Tween Girl Room Design Reveal

Little girls’ rooms are really fun to design! Maybe because I was a little girl once and I remembered how I loved to spend time in my room by myself drawing and daydreaming.  Times have changed a little with technology but I think as a young girl it is still important to have a space you can call your own.

This room was very special to me, this little girl had asked Santa Claus if Jo could design her room for Christmas. I mean, how cute is that?? I sent her a little video letting her know that Santa had contacted me and her parents played if for her on Christmas morning!

When I first saw this her it looked like it was for a very little girl. I knew that my little client was coming into her own and needed a space that felt a little more mature and still a little fun!

I first pulled together this design board to get her approval, and make sure I was going in the right direction.

She was so excited with what I came up with and couldn’t wait to get started! I knew I wanted to hand make some fun elements for her room that could make it a little extra special. I decided to make these fun XOXO sparkly letters for above her bed. I put them on top of this cute navy and white Dalmatian wallpaper.

I think the room turned out pretty close to my design board don’t you?

I added a desk area on the opposite wall of the bed for homework and long drawing sessions. The gallery above the wall reflects some of her favorite things like gymnastics and the beach.

There is also a fun hanging chair where she can hang out with her friends and spend time reading her favorite books.

A happy little girl and a happy designer! These are the types of rooms that I can really get my creativity flowing and have so much fun creating!


Horse Inspired Girl’s Room – Equestrian In Training

Horse Inspired Girl’s Room – Equestrian In Training

When we were approached to design a Horse inspired bedroom we were intrigued, this was a first for us. We love getting to know our littlest clients, although Reese isn’t really that little. She is a very mature 9 year old that loves riding horses all year round. A horse inspired room wasn’t even a question for her.

Reese and I share a birthday just a couple days apart so I feel like we are on the same page when it comes to creativity. She’s got big ideas and will definitely put them to good use as she gets older.  She is a girl after my own heart and one of the sweetest little equestrians I know.

I sat down with Reese and she made it very clear that she loved horses, the color aqua and hanging with her friends any chance she could get.

I originally took what she had asked for and pulled in some of the elements she had mentioned. This was the original design board we presented to her.

Horse Inspired Girl's Room: Equestrian In TrainingWe showed this to Reese and she said “Well, it’s pretty but you don’t understand, I really like horses” Apparently the horse pillow I selected wasn’t cutting it! Ha! I love a girl that knows what she likes. Takes one to know one I guess. So I went back to the drawing board. Sometimes rooms evolve a little until it is just right. I took her comments to heart and gave her what I had hoped she really wanted.

This is what I showed her next!

Horse Inspired Girl's Room: Equestrian In TrainingThis was it, exactly what she wanted. I am pretty sure the horse mural sold her!

Ready to see how it turned out? Sometimes it is crazy to see how much the actual room looks exactly like I imagined it in my head and on my design board. This room was no exception.

Horse Inspired Girl's Room: Equestrian In Training

A reading nook was a must for Reese! She loves to read and she needed to have a comfy spot to plop down and get lost in a book.

Desk for homework? Yes please! Maybe doing homework will be just a little less tedious when you are doing it in your cute room…. we like to think so anyway.

Horse Inspired Girl's Room: Equestrian In Training

This art wall was especially fun for me to create. I love to make things so I took the opportunity to get creative an custom make a couple things special for Reese for her art wall.  I cross stitched the large “R” that I found at Hobby Lobby.  I found some yarn coordinating with the colors in her room and just made up the pattern as I went.

What about that cute unicorn on the wall? Well, the horse head was white, I found it at Homegoods and spray painted it gold. Gosh I love spraypaint!!

I crafted a horn out of some bendable cardboard and added different colored string with my trusty glue gun.

Last but not least, this roller skate is a little close to my heart. I loved to roller skate when I was little and so does Reese. I just had to design her a custom roller skate for her wall.  Yep, that is a real shoe lace. This cute skate is now available for purchase in our shop.

Horse Inspired Girl's Room: Equestrian In Training

Just a few more details to round our this happy little space.

Horse Inspired Girl's Room: Equestrian In Training

Horse Inspired Girl's Room - Equestrian In Training

What do you think?  Does this room make you happy?


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