Makeover Monday: Jenna’s Room

Recently I had my first consultation with Kerry and her 8-year-old daughter, Jenna. Kerry contacted me several weeks ago about redoing Jenna’s room for her birthday in March. I was game. We chatted a little via social media and she told me that her daughter loved purple. What a coincidence, because I loved purple when I was about her age! She sent me a few pics of her current room…IMG_8598 (2) IMG_4674 IMG_4203While it’s fun and bright, Kerry wants to update her room. And here was the most important piece of information: she wanted it to be a room that she could mature with. Meaning, not a little kid room that she will be sick of in a year. The plan was for this to become a room she could enjoy into her teenage years. At least, with little tweaking along the way that didn’t involve a major overhaul.

I was all over it! We couldn’t connect until after the holidays for me to get to their house to see the room and talk more. But I just got so excited.

I started Pinning like crazy. I made an initial (generic) inspiration board:OB-Jenna's RoomHere is what I wanted to see in her room:

  • White bedding with purple printed sheets
  • Grey walls
  • Purple accents
  • Fun, feminine art that is not childish
  • White furniture
  • White curtains

Then I got really excited and did some “shopping.” Where did I head? Why Target of course. I was almost positive I could find everything I was looking for there. And I was right.

Here was my final result (the link goes to the Olioboard site with links to each specific item if you click on them)…

OB-Jenna Room with numbers

  • 1- I assessed the comforter sets. I like this Threshold white rouched set because of the subtle details. And it’s machine washable. Kid friendly? I think so.
  • 2- I found some cute purple chevron sheets in the kiddo aisle- and they were on sale! They only had twin and full but her bed is full size so this is a great way to get cute sheets without forking out a ton of moolah.
  • 3- When I got to the throw pillows, I got giddy. I found a flower-looking lavender one and a lumbar pillow in deep purple with white lace. How about that for feminine detail that’s not childish?
  • 4- I perused the lamps and decided a punch of another color, like teal, would be good. And even better with a slightly glittery lampshade.
  • 5- White ruffled curtains? Yes. It makes the window pop but doesn’t distract from art or bedding. Again, subtle feminine detail.
  • 6- A metallic starburst mirror is a great over-the-bed addition because it moves more light around the room.
  • 7- I found this cute typography artwork on Etsy that is both girly and chic. A recipe for a mature room. I am in love with them all!

I suggested the same paint color (Quill by Olympic) we used for our front living room (and I just re-painted another room with this color) that I am IN LOVE with because it is a lovely warm greige (the photo swatch is not very accurate). It will look great with white, purple, and teal. A great neutral that lets the furniture and textiles shine instead of being a distraction.Olympic 8-oz Quill Interior Satin Paint SampleI did pick out a fun purple paint color per Jenna’s request in case they decided to do an accent wall or paint her bathroom, Regal Plum by Valspar. I love this one because it is a little muddier and not as in-your-face.Valspar 8-oz Regal Plum Interior Satin Paint SampleWhite furniture would really lighten up the room. We discussed painting the bed frame and finding some great storage for her toys which can later be used for clothes. I suggested this storage piece from Ikea with woven baskets.HEMNES Sofa table IKEA Solid wood has a natural feel.Finally, I thought a magnetic chalkboard (like this one I found on Pinterest) would be a fun place for her to doodle and hang her One Direction poster.

I shared my inspiration board with Kerry and Jenna when I went to their house last weekend. They both loved it and I was so happy! With her birthday in March, hopefully I will get to share “after” pictures in a few months!

I had so much fun on this room and can’t wait for more consultation opportunities! If you are interested in a Makeover Monday inspiration board or an in-home Consultation, check out my pages! I would love to work with YOU!


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