Eleanor's Room

Eleanor’s Room (Sources)

Furnishings Partially Provided by The Land of Nod

I’ve made a page listing all of the sources for everything in Eleanor’s room. I think it’s a nice mix of vintage, reused, and new, and I can’t wait to show you the finished result!

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  • Sarah Hettervik
    May 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    If you get a chance you should check out the night light lamps at this place. =)


  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    May 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

    That dresser is to die for!

  • Kelly
    May 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Nice! I would love Eleanor’s room and I’m 29!

  • jbhat
    May 12, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Fetching! But you are a tease, yo.


  • kellie
    May 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

    so how does that work? does land of nod give you discounts or items for free?

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      They provided some of the furniture for the room and in exchange I’m writing about it and featuring it here.

  • Christina Winters
    May 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I love everything! Land of Nod is awesome, and super smart. I had never even heard of them before you mentioned them on here, and now they are my go to source for baby gifts (also I plan to snag some of those bookshelves in the future!)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      I really like them. I shop there all the time anyway for the kids, so I was excited to work with them on their rooms!

  • Brittany
    May 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

    You have fabulous style! What a gorgeous room :)

  • ellen
    May 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful! How do you make your mood boards? It looks fabulous!!

  • Edie
    May 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Do you have a source for the bed rail? Or was it part of the bed?

  • Danielle@NewlywedsParadise
    May 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Love it! What is Eleanor’s favorite thing in the room?

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      I think she likes a lot of things in her room! If I had to choose one though, it would probably be the play table. We have her train tracks set up on it, and she loves playing choo choo right now. :)

  • julie @ duet letterpress
    May 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    love that pbk chair. it is discontinued? i can’t seem to find it on their site. it would be perfect for our little em’s room!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      Yes, I picked it up on clearance a little while back.

  • Erin
    May 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I’d also live in that room at 27! LOVE it.

  • Tory
    May 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Love the pink, green, and white color scheme! As an early 30’s girl it is still one of my favorite combos though I tend towards the more saturated versions now.

    I’m not sure about the rocker. It seems a little too olive in comparison to the other elements.

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm

      It is more olive, but I like it with the rest of the room. It’s not a perfect match, but I think that makes it look more interesting overall.

  • julie.
    May 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    oh boy! I have been eyeing the oak park bookcase and the JA light for quite some time, can’t wait to see them in a real room!!!

  • Houndstooth and Nail
    May 13, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Soooo cute! I love the mixture of girly girl stuff with mid-century, kind of masculine items. I am pondering a big boy room for my two year old and appreciate the inspiration! :)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      Swap out some of the more feminine elements and this room would be great for a little boy too! Or for a less girly girl. ;)

  • Renee Smith
    May 13, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I really like the modern and vintage/whimsical combination. This is beautiful, and I’m looking forward to the full after pics!

  • Sheryl J
    May 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I can’t get over how beautiful that dresser is! Perfect shade of pink, love it!

  • Kimberly
    May 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I wonder if you ever worry about what type of message this sends to your children? I have always tried to teach my children that hard work pays off and by working hard you are able to afford the things that you want. How will you ever be able to give this type of advice to your children and be credible. You rely on corporate give aways to furnish your house. You even go so far as to have a company bankroll your daughter’s room. I think you are losing sight of an opportunity to teach your children the right way to do things, even if it takes time, just so you can get everything right now. I have a feeling that one day you will regret this.

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      But I have worked hard. Growing this blog to a level where I can get opportunities like this has taken an incredible amount of work, and I think that’s something to be proud of. I’m providing for my family, and giving my daughter a beautiful room (that is a mix of new and old, provided and purchased). Just because I’m working in a relatively new field and providing for my family in a somewhat non-traditional way doesn’t make it any less valid. If anything, my children will benefit from seeing how my creativity and hard work have led to success.

