It all started with a little inspiration from her own childhood bedroom.

By Laurel Pantin
Oct 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am
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I wanted Dixie to have a big-girl room,” says model Lily Aldridge about her motivation to revamp her 7-year-old daughter’s bedroom. “I wanted something she could grow into but also be excited about now.” Aldridge, who had her son, Winston, this past January, worked with Restoration Hardware’s design team to update both of her kids’ bedrooms at their Tennessee farmhouse. But for her daughter’s space, Aldridge tapped into her own childhood for inspiration.

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“I love Dixie’s bed. I had a similar one when I was a kid, and I used to swing from the top. It’s a great memory for me, and I love that she gets to create her own memories in her new room. I also always wanted a pinboard, so I’m living vicariously through her now,” she says.

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But for Aldridge, the best part of the process was that it was done in secret: “Dixie actually didn’t know we were redecorating her room — I live for surprising her!” 

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"We focused on soft, plush textures to create a comfortable spot for Dixie’s imagination to run wild," she says about the space. Pale pinks, cozy textures, and girlie details are grounded by lush greens and blues.

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Winston's room, in contrast, is a variety of earth tones. It, too, was designed by Restoration Hardware’s design team, and features an understated and modern wooden crib.

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For more stories like this, pick up the November issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download Oct. 18.

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