Ballet Inspired Bedroom by Concrete and Honey

Today we share the other half of Concrete and Honey‘s bedroom makeovers! Last week we showed you Maiya’s room, a fresh take on a nursery space. This time, we are looking at Piper’s ballet inspired bedroom. Since moving from the nursery (now her sister Maiya’s room) Nicola has tweaked the space to suit her creative, passionate and bubbly five-year-old.

Resourceful as ever, Nicola painted the Ikea Tarva single bed grey and to add a little bit of luxury, adorned it with the Numero 74 canopy in powder pink. The bedding is a delicate mix of the Liewood Dot Sweet Rose Set and the CAM CAM Quilt in Rose, finished with a Collette Bream star cushion. Painting the walls in a soft ballet pink, Dulux Pianissimo Half adds to the romance of the space.

Creative Space 

Speaking of the desk area, this DIY project by Nicola is an absolute winner. It houses all of Piper’s craft and nik-naks in one perfectly styled nook. I mean, the washi tape rack… do we really need to say any more? The Micke Desk and Skadis Peg Board were both sourced from Ikea. Whilst storage can be an issue with just the one freestanding wardrobe Nicola explains “I like that it makes me strict about keeping down the clutter”.

It would be remiss of me not to mention the ballet zone. The ballet barre from Harlequin Floors backed by a full-length mirror is awe-inspiring. The fact that this was installed on Christmas Eve as Piper slept just adds to the excitement! The Tutu Du Monde collection is likely to grow over the years for this little ballerina!  

Lost and Found

The wardrobe is a vintage piece from The Salvos, lovingly restored by Nicola. The suitcase was found on the side of the road and repainted. The mini blue cane pram was another second-hand vintage piece. This room is such an incredible example of how you don’t need a huge budget to create a magazine-worthy space. Just a vision, a little patience and a little elbow grease! 

This room is so jam-packed with unique and personal features it’s hard to pick a favourite. When we asked Nicola, her reply truly summed up the essence of this space. Simply, “Piper’s room is filled with all the things she loves – ballet, lots of books, her favourite colours and little zones to keep her busy drawing, dancing, reading or playing”. 

This room was originally featured in Minty Magazine Issue 12 

Words: Nicole Ray 
Styling: Nicola Greenway, Concrete and Honey 
Photographer: Francoise Baudet 

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