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Designing A Girl’s Room Refresh

Hey friends! Hope you had a chance to relax and enjoy this weekend a bit.
I am LOVING our New England September.
Blue skies, easy breezy 70s by day, cool and crisp nights,  it is a gorgeous time of year here!
While I’m finishing up Hannah’s room refresh I am reminded of some other teen rooms I’ve worked on. Even if you are not starting from scratch with a room design, it’s SO helpful to have a general plan in mind. Creating a design board can help you decide on the direction you want to go and visualize the end result, so you aren’t chasing your tail trying to find pieces that work and making 7000 returns  in the process!
These are a couple of quick design boards I made for a teenage girl
that incorporated her bed, mirrored dresser and side table, and a grey and white comforter her mom found at TJMaxx that they loved (very similar to this Dwell Studios fabric below).
They were thinking of using a light blue on the walls or in the room somehow but weren’t sure how that combination would look, so I played with a couple options for her.
Benjamin Moore #806 Breath Of Fresh Air
Then I showed them how the room would look using a robin’s egg blue as an accent color. 
Benjamin Moore #1458 Silver Bells 

(I love the Sanela curtains and pillow….they are a more muted shade of the famous Tiffany blue.)

In the end they decided on the first design using Breath Of Fresh Air as the wall color – the blue is strong enough to contrast the grey bedding and the end result was very serene and lovely, the perfect respite for a busy teenager!

I create design boards using the collage element of the free photo editing program Picasa.
I’ll show you how I do it in the near future – it’s so easy and creating a design board really is helpful to thinking through how you want your room to look!

Coming up this Friday is the newest edition of Project Design,
the series created by the fabulous Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home and Cindy of Rough Luxe Lifestyle.
I’ll be joining these wonderful bloggers to chat about
how to make a beautiful bed
(a subject near and dear to my heart – I love my comfy bed!)

Vintage Contessa  

Hope you will join us!
Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Such pretty inspiration, can't wait to see the finished room! Can you believe I've never done a design board - looking forward to your tutorial! :)

Christine @ Suburban Charm

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Love your inspiration boards! I am actually in the process of creating a bedroom for my daughter out of my husband's home office and I was looking at a baby blue and taupe toile wallpaper. Your boards have inspired me and I'm going to check out the paint colors before I dive in with the wallpaper. Love your taste!

Cindy Hattersley

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

I cannot wait to see what you come up with Lisa. You have created magic in many of your other spaces! Thank you so much for joining us!!


Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Love these boards Lisa! And, I have to say ... as much as I was hanging on to summer ... these past few days have been magnificent! Happy Fall!

Kris Jarrett

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Love your design boards and can't wait to see what you talented ladies have to share this Friday!!