Over the course of the last several months, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a project for some dear friends of ours who just made a cross-country move back to our neck of the woods. They still owned their home here and had been renting it out for the last many years. Having left years ago with two little ones and now returning with 4…we had some fun work cut out for us giving the house a make-over and getting it ready for 4 very sweet girls! With twin tween girls who are sharing an upstairs room, bedroom and loft space as their bedrooms, I asked the twins what they wanted in their spaces…colors, etc., and did my best to deliver. Here’s a glimpse at the first bedroom. The requests: purple and turquoise.
We went with a bright blue on the walls, and wide horizontal stripes on the wall the bed was on for a fun focal point.
This space was a bit of a design challenge because it is a room with a gabled ceiling. There are two shorter walls…one side with a window and two closets, and one on the opposite side with a bedroom door and a bathroom door, and then two slightly longer walls both with short ceiling height (about 6 ft) and attic entrances on both of those walls. Whew! Lots to work around. A desk was a must for this budding artist, and with little extra wall space, a daybed and desk took up any room for a dresser to store clothes. To help with storage, we had closet systems in and turned what was once an empty, drywall box under the window, into a built in storage unit with drawers and a window seat.
I wanted to be able to bring in other colors to the room, and all the ready-made bed sets I could find were all strictly blue and purple, so I decided to have some custom bedding made. I found these darling fabrics at JoAnn Fabrics and mixed and matched some fun patterns. I wanted to bring in tons of fun color and lots of texture.
You all know I’m not afraid of a little spray painting, so I found that cute ampersand at HomeGoods…but it was the wrong color. Nothing a little bottle of Krylon can’t fix. 😉 .
This desk is the perfect spot for homework, paired with a cute and comfy chair to tie in the purple. I spray painted the Dream sign from HomeGoods, and the “E” initial in a glittered purple spray paint. A blue clock, colorful boxes for neat storage, and a handmade pom pom garland dressed up the desk.
Be sure to check out the other tween bedroom I did for this cute client’s twin sister. A preppy and colorful navy, pink and kelly green room. Here’s a sneak peek
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