When you’re an interior designer, you should not be surprised when your children ask for a room refresh for Christmas. At least they come by it honestly! I know my mom can attest to the fact that I was constantly wanting to change things up in my room when I was a kid. Maybe this is a sign that my girls might actually want to go into design – This mommy can only hope! So, we’re switching things up a bit, and I’ve let the girls lead the direction of their design decisions.
I’d love to give you a sneak peek into Brooklyn’s new room design. We’re not changing it all, but we’ve selected new elements that will give her a fresh new look that fits her style.
We decided on a palette of blush, black, and silver. She’s my pink girl, but she wanted a softer more “calming” and “sophisticated” look. We are painting all of her trim and doors white. It was all hot pink before. Her bed wall will be wallpapered in a blush metallic cork-patterned paper, and we painted the rest of the walls in Sherwin-Williams Innocence. We are keeping her original nightstands and bed but are re-covering her bed in a blush performance fabric. She’s a big fan of my Madame Butterfly fabric, so we are making two pillows out of the blush color way for her bedding. She loves cozy textures, so her center pillow will be a blush faux fur pillow. A new rug under her bed will ground the space and add tonal pattern. We are pairing new pendant lighting and mirrors with her nightstands. Metallic sheer drapery will hang from polished nickel and acrylic hardware.
New desk and study area:
We moved her turquoise chest into the hallway by her room so that we could put a desk in her room. This will give her a designated workspace of her own as well as an area to create artwork. She loves to draw and paint! We are re-covering her hot pink chair with a black cut velvet fabric in a butterfly pattern. Above her desk will be a neon sign spelling out her name combined with a display of some of her favorite art creations.
Brooklyn chose a new marble-patterned wallpaper to cover all of the walls in her bathroom. We also painted her vanity in Sherwin-Williams Innocence. We took down her fabric valance and panels around her bathtub and will be doing a frameless glass shower door. We are keeping her previous vanity chair, but we will be re-covering it in the same blush performance fabric that we are using on her bed. It’s bleach cleanable, so it’s a great choice to use.
I cannot wait to see the finished transformation! Brooklyn is so excited about her new look. We’re running into many back orders and delays, but it will all be worth the wait! Stay tuned for the big reveal and exciting giveaways we have planned from several vendors we are using in her room refresh. Follow me on Instagram for more details and to keep up with the progress of her transformation @designershay.