the 90s. The headboard was a little pink house and the bed frame was white fencing. I loved it so much.

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  65. Kathya Parsons says:

    Loved her room and the color palette! Growing up could never have dreamed of a room like that although would have a loved a very Parisian timeless antique theme with lots of baby blue and pastel tones, lots of lights and little vintage lamps on each side of my little bed. I think this is why my baby girl nursery had so much baby blue and pink tones.

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  66. Shelley says:

    Love stray dog and would love to win! As a child, I think I would have loved a rainbow themed room :))

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  67. Brie Summers says:

    Such a chic space, the attention to each detail radiates. I would have loved a nautical themed room as a child!

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  68. Meredith says:

    I loved bright colors as a kid, I would have loved a neon room! Tons of lime green, hot pink and yellow would have been amazing. My parents agreed to orange and purple! Close enough!!

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  69. Dana says:

    I thought the little nook was my favorite reveal but Marlowe might give it a run for the money! I absolutely love this room.

    In regards to a theme, my parents gave my own children a vintage painting of Goldilocks and the three bears which I would have LOVED themed out in my room as a little girl!

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  70. Braden says:

    While I ADORE the bird wallpaper in Marlow’a room as an adult, I think as a kiddo I would have loved something with astronomy as a theme. Moons, shooting stars, and sparkle!

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  71. Molliee says:

    What a dreamy bedroom, I love how it is colorful without being overpowering! I think I would have most loved a Disney Princess themed room when I was young… my sister and I (who shared a room) were constantly acting out being different princesses growing up!

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  72. Julianne says:

    I would have loved a floral theme but I also wish I had some more sophisticated pieces I could have grown in to. I’m trying to design my two toddler boys rooms that was so it isn’t too themed!

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  73. Jenn Panoli says:

    Marlowe’s room is beautiful! I’d love it even as an adult!

    As a child, I always wanted an enchanted garden themed room. Sweet, whimsical, and girly!

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  74. Lisa A says:

    I had a dreamy bedroom as a little girl – a twin bed with a canopy and white furniture! Lucky me. 🙂 If I could have made another choice, I probably would have loved lots of bright colors and patterns on my walls. Marlowe’s room is so sophisticated and fun! I adore the mirror and the art work. Gorgeous.

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  75. Merrie says:

    I would have ADORED a Secret Garden themed bedroom. My mother curated a very elegant floral decor scheme, but it was characteristically 90s.

    Lowie is so lucky to have such a beautiful space to grow in!

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  76. Karrie says:

    I was a tomboy growing up and I so badly wanted a ballpark-themed room. Think stadium seats, a patch of astroturf, and furniture constructed out of baseball bats.

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  77. Marija says:

    Love everything about this! Especially how “wild” at first it all looks but when you take a closer look, you feel as you can almost touch the softness of the bedding and curtains and have fun in this amazing little place. Inspiring !

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  78. Krystal says:

    Marlowe’s Room is a dream! What an incredible job you did! My room was always covered in boy band posters from floor to ceiling and I loved it! It gave me a way to express myself, but if I could have chosen a theme to have…it would be New York City. I’ve been obsessed with NYC since I was young and I would have been in heaven with a really cool NYC themed room.

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  79. Corey says:

    This is too cute! For me I would have loved a travel or around the world theme. Xo

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  80. Annette says:

    This is definitely a beautiful room. It’s been so long since I was a child that I am not sure WHAT my style would have been. Probably something very feminine, sort of princess-y with white, pink, and/or purple.

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  81. Liz Spencer says:

    What a gorgeous room!!

    I would have loved a space theme. I had glow in the dark stars and planets on my wall and a telescope in my room.

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  82. Melissa Donovan says:

    I always always wanted everything Rainbow Brite growing up, but had a very 80s mauve, victorian floral room. Love the alphabet print in the bathroom!

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  83. Nicky says:

    I was such a girly girl but also loved sports so kind of Pink Power Ranger themed! Lots of pink and empowerment!! Love the room ❤️

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  84. Stephanie Palmieri says:

    I think growing up I would have loved a Rainbow Brite theme for my room because I grew up
    In the 80s and was obsessed with rainbows and Rainbow Brite!!!! I loved Cyndi Lauper and dressing myself in a fun way!

