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.

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  1. Judy says:

    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. christine says:

    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. pve says:

    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.
    pve

  4. la Happy says:

    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. Lauren Liess says:

    beautiful roundup!! thanks for including me!
    xoxo,
    lauren

  6. Jenn says:

    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. 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. kayce hughes says:

    What a beautiful lineup of images!

  9. mydesignchic says:

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

  10. Kim says:

    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. Tereza says:

    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.
    Tereza

  12. Tereza says:

    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.
    Tereza

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