Bloggers Heart Habitat-Tween Girl’s Room

This post contains affiliate links.  Should you click on them and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.

Earlier this month I was invited to join a group of local bloggers to work on an initiative called Bloggers Heart Habitat (BHH).  BHH is the brainchild of Charlotte of Ciburbanity and she “created Bloggers Heart Habitat in 2015 as a way for talented DIY Bloggers to partner with local Habitat for Humanity branches to use their talents to create beautiful spaces… on a dime.”

For this round of BHH, Charlotte teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut.

The majority of the decor and furnishings were sponsored by HomeTalk, the mattresses were sponsored by Tuft and Needle, and the beautiful Master Bedroom Furniture was sponsored by Raymour and Flanagan.

The homeowner chose the two rooms in which she wished to be furnished and decorated:  the master bedroom, and her ten year old daughter’s room.  I was lucky enough to team up with some awesome ladies, Robin of A Home to Grow Old In and Kristen of A Thrifter in Disguise to work on the little girl’s room.  Y’all know how I love kids’ spaces!

The room was a little challenging because of it’s size, but it was a great blank slate to work with.

The homeowner informed us that her little girl loved basketball and dreamed of a room with zebra print and teal.

Together we came up with a plan, complete with polka dot walls, bright teal doors and curtains, a mini basketball hoop, and fun zebra print accessories.

Once we all arrived safely (it snowed like crazy that day), we didn’t waste any time getting to work.  I started on the doors, Robin installed the curtains and Kristen took on the polka dots—as we needed to get the space completed, in order to reveal it to the homeowner later that afternoon.

I also brought my mini along to help out 🙂 and she photographed most of these pics (Thanks Nia!)

As I mentioned earlier, Tuft & Needle graciously donated a mattress for the room.  We were so amazed that a twin sized mattress was inside this box!  We unboxed it, unwrapped it, and rolled it out.

I had to try it out and it was like sitting on a cloud!

Once the mattress was on the bed, we were able to begin the decorating!

Because the homeowner expressed her daughter’s love for basketball Kristen ordered this cool print from Etsy . . .

and that awesome basketball hoop with the clear backboard, which goes perfectly in this space.

 As usual, we loaded the trundle bed with tons of pillows of different textures and prints-LOVE!!  The hello pillow can be found here.

For the art over the bed, we used these printables from the Creativity Exchange and framed them in my favorite format frames.

The cute banner hanging on the desk was a DIY made by Robin and the little framed print may look familiar, as my daughter donated it from her bedroom.

It’s a print from Evelyse Rosa Designs.   Isn’t it just the cutest? and it was such a great addition to the space.

I am absolutely smitten with those polka dots.  We placed them on 2 walls opposite each other and they seriously transformed the look of the room, by making it feel larger than it actually is.  I went home and tried really hard to think of a room where I could use them, but—-no luck ****sigh****

The teal doors really helped bring out the teal accessories placed in the room, and was a really fun and whimsical addition.

Painting doors a bright color is a great way to add color to a small space without making it feel overwhelming.

So what do you think?  What is your favorite part?

Altogether, this was such a rewarding experience.  I wish I could have captured the expression on the homeowner’s face or better yet the little girl’s excitement on seeing her new space for the first time!  So heartwarming!

from L to R: Kristen, Michelle, Charlotte, Homeowner, Robin, Me, Friend of Michelle

If you are interested in getting in on the action and live locally, contact Charlotte for her next round of Bloggers Heart Habitat you can email her


Source List:



Paper Lanterns

Lava Lamp

Zebra Drawers

White Dresser

 Damask Bedding

Polka Dot Wall Pops

Format Frames



Color“Hello” and Teal Pillows

Afro Art


Teal and Zebra Tween Room by:

Robin from A Home To Grow Old In

Kristen from A Thrifter in Disguise

Carli from Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Master Bedroom by:

Michelle from Weekend Craft

Lauren from Lauren McBride


Dining Room by:

Lisa from Shine Your Light

Kim from Kim Macumber Interiors


Charlotte from Ciburbanity

Jillian from I am a Homeaker

Spread the love


  1. Charlotte Smith
    December 28, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Oh what a perfect space you guys created for this lucky little girl! I cannot BELIEVE how perfectly you met her 'wish list'. Such a fun playful colorful room. Thanks for being such an energetic part of this home's transformation! xx

  2. Live Pretty on a Penny
    December 28, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    Such a fun tween space! I absolutely love kids spaces and you guys nailed it!

  3. Michelle Beaton
    December 29, 2016 / 3:17 am

    The room came out so good! It was great to see how fast you guys worked and how the room came together. Shea loved it and I am sure it made Shya's christmas.

  4. Whitney Jones
    January 4, 2017 / 5:43 am

    This is perfect, Carli! I have loved to see the lucky girl's face when she saw it for the first time. I love the polka dots and bold door!

  5. Darnetha | ChippaSunshine
    January 7, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    I love kid spaces, they can be some of the funniest rooms to design! You ladies nailed it. I know she loved it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin with Carli

Follow on Pinterest