Cathy Green Shares Inspiration for a Bohemian Butterfly Bedroom

Friends, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Saffron Marigold’s first guest blogger!  Cathy Green, of Cathy Green Interiors will be with us today, sharing her ideas for a little girls’ bedroom.  Believe me, this decor is cool enough to last a good long while!  Cathy is an interior designer centered in Richmond, VA, and frequently shares her design insights in our blog comments.  It’s been fun to get to know her a bit, I’m happy to be able to tap into her creativity today.

interior design resources
From Cathy’s portfolio: West End Bedroom/ Cathy Green

Even if you don’t comment a lot, just drop a line today to say “hi” to Cathy, and welcome her to our community!  I’ll be back on Monday with a Monday Mix all about my new obsession – Suzani prints…


Hi, I’m Cathy from Cathy Green Interiors, and I’m excited to be doing my first guest post today! Heidi found my blog a few months ago, and I am so glad she did because that introduced me to Saffron Marigold. I love all of their products and am grateful to have them now as a resource and a wonderful blog to follow.

Through exploring Saffron Marigold’s textiles, I was inspired by one in particular for today’s post: the Chasing Butterflies reversible duvet cover.

SM Chasing Butterflies duvet
Chasing Butterflies duvet cover
SM Chasing Butterflies duvet
Chasing Butterflies fabric (main print and reverse)

It felt like the perfect start for a little girl’s room – one that’s bright and fun, yet chic and able to grow as she grows.

The second part of my inspiration came from the Tegu magnetic wooden blocks. Manufactured in Honduras by a company dedicated to giving back to the Honduran community, I thought they would fit right in to a Saffron Marigold inspired bedroom.

tegu block set
Tegu Magnetic Blocks

Using the Chasing Butterflies duvet cover and the Tegu blocks as my starting points, I searched for other handmade, eco-friendly, upcycled, and child friendly products to create the perfect bedroom for a growing young girl.

Bohemian Butteflies Bedroom mood board
Bright Bohemian Bedroom for a Growing Girl
1. Saffron Marigold’s Chasing Butterflies duvet cover was the inspiration for the whole room. The butterfly pattern is whimsical and fun. The red, orange, blue, and green color scheme provides a non-traditional palette that will allow the room to transition with a growing child.
   2. The Rowan Bed tufted headboard and frame provide a soft backdrop for a cozy bed. The Rowan Bed is 100% sustainable and made by Cisco Home. The company uses natural, environmentally friendly products that are tailored to each customer’s tastes and needs.
   3. This vintage red suitcase nightstand from The Letter Q Handmade is the perfect place to hide books or a journal ($190). It would be fun to make up stories of where the suitcase has traveled and all the journeys it may have taken!
   4. Handmade in Bangladesh, the Floral Cut-Out Lamp is from Ten Thousand Villages ($34) and would cast fun shadows on the wall while providing extra light for reading. Ten Thousand Villages has many unique handmade gifts and is one of the leaders in fair trade organizations.
   5. Every girl needs a vanity in her bedroom! Using antiques is one of the most eco-friendly ways to buy furniture, so when I saw this beautiful antique vanity from Forever Pink ($550), I knew it would be perfect.
   6. Contrasting with the traditional French vanity is the Elephant Pouf from Serena & Lily ($259). The pouf could be used all over the room, or house, to provide extra seating for friends. Look closely and you’ll see the pewter embroidered elephants!
 7. This grass flocked bird bank from Greener Grass Design would encourage the youngster to start saving her pennies early ($20).
   8. When I saw the Landon Pumpkin Blush Sphere from Zinc Door ($790), it was love at first sight. I knew it was the perfect color, shape, and detail for the room.
 9. Another one of Saffron Marigold’s textiles provides a light and airy window treatment for the room. The Tulip Mist window panels ($44.99-$74.99) have a subtle flower pattern that ties into the duvet cover.
   10. The vintage green dresser from Drab to Fab Vintage ($550) adds functional storage and a fun pop of color to the room.
   11. For a soft place to play, I found this crocheted rug from Erka ($355). The colorful rug is hand crafted from salvaged fabric, which makes each one unique. It is also machine washable!
   12. Every child’s room needs toys! The Pallina Game from Land of Nod ($39)…
   13. …and the Tegu blocks ($32-$155) are two toys that can be enjoyed by a toddler, but that will also provide new challenges as the child gets older.
   14. The Raspberry Butterfly Tree Triptych ($92) from Amborela repeats the butterfly motif on the walls. The red butterflies are made of vellum and stand up giving a three-dimensional effect to the painting.
   15. One last accessory for the room is the Umbra Wallflowers ($19.65 from Amazon). The flowers are magnetic and can be stacked and moved for endless configurations.
blue paint for child's room  16. I chose Benjamin Moore’s Sweet Bluette ~ 813 for the walls. The soft shade of blue provides the perfect backdrop for all of the other unique pieces to pop and shine.

Thanks so much to Heidi for inviting me to post today! I hope I’ve provided some inspiration for designing a bedroom for a chic, bohemian little girl that will sustain its unique style as she matures.

º Which Saffron Marigold textile would you use for a child’s bedroom?  Let us know in the comments or in an email! 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: