Thursday, August 22, 2013

Teen Retreat

A great new room for a precious girl--Mom and I were excited to get to create a super teen retreat for a very impressive student athlete.  The room had tons of potential even before the Lamb's transformation--it is larger than many master bedrooms (including mine) and has amazing natural light, and vaulted ceilings.  I knew it would be a super project the minute I saw the space.  After visiting with our client and her daughter, we developed a plan to address all the functional and aesthetic needs of this busy beautiful girl.  The following pictures tell the story of this sweetheart's new place to chill!

 Even the design board for this new bedroom is beautiful!

Before Pix
Sort of an overall before shot--it's such a great room, has a wonderful window, great natural light, pretty built-in's and so much space!

And the After Pix: 

I enjoy mixing metals whenever possible; the silver chest, gold & silver lamp and the burnished mirror add depth and versatility to the design.
fun moderately priced burlap pillow from Tuesday morning--gotta love Tuesday Morning for cool additions that don't break the bank

We chose an extremely cozy swivel glider with an ottoman for the reading nook; the framed photograph above the glider was the inspiration for the room's color scheme and the melon pom pom throw is the perfect accent for the dreamy blues and greens

We framed an inexpensive cork board, leaving its original silver frame exposed to create a custom piece to highlight this sweet little athlete's photos, awards, medals, and art

The window treatment, window seat, and mirror application were my very favorite elements of this space.  This Roman shade may well be the prettiest we have ever designed and installed.  It is just beautifully botanical, I never tire of looking at the pics.   Regarding the mirror application, we used something similar at Greystone Country Club in the ladies' lounge.  Our teen needed a full-length mirror for obvious reasons, but we simply were not happy with the options that were available.  We instead chose to purchase three classically designed square ones and install them as one unit.  The result is floor to almost ceiling gorgeous!

We reupholstered the windowseat in a muted stripe and added splashy accent pillows.  Quality pillows are so important to the design.  These beauties fit the bill perfectly:)

We added Em's original artwork, a built-in desktop, a totally funky sconce and a comfy chair to make for pleasant study time--or at least as pleasant as possible! 
Lovely room for a lovely girl!! 
Enjoy the video that I created, then thought I lost, but found again!!

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