Updated: Oct 12
Remember as a kid, grabbing your favorite book, snuggling into comfy blankets nestled against the wall and letting your imagination run wild? The words leapt off the page, transforming into larger-than-life moving images more real than any movie. Ah, the good ole' days. What if your childhood bedroom had wholeheartedly encouraged a love of reading and getting lost in fantasy worlds?
Who exactly is the client? A bubbly, almost-1o-years-old girl who loves to read, paint and design...and knows exactly what she wants. We wish all of our clients were so decisive and confident in their choices! The only request? "I want a red room." Can do!
It started with a sketch to get her approval and when she loved it, everything was selected and ordered within days. Her parents are our favorite kind of clients: hands-on and fully capable of bringing projects to life. The paint jobs are top-notch and that built-in bookshelf is nothing short of incredible.
Red can be a challenging color to work with, too much and it's overwhelming, too little and it comes across as uncertain and tentative. Creating something bold, yet delicate is a tall order, best accomplished by combining tints and shades of the same hue while mixing different textures to create a layered effect. We love contrast between the strong lines of custom loft bed with the gossamer tulle and the way the walls playfully interpret ombre with deep red fading up to feminine chrysanthemums on a creamy background.
The best part about this bedroom? It easily matures with our novelist-in-training, adapting and growing up with her as she explores the world around her.
Upper Wall Paint: Behr Falling Snow
Accent Wall Paint: Behr Ballerina Tutu
Lower Wall & Bookshelf Back Paint: Behr Dark Crimson
Loft Bed Paint: Behr Timeless Ruby
Rug: Lark Manor Cabello Oriental Pink/White Area Rug from Wayfair
Floor Lamp: Dellemade Sputnik 4 Floor Lamp from Amazon