“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C.S. Lewis
BEFORE | LITTLE GIRL’S ROOM
AFTER | YOUNG LADY BOUDOIR
Bye Bye baby girl, hello young lady! Only two original things were kept in this complete room makeover: Fushia shag carpet, and the matching color on the ceiling. Our client loved the rich color, but we suggested getting rid of the light pink walls to elevate this room to a new level of maturity and sophistication. Green apple was the perfect color to transform, yet compliment this tween’s new bedroom. The juvenile chandelier didn’t fit within the room anymore, so we dressed it up with a simple capiz one instead. It doubles as a wind chime when a breeze flows through open windows.
I love to mix old and new, and finding the right piece sometimes comes from the large affordable chain stores. Out with the bunkbeds, in with an arched velvet headboard and frame. The blinds were replaced with billowing white taffeta that we turned custom by adding green apple grosgrain ribbon to for a fun, yet polished look. White clamrose shell lamps with crisp linen shades stand out against the green walls. Vintage nightstands got new life when lacquered and finished off with brass vintage pulls from our favorite source, Liz’s Antique Hardware. The bedding looks like expensive designer threads, but was just the right price from Bed Bath and Beyond. A black and white cityscape with pops of color was also a great find and just the right price at Ikea. One of our new porcelain bud vases is the perfect vessel for fresh cut roses.
We all have a million pictures and projects that our kids have made over the years (I have boxes of it in my garage!) Each year, I choose new pieces to switch out in our home art gallery. This budding artist had so many pieces to choose from, a carefully selected collection in gallery style frames is the perfect statement for a wall in her room. This sofa is one of my favorite re-invented pieces to date. A perfect size for a bedroom, it is fresh and modern with contrasting velvets and the green buttons make the tufting feel less formal.
Kids love to collect things, but sometimes they need to narrow down what is on display. Her snow globe collection takes the focus in a new modular storage piece from Ikea and lends itself to a vibrant painting from a local LA artist.
It’s all in the details.