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  85. Kim Wesolowski says:

    I would have given just about anything for a ballerina-themed room. A childhood friend of mine had a mirror wall with a child-sized barre for dancing and I drooled over it every time I went to her house! My parents were probably smart in not giving in to my begging, though – I never did turn it to much of a dancer!

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  86. Heather S says:

    Honestly, I would have LOVED this room as a little girl! Marlowe is living in style!

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  87. Nicole says:

    What a great room!

    I always lusted after a canopy bed. Probably that and a nice nook for reading books would have been ideal. Marlowe’s reading spot looks quite inviting.

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  88. Heather B. says:

    As a child, one of the things that I loved so much in my room were decorative letters that spelled out my name. I was allowed to paint them myself, so I felt like I got to leave my own mark!

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  89. Katie says:

    I would have love loved that little reading nook! I loved readying growing up, being able to escape to a different time or place and having a small quite space to let my imagination grow would have been awesome! Trying to get a space for my girls to have a spot to read too! Great room for a great girl!

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  90. Kate says:

    I would have loved anything girly with a lot of lace!

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  91. Gina Evans says:

    I would have loved a unicorn/pink/ethereal themed room! I was a child of the 80s/90s, so much of mine was centered around the Laura Ashley flower-theme!

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  92. Jordan says:

    My favorite bedroom theme was travel! I would stare at the map on my wall and plan where in the world I would go next!

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  93. Gina says:

    I would have loved a bright room with lots of pops of color! Mine was always so boring 😊 Marlowe is my spirit animal – this is what I would have loved as a child!

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  94. Kissy says:

    My dream theme as a child would have been an explosion of pink- rugs, wallpaper, lampshades, flowers, blankets!

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  95. Gina says:

    I would have loved a disco themed bedroom! I still want that!

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  96. I always wanted a butterfly themed bedroom with butterfly mobiles and flowers like a fairy land!!!

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  97. Brooke says:

    I’m gonna say mermaid/under the sea theme, almost like Marlowe’s old room. I was very into The Little Mermaid, like totally obsessed. I think I would have died if my room was that theme. I always wanted to be Ariel 🤣😂

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  98. Kristen says:

    I would have loved a bedroom with a theme around books and reading because I was always reading! Love the reading spot in Marlowe’s room.

    As a child of the 80s I ended up with a pink room with a border and curtains with those little white geese which seemed to be on every piece of home decor around at the time.

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  99. Shauna says:

    If I’m really honest – I wanted a Holly Hobby bedroom when I was little. I did get the bedding, but no curtains and my carpet was a sweet ’80’s shag of rust red. I was a bit obsessed with Little House on the Prairie (thank you re runs). My mom painted a ceramic lamp that featured a ‘prairie girl’ that now sits on my daughter’s bedside table.
    As I got older, I wanted a monochrome black and white room with geometric shapes – alas the red shag carpet.

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  100. Ann Marie Hurley says:

    As a child, probably something full of books and cozy nooks to read or play!

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  101. Chandler Fitzpatrick says:

    What a great discussion question! Can’t wait to read what others have said in their comments!

    As a child, I had a baby pink bedroom with the most fascinating (read: super sweet, but also kind of creepy) border-style wallpaper of little pastel elf folk, and classic 90s hand-me-down wooden furniture and the even more 90s whacky, wavy purple+blue+green printed linens. Cute, but not me at all! I did adore the border in a strange sort of “I am so drawn to this, I need to study and make sense of it, even though it’s incomprehensible” sort of way. My teenage sister had also cut out a few elves and glued them to my bedroom door, and I absolutely LOVED my special door.

    As a pre-teen, I was invited to redecorate my bedroom and asked for an all white room: white walls, furniture, linens, and decor, exceptionally keeping the existing wallpaper. My mother and father had purchased the home as a new build, and my understanding was that she’d picked out that border, and aside from my fascination with the pattern it held much sentimental value as she passed away before the build was complete, never making it to our new home. My father, and my aunt who was leading the redecoration, thought I was ridiculous, and vetoed my suggestion immediately! I ended up heavily persuaded into a bright sort of raspberry-bubblegum pink wall colour, more age appropriate wooden furniture, and fancy white linens. Also cute, but even more adrift from my personality, and I near crying just thinking about that border coming down while typing this out, nearly 15 years later!

