I shared some initial sketches for a San Francisco family room last week. We are also working on the cutest pair of rooms for a pair of little girls. I put together two looks, but both treat the rooms as a pair. Currently one wall of one room is painted a very pale blue and the other has pale pale pink. The blue room has a white full bed and a white swing chair. The pink room needs everything!
I'm working on some e-design for a beautiful home in San Francisco, and loving the initial directions for the family room (open to a white kitchen and a TBD dining room). These are making me wish that I was little more laid back and cool--oh, and that I lived in California!
While I generally love incorporating people's treasures, there is also something pretty liberating about starting from scratch.
My girls turned 7 and 9 last month, and they have decided it is time to have their own rooms (Eleri will move into the guestroom). My husband had the lovely idea to do the makeovers when the girls are away at their grandparents. We have a little tradition of this--the last time I made over their room it was a surprise, as well.
Eleri will move into the guest room, and she has started to get comfortable in there already.
It's going to change a lot! Eleri wants sky blue walls, white curtains, and "Bed curtains" or a canopy, as well as the swing chair from the shared room and possibly the existing desk. Beyond that she doesn't seem to care much. I happened to find a pair of suzani euro shams in pastel colors from Pottery Barn and took them as a starting point for the room.
I am thinking buffalo check headboard (she prefers purple, I prefer orange), (existing) blue hotel bedding, a velvet ikat lumbar pillow (she loves), a coral/orange linen quilt (scored way on sale), and probably the existing jute rug layered with an existing sheepskin. Pretty sure I have an extra pair of white linen curtains from Ikea lying around, and they can get a pom pom trim.
I can spraypaint existing double gourd lamps from green to orange, and I found a fabulous painting in the color scheme (which we love regardless).
Problem is, there are SO MANY ways we could go in this room with the basic requirements, and I wonder if this is the very best it can be. That said, sometimes when things come together quickly and easily, I think you just go with it!
Designing this way in a vacuum. Feedback would be great!