Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vintage Mod Tween Room Before & After

Well, I thought I had hung up my blogging hat but this room was reason enough to temporarily come out of retirement. I recently had the pleasure of creating a crazy fun tween room. Momma's request was for the room to "take her well into her teen years" and her request..."turquoise, lots of turquoise!"

The fabric we used for drapes was our jumping off point. It was instant love on all accounts so we ran with it.
I am SO impressed with the lacquer paint job we had done on this amazing mid-century dresser. It's so slick and not a single imperfection in sight. I secretly want to lacquer everything now!

 The pink accessories (minus the candle) are all straight from grandma, literally! She showed up as I was tweaking things and pulled out the mirror which finished things off nicely. Momma remembers growing up with the hands (seen on top of the books) in her own home. It warms my heart to incorporate special pieces into clients' rooms. That's what it's all about!

I really wish the camera could capture this rug accurately. It has sparkles in it! I'm not even kidding. Think Christmas tree tinsel woven right into the shag. It's perfection for this glitzy, spunky girl!

Momma couldn't wait until Christmas to share this surprise, a signed Taylor Swift guitar! We originally left a blank space for it but we were all dying to see it all pulled together so "Merry early Christmas!" It was literally the first thing she ran to when the full room was revealed! I think momma knocked it out of the park. ;)

Bed in front of the window? Yep! Sometimes ya gotta do whatcha gotta do and moving the bed smack in front of the windows was exactly what this room needed. It fits perfectly in the bay area and now there's plenty of room for lounging and more storage.

A look at where we started...
Before


A big thanks to my clients for "letting this room evolve." We took our time with this space and all the pieces fell perfectly into place. Laid back attitudes and lots of trust go a long way when designing a room.

9 comments:

Vel Criste said...

It's perfect Dana! That curtain fabric is beautiful, who's it by? I also love the striped lamp!

pam {simple details} said...

Yeah!! This is the room I asked to see more of when you posted a close up of that gorgeous headboard on IG. Those drapes are SO good, love your choice of big bold pattern there and on the coverlet. And the lacquer and guitar - holy moly!!! Wonderful job my friend, what a lucky client!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! first of all- yay to hearing from you! second of all- LOVE this space- that dresser is amazing!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

So glad to see you back in in the blogosphere Dana!!!!! I've missed you!
This room is so fun, love the curtain fabric and how the bed is positioned in front of the window, totally agree, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, and it looks so great there surrounded by the curtains and light!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

You originally left "a blank space" there - bahahaha! Wordplay will win my heart every time forever and ever. Along with those drapes. But you already knew that part...

Lianna said...

ooo love love the curtains! that pop of print makes the whole room. love the hanging guitar too so fun!

Daniela Gheorghe said...


Woooow…Dana, the room looks brilliant! When I saw the “before” pics and the “after” ones, I thought…that’s definitely a different room! I love every single corner, especially the drawing with Audrey :D :D
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lrlincks said...

Great room! I would love to know where the striped lamp came from!

Newham Repairs said...

This blue tone is my favourite one. Amazing transformation.

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