I’ve got an amazing niece named Bailey. For those of you out there who don’t have an amazing niece named Bailey I highly recommend you get one. Totally worth the investment.
She’s effortlessly cool, stylish as hell and crazy creative. She’s everything I wanted to be at her age.
So when I overheard her mom mentioning plans for her new room I immediately interjected myself into the conversation and begged to be allowed to design her room.
For someone as pulled together and mature as Bailey I knew we were going to have to venture outside the expected teenage girl stereotypes. I wanted a room that would reflect the creativity and personality that fairly drips from this gal. Also chief among my goals was to provide a room that would remain relevant and adaptable as this young lady (gulp!) grows up.
I began with colours, accessories and a floor plan.
Then it was the mad scramble installation phase. I personally love this stage – when you’re racing a clock (Bailey’s on the way back from camp! She’ll be here any minute!!) and you stay up ’til the wee hours while your mom curls up to sleep in a corner (no offense intended Mom – you were a freakin’ trooper!)
Until at last you drop the paint brush, straighten the fabrics, arrange the accessories and take a deep breath. Time to open the door to see the look on your niece’s face as she absorbs that this glamorous grown up room is for her. No better feeling!
Breaking down the accessories…
Doesn’t it make you wanna be a teenage girl again? If only for the stamina to stay up all night talking to your girlfriends!
Anyone else planning a room for a teenager? I’d love to hear how you handled the balance between personality and functionality!