I’m still in shock!! This girl is a SENIOR!!
She’s my #3 and designing her space was a challenge but a pleasure! She knows what she wants! However, articulating her vision was another story!
The expression “a needle in a hay stack” comes to mind! But the end result definitely represents her one of a kind signature style! It all sort of started with the swinging chair. She knew that she knew that she knew she wanted a hanging chair surrounded by her books.
To narrow down the decor was a game of cat and mouse. I would come up with an entire room plan and reveal it to her, only to have her shoot it down by simply stating “I don’t like that.”
Finally, after many attempts, I hit the mark! And come to find out, Audrey’s style is “Mid-Century Modern”. Never, ever would I design in this style by choice, but it turned out to be one of my favorite creations in this house!
Rest assured, we added a little funk to the 50’s look! The turquoise arrow above the head-board and the sphere shaped lights bring this Mid-century look into the current millennium. Don’t you agree?
The walls are Ben Moore Linen White because after I found this great Tilton Fenwick fabric by Duralee for the drapery and custom bedskirt, I didn’t want it to compete with any color on the walls.
And for the cushion in the hanging chair, another fabulous Tilton Fenwick fabric hit the nail on the head!
Audrey LOVES books so we knew what would make her room special is to have a unique library surrounded by natural light.
These side tables, along with the dresser, are from West Elm. Is there a better source for reasonably priced mid-century modern reproductions!?
Although the record player is not hers, she does in fact have a collection of records. It’s so funny how things come full circle! Haha! Get it? “Full circle”. Oh my…
Shelves full of the classics is right up this girls alley! I loved tying the entire room together by carrying the turquoise through the entire space!
No room in this house is complete without at least a touch of pink! Apparently! 🙂
Her collection of Harry Potter actually brought in some beautiful color to her shelves, along with her retro fan (which she uses every night as we don’t believe in ceiling fan in this house. JK, but there is just no such thing as a pretty ceiling fan!)
This desk was actually purchased by MY parents and it was an antique at that time. I love that it now has a home in this precious girl’s bedroom! The chair and rug are also from West Elm.
Along with the lamp… Also from West Elm.
I NEVER (well almost never) go into Kirklands, but I was desperate for the right mirror and was therefore shamelessly perusing every store I could think of and voila! There it was!
Although I only have less than a year left of this girl at home (gulp) I am so thankful that I was able to create a space for her to thrive in! She’s pretty special to me!
Happy Family Friday!!