There’s No Place Like Home…arama – The Girl’s Room

In our blog series, we are on one of the most talked about rooms in the Homearama home – the little girl’s room.Robin's Nest Interiors, Louisville, KY, Robin Cole, Interior DesignerShe was a tough client, I can tell you! She asked for two things for her room – one was a window seat, and the other was that the room be painted pink. We were able to give her both so I think she ended up being one satisfied client – which is how I like them!

Everyone Grows Up

When designing rooms for children, it’s imperative that you remember that your child will not always be the age they are right now or have the same interests next year or the next that they have right now. I have a friend who designed a room around her son’s love of the NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, right down to the orange and gray racing stripes on the wall. No sooner did she complete the room, than Tony Stewart changed his sponsorship including his racing colors. To add insult to injury, the son fell out of love with NASCAR. The racing stripes are really cool though!

Ready Made Bedding

So…when selecting bedding and colors and accessories and well everything for this room, we had to make sure that the room was going to grow with her. We selected a more sophisticated color of pink. We decided to go with ready- made bedding so we shopped in pbteen versus Pottery Barn Kids.

Window Seat

The custom window seat has lots of built-in storage and a comfy seat with lots of pillows- so we didn’t need a lot of other furniture.

We added a fun valance and awesome mini-chandelier.

Vanity/Desk

We went with a vanity/desk combination which can be used for drawing pictures now or putting on make-up later.

Custom Canopy-Look

One other request from my client was that she wanted a canopy for her new wrought iron bed. The homeowner thought – and rightfully so – that  this would be too much with the window seat. Never wanting to leave a client unhappy, the solution we came up with was to do a large cornice board with polka dot sheers underneath.  We then set the wrought iron bed in front of it. This gave the illusion of a canopy without taking away from the fabulous window seat.

We will leave you wondering what my client’s first name is…Enjoy!

 

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