Once upon a time there was a very lucky little girl named Taylor who’s mom decided she’d surprise her with a completely new room befitting her bright and happy personality for her 11th birthday. Taylor’s mom Natalie contacted me in September with 2 directives – the room needed to be turquoise (Taylor’s favorite) and it needed a desk for homework. For two months we planned, schemed and shopped for everything to transform Taylor’s room, all with me in Boston and Natalie in Indiana (hiding everything from Taylor!) I blogged about the plan here.
The room started off like this. Some great things going for it – a good size, nice natural light and a huge closet which allowed me to alter the floor plan a bit. But Taylor had definitely outgrown the decor and it was time to invest in some more sophisticated pieces while also bringing more color to the room.
I had no idea how she’d pull it all off but in one insane weekend with Taylor away at her grandparent’s house, Natalie and her husband executed my plan flawlessly. I maybe/definitely squealed when she sent me photos of how it was all coming together. Over the holidays Ruth Eileen captured this beautiful room as only she can and I’m so excited to share it with you today!
But seriously, don’t you think Natalie and her husband should go into business painting stripes? I mean look at that ceiling!!!
To free up floor space for additional seating and a desk, I suggested moving the existing dresser into the room’s walk-in closet. A hanging chair and some fun shelving give this corner of the room an entirely new look and function. Don’t you just want to swing in that chair and text your BFFs? I mean I know I do.
Remember this post about free, printable vintage illustrations? I’m practicing what I preach…don’t these look great?!
Simple, store bought white frames get a glam little makeover with just some spray paint on the corners. Use painter’s tape to get a nice, crisp line.