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My Youngest Client [a little girl’s room]

January 31, 2010

Finally, after a long break from blogging, I’m back!   Sorry for the long lapse but I’ve been so busy with some exciting projects and traveling A LOT between NYC + Boston which I will tell more about on upcoming posts.   For this post, however, I thought it would be fun to share some details of a current project: the bedroom design for my youngest and dearest client, Lily [my niece], age: 2 yrs 3 months.  Lily is ready for her first ‘big girl’ room including a twin bed!  She  is vacating her baby nursery to free it up for her new soon-to-be baby sister [due: july 2010.  name: TBD].   Below are the Design Boards.

[click images to enlarge]

The concept was really one of color that was inspired by the headboard fabric and combines varying values of lilacs and blue.   It was important for the room to feel childlike and whimsical, yet chic and feminine.  And really important to the client’s mom [my sister] that the room be able to grow with Lily and take her into at least her early teens with minor modifications.  Here are the items on the boards – going clockwise from top left corner:

Design Board #1:

1.   The bed will be a custom upholstered daybed designed by MANDARINA STUDIO done in the inspiration fabric, a colorful print that includes giraffes called Echino by Etsuko Furuya.

2.   The next four fabrics are for the duvet and banding on window treatments, bolster pillows, chair upholstery and pillows.  All fabrics by Schumacher [one of my favorites].

3.   Chest of drawers from Bungalow 5,  the light blue is so pretty and a little more fun and unexpected than white.

4.  Window treatments will be custom drapery panels done in a simple white cotton with a decorative banding on the leading edge and bottom of panel in the same fabric as the duvet cover.  The panels will have pinch pleats and hung with rings on a drapery rod [either a white painted wood or satin nickel].  Underneath will be flat roman shades in the same fabrics with decorative banding.

5.  Bedside tables from Arteriors Home [another favorite, they have great lighting too].

6. The sheeting will be crisp white cotton percale with either blue or lilac embroidery.

Design Board #2:

7. Lamps by Christopher Spitzmiller.  May change the shades to white drum style and customize it with a grosgrain ribbon trim.

8.  Dandelion Pendant light by Moooi because I like to throw in something to set things off a bit – and it’s important to expose my niece to contemporary design.  Plus, it is absolutely dazzling when lit!

9.  Eiffel Bookcase from Argington has a clean design and tons of concealed storage.  A very functional and attractive piece – my sister loved this.

10.  Moroccan poofs in lilac – I’ve used these before and kids love them.   Also great for extra seating or footstools for adults.  Add nice pops of color.

11.  I scored a chair similar to this style at a local antiques shop and having it reupholstered in the Popover fabric by Schumacher.

12. Area rug is Madeline Weinrib’s Ikat with Boarder.

Still working on the artwork but will post when it’s finished.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2010 1:16 pm

    Love it! I am sure your client is thrilled.

  2. Mandy permalink
    March 29, 2011 1:08 pm

    I would love to see how this little girls room turned out!! Did you ever post it?


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