    So as an older child, all white for sure! I’d now suggest that was my idea chic AF, first of all! I also understand the idea being based in a desire to remain close to my mother (who loved the ‘colour’) and in some then-unrecognized developmental disabilities, particularly as a desire and need to minimize environmental stimuli. I’d encourage folks to go with their child’s insistent desires, even if they’re a little different! I still dream of a white room in a future home!

    But as a younger child closer in age to your M&M, I would have loved all things white and green! I’ve been deeply in love and obsessed with green since infancy… I type as I sit on my green couch, lol. Perhaps green walls and, if we could find them, plain green linens, with white moulding and furniture and minimal decor. I would have adored a few neat images of things like the inside of a seatbelt buckle, tree, or VHS player, or the blueprints of our house or neighbourhood – neat little things I could spend hours looking at and studying, trying to grapple with and learn from! Sure, a little unusual to some, perhaps surprisingly specific, definitely a bit different from what was expected from me or from what the other girls my age might have chosen, but calculated, well-suited, and perfect for me! It’s just who I am, and always have been.

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  102. Katie says:

    As an 80s child I would have died for a Rainbow Bright 🌈 or Strawberry Shortcake 🍓 themed room!

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  103. Amy says:

    My childhood dream bedroom would have been a soccer meets history theme.

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  104. Rachael Smith says:

    Princess or Disney theme!

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  105. This is such a stunning room. I love wallpaper and it makes the room! Especially gorgeous with the mirror and the pendant. And I love, of course, the lacquered dresser and the wheat lamp!

    So… to this day I still love hearts, it’s the romantic in me. I would have loved a room with some hearts as a theme- but not cutesy hearts. Hearts in different textures, maybe some woven/wicker heart shaped pieces as art on the wall, a heart embroidered into a fabric headboard, and the I love your Guts art would have been perfect for a room like that too. I can picture it now! Too bad I had no design sense as a little girl…

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  106. Lisa says:

    I would have loved a simple floral theme back when I was growing up but not SUPER girly…..but instead, I shared a room with my sister and we had some lovely 1970s yellow wallpaper. I guess there were technically flowers on it but I use that term loosely! Haha. It was so ugly. Even my mom has commented on old pictures about how awful it was! 😊

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  107. Nikki Roberto says:

    Would I be weird if I said all Marylin Monroe theme? My mom would never let me but woulda been my dream 😭😭😭

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  108. Jillian says:

    I did an arctic theme for my son’s room and I loved it! We painted a herringbone accent wall with a light and dark grey, and added this glitter to the lighter grey so the wall had this shimmer! And then I found a bunch of artwork and frames it all in orange frames. There were 6 panels of the herringbone, so a photo went into each panel. That was in our house in MN and when we moved to TX is was devastating to leave that room. My husband also made this bubble light. We had a polar bear pillow and other “arctic” creatures, and a blanket with penguins my sister made!

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  109. Cindy says:

    So love a bedroom that grows with the child through the years. Marlowe’s is beautiful and will definitely serve that purpose with some amazing pieces for a lifetime. Especially love the wallpaper with the birds and the chest💙

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  110. Kate says:

    I had amazing rooms growing up. My mom let me do my own hand prints on one of the walls. It was so cool.

    I am not sure my ideal room then would be too different from my ideal room now. I love a room with neutral basics and pops of bright bold colors. I LOVE Marlow’s Kerri Rosenthal. Fun fabrics with bright colors. The great thing about using bright accents is that you can change them out over time for a whole new look!

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  111. Jen shaw says:

    OMG! I don’t know where to start, magnificent! Everything is perfection and I agree quality over quantity! My Mom always used to say that to me and she decorated our home to perfection. I loved her taste and my love of decorating came from her. My bedroom as a child was breathtaking as well just like Marlowe and all my furniture stayed with me until I moved out at 19. So I don’t really have a dream childhood room because my room as a little girls was a dream! I wish Marlowe many years and tears( teenage tears for sure) in her beautiful room! Xoxo 😘 Jen

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  112. Meaghan says:

    I honestly have no idea what I would have wanted as a child. My mother has a natural eye for design and would never have let us decorate our own rooms. My childhood room I shared with my sister was quite perfect the way it was…yellow walls, white furniture, colorful bedding, bright and open!

