Over the past month or so, I’ve had the privilege of working with a friend on some rooms in her house. This is the first time I’ve done interior work for someone else. I have learned so much throughout the process and am so grateful that she has given me this opportunity. The first room we worked on was for her adult daughter who is moving back home while she’ll be attending college. We wanted to create a space that she would feel at home in that was not her childhood bedroom. I asked them to send me some of her favorite rooms she spotted on Pinterest and came up with an Eclectic Parisian design. Here are some of the inspiration pictures:
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From her inspiration images, it was easy to see that she liked neutral spaces with grays, whites, and blush tones. I also saw a lot of texture incorporated into the images she was drawn to. They all gave a very Parisian feel with the rich gold tones, vintage elements, and clean crisp whites. We had a fairly small room to work with, as you can see in the before pictures below.
After she had moved out originally, the room became a little bit of a catch-all space for the family. The blue paint and chair rail were from the last painting job and she did not want to keep it.
My friend is amazing! She took all of the chair rail off, which took some of the wall off. So she had to patch holes and retexture the walls. So much work!
And then she proceeded to paint everything. She worked so hard on this space!
As you can see, it is a small bedroom but I wanted it to feel cozy and inviting, like her own little studio apartment even though she will be living with her parents. After taking the space and her inspiration images, I came up with this design plan:
Full reveal of the room with lots of eye candy coming later this week. It was such a fun and rewarding space to work on!
I’m off to finish painting the nursery and do some last minute school shopping before sending our oldest to Kindergarten this week. Yikes! I blinked and she turned 5 and is off to big kid school. Any suggestions on how to cope? It’s definitely going to be harder on me than her. She’s a champ!
Blessings on your week,