I just finished a room for a client with 5 kids. After doing a number of rooms that were predominantly White and Shabby Chic, I must say it is nice to get away from that for a bit. This client hates painted wood, preferring medium dark woods such as oak.
With a live in nanny and all those kids, it means no guest room. However, now that 3 of the kids are at university, my client wanted to give one of the girls rooms a makeover so it can double as a guest room. She called me five weeks ago and said it had to be finished by October 7th. It is Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and the kids are coming home, so we wanted it ready to surprise her.
I ordered the bed from a big company (CSN stores ) thats ships to Canada and has great prices, plus free delivery, as well as the night stands and double dresser. All the linens are from Pine Cone Hill from my shop, and the rug is Dash and Albert. My client prefers more traditional rugs, however, I wanted to keep it young and fresh, so we opted for this lovely striped cotton rug.
A mix of stripes and flowers and a blue silk pillow for a little punch.
Although you can't see the color of the drapes, they are a petite cream and cinnamon stripe with a cozy interlining and a contemporary box pleated top.
There is a foot board, however, the proper rails for the frame were shipped to the wrong address, so I had to use a borrowed frame for the weekend and hope to attach the footboard by Monday.
This is the perfect client. She hires a decorator because she wants to save time, and wants me to deal with the headaches, (and there's always something) deliveries and drapery installer etc. She only wants a couple of decisions, so I narrow things down to 2 and she picks. Fast. She also doesn't mind spending money on good quality. I save money on the smaller, less important bits for her.
The daughter needs to add her bits, so we left the walls blank and she can add her touch to it when she comes home.
Plus she is a psychologist, so I can run things by her........