      • lori
        May 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

        I suppose people like to forget that the reason they go to their corporate job is so that they can trade (cash, or paycheck) for goods & services. It’s the same thing. I applaud Nicole for what she does– she always has integrity and works with companies with whom she is already doing business, or on many occasions has highlighted in her previous posts for free. There’s a lot of us out here who have been doing this for years– it’s just part of having an entrepreneurial spirit. You probably just never realize it until situations like this because her blog is a public forum. As a freelance designer & owner of my own business, I trade/barter with clients all the time. It might not be your norm, but there’s more people out here than you think who get the things they want/need the exact same way.
        And don’t forget– you can’t buy style… and that’s truly the reason why we come here.

  • nhu
    May 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    what an adorable room for Elanor, very fitting!

  • CTDC
    May 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Wow. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I feel like Nicole could also be sending a very positive message to her kids. The message is that she can be a mom who works from home to share her creativity with others, while being entrepreneurial enough to find a way to make it pay the bills. It is hard for me to understand how one could think Nicole is sending the message you don’t have to work for things, given that she is running her own business, blogging very successfully, and raising two small children.

    Regardless, I don’t render verdicts on people’s mothering skills based on posts about furniture.

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you.

    • Patti
      May 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      CTDC – very well said…I agree with everything you’ve written, from begining with “Wow” to especially the last line about not rendering verdicts on others’ parenting skills. It is one thing to disagree with sponsored posts on a lifestyle blog, but to offer judgment about parenting – how distasteful and disrespectful.

      There are many ways to “get paid” for work, and this blog is clearly a lot of work. Why shouldn’t Nicole exchange her work for some sort of compensation? As someone pointed out earlier, it is no different from anyone getting paid for doing a job. I don’t get the impression that Nicole’s enthusiasm for the Land of Nod’s products is in any way false. She is fortunate, in my opinion, to be working with a company who can pay her with goods/services that she and her family can enjoy.

      The room is beautiful. I especially love the curtains.

  • Sarah C
    May 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    What about the hot pink basket next to her dresser??

  • Amy
    May 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I was wondering about that basket too! Great job!

  • Maria (Long Time reader first time commenter)
    May 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Your hard work is inspiring! The room is beautiful!

  • Alexis
    May 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Adorable room! This is sort of silly and probably not the right forum, but I have that same ceiling fixture (the J.Adler one) and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to get the glass part off to replace the bulbs. Do you happen to know off the top of your head? :)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 13, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      I think you have to unscrew the metal part first from the three or four bolts along the top sides, then undo the center bolt from underneath.

      • Alexis
        May 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

        Thanks! Still working on it (durrrr) but you’ve given me a good starting point!

  • ArticulateArt
    May 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Her room looks amazing!

  • Jess
    May 14, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    What a beautiful room! Thank you for the inspiration! I am working on doing the same thing for my 2 year old before her baby brother arrives in July. The sources are great! I had forgotten about PB Teen!

  • Lindsay Dryver
    May 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Love it!!

  • lucy
    May 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I was browsing blogs last night and found yours. I started scrolling and your inspiration board caught my eye. I thought to myself, “how funny. I’ve tagged a lot of these things already for my daughter’s new room.” Then when I took a closer look, I realized that our daughters are both Eleanor!!!! Couldn’t have planned that better.

    My question is about the paint color. Are the walls pink as well? If so is the wild aster color what you used on the dresser or on the walls? We are hoping to paint my daughter’s dresser on Wednesday and I keep going back in forth – pink or white.

    Your blog is adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 18, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      The walls are Wild Aster, but the dresser is a different pink (Aura by Benjamin Moore in “Powder Blush” satin finish).

  • MaNai
    May 18, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Is Eleanor’s bed a twin or full?

  • Nicolette
    May 24, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Nicole. I was perusing fabrics on ebay and came across this Micheal Miller fabric called contented cats:


    Thought immediately of Eleanor’s room and had to share!

  • Kim
    August 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Love the room!! Can you tell me where you got the step stool?


  • Lena
    March 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Nicole,
    I was wondering if you know if the fabric you used to make the curtains is still being sold anywhere? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find it. I know it’s been a while. It would be perfect for my daughter’s curtains too. You have awesome taste.


    • Making it Lovely
      March 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      No, it was only available for a short time. It’s called “Mom’s Couch” by Moda if you want to try searching for it!