While in town, I was hosted by my dear college roommate and friend of 10 years (wow! :)), Erin. When I wasn't working on the room, I was enjoying catching up with my faithful friend.
Of course we watched Gilmore Girls, one of our favorite shows
- Rosie loves nature and animals.
- Because of this and her love of quilts, the room design was earthy and textural based around the new PB quilt color scheme.
- All the furniture was existing to remain
- Lea and Rosie had mentioned they wanted a cork wall so Rosie has an area to pin up photos, drawings, etc.
Here's the only "before photo"I have of the room.
Rosie helped out by making these adorable butterfly pins for the cork wall.
View from doorway. Cork wall on right, bed and bookshelves to the left, chaise lounge and new cable spool side table in front of the window.
Only thing not done is the new upholstery for the chaise lounge that actually belonged to Lea when she was a girl. This is the only pic I have where you can see it beyond the bed.
This will be recovered in a natural linen that has a soft, burlapy look without the roughness of actual burlap.
The window drapery was an incredible find at a local fabric store in Tallahassee. It's a soft white linen with an embroidered floral pattern.
The poster bed was painted white and new linens and throw pillows were added in a variety of textures.
On each side of the bed is a white bookshelf filled with natural baskets and books.
Above the bed are two ceramic sconces we painted yellow.
They have the cutest little roses on them.
The cork wall turned out great and the coral frame makes it really special.
And now for my favorite addition - the cable spool side table. Lea found one on the side of the road and with a little paint, some casters, books, and accessories it's just about the cutest table on the block.
The table cloth is made from some velvet and crocheted trim.
Above the table is a rose chandelier (also something Lea already had) that we repainted yellow.
Rosie was super surprised when she saw her finished room (we tried to keep it a mystery!) and loved the space.
Me and the birthday girl
Thanks Lea for hiring me to do Rosie's room. I hope you are really pleased. It was so fun and I loved catching up with all of you!
A big big thanks to Adam (the dad), our trusty carpenter and handman. We could not have done it without you! And Lea - our resident seamstress who can whip out a throw pillow in 5 minutes flat. "The team" is unstoppable! :)
So I guess this experience means I am officially available for hire anywhere in the continental US... or beyond. :) Contact me for more details on services if you have a residential design project!