The McGee Home: Ivy’s Room Photo Tour
Today, we’re back with another McGee Home photo tour!
Now that we’ve shared the main floor of The McGee Home, we’re moving upstairs, first stop: Ivy’s room!
Yesterday, we shared a webisode highlighting the process, and today, we’re breaking down the look and giving you all the details. We’re so grateful for our sponsors at Killowen Construction, Kohler Co., Metrie, Clé Tile, The Shade Store, and Stanton Carpet for making this space possible, and we couldn’t be more excited to show you around!
The Bedroom Finishes
When choosing the finishes for this room, we wanted to incorporate elements used throughout the home to make everything flow.
We painted the walls in Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength, and built into our attic space to do vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams that tie in with the other white and wood elements on the main floor.
In this space, we chose the style “Sumana,” in the color “Sand,” and we couldn’t be happier with it! When designing any project, our team prefers soft but low-pile carpet in a neutral color so we can set a flexible foundation to layer rugs on top of it.
To play off of the vaulted ceilings and continue to draw the eye up, we selected our Willa 4-Poster Bed in Washed Oak from McGee & Co. and added custom cushions to the back of it so she could rest her head comfortably.
On the bedding, we mixed patterns on the shams, sheets, accent pillows, and even the quilt to bring a playful feeling to the room, but kept the tones muted to grow up with her.
Across the bed, we chose our streamlined, linen Alto Dresser with wooden pulls, and used a big vintage-inspired mirror above it to match the scale of the bed. On the top, we finished it off with a textured, white lamp and styled it with a unicorn piggy bank, dog artwork, a pretty vase for flowers and some small boxes for storage.
We typically don’t choose two different nightstands, but we found this vintage dresser, and it was too perfect for the room not to use it. Once it was there, we had to figure out how to balance it out on the other side, but eventually, we found a round table at the same height that brought some shape variation while still keeping the matching lamps at the same level.
We love the look of a tiny lamp, and this one adds such a fun, funky element to the room. Styled with a vintage art piece, and stacked books, it was the perfect finishing touch.
In the corner of the room, we chose our new leather-strapped, Knox Chair from McGee & Co., and draped a sheepskin on top for extra texture. Read our guide on pairing nightstands beds and dressers here!
During our product development process at McGee & Co., we have samples when we have to make decisions on what to cut and what to keep, and we loved this pin-board so much we took home the sample before we launched it. It has a nude leather strap and a linen face perfect for pinning little notes, pendants, and pictures.
When designing the girls bedrooms and bathrooms, we wanted to treat each like they were the opposite of each other. In Wren’s room (photo tour coming soon,) we wallpapered the walls and painted the bathroom, and in this room, we painted the walls and wallpapered the bathroom.
We fell in love with this William Morris wallpaper years ago, and no project ever called for it, but when we started building our home, we knew this was the opportunity to use it, and we couldn’t love it more! It sets the tone perfectly and creates a moody, jewel-box feeling as soon as you walk in the room.
We pulled out one of the tones and matched it to the color on the vanity by painting it in the color Intrigue by Benjamin Moore , and used Clé terracotta tiles on the walls, and marble, hexagon tiles on the floors.
Say tuned for our next McGee Home tour next week, coming up: Wren, our other little girls’, room tour!