Thursday, April 3, 2014

ORC linking party-Teen room refresh

I am sure you know this event well, but if not it is hosted by the lovely Linda from Calling it Home.

Yesterday the official One Room Challenge began and today the rest of us get to throw our hats in.
I will be doing my 16 year-old daughter's room, although she will turn 17 before its over provided she relinquishes control to me.
I hemmed and hawed about doing her room because a.) she has opinions b.) she did not get the design gene and c.) she is fickle. So fickle that sunburst mirrors hung at the right height have been replaced by paintings dangling far too high from the floor among other bizarre changes.
It goes like this, I find a solution for her room, she approves, I purchase and a week later it is in the closet in favor some goofy mock-up. All of this does not sit so well with me, so call me mean but, going forward she will be consulted minorly and forbidden to change things.

We need a desk and chair situation here and for goodness sakes less crap everywhere!

These desks are my inspiration.




I need a storage solution here. Ugh!


I am not entirely awful as I am planning a gallery wall that includes some framed "permanent" pieces and and some that are easy to change out on a whim.


Right now she hangs her own watercolors from her Etsy shop along with sweet little pictures made by her little sister in this spot.
Her color scheme so far has been gray, yellow black, greige and red. Yup, I said red so you can see why an intervention of the strongest sort is in order.
Here is the plan:
  • Desk and chair situation resolved
  • Implement new color scheme
  • Find storage for records
  • Find storage for cosmetics
  • Create gallery wall
  • Accessorize within new color scheme
Head on over to Calling it Home to see what the other participants are up to and come back next week to see my progress.

42 comments:

House of Pemberley said...

Haha. This made me lol because I have the same issues with my daughter. Good luck. Jus go me be great!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

She has the re-decorating gene. I think this will be fun to watch. I love that she has an Etsy store, and she's good! Thanks for joining.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Love that your daughter has en etsy shop. At least she got your artistic gene! Gonna be great.

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

What fun it will be to see this come together! I love your inspiration pictures. Good luck ;-) My project is my ugly kitchen. It's going to be a long-fast 6 Weeks!!

Karena Albert said...

Brings back lots of memories of those teenage room dramas! I love where you are going with this and am thinking of similar desk ideas for Isabella!

xoxo
Karena
2014 Artists Series

Cathy Wall said...

Ah yes, the joys of decoration for a teen girl! Good thing you have plans for the gallery wall to allow for frequent changes! LOVE the parsons desk! Have fun!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Can I tell you how much that mother-daughter decorating situation sounds like mine? Glad we're in this one together! Love your inspiration pics!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Oh man, are we in for it! I'm working on my 13 yr old daughter's room. At least I am at the moment, but I might ditch this client before next week and do the room of my 12 yr old mamma's boy. Good luck! I know it will be awesome! :)

Nancy said...

first of all you look too young to have a sixteen year old. seriously. send me your skin care tips. :) I know you're having to walk a thin line to get what you both want but I know its going to be good. btw...I have the parsons desk from west elm in green and I love it to pieces.

Charmaine Nunag said...

Omg, I have the same issues with my 9yo. Girls! lol. Love your plan and it's so cool that your daughter has an etsy shop. Can't wait to follow along.

My Notting Hill said...

I think in the end she'll be really happy with what you do. Keep reporting on the dynamics too - I think that will be so informative as well! Oh, and I agree w/Nancy above about the skin care tips!

Improvement List said...

Looking forward to how you solve the storage solution. Love the idea of an art wall with both permenant and change-out pieces. Sounds like something that will make you both happy;)

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

Love the inspiration pics, especially the one with the gold leafing on the desk!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

You crack me up, mainly because it sounds just like one of my daughters and myself. Good luck and will be following along.

Andrea said...

Well you daughter definitely got the artistic gene, I love her Etsy store! This is going to be such fun to watch!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Sherry Calamia said...

Great inspirations! It is going to look amazing! I love that your daughter has an Etsy shop, I have been bugging my son to start one with his art and he is not going on board with that idea. Have a productive week!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great inspiration images! I dig her art. How cool she has her own Etsy shop! :)

Darci Towns said...

Love the desk inspiration! Some of those have been in my inspire files for a while :) I am sure your daughter will love the end result!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Lots of potential! Love the parsons desk idea. Her album collection is cool -- what about displaying some of them?
Good luck!!!!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

You can't go wrong with a parsons desk! She is going to love the space once it's finished!

Tricia said...

I love all the parsons desk inspiration. I'm thinking about changing up my 9 year old daughter's room so I can't wait to see how your daughter's room turns out. I need some inspiration of my own. :)

Tricia // Suburbanbitches.com

Dana Casey said...

hello there! i am new to this too and doing my teen daughters space as well and can relate to momma/teen daughter dynamics in design! the parsons desk is so cool, what a great idea for your plan. i look forward to seeing your design unfold. dana

n said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nichole Gabriel said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nichole Gabriel said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nichole Gabriel said...

Ok! Let's see if I can get this commenting thing right! This is gonna be great! I wish I were doing a workspace, I desperately need one! Mommy daughter is gonna be fun! Can't wait to see! :D

Http://www.perfectpieceinteriors.com

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

Beautiful inspiration! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Holly said...

It's fun to see those that do teen rooms. They certainly do have opinions so I always like to see these rooms evolve.

Tiffany said...

Wow, she has her own Etsy shop? I'm excited to see how her room comes along.

Vel Criste said...

I think this will be a real challenge Kerry. Reading about your daughter, and I guess all teen daughters are like that at some point, you just do what you can! I know in the end, with your great eye, she will love her room. Excited to follow along!

Lesley Metcalfe said...

So impressive that your 16 year old has an Etsy shop. Such a go-getter! Good luck with the room transformation :)

home before dark said...

Do I not envy you and the Drama Years. I say tread lightly. And only use what you will want to put in that room in a few years. Why not make this more of a studio room to support her Etsy store that could become more studio when she leaves home?

Krystine Edwards said...

A teengagers room, that should be its own challenge! Love your plans!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Well now she did get the artistic gene!! After painting my daughter's room I gave up. Easier to just shut the door. Good luck Kerry!!

SHERRY HART said...

Great inspiration....and of course we know the art will be fabulous! Glad you are on board with the ORC!

House@heart said...

Ha! Your daughter is going to drive you mad!! I am sure you two will find a perfect solution that she'll hopefully be on board with!:)
Can't wait to see the colour scheme!!
Ozana

The Pink Pagoda said...

With your skills this will be amazing. The inspirations are gorgeous! I'm so impressed with her art and that she has an Etsy store. That's my favorite U2 album : )

sarah sofia knepp said...

Good luck to you! I'm years away from my girls being teenagers, but always on the look out for fresh ideas! Love the desk too! Impressed with your daughter's artwork!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

This will be a good project for you two. She's caught the design bug for sure. You guys will make it look great (and hopefully with minimal eye rolling on her part) :)

Uhu work said...

World Latest vehicles, Super Cars, Super Latest Speed Cars, Expensive Cars, Latest Mazda Models, Racing Cars, International Sport Cars, Concept Cars, PS-Pod, Strange Vehicles, Nissan, Royce Corniche, Ford Concept Cars, Strange Vehicles, Mercedes and More Sport Cars and Vehicles with Pictures and Info
WorldLatestVehicles.com

Uhu work said...

Now 1st time ever in Internet World, Facebook Earning program has been Launch, Now you Car earn money online with Just use Facebook and earn unlimited. Post a Picture on Facebook and Get $0.07 per Post.
www.OnlineCornerz.Com

Uhu work said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.