I received an email a few months back seeing if I was available to meet with a young girl and her mom. This sweet girl had just celebrated her birthday and she could not be any more excited to make some changes to her bedroom and playroom. She wanted to officially ban pink from her spaces and cover up the bubblegum colored walls with lavender and turquoise.
We sat down and chatted and she shared with me that she liked “girly” things. She liked pretty details and finishing touches that were glamorous. Her mom and dad shared that there was a need for a bigger bed in her bedroom, and for her study/playroom, we needed to find good storage solutions.
Like every young lady, this gal has several treasures that she still loves and cherishes. Some needed to be displayed and others could be safely tucked away in decorative boxes and crates throughout the room. I was on a mission. I brought back a design board with some of my inspirational pieces and ideas.
I brought four paint swatches and had my young client make her favorite choice. She went with Sherwin Williams Potentially Purple for her bedroom and Tame Teal was the wall color for the study/playroom. I shared trimmings for draperies and gold polka dots were going to be the element that connected the two spaces. She had pillows and bedding to touch and artwork to view. She and mom went through the items and the final selections were made.
While they were away, I went in as a worker bee and was able to get things transformed for her. We painted the walls, took delivery of furniture, built a desk and chair, styled bookshelves, made the bed, strung twinkle lights and flowers from the canopy, hung artwork on the walls, finished white drapes with lavender pompoms, added gold polka dots to the walls, and steamed every fabric in the space!
For her bedroom, a full size bed was in order. We decked it out in layered bedding including a purple quilt and another in white and gold polka dots. I found wooden crates with gold dots on them, to tie in with the rest of the room. She is able to store headphones and keepsakes in these boxes that sit on various bookshelves in her room.
We hung a lavender chandelier where her old fan was on the ceiling and I added lavender pompoms onto white drapes that I found at Homegoods. The chandelier artwork was such a great compliment to the fixture overhead and had just enough bling to it!
The finishing touch was the accent of the gold polka dots to the walls. They are peel and stick vinyl decals that I adhered in a random pattern on the wall. I wanted it to feel that they were falling from the sky. We added a few lamps to brighten up her room and provide a soft glow when not using the overhead light.
Next was the playroom. We transformed this space by bringing in a little glamour that will last throughout the future as she continues to grow up. She was in need of a study space that provided storage for all of her trinkets and specials.
I found this turquoise sofa and built the room off of it. I highlighted the space above the loveseat by using these dramatic gold mirrors. It tied in the gold from her bedroom and the bookcases that we brought into this space.
More pompoms to finish off the curtains — and a white desk with a fuzzy chair and shelves for storage was next. I found coordinating desk accessories and baskets to store notions in on both the desk and the bookshelves.
It was a busy week, but such a joy to put this space together for such a special girl. Let me know your favorite parts of the rooms…I’d love to hear!
Make it a great day!