I have had the privilege of working at my Brother’s home to design a space for my One Year old Niece! It all started with the reason that I wanted to create this space and the vision I had for the space. Also last week I showed you a sneak preview of the dresser I painted for her. So here we are and I am all out of excuses as to why I should not show you the space. The room has been finished for quite some time but any designer will tell you that GREAT Rooms must be photographed! Lucky for me I have Darryl working alongside me. But as work is really busy for Darryl, my projects seem to fall to the way side. I’m not sure or how that happens?
First of all if you are reading this blog for the first time, or if you are new then I would like to introduce you to my itty bitty, cute, amazing, and could squish her forever NIECE. No really… Right now I have a really cute One year old Nephew and a really cute One year old niece. May be someday you will meet my nephew… Anyways, this is her and she is a DOLL…
She is the reason that this room exists, but most of all this room was “birthed” because my brother and sister-in-law have some amazing friends that were kind enough to donate their hard-earned money to allow me to work on the design for this space, but also help give them a room for their little girl. So to all of you, I thank you, thank you and thank you again!!!
So let me take you back to the first time I set foot in her room to take the before images. I don’t believe that I have shown you any so here is my chance.
This is a fairly small space, but the windows let in a lot of natural light in. It boasts morning sun, which is truly the best kind to have in my opinion. My sister-in-law gave me complete control to design the space how I felt is should be done up and she completely trusted me to pull it all together. She gave her opinions when it was necessary for her to do so and I designed the space around a few of their needs.
1. The room had to be minimalistic but be still stylish enough. If you were to view their home you would see how great and minimalistic the feel of the rest of their home really is. I appreciate that. One could say that a home like theirs doesn’t appear to be ” lived in enough”, but I totally disagree. When I walk into their home I feel relaxed, calm, and there is a definite easy flow in their home. I’ll touch on color flow and general flow another day, but for now you’ll have to trust me that they really have this going on with the spaces that they have created so far.
2. The room had to have white curtains and white bedding verses patterned options. This room could have gone both ways. Of course, I honored their request in that they would like all the upstairs drapery to be all white. I really like this idea, as all the rooms in the end will feel really clean and tailored. You know this look is not for everyone, but it’s not everyone’s home. It’s their home and I believe that as home owners we should be able to make this kind of decision.
3. The room needed to be eclectic. This is them as a couple and even a family. She wanted a mix of old and new to bring the space to life without being too antique.
With these needs addressed I present to you my Nieces room!
You know who I really think loves the room? This little sweetie. Isn’t she a doll?
I have to admit I was really enjoying the room with her too!
I believe these are some of the cute outfits that were given to my sister- in- law when my Niece was born so it only seemed fitting to showcase some of these bright, and colorful outfits!
It was a privilege to have worked on this room. To my brother I say, “Fabulous job on the wall panelling!”. To my sister -in- law I say, ” Great Painting!”. To all of you I say thank you for being so patient in waiting to see the pictures.
Well… that’s my take on a great kids room. It’s mature and not too kidish, practical, and will really fit this family’s lifestyle. Now that’s what I call “Intentional Design”.
Have a great weekend!