A Teenage Girl's Bedroom

Today I wanted to show you a project I’m working on…a design for a teenage girl’s bedroom.  This sixteen year old loves hanging out in her bedroom, but is over the bright colors, disorganized mess and lack of a cohesive look that her bedroom is currently sporting.

Here’s her bedroom now…

That sad dressers needs some new knobs…Stat!!
She has a great sense of style when it comes to fashion…preppy + bohemian. 
Think J. Crew meets Anthropologie. 
She wants a space that is:
 serene…but with pops of color
grown up…but girly
tailored…but with some flirty accents
preppy + bohemian
Here’s the design board I created for her:

We chose the Watercolor Peony wallpaper from Anthropologie to go on the wall behind her bed, and the other three walls will be painted a very pale, muted blue-gray.
Watercolor Peony Wallpaper
I recommended painting her current bed using Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in French Linen. Her bedside table will be painted a shade of blue (coordinating with the wallpaper). 
After reconfiguring the floor plan, we added a pair of bookcases to provide plenty of storage. Shuttered doors will corral clutter.
A monogrammed pillow in bright pink and matching tufted ottoman add some punch to the white bedding, while a beaded chandelier, carved wooden mirror and natural baskets add organic texture.
Art is from Michelle Armas. We’ll give her dresser a fresh coat of white paint and find some pretty knobs.  White curtains with pink tassels and a neutral armchair with flirty pleats provide those feminine, fun details. A mercury glass table lamp brings sparkle. Knowing she is a HUGE dog lover, I couldn’t resist the dachshund bookends from Jonathan Adler…aren’t they cute?
Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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