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Bright and Colorful….Fit For a Girl


This room can function as a little girl's room who's spunky, yet chic. I wanted to create a room that was not too gender specific, that could also be used as a guest room.

Design Inspiration

Colors were my inspiration.  I like the gray and yellow color scheme, so my plan is to paint the wall behind the headboard gray to also bring out the pillows, painting and curtains (silvery blue, not photographed).  From there my project blossomed and the room came together.

Decorating Style

My style is more contemporary than anything, but Im eclectic, so I can bring in modern, and sometimes even rustic elements into my projects.

Project Details

I love Ikea and Michael's! They have great decorating knick knacks that are inexpensive.  The headboard is an old room divider wrapped in fabric from Ikea.  I also took the same fabric along with another color fabric (from Ikea) and framed it (frames also Ikea).  The painting is an original by me.  The flower arrangement, I put together from Michael's. Finally, the mirror was painted by me (all by hand).

Favorite Items

The Mirror, my painting, and the headboard.


Find a color scheme, statement piece, or focal point and run with it.  Pick up items as you go. You never know what you'll find.


Friday 18th of February 2011

Hi AP: I have to say, this is an astounding room.  Very well put together.  Your paintings are simple yet they serve the purpose of simultaneously beautifying the room AND putting a uniquely personal touch to it.  It's very obvious that you had fun with the room.