Dreamy Teen Bedroom: FINAL REVEAL

Greetings! Happy Friday and happy reveal time!  Yesterday I had the honor of making over a bedroom into a cozy and dreamy oasis!  I've had the ideas in my mind for a while now, and to finally see it all come together in "real-life" was truly a treat!  Victoria, the teen I'm referring to, also LOVES her new space.   Her mother messaged me last evening and told me just how much. My heart sings. 

To see the sneak peeks of this project click on this links:  Dream Room Sneak Peek and Teen Bedroom: You want pattern and texture? Pattern and texture you shall get! 

Let's get to the best part. The BEFORE and AFTERS....  

BEFORE:  Before, the bed was located on the far wall, furthest from the door.  There was also a futon opposite this bed, leaving little "wiggle" space....

And here is that same corner AFTER:

The walls were painted in "Reflection" by Sherwin Williams prior to the room install

The walls were painted in "Reflection" by Sherwin Williams prior to the room install

To open up the room, the futon was removed, and the bed was put in it's place.....



To create more storage for books, I managed to squeeze a couple of crates between the bed and the wall.  The headboard also provides a great storage option that is functional, easily accessible, and cute. 


Since the futon was removed and the bed re-located, this left plenty of room for a desk and chair........

The side walls were decked out in gallery style frames and pictures, and some custom made hexagon shelves that I painted.  This is what those walls looked like before: 

And this is what they look like NOW: 

The hexagon shelves are a special feature in the room.  They were something Victoria had hoped for, after seeing a picture of a similar style shelving in a magazine.  I painted the exterior of the shelves chartreuse green, and left the natural pine wood interior. They look great in this space! 

Here's a re-cap at a glance: 

This project was a joy to work on.  It was exciting to create a space that Victoria loves, and that can grow with her in the upcoming high school years.  No more little girl's room!   The pictures all have the capability to be changed out, so there is flexibility and room for creativity as Victoria wishes.  

Here is what Victoria's mom had to say about it:  

"It was really fun to work with you and I truly appreciate how you treated Victoria in the process.  You did a great job of identifying her likes and dislikes and the room really represents her spirit.  So thank you- honestly this was the best thing for a mom with a teenage daughter...like a fun shopping trip without the conflicts!" 

THANK YOU for tuning in today! Hoped you liked the before/afters!  




Teen Bedroom: made to order

Hello! It's snowing today. Alot.  Grrr.   To lighten our winter blues, I thought I'd share how this bedroom make-over story unfolded.  This has been such an enjoyable project. From working with the customer to creating a room rich in color, texture, and personality, it has been a fun journey.   Tomorrow is the big day....where the room actually gets put together.  I cannot wait. 

Here's a glance at the process that Victoria (the teen), and her mother, underwent as we embarked on this room make-over journey: 

1.  Initial home consultation  

I visited their home and we talked about Victoria's goals for the space. Her style and color preferences were discussed. She showed me some magazine pictures she liked. 

2.  Return visit

Within a week of our first meeting, I created a "Victoria" Pinterest board, and compiled product photos for her to look at during our second visit.  The return visit allowed us to finalize a plan.  I had the "green light" to get started.  At that point, they knew what specific key pieces they would obtain for the room (new storage bed frame, chair, and window hardware).  I covered all the rest. 

Victoria and her parents prepared the room (removed old items and furniture, repaired nail holes on the walls, applied fresh paint, assembled the new bed/headboard, and installed the window rods. The room was ready for its make-over! 

3.  Room Installation:  

This is the part when the room is put together! All the wall art is hung, the bedding is placed, the desk/chair, window treatments, and all other accessories for the room are put in their place! 

If you missed the sneak peek of this make-over, click this link: 

 Bringing the outside in, with this dreamy bedroom make-over

Dreamy Teen Bedroom Re-cap

This was Victoria's wish list: 

And these were the magazine pictures Victoria cut out to show me at our first visit: 

The picture above has a splash of bold color in the two storage ottomans, which caught Victoria's eye.

Victoria stated she loved the hexagon shelves in this picture. Soon you'll see what I did with that!  And, I would venture to guess that she also loved the pattern in the picture, too. (See photos below!)...

And this picture above screams texture and once again, pattern! From the natural wood materials of the desk and chair, to the pillows, headboard, bedding, and rug, the fact that this picture caught Victoria's eye, means she really likes texture and pattern (and blue, and chartreuse green!).  

And we're off!

Victoria is going to love her new room (at least I sure HOPE she does!).  Stay tuned for the pictures captured during, and AFTER the room install TOMORROW!!!!

Now quit it snow! 






New Room Reveal: Home Office

Not too long ago I shared a post about using furniture in non-traditional ways in order to maximize your living space. If you missed that post, you can take a look at at it HERE   Today I'm sharing the results of a recent room refresh, where the home-owner added a piece of furniture to a room she had never thought of before.  Together we re-created the space into one she can use! 

Here is how it happened.....

Furniture spotted on Instagram.... 

Sam, the home-owner, spotted this painted hutch.   She doubted whether she had any room for it in her home, but when she thought about using her spare room as her home office, she changed her mind!  The hutch could provide the storage she needed, and also display things she likes. 

Accessorizing the hutch...

The hutch was styled for Sam.  Examples of styled shelves were given to her through a shared Pinterest board. This gave me an idea of the look she wanted.  To see the full post on how we styled the hutch, click HERE


Color inspiration came from the hutch (cream/orange).   We also pulled in navy, a color that is relatively new to Sam's home color palate.  The office was already painted in a neutral gray, providing a nice backdrop for wall art. 

Decor and Styling.....

Once the hutch found a place in the room and was styled, Sam realized she needed some support with pulling the room together.  She knew she wanted a rug, a chair/ottoman, additional lighting, and a side table. I pinned examples of these things to our shared Pinterest board (a private board that only Sam and I can see), which helped her decide what style she wanted for the room.  Below were her selections......

A navy blue chair & a "pouf" (aka: ottoman)....

a modern globe floor lamp, geometric shag rug, and a mid-century modern side table... 

The Outcome

With my help and support for developing a vision for un-used space, and finding the pieces necessary to complete the room, Sam now has a use-able and well-accessorized home office. A hassle-free room refresh and a great little home office Sam can be proud of! 

Now for the part you really want to see....the completed room!

On the wall opposite the chair/window, I hung an arrangement of frames and mirrors. The bold frame is coral/orange, not pink as it appears in the photo!  The white frames pop against the gray wall.  Additional seating is beneath this wall arrangement; consisting of two small red-orange chairs.  Sorry no photo of those to share.  Drat! 

I love helping you see the potential in an unused space in your home!   Breaking down the task into steps can help, like Sam did with her home office:  

1.  She added a new piece of furniture she loved (the hutch)  

2.  She established the function for the room (home office) 

3.  She selected the pieces necessary to complete her office (with help from Novo Decor!)

This was a fun room refresh.  Thank you Sam!  I hardly recognize the room now, and I hope you enjoy your new room. 

See other Room Refresh Projects at the links below:

New Rooms 2016: REVEAL