Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Baby = New Room for Big-Sister!

A few months ago I started working with a friend of mine on her house. The primary focal point for our efforts was her guest room that was to be converted to her daughter's new room. Her husband and her were expecting their second child in the beginning of August. The little one arrived on-time and will soon be in her big sister's nursery.

Even though I know my friend and her style I still took her through the design process and worked to pin-point exactly what she liked and didn't like as far as interior design is concerned. We also spent a lot of time thinking about whether or not her daughter, who is currently 2, would be better off switching to a toddler bed, a twin-sized bed or a queen...in the end she made the decision to stick with the crib for now and make the call when her daughter got older. I would definitely be interested in hearing people's stories about when they switched their toddler to a bed and the size you bought and in hind-sight, what you wish you would have done.

Anyway, we went with a lavender/green theme and incorporated a lot of the items from the couple's travels to add meaning to the space.

Of course there was a budget and we ended up coming in below that number by repurposing some existing items. There is a side table of drawers that her mom is refinishing that isn't shown here. She also has a great set of parents that were willing to lend a hand, to also reduce the cost of the overall project. Her parents and herself placed the decal on the back wall - they did a tremendous job!

Before I left the last time we went through and moved some pictures around and rearranged some items to pull the house together a little more and give it a fresh look. It was a lot of fun and really wonderful to work with her and her family on this project! Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Miss Jolene!!! It was SO good seeing you the other night!

Your work looks amazing! I especially LOVE the wallpaper behind the bookshelf! so beautiful!

PS: Seeing the title of this post gave me a major 'OMG' moment... but then i read on and realized the 'new baby' was your client's :)

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