Pretty in Pink

This teenage girl’s bedroom had been previously designed when she was 10. She was a 10 year old girl who loved purple and hated pink. She liked bold colors and cupcakes!

Location: Private

Designer Credits: Decorating Den Interiors

Project Overview:

Four years later and she is a 14 year old starting high school. From talking with her about her likes, she described a much more calm environment, and said she wouldn’t mind a little pink in the room – as long as it wasn’t bold.

Pretty in Pink

The important thing was to ensure that the room would grow with her into her college years. The window trim butting up to the roof line of the house made it a challenge again to design the window treatments. Our client had her bed, dresser and nightstand since she was a toddler and that all had to stay. Since she gave the impression that she wanted a little boho vibe, the bed in particular would work quite nicely. We exchanged one nightstand for an iron and reclaimed wood accent table to add some texture.

A soft wall color gave the room a whole new feel, and linen bedding gave us the casual look a teenage girl would want. A new seat cushion was made for the window seat – a neutral with varying texture – and added an array of pillows to both the window seat and the bed. The pillows brought additional organic texture, which gave the room visual interest. We selected some quirky art and textural pieces for the walls, and included a framed print of a character from her favorite young adult novel series. An MCM type lamp added a modern touch to the room.

We re-used the holdbacks from the original window treatments, and painted them gold (a few more were added as the design changed a little). Unlined linen curtains were draped with a drawstring cord from each holdback, and also used them to “hold back” the sides of the drapery panels. For the window seat area, the drapery panels go down to the cushion giving the space a more casual and inviting feel.

Our young client now has a room she can enjoy now and still enjoy as she goes through high school and off to college. It will be a great room to come home to.