I just got this photo of the table that my client, Julie, made for the girls room. This is a great example of maximizing your space. Julie built this table to fit between the two beds in this shared room.
She did such a great job with the table. It will get a few coats of paint and will also get a board to back the table as well. Above the table will be a few shelves for the girls to place knick knacks and artwork.
This is the initial design board that I drafted up for Julie and her girls.
The girls love color so this is a really bright, cheery space. The older of the two girls loves bright greens and blues and her younger sister loves purple, so we're combining those loves together. Prior to Julie contacting me, she had purchased the new beds for the girls and the room had been freshly painted. Julie needed help bringing the whole look together.
I proposed a few pieces of fun artwork and some pretty pillows for the girls in their color preferences. They are a family of artisans, so there is going to be lots of fun artwork in the room. A window treatment, seating, and additional shelving are also going to be added to the space. A must-have for the girls was some sparkle, so we brought in the sparkle with that pretty chandelier which should fit the space nicely (finding the right sized fixture for a room can take some searching but is well worth the hunt).
You will also notice there are a few fabric samples included in each of the girls color preference. Julie is having quilts made for the girls so those are going to be a key element for the room and I'm really excited about them. My suggestion for Julie was to have one main fabric chosen to set the stage for the color palette, and then to find coordinating patterns in complementary colors for each of the girls. Here is a preview of the fabrics up close in my best quilting pattern example:
We're still doing some research and pricing on these, but Julie is delightful and very motivated so things are moving along quite nicely.
The key to a shared space such as this is unifying the differences (does that make sense?). Accommodating the preferences of each person that lives in the room but also finding common ground to unify the space as well.
I'll be keeping you posted as things progress.