    By the way, the chest! Oh my I’m in love.

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  113. Taylor Ritchie says:

    I would have loved a literary/book-ish themed room! Heck, I probably still would! =]

    Really loving these decor reveals and love your style!

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  114. Amanda M says:

    I would have loved a pink floral themed room. Very Laura Ashley…so 90s.

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  115. Kate says:

    This room is adorable! Love the papered accent wall and all of the prints, plus the reading nook! I never dreamt of a bedroom theme as a little girl, but I would love to have such sophisticated style even as an adult!

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  116. CJ Allen says:

    Wow, what a beautiful room! I would have loved a Lisa Frank themed room! I loved all the neon colors and fun prints!

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  117. Victoria says:

    Always loved going to the beach in the summer. I would have loved a beach themed room.

    Totally obsessed with the alphabet wall art in her bathroom!

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  118. Laurel Perkins says:

    I would’ve loved to have rustic barn style as a kid. And a room of my own!!

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  119. Abby Lawrence says:

    I would have loved a whimsy Alice in Wonderland theme. Lots of prints and colors! Your daughters room is beautiful!

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  120. Mackenzie says:

    Seriously, this is the most beautiful children’s room! One of my favorite designs in your new home!

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  121. Molly Jackson says:

    The bedroom I would have most lived as a child would have had a stage! My two sisters and I performed countless plays, musicals and variety shows in our bedroom, holding hair brushes as our microphones and stuffing books under the rug or taking the mattress off the bed to make a stage. Oh how amazing it would have been to have a stage and a curtain!

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  122. Ave says:

    I adore Marlowe’s room! Such a happy space. As a child, my dream bedroom theme would have been Candyland. It was my favorite game and the color scheme is so bright, whimsical and imaginative. Wonderful inspiration for a child’s room.
    Thank you! Keep up the great work!

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  123. Kaitlyn leblang says:

    I would have loved anything whimsical and magical – maybe underwater themed because I was convinced I was a mermaid!

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  124. Katie Goetsch says:

    Growing up I changed my room theme all the time. A few I remember is- sunflowers, black & white, tiger print and I think my final before leaving for college was Parisian. Haha. I would love to make my daughters just bright and cheery like her personality. Subscribed!

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  125. Jennifer says:

    I loved Laura Ashley as a child! And my daughter we lived ballet and bunnies. Now as she gets bigger it’s more about pineapples, unicorns and rainbows!!!

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  126. Amy says:

    Love this bedroom! I had a canopy bed growing up and it felt like I lived in a castle. Add in a little lavender and turquoise and that’s what little girl dreams are made of (at least in the 80s😂).

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  127. Alena Rogel says:

    I absolutely LOVE Lowie’s room! I am in love with the wall paper side, especially! Every room in your new house has so much unique character and screams JOY! Well done, Eva!!!

    As a child, the theme I would have loved the most would have been mix of all things Lisa Frank, Julia Roberts (I was obsessed at age 8), and Winnie the Pooh (that bear was cool back then, even though I wasn’t a toddler, lol) I was born in 1983 for reference.

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  128. Abby Rogers says:

    I would have loved Marlowe’s room growing up and even now. My dream as a kid was to have a Pollyanna theme mixed with Shel Silverstein. However, Major’s new room has definitely gotten my creative juices flowing. Thank you for sharing!

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  129. Meghan Velasco says:

    Hello!
    Marlowe’s room is amazing!
    I would have loved a room with an accent wall! My mom was notorious for taking down all the wallpaper in our houses and would never have allowed me the option to put it back up! I think it adds so much to a room and if there are many different colors you could always change up the other accents in the room!

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  130. Lauren says:

    You’re design aesthetic is dreamy! As a child, I will would have loved a whimsical butterfly bedroom theme with light and airy fabrics and textures. ❤️

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  131. Jennifer says:

    When I was growing up I would have loved to have an ethereal princess theme. I had dancing cats in tutus as trim on my sponge painted walls instead, haha. We are currently moving my 3 1/2 yo daughter to her big girl room and she loved looked at all of the pictures from Marlowe’s new room, so much inspiration! Love the reveals!

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  132. Annie says:

    My dream bedroom as a child would be a library theme. Total bookworm then and now.

