Wednesday, September 21, 2011

When a Friend Decorates

Do birds of a feather flock together? Perhaps it is why so many design bloggers and followers have such an affinity for one another?

I did a post titled When A Friend Decorates. It generated a lot of comments and e-mails. People love seeing how others live. I thought it would be fun to run When A Friend Decorates as a regular series.

I'm kicking the series off with a show stopper of a room!  This room is proof that a small room with lots of obstacles and a tight budget are no match for a gal with a desire to create a chic bedroom for her niece!

Professional photographer, Traci, stenciled the damask onto one wall of the bedroom!
This aunt made the headboard out of a piece of wood, she drew the shape, had it cut and then painted her creation! The dog bed was a yard sale find that she recreated with a new coat of paint and a custom made cushion to keep the adorable pooches comfortable!
The adorable little girl who resides in this jewel box of a space has a love for displaying her photos. To keep the images contained this aunt created an inspiration board. 
An old armoire was given a new lease on life with a paint job and a striped textile installed inside the doors. The professional photography on the walls is her own, Traci Giles Photography. The little girl rides horses making the horse head on top of the armoire a nod to her interest.   
The stencil up-close...gorgeous pattern and love the color!
This little girl's bedroom was an office space in the home when this family moved in, yet their needs dictated it become a bedroom. There are three sets of a doors in this bedroom, plus the closet doors! To create a private escape for this little girl they hung six sets of Ikea white drapes! The result...gorgeous!
This "junk" jar is filled with all the little treasures a little girl always seems to have trouble parting with it...it is her own original artwork for the room. This is a "looking" piece, not a "playing" piece.
Way to go Traci! What an AMAZING space! I think it is safe to say you win "Aunt of the Year!"

What elements do you love about the space? Don't you love how despite challenges the room is chic, youthful and impressive?!

Submit your spaces to be featured in a When A Friend Decorates post!

32 comments:

Divine Theatre said...

So sweet!

Al said...

Lovely images! The pink stencil is beautiful. These ideas for decorating a little girl's space are wonderful.

The enchanted home said...

Wow I am impressed..what a great looking room. And to think of how resourceful she was in creating it makes it REALLY impressive! Beautiful...love this series!

Brocantess said...

Love the jar full of trinkets!

Sherri Cassara said...

What a beautiful room ... I am dying over the stenciling - wow! I also love that she added a little turquoise with the mirror for a pop of color ... and the dogs are tooo cute!

Lili said...

OMG this room is incredible! and i likle the "junk jar" idea. i want one for me for all the trinkets i dont want to let go!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Pink and pretty: That's a great feature wall.
*kisses* HH

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the updated look of the armoire, but it's the junk jar that made me wonder why I hadn't thought of that idea when my daughter was little. She could have kept the plastic rings, bouncy balls and other "treasures" she cherished all in one mom-approved space.

The Buzz Blog said...

I'll have to get back to you when (and if!) I ever decorate! Love this little girl's room and would love it as a bif girl, too.
xxoo

STYLE'N said...

Wow great job! I love the armoire the best. But I can also appreciate decorating small spaces and using one space for multiple purposes. Definitely not easy!

red ticking said...

lovely room.... and i know... i would have loved to have met you while i was in montauk... we may not come next year... i think nantucket is the plan...but i know we will surely meet one day... i can feel it. xo

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a lovely space on such a budget - so chic!
And i love the jar of random items... I wonder if I can make my kitchen junk drawer stuff look cute... :)

M.A.the2nd said...

Lisa ... this is stunning and so cute! To do this on a budget is very impressive! Hope you are well!
love and best wishes
Frances

Debby said...

Love the pink and those cute doggies! The black and white one looks like my Cooper! xo

The Mrs. said...

Wow this room is amazing and I am SO glad I found your blog!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing :)

Ridgely's Radar said...

The room looks fabulous! Love the pink wallpaper!

Traci said...

Lisa, this is so much fun to see the room on your blog! Thanks for saying all the nice things, I'm feeling all puffed up and proud right now! I have to give credit to my sister, who is fully responsible for the "junk jar," which everyone seems to love, and for most of the "hard labor" painting projects (along with her hubby). The best part of the room is how happy it makes my niece!

Casa Bella said...

Hi Lisa! I'm back finally and so happy to get to visit you again. This is a great post. Very inspiring. That damask pattern on the wall is a fantastic idea. It inspired me to do something similar in my office.

Party Resources said...

This is fantastic!!! What a great room. xx

Taylor Greenwalt said...

so creative.. I can not believe she stenciled that whole wall. It looks great! I love all the pink.

About Last Weekend said...

That mirror is wonderful and what a gorgeous space, lovely!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

What a great series! Love it.

pretty pink tulips said...

What an incredible space for those lucky little girls!

I love so many elements of this room, but loved the simplicity (yet effectiveness) of the white curtains giving a little private play space and the "treasure jar". This would work equally well for my little guy who collects Lego people and GoGos.

Love this series and can't wait to see the next installment!

xoxo Elizabeth

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

What a gorgeous room - I like jobs where the budgets are tight & people have to use their imagination a little more. This a great example of creativity & style without the big dollars ...what a perfect end result & what a lucky girl!
x
Melissah

Anđela Vitorović said...

Beautiful pictures, love your blog! :)

UNDERNEATH THE STARS

The Zhush said...

Amazing indeed! wow! I think I want to steal that Junk Jar idea, so great. My son has a little junk tray on his dresser, filled with rocks, shells and action figures..which he calls action fingers :)

Kathysue said...

Wow I can not imagine the time and patience it would take to do the stenciling in this darling room. It is pinkalicious!! Kathysue

Acanthus and Acorn said...

So well done!

Classic Style Blog said...

lovely, Love the stencils../Marie

Maureen@CheekyinBlue said...

So happy to come across your blog! I can not believe that is a stencil, totally thought it was wallpaper!!

Stevie said...

That is a stunning room. I especally like the armoire--though the dog bed is so cute!