Colorful and Worldly Little Girl’s Room Design
I love designing little girl’s rooms. Its one of my favorite type of interior design projects. It allows we me to be fun, whimsical and quirky. It also allows me to incorporate a lot of creative personal style through the eyes of a child.
I have been hired by a lovely couple in Centreville, VA to design their sweet little 8 year old’s bedroom. The room is not large and poses some challenges. There is an awkward niche by the window and the closet space is a bit tight. However, it has a large window and gets plenty of natural light.
The clients have requested the following:
*All new furniture
*A custom built in desk in the niche with shelves for storage
*To widen the closet door opening from one door to two.
*New black out window treatments – preferably drapery panels so they can keep the blinds
*A new bed with the possibility of additional sleeping space for sleep overs.
*Bold, jewel tone colors. Their daughter likes pinks, purples and blues and the want the room to flow with the rest of their home which showcases many Indian artifacts and color schemes.
We added a full size trundle bed frame in white with an custom made upholstered headboard. Two white nightstands with storage will house two lamps from Pottery Barn Teen. The daughter wants to have her name somewhere in the room so we custom designed her name using EllePego’s store on Etsy. She makes upholstered letters in many cool fabric combinations, allowing you to truly customize and personalize your child’s name or initials in a very cool way.
Above that we added flower artwork. We are also found simple white wall flower sculptures which are are proposing to have painted in pink and green and installed to create a colorful art piece. Bright pink floral wall stickers from Danadecals.com to add another bit of fun and whimsy to the wall behind our toy storage bookcases. We custom designed a floating desk and wall shelves, painted white to match the trim.
Our color scheme is bold pink, navy blue and lime green. We selected a very soft, very light green paint color for the walls. Bold bedding, accent pillows, fabrics and artwork add punches of color, texture and interest without overwhelming. We kept the them light and neutral and focused on flowers for the decor. Etsy provided many fun ways to incorporate custom art work without breaking the bank and that can easily be changed later when the daughter outgrows the theme or wants to incorporate other ideas.
The real highlight for us is the custom drapery panels. I am so excited because I have been playing with my own custom fabric designs and this project really provides me with an opportunity to use one of my custom designs. The fabric that I’ve designed is called Mandala in pink and is currently available by the yard through our company. It has a mild ethnic vibe that could be interpreted as Indian without limiting its usability in other styles of design, which I love. It will soon be available for purchase through our website along with other designs and eventually a line of accent pillows and hopefully drapery panels will also showcase my fabric design options. For now, here is a sneak peak of Mandala in Pink (also available in Navy).
We will keep you updated on the process of the project as it goes along with photos and updates…