Tuesday, August 26, 2014

client project: choosing paint for a little girl's room


I have three new little clients who I can safely say I love more than any other clients I have ever had.  I have a blatant preference for these sassy little ladies and that's because they are my nieces!  Lauren and I have an older sister, Adrienne who has three little girls and they all are moving into their newly renovated house in just a couple of weeks.  Adrienne and her husband are great at gutting and renovating houses but, she hates decorating.  I mean hates.  I don't know how we came from the same gene pool?!

{my mom, Lauren , me and Adrienne in Asheville last fall}


I begged her to let Lauren and I take on their rooms because they all have definite personalities and unlike their mom, they love fashion and decor.  To save them from a fate of a bed-in-a-bag we have divided up their rooms and plan to surprise them with the reveals in just a few weeks!  Lauren is taking on the oldest's room and I am tackling the shared room of the younger two.


{Gracie, Molly, and Finley}

They each had a few requests, including the paint color.  For my girls the color is lavender.  Lauren got turquoise.  I know that these girls are envisioning easter egg shades but we are trying to steer things in a more muted direction.  We wanted something that would not be too loud and that could transition in a couple of years when their tastes have completely changed :)

Here are some of our inspiration pictures for their rooms...

    

love this little bedroom | pops of coral + peach + lavender + navy over neutral base
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Small living space, colors keep things bright and airy.
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The Emily + Meritt Heart And Star Duvet Cover + Sham- MS room
{Pottery Barn Teen}

*The whole Emily and Meritt collection is great!

love the shelves above the desk, and the one wall that is papered. also, that blue pillow on the couch makes me happy!
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We ended up choosing Behr's Dreamy Cloud:
BEHR Premium Plus Ultra 8 oz. #630C-1 Lavender Haze

And Benjamin Moore's Crystal Blue:
NEW bathroom paint: Benjamin Moore Crystal Blue 2051-70...Bird's Egg ended up being just too dang blue & dark for a room with no window.

Both are very soft and muted but will still stand out against the right colors and accessories!
The rooms are being painted as we speak and next up is the first round of choices.  Adrienne, Lauren, and I decided to create fun collaboration to go with this project so stay tuned.  Last time we all collaborated I think it was a made up dance to Janet Jackson's "Control."  We rocked it then and I hope this idea can remotely live up to it! 


Also, I went beyond just paint selection over at DecoraUSA.  I compiled some of my favorite items that could also be added to any little girl's room.  Did you know they also have home accessories and not just lighting?  It's great to have this new resource when searching for myself and clients!  You can check out my picks, here.


10 comments:

  1. oh my gosh i am SO excited to see this! i adore kids spaces so much- they are so fun! and your inspiration is perfect! and i think adrienne, you and lauren could have your own home flipping team. :) adrienne can do the gutting/reno and you guys do the design!

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  2. I don't think there is anything more fun than decorating little girl's rooms! I love the soft blue color you chose. I can't wait to see everything finished!

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    1. They are my absolute favorite! I am going to email you today BTW...sorry it's taken so long!

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  3. You guys are going to have a blast with this. Lucky girls.

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    1. It is like decorating for myself and two sisters when we were growing up...total time warp :)

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  4. Great choices! I can't wait to see the final result!

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    1. Thanks Kelley! I just tried to find your blog but it looks like you only have a Facebook page, I think?

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  5. What beautiful inspiration, and super fun clients!

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