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  133. Vicky Cox says:

    I love Marlowe’s room. I would have loved bird decor in my room as a child.

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  134. I would have loved anything animal-themed for my childhood bedroom. But I just did my daughter’s forest/wolf bedroom so it’s all good. 🙂 Happy to have discovered your blog via Stray Dog Designs!

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  135. Marideli says:

    I would have loved a butterfly and garden theme. I like the idea of transforming into a greater being.

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  136. Shiela says:

    I love the delicate and simple decor you created for this room. It’s definitely a room she can grow-up in :o)

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  137. Meredith says:

    I would have loved a floral theme! Marlowe’s room is so gorgeous! I would love to live in her room too!!

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    • Lyndsey says:

      I would have a black and white panda bear themed room, as a child and also as a grown-@ss woman! ☺️

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  138. Caitlin says:

    I would have loved an underwater theme! Love Marlowe’s wallpaper!

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  139. Marissa says:

    ADORE this room!!! Perfect for sweet Marlowe!
    I would have loved a broadway theme of sorts, but all I truly truly wanted was a loft bed lol!

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  140. Angela says:

    When I was little my dad bought me antique furniture and had it repainted white while my mom had baby blue and white ruffle linens made for me. I had a very feminine room being the only girl after 4 boys! I always loved my room especially my vintage makeup table. When I found out I was pregnant with a girl I immediately when antique shopping to recreate my room. My daughters room is rose, cream and ornate gold finished with the antique art I had in my room as a girl. I hope she feels the same about her room as I did mine!

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  141. Caryn says:

    I’m obsessed with Marlowe’s room! When I was young, I would have loved an animal theme with lots of color.

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  142. Molly Diker says:

    I would have loved a sky themed bedroom! Somehow incorporating both day and night. My friends parents had the most amazing bathroom with a huge claw foot tub in the middle of the room with a gorgeous sky painted on the ceiling. I loved looking up at all the details!

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  143. Jenna M says:

    I would have loved anything fairy or whimsical as a child. Floral and feminine!

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  144. Bethany Graham says:

    I would have loved a more mature Disney princess room. I loved my little mermaid room as a kid but in retrospect it was pretty kitsch. Marlowe’s room is stunning!

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  145. Elizabeth says:

    I would have loved a princess room. I had an Ethan Allen 4 post bed that my dad held onto from the 70s. It was a dark cherry wood and I used to dream of draping it with luxurious fabrics and having glorious bedding cascading down to the floor. My parents squashed that when they said it was a fire hazard 😂 one can dream, right?!

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  146. Emily says:

    30 years old and I want Marlowe’s room! I absolutely LOVE IT!

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  147. Jordan says:

    A little out there -but Keith Haring artwork to inspire the childhood bedroom of my dreams please! Would be so fun and inspiring.

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  148. victoria says:

    I wouldve loved an animal theme for my childhood bedroom. Animals were/are such a big part of my life, I would’ve loved to have grown up being surrounded by and seeing that everyday!

    I absolutely LOVE your blog! Lifestyle, travel, fashion and home decor — ALL of it!!

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  149. Tracy says:

    I had a Strawberry Shortcake bedspread and sleeping bag and was desperate to have pink bedroom walls the color of Strawberry Shortcakes dress. I would have loved to see a Strawberry Shortcake theme and characters everywhere I looked. 🍓🍓🍓

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  150. Sailor Moon would have been a magical bedroom theme.

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  151. Margot says:

    I would have loved anything frilly and feminine with a canopy bed! I have always wanted a canopy bed with a Parisian/French timeless style.

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  152. Jaime says:

    I would have loved a book themed room as a child. Maybe prints of my favorite classic children’s book covers framed (I.e. Madeline), a storybook themed wall paper, a bay window made into a reading nook.

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  153. Alisha Beauregard says:

    I’m in MAD love with this room!! Saving it to my home decor file to peruse again and again; my daughter is 2, so a “big girl” room transition is in our future. This is absolute perfection, and so different from Lowie’s previous room! As for what I would have loved as a girl myself, nothing like I would design today, but that’s most likely because as a kid, I didn’t know what possibilities existed! I had a major thing for canopy beds and rainbow wallpaper. I was kind of obsessed with my friends’ girly rooms because my rooms growing up were always a hodgepodge of old hand-me-downs and items like ancient drapes that came with the house. Suffice it to say that my daughter does and will always have a very different experience! P.S. Thanks for the amazing contest opportunity! I’ve never won anything, but I haven’t given up hope. 😂

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  154. Heather Hinderhofer Dargie says:

    I would have loved a good beachy theme…

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  155. Heather Hinderhofer Dargie says:

    I would have loved a good beach theme! Complete w a 🌴.

