guest blogger: little green notebook

Hi, Simply Seleta readers! I’m Jenny from the blog, Little Green Notebook.  I absolutely adore Seleta and it is such a treat to write here today!

I know Seleta loves a beautifully decorated child’s room as much as I do, so I thought I’d talk a little about canopy beds. One of my favorites has to be this Katie Ridder room featured in Elle Decor:

We recently moved to a new apartment in a new city, so I get to redo my two oldest girls shared room (here’s what it looked like before). With our high ceilings combined with my daughters’ love of everything princess, I have been thinking canopies over their twin beds might be really fun.

Then the other day we were killing some time at FAO Schwartz and I saw this tented canopy over a display area.

It’s hard to see what’s happening with the fabric in these crappy phone photos, but they combined a Liberty of London floral and a gingham check. I think I would have gone with a check in a bigger scale, but I loved the look.

I haven’t buckled down on the design yet and I’m still contemplating DIY approaches for a similar look. Part of me wants to go even simpler though. Check out some of these canopies that would be so easy to recreate:

I enjoyed visiting here today!

Images via: Palmer Weiss, HGTV, Katie Leed, Cookie Mag, Lauren at Pure Style Home, Eddie Ross, and Seleta!

P.S. Seleta did a great round up of canopy beds here.

By Seleta | 12 Comments

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  1. 1
    Judy November 15, 2010

    Each one is more beautiful than the next. I love a fabric story in a bedroom and each of these canopies tell their own story. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2
    christine November 15, 2010

    A beautiful roundup- I particularly love the room with the elephant print and the last one from Palmer Weiss. Kids’ rooms are so whimsical and lively!

  3. 3
    pve November 15, 2010

    I have always wanted to have a canopy bed. I always love a more mod canopy and then the mosquito netted bed’s in “Out of Africa” always seem so idyllic. Great round-up and I look forward to see what Jenny does with her girl’s city canopy beds.

  4. 4
    la Happy November 15, 2010

    Great post with some great inspiration! I popped over to your blog to see your children’s room re-do. SO SO SO cute! I loved it and loved that you did it on a budget, beautiful! Thanks for the post!

  5. 5
    Lauren Liess November 15, 2010

    beautiful roundup!! thanks for including me!

  6. 6
    Jenn November 15, 2010

    I had a canopy bed when I was little — I think my mom was a little ahead of her time! — and I HATED it! Now, I’m not sure what I was thinking. I would LOVE to have a canopy bed for myself … and these kiddo ones are adorable. I’m sure my mom would get such a kick out of me decorating with a canopy bed :)

  7. 7
    Ella Pretty Blog November 15, 2010

    Great post – the first pic (from Elle) is so gorgeous – I want MY room to look like that! Love the twin beds with the half-canopies… I wonder if it would work for boy/girl combined rooms? Maybe in yellow…

  8. 8
    kayce hughes November 15, 2010

    What a beautiful lineup of images!

  9. 9
    mydesignchic November 15, 2010

    Adore a bed with a canopy – such a sense of luxury…

  10. 10
    Kim November 19, 2010

    I’d love to know the source for the lovely white and rosy pink floral canopy over the white child’s bed. Do delicate and pretty. Any chance you could help with a photo source or fabric/canopy source? Lovely post, beautiful rooms!

  11. 11
    Tereza November 30, 2010

    Those bedrooms are all lovely, my favorites are number 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12.
    Great post, I love your blog.
    Have a nice day.

  12. 12
    Tereza November 30, 2010

    Those bedrooms are all lovely, my favorites are number 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12.
    Great post, I love your blog.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs from Brasil.

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