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January 12, 2012


Remember in August when I shared my first design project? 

A good friend  enlisted me to help re-decorate her teen daughter's room. After many months of emailing back and forth, we have nailed down a design scheme.

What we started with...



The room's bright candy colours have been painted a soothing warm white, Dove Wing by Benjamin Moore. New furniture was purchased and now the fabric has arrived! The daughter is really attracted to graphic prints, so we have a plethora of them. She was really insistent on the circle duvet and House fabric from Ikea. So I have had to work around that.

Funny thing, was one of the first colours she wanted in the room was a spicey orange colour - and what a surprise when a month later Pantone announced Tangerine Tango as the colour of 2012.


Here is what we came up with {except we aren't using the yellow and white stripes}



I am excited to get working on whipping up pillows. We have yet to decide on which to make a roman blind with. Will wait until we get everything into the room, there are a lot of patterns at play so we want to make sure we don't overwhelm the room.

In exchange of helping with the re-decorating of the room my good friend who is an aspiring photographer took our family's photos. My profile picture was taken by her!

She is then going to photograph the room for me - can't wait to show you the finished room!

Hopefully I can get this room done faster than the rooms in my own house!

XO Barbara

13 comments:

  1. Love all the fabrics you all have chosen. It is so nice to be able to trade off services with a good friend, win-win for all involved.

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  2. SUPER fun picks!!! Can't wait to see the progress of it all and the finished product!!

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  3. Nice fabric selection and I love the colour palette. Ooooh, looking forward to seeing this room!!

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  4. Nice choices, and lucky you to dive in with Pantone's new colour! I have admired your profile pic for a while now. What a great trade-off. Is the hexagon window the only one in the room?

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    1. Yes Sheila, we aren't sure what to do with it. Any ideas?

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  5. This is a beautiful selection of fabric and colours for a teen-aged girl. Looking forward to seeing the room completed!
    Have a lovely day, Barb!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  6. Sounds pretty cool and that girl seems to know the trends before they come out ...... She might turn out to be your assistant. Can't wait to see the finished product !

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    1. She is an student at the local fine arts school so she knows what she likes and doesn't like. It was fun showing her various blogs and site to get her inspiration from!

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  7. I find it easier to decorate for other people than for myself. And it ALWAYS gets done faster than my own decorating! Looks like a fun project you're working on - enjoy!

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    1. So true Kelly. Also easier to spend other people's money! It is a fun project, love the colours and fabrics she chose.

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  8. How exciting! This I want to see!

    Busy, busy over here - but yes, you are still special ny friend! Sweden in a week from now and after that Canada. We will have lots of things to chat about!

    Love, Mon

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  9. I love what you have so far!! She is one lucky girl!! Can't wait to see the finished product :)

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