Happy Saturday! I am so excited about this bedroom reveal, I’m just going to jump right in. This is the first room I’ve designed for someone else. I was so nervous throughout the whole process because I wanted so badly for my friends to be happy with the result. I have dreamt of doing this for years and now that I’ve done it, I realized I still have so much to learn. But no matter what you do, you have to keep learning right? I hope you all enjoy this eclectic Parisian bedroom that was for my friend’s adult daughter.
To get the idea of the whole transformation, hop on over to the before photos as well as my design plan.
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This room was a challenge as I wanted the space to feel like a little French apartment. The photos she sent me originally had a very Parisian vibe: graphic black and white alongside blush pinks and moody burgundy, unique art, warm textures but overall a clean and crisp feel. This was what I wanted. I know what it’s like to live at home as a young adult, especially after living on your own for a while. You want the space to reflect your own style and feel like somewhere you can escape to be alone.
The first thing my friend did was paint. She worked hard for this! She had to remove the chair rail, which ended up taking off part of the wall. Then she had to patch the holes and re-texture the walls to get a clean slate. Then she painted all of the trim bright white. The gray we chose for the walls is by far my favorite gray EVER! It is the perfect neutral gray, not too blue, not too green, not too brown, PERFECT! It is Silver City by Behr.
The dresser is a family heirloom and adds the perfect amount of warmth to the room. Her TV will sit on top but we didn’t have it available for the photos as she hadn’t moved in yet and it was a surprise.
This project was also incredibly fun for me because my friend loves thrifting and secondhand items as much as I do. I scored the vintage gold shelf on Facebook Marketplace for $5. I thrifted the picture frame, black and white vase, and glass decanter. And the “client” (I feel so fancy saying that!) already had the brass G and tray. I thought it was important to include some of her own items so it would already feel like home.
Adding special details made the room more personalized, like this downloadable Etsy print with her favorite Bible verse. These are the things that get me giddy. Little details really are everything!
I knew we needed an element of surprise as well; something that would really bring life to the space and add some color. We painted the closet doors Pressed Blossoms by Behr. This really elevated the design and created some personality.
Ok enough chatting, already! Let’s get to all of the eye candy!
Again, she had so many amazing things already. She already had a gold tub chair (not pictured) for her desk/vanity, had the beautiful brass birds, and found the amazing mirror.
This rug is a really good one, guys. It is soft without being too shaggy for the vacuum. It is light but has enough gray that will mask the dirt, which my friend was worried about. I highly recommend this one.
I am incredibly impressed with the amount of available downloadable prints on Etsy. I don’t trust our printer at home so I uploaded the files to Shutterfly and had them print them. The quality was fantastic. I was able to create a collected eclectic gallery on a short timeline. I love how the soft florals play with the abstract and more graphic black and white prints.
This family is Scottish and they incorporate their heritage in a lot of things such as tattoos, playing the bagpipes, etc. Therefore, I wanted to bring in another element of uniqueness with the Scottish thistle print.
There she is! She’s a beaut, Clark! I’m anxious to hear your reactions so please let me know your thoughts below.
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Next week, I will begin to share another bedroom reveal part of Project Sheridan so stay tuned. Would you ever be interested in having a room designed? I’d love to know!