Monday, March 26, 2012

Thinking About...A New E-Design Project

Today I'm excited to tell you a little bit about an e-design project that I'm working on...

I was contacted by Julie to help her out with her daughters bedroom. It's a tween room shared by her two daughters, ages 11 and 9.

Julie has great some great ideas for the room and a great sense of what is needed for the room. Julie reached out to me because she needed additional ideas on how to best get the room to function, layout, ideas on window treatments, accessories, and lighting. And that's where I step in!

The great thing about the room is that the girls have their distinct color preferences of choice (oldest girl blue/bright green and younger girl purple) and we're not changing anything about that which I love. I think it's important to maintain those color preferences for the girls, but I've given Julie a few ideas on how to provide some consistency and find common ground in the room.

So I'll be sharing more about this project with you soon and as things progress.

Do you know of any tween rooms that do not have lots of color in the room? Isn't it funny how our color preferences change over time as well? And maybe that has something to do with the path we lead in life...young and full of energy equates to lots of color and then as we get older we tend to lean toward a palette that suits our life, our profession, and our personalities.

Here are a few tween rooms that I came across on Houzz that I really enjoyed:





Londons Big Girl Room modern kids

Happy Glamorous Girls Bedroom eclectic kids

We're going to be taking elements of each of these rooms and adding them into Julie's girls room: artwork and photography on the walls, window treatments, lighting, some fun accessories, and a work/craft/game area.

I'll keep you posted and will be sharing some photos with you soon.

Have a good Monday everyone! I'm already enjoying my first cup of coffee for the day.

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see it! I love seeing bright colors in kids' rooms.

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  2. This is exciting, Holly! I love the rooms you have found and there is so much in each one could pick from to incorporate.

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  3. I'm so excited for you! It looks like such a fun project and I love the direction you're going with the space! I can't wait to hear more about it. :) Thanks for your comment on my post today too! :)

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  4. That's so great Holly, I can't wait to see what you come up with! I'm a little obsessed with Houzz aren't you?...

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  5. How exciting!! I'm sure it's fun to think from a girl's perspective again too! :) It's funny, but lately I've found myself reverting back to the colors I loved as a girl. Maybe I'm trying to hang on to my youth!!

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  6. What a fun project, Holly! You have such a way with fabrics and color, I can't wait to see how you tie it all together!

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  7. What a fun project! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Btw, I really like the stripes through the walls of the first photo.

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  8. Tween girl rooms (or boys for that matter) are my very favourite rooms to design. My daughter is a tween so I know first hand how much they do love colour. I have to say that the blue/green/purple palette could be spectacular together. Can't wait to see what you pull off Holly!

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  9. So exciting! I'm really happy for you and look forward to seeing the room take shape. I know it will be gorgeous.

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  10. Congrats, Holly! This sounds so fun and exciting, really happy for you! Love that the girls each have their favorite color and don't want to compromise;) Its a challenge, but one that you can tackle!! Can't wait to see how this space takes shape:) Awesome!!!!

    Just posted some more about my parent's room...its a doozy post, lots of pics and text, but would love your opinion if you have the time...no rush though! Thanks:)

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  11. What a fun project! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  12. Holly this is a perfect project for you, congrats! Julie and her girls will no doubt be delighted with your ideas and expertise. Hope you'll share along the way!

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  13. What an exciting project for you! And with awesome colours, too. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do. I love working with tweens and teens, because they usually have such a strong sense of what they like and don't like, and make no apologies for their taste. I find it refreshing and a lot of fun. Lucky you!!!

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  14. What a fun project! Yes, lots of color for the tweens. Great inspiration pics. Will stay tuned for updates.

    -René

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  15. I'm going to be pondering what you said about color for the tweens and teens! I think it's because that is the largest expression of their taste, and as tween/teen you are so heavily influenced by trends, so they go big! And they aren't hemmed in by the idea that "it is expensive so I need to love it and have it work for years." They just don't have that same perspective. But would you be surprised to know that my teen/tween bedroom was beige and white? I always have loved my neutrals. I do remember really coveting some peach Esprit sheets, though. HA!

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  16. So cool, Holly. I'm really excited to see what the end result looks like.
    Funny you should bring up color in a tween room...it got me thinking about my own bedroom in my tween years. White walls, gray trim, beige carpeting, and blue and white stripe bedding. BORING! No wonder I need to be surrounded by color as an adult. I'm rebelling!

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