A Teenage Girl's Bedroom

Today I wanted to show you a project I'm working on...a design for a teenage girl's bedroom.  This sixteen year old loves hanging out in her bedroom, but is over the bright colors, disorganized mess and lack of a cohesive look that her bedroom is currently sporting.

Here's her bedroom now...

That sad dressers needs some new knobs...Stat!!

She has a great sense of style when it comes to fashion...preppy + bohemian. 
Think J. Crew meets Anthropologie. 

She wants a space that is:
 serene...but with pops of color
grown up...but girly
tailored...but with some flirty accents
preppy + bohemian

Here's the design board I created for her:

We chose the Watercolor Peony wallpaper from Anthropologie to go on the wall behind her bed, and the other three walls will be painted a very pale, muted blue-gray.
Watercolor Peony Wallpaper
I recommended painting her current bed using Annie Sloan's chalk paint in French Linen. Her bedside table will be painted a shade of blue (coordinating with the wallpaper). 

After reconfiguring the floor plan, we added a pair of bookcases to provide plenty of storage. Shuttered doors will corral clutter.

A monogrammed pillow in bright pink and matching tufted ottoman add some punch to the white bedding, while a beaded chandelier, carved wooden mirror and natural baskets add organic texture.
Art is from Michelle Armas. We'll give her dresser a fresh coat of white paint and find some pretty knobs.  White curtains with pink tassels and a neutral armchair with flirty pleats provide those feminine, fun details. A mercury glass table lamp brings sparkle. Knowing she is a HUGE dog lover, I couldn't resist the dachshund bookends from Jonathan Adler...aren't they cute?

Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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  1. Love this plan Elle ... what a lucky young woman!! And the JA bookends ... too cute!! xo

  2. I can't imagine how excited your teenage client is - my girls would LOVE this room! I'm loving the little skirt on the wingback chair (haven't seen that before!) and the artwork is gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Kris! The chair is from Layla Grace.

  3. This color palette is just beautiful!

  4. What is the paint color for the other 3 walls?


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