It is really fun to work with kids. I think they are my favorite clients! I love hearing their ideas and getting their input; they offer a fresh viewpoint that is uncensored by what other people think and they are not afraid to ask for what they want.
I recently finished moving three sisters around two bedrooms. You can read about the closet switch here. It was a very big undertaking and basically every single item was moved out of both rooms, edited, and put back together. We moved the 'baby' out of her nursery and into the big girls' room. The oldest sister got to take over the nursery and have a space to her own - her very own 'grown up room' where she can have quiet time to do her homework and have friends over. And the middle sister moved into where her older sister had slept. Musical beds! Everyone was happy with the changes. Even mom who was not so sure she could part with that nursery (I don't blame her it was amazing and precious)!
Disclosure: these rooms are not styled, the photography is not perfect and the sheets are wrinkled. Just wanted you to get a glimpse ;)
|Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Rose Chintz|
The existing bedding in the room where the two girls share was from Rachel Ashwell. It was precious and beautiful but young. The middle sister was ready to move up to something a little more fun. She really wanted everything purple, but we needed to keep the existing light pink walls, the pink striped window seat fabric and we were keeping the littlest girl's bed the existing floral. Because both beds were in the same room, everything had to coordinate. Hot pink seemed to work as the common denominator.
|This is one side of a very large bedroom|
|A new and improved bulletin board|
|A new disco light|
The middle sister moved to the other side of the room and took over where the oldest sister slept before. She helped chose her bedding and I brought in a few purple accent accessories ... a pillow, a shag rug and a reading lamp to give her the look that she wanted. Her mom added lavender sheets as well but they are not in the photos. I had the brown and white dotted pillows made to give it all a little pop. She was happy!
|a brand new organized closet|
This 'tween' girl wanted blue! She chose the bubble sheets from a PB Teen catalogue and that is where we started. She was very involved in the selection process and had definite ideas of what she liked and didn't like. I gave her choices and she picked what she liked. I love her choice of the ceiling fixture! I added the headboard from West Elm.