- A Project For: Sophie
- Age: 6
- Location: Greenbrae, California
This project was a complete overhaul from the custom upholstered headboards to the custom bolster pillows. We wanted the rooms to showcase the girls and their personalities but also wanted them to be able to transition as they grow. The rooms have great bones and colors that you can easily change the accent colors for a completely different look.
We took the girl's individual style and personality as our inspiration. Sophie is quieter, artistic and mellow. We chose the blue and purple color palette for her and a more serene overall look.
Julie Rootes Interiors is known for designing timeless, modern, livable interiors with touches of glamour and pops of color. With three kids of my own, I understand the need for a home to be functional as well as livable. But I believe you should design for the now - don't wait until your kids are older. There are plenty of great fabrics and resources to stand up to kids!
The monogrammed Euro shams were custom color matched and fabricated by Gramercy Fine Linens out of Atlanta. The slipper chair was already owned by the client so we slipcovered it in fabric by John Robshaw and the white furry pillows are from West Elm. Side tables by Restoration Hardware.
My favorite item is the slipper chair. It fits perfectly in the corner and I believe the fabric is transitional to grow with Sophie as she gets older.
Mix the high with the low if you can but make it your own. Many of the accessories are off the floor from Anthropologie, West Elm, etc. We repurposed the slipper chairs, kept the dressers but changed out the knobs, etc. but also did custom upholstered headboards, bedskirts, bolsters and custom monogrammed Euro shams to personalize the space and make it unique. Also, check out on-line resources like Pinterest for ideas and start saving a file. You will start to figure out your style for a space and what you gravitate. I am a Pinterest junkie and use it for clients all the time!!!