Today it may seem that I am all over the place but sometimes I have things that I want to share with you guys that don’t necessarily warrant their own individual blog posts. Therefore, I will be talking a little about this and a little about that!
My 13 year old daughter’s room has been a work in progress for some time. I had a vision of me having a blast shopping for fun teenage type décor. I was leaning toward boho style with a touch of sparkle and a little glam thrown into the mix, an eclectic room with different patterns, unique color combos, and a nice mix of both vintage and new furniture pieces. Kind of like the below bedrooms….
My fave is this beauty that the oh so talented Kristin from The Hunted Interior designed for a client.
I have been pining away for the above ‘Blazing Poppies” wallpaper for some time now. You can find it here at Anthropologie.
I thought I had her room plan all figured out. I had all the DIY projects lined up to go. I was going to do different blog posts of various projects all leading up to the big reveal. There would be more then enough material for my new blog. Man oh man was I wrong!
It was time to show her the pin board I had done with all of the room inspirations. I must say, she was less then thrilled. She was not bratty about it but I think I heard her mumble something about the rooms being old fashioned and “not her.”
I really thought about it and remembered that in the past I never have decorated our kid’s rooms to look like they came out of a magazine. When our son was five he wanted an Incredible Hulk poster and plastic race car bed, we were all for it. My daughter wanted the brightest Cinderella bedding out there and a plastic vanity set-Yup she got it! No “Pottery Barn Kids” looking rooms here! But you know what? They adored their rooms and would spend hours making forts and having tea parties. Just like it should be. Soooo I snapped out of it and listened to what her idea of a dream bedroom would be.
This is what she wanted. A light and bright room with a pale gray and lavender color scheme, matching modern looking bedroom SET(Yikes)!, mirrored vanity, fuzzy white rug, comforter SET, and at least two pictures of the Kardashian sisters (SAY WHAT!!!). It took me awhile but I eventually picked my jaw of the ground and worked with her to come up with this..
This room will be my daughter’s refuge and the first thing she sees when she wakes up and the last thing she will see before she falls asleep. It definitely took some time for me to come around but this space will be beautiful and I know she will love it for years to come. In order to make the Ikea Malm night stands a little less Ikea looking we are going to use Overlay’s on the drawers and spray paint them either silver or gold.
We chose the “Jasmine” pattern as seen in the above picture.
I was at Home Goods the other day and came across an insane amount of teen artwork. I did not purchase anything because we are not at that point yet but I wanted to share them with you anyway..
You know what the best part is? Most of the prints were $19.99! You could create an adorable gallery or any of them would look great standing alone in a teen, tween or child’s bedroom.
While at Home Goods I also came across this beautiful fabric artwork from India. The pictures don’t really do them justice. In person the details are beautiful.
I can see them hanging in a master bedroom or perhaps in a foyer. Where in your house could you see these pieces working? Here is a close up of the details.
And on another note….
My girlfriend created this special gift in honor of her daughter’s high school graduation. She actually trash picked the door and created something very special.
The door sat on her porch and greeted the guests as they entered the graduation party she threw for her daughter. It will remind her where she came from and all of the people who touched her life along the way.
I love it even though I am nowhere to be found on it. Only kidding Ker…
Homemade gifts are always the best kind of gifts to get.. Don’t you think?