Thursday, June 18, 2009
Amanda's new room....
I am a few weeks away from taking the girls from shared rooms to single rooms. Of course, this has my imagination running away with possibilities for how to redo these rooms to make them personalized for each girl.
Amanda will be moving into what is now our "playroom".
This is what that room looks like right now... It is 12x15 feet.

The window looks weird because that is where the "tree house" is and if you are wondering about the strange "rugs", those are two 100% wool rugs that shed LIKE CRAZY that we have stacked and flipped over because Trin likes to play in there and it makes the floor all cushy and keeps the carpet clean.
And yes, that is the solar system hanging from the ceiling. I think I got it on and we LOVE it. You can't see, but above the couch is Van Gogh's Starry Night which is, without a doubt, one of the girls favorite paintings.

So, like I said the room is twelve by fifteen feet. Amanda wants a double bed, she is SOOO over having a twin bed. This is my layout idea...

The furniture that is staying in there is ONLY the little tables on either side of that couch. They look kind of like this
but they are painted with some ugly grape design and we will be repainting them. Amanda also has a small desk that looks similar to this

except very plain, not as deep and a solid cream color that we will be painting to match the side tables.
WE also have this bench which I want to jazz up somehow and put at the foot of her bed.

I like the idea of doing something bold with her furniture. Something with a few paint colors and some silhouettes...

Maybe finding some wallpaper and cutting the silhouettes from the wall paper.
I have a couple of ideas... ways to incorporate things Amanda is really into. Like this music pattern... I thought about painting this across the top of the desk and then putting music notes randomly on the rest of it...

Or pandas or monkeys... or animals in general...

She likes light greeny blues, greens, deep blues and sand colors... Those will be the colors we use for the painting, the roman shades we'll make for her window and her bedding...
Here is the color pallet she chose...

So why am I telling ya'll this?
Well because I am no decorator chic and I would love to hear input, ideas, and strategies for how the hell I am going to pull this off.

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