Haley's Room

I've had a few people email me asking how on earth to decorate a teenager's bedroom. So I thought I would share a project I finished recently...

Haley's Room.

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Take Note

Haley: age 15, cowgirl, likes bright colors, PB teen decor, her pony, lots of natural light-not to be confused with Twilight- another love.

the Mom: a western Martha Stewart with edge; Exquisite taste but does not like bright colors, patterns or anything from PB Teen. 

the Dad: a musician; in decorating words: keep it interesting. But without color, please.

Me: in over my head.

Haley room plan copy 

Let's start from the beginning: the inspiration behind this room-

{ the wings }
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These angel wings were picked up by Haley's parents on a road trip out West. We all agreed they would be perfect for her room.

So I made them into a headboard... 

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Teenagers...... 

They collect,

They display.

With that in mind I designed a set of bookcases with a built-in desk and had them installed on the far wall. 

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At one point I had these shelves 'styled' the way I wanted them but then quickly realized it wasn't fitting unless Haley did it herself...

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Much better.

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Chest of drawers from Manor in Nashville; charming chandelier by Stray Dog Designs 

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The drapery panels were custom made with decorative ties to make them a little more youthful. Decorative hardware from Anthropologie.

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A "boring" bench was slipcovered in a hot pink fabric. 
 
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Custom slipcovered bedside tables- with a little feminine, bright? detail...

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And my favorite moment in the room...

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Why? 

1. The Painting

I commissioned a talented artist and friend, David Mcleod, to paint a portrait of Haley's beloved pony- otherwise known as Buni. He captured her perfectly... (click HERE to see more of his work)

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Look familiar? You might have seen Haley and Buni in THIS famous music video !

2. The Chairs

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Classy, bright fabrics?  Peter Dunham to the rescue!

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Bernhardt chairs covered in Peter Dunham's Blue Kashmir Paisley. Love it. 

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This cowgirl has quite the view from her bedroom... 

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And quite a precious sidekick...

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Fuzzy ottoman from West Elm

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