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  156. Christina says:

    I would’ve loved a colorful room with a star theme.

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  157. Brittany says:

    It’s not really a theme but I loved all things PINK as a child and talked my mom into letting me paint my walls Pepto Bismol pink. 🤣

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  158. Michelle Dorcely says:

    Beautiful room. I just love all the decor in Marlowe’s room. I would have loved a butterfly 🦋 themed room as a child. I was obsessed with butterflies. ❤️

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  159. Erin Billingsley-Adams says:

    Marlowe’s room is amazing! As a child I would have loved a rainbow themed room to match my love of the many colorful television shows that brought me joy. Shows including Rainbow Brite, Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Fraggle Rock to name a few!

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  160. Alicia Airs says:

    If I could have picked ANYTHING I wanted… Smurfs LoL. I was obsessed. But I had a canopy over my bed and I got to pick out my rainbow wallpaper. I was very happy with that. I still love anything with a full rainbow of colors. I’m loving how many of the rooms in your new house have so much color going on!!

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  161. Alexandra says:

    I love Marlowe’s room! It is absolutely beautiful and it will be great as she starts growing up and getting older.

    Considering I had a raggedy ann and andy theme, I think I would have liked just about anything else! Every wall was even covered in wall paper with that theme (lots of blue colors). I was very into Barbie, so I would have loved a more pink color scheme.

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  162. Sarah says:

    Sunflowers! That was the theme of my room as a teenager and I LOVED it. 90’s babe all day!

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  163. Meredith Rutherford says:

    Beautiful room! As a child I would have loved a room similar to the original Parent Trap bedroom at the ranch house in California. I have always loved large lamps and vintage furniture. The room would also need turquoise accents!

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  164. Megan O'Shea says:

    I would have loved an animal theme to my room as a child and something I plan on doing for my own child’s room one day! I love how eclectic and colorful Marlowe’s room is!

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  165. Ashley B Everett says:

    I absolutely love this room. It’s so sweet and sophisticated.

    I would have loved a magical forest room as a child. Instead it was just a mash of random things.

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  166. ERICA L BIENASHSKI says:

    Love love this room!

    My childhood dream room would have been inspired by all things Hello Kitty! HA!

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  167. Emily says:

    My dream room came to life as kid. I had a yellow bedspread with a deep rose color floral print. Best part of all, my walls were painted the deep rose color and I had matching border of the bed spread and light green carpet. All my furniture was wicker. Too bad years later I convinced my mom to let me sponge paint the walls green!

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  168. Emily says:

    My dream would have been an American doll themed room with miniature doll furniture to match mine!!

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  169. Robin says:

    I probably would’ve wanted a magic garden room.

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  170. What a beautiful room! As a young one, I know I would have loved either a room modeled after the library in Beauty and the Beast because I thought that was the most magical setting or something to do with geography and different cultures (like an around the world theme) I was completely obsessed with globes and maps as a child. (Still am 🙂 )

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  171. Diana says:

    I wanted a “secret cubby-hole” room with secret hiding places and hidden windows and a window seat. My parents did end up agreeing to the window seat and built in bookcases and I loved them.

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  172. Monica says:

    Everything about her room is gorgeous! Bravo!!

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  173. Lorraine Holly says:

    The room is gorgeous. I did have a bit of PTSD though because we had a floor-length mirror like this one and it wasn’t bolted to the wall… and I have no idea how but it toppled on top of my 4yo girl and I was just terrified bc it seriously could have ended her. 🙁 So consider this a PSA to bolt those mirrors. Thanks for listening, hugs to the fam.

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  174. Sandi says:

    Hi omg your daughters room is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the Kerri Rosenthal Art !!!
    Is that on plexi or just canvas . On her website now ! Can’t decide so many beautiful pieces !
    Thank you ! Love your blogs 🌸

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