A few weeks ago I had several of my design projects photographed by a talented Bay Area photographer, Summer of PlumLily. The day long shoot was fun, but I couldn’t have done it without my fab summer intern, Michaela who helped style all of the rooms that day. A big thanks to both of you!
Today, I’m thrilled to reveal the first room to you. It’s a shared bedroom for a client’s two daughters who couldn’t agree on a color scheme (smile). The seven year old loves pink, while the ten year old loves purple. I found neutral territory by starting with matching crisp white bed linens and fretwork headboards.
Complimentary custom Euro shams and bolster pillows were created for each girl’s bed with their favorite colors in mind. Whimsical prints of a pink flamingo and purple seahorse were found on Etsy, framed and placed above each bed.
I love multi-functional pieces in a room, so a white lacquer mini Parsons desk was placed between the beds – it serves as a nightstand and study spot. A trio of orange and pink boxes provide a pop of color and help keep smaller school supplies organized. A clear ghost chair was selected because it didn’t add too much visual weight to the space.
The walls were painted a soft lavender, while a bold pink and white area rug was selected for the floor – it’s cotton and small enough to throw in a standard washing machine – perfect for kids!
The dresser was painted a soft pink (Benjamin Moore’s Bermuda Pink) and topped with a fun bubble gum table lamp, antique mirror and whimsical abstract art by Michaela Noelle Designs. Don’t you love the abstract painting she created specifically for this space? If interested in learning more about Michaela’s artwork, email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An antique bench with vintage fabric is topped with throw pillows in fabric from LULU DK’s new children’s collection with Schumacher. Love!
Although a challenge to design at first, the room turned out beautifully and most importantly both girls love that it reflects their unique style.
All the best,
*Photo Credit: PlumLily