Big lady bedrooms
July 4, 2015 - accent chair
The bedroom of Stephanie Leake, a home-schooled 17-year-old in west Little Rock, couldn’t be some-more opposite from a determined picture of a stereotypical teenager’s bedroom.
The image: A mass of cluttered disharmony consisting of weakly strewn clothes, half-eaten pizza and haphazardly hung pop-star posters surrounding something that competence be a bed.
Leake’s reality: A worldly though witty space, an expanded gabled area where a confidant multiple of orange and pinkish is accented with touches of green. Floral, paisley and geometric patterns are juxtaposed with rugs in plain colors. Mirrored touches — an initial on a wall, a valuables armoire — literally simulate it all. Pale blue walls, white seat and white perfect window treatments finish a space that includes a five-piece sitting area, a makeup list … and a walk-in closet that serves as her office.
Pine Cone Hill bedding — featuring a multicolored, reversible quilt, floral on one side and striped on a other — was a impulse for a room’s tone intrigue and feel. “Pink is substantially my favorite color,” Leake says. She has always had pinkish in her room in some form or fashion, though it’s a “brightest and many cohesive now.”
Family crony Jana Hunter of Jana Hunter Interiors was a force behind Leake’s initial professionally finished room. “We were in a routine of changing my room for a while,” Leake says. “My mom and we both adore decorating here and there, though we’re not professionals. So we suspicion it’d be good to have someone [who] knew my luminary and could unequivocally move that to life in my room.”
Teens these days are some-more meddlesome in how their spaces look, and wish their bedrooms to simulate their
personalities, contend several Arkansas home interior professionals.
“In today’s world, where we’re bombarded by amicable media and a superiority of a luminary lifestyle, teenagers are some-more wakeful of what’s accessible and wish it for themselves,” says engineer Sandy Sutton of Hot Springs.
“Also, accessible foe … has done teenagers some-more wakeful of how to pull a settlement limits. Their bedrooms are as many of a conform matter as their wardrobe.”
Shayla Copas, of Shayla Copas Interiors in Little Rock, agrees. “Teens are apropos some-more concerned than ever in their spaces,” she says. And they’re “very open to fun and innovative ideas.”
The disproportion between teen bedrooms and adult bedrooms lies in a function. Copas says teen bedrooms are not as structured. Adolescents, she says, “are open to fun and innovative ideas and adore to try with settlement and color.”
While adult bedrooms are flashy some-more like sanctuaries or oases, teen bedrooms tend to arrangement some-more personal items, highlighting activities, interests or accomplishments. “A teen’s room is their life. It’s where they live, work and play,” Sutton says.
She cites a “glamorous, luminary style” room she did for 13-year-old Bailey Gibson of Hot Springs. Bailey usually finished seventh class during Lakeside Middle School. The room’s tone intrigue is black, white and gold, with a canopied bed as a focal point. An accent wall is lonesome in York wall covering; and there are touches of selected as good as caprice — including a wall-mounted unicorn conduct and three-dimensional star bursts. In Bailey’s work area is a white lacquered table with a mistake fur-covered chair.
Bailey loves to sing. “I adore being onstage, and so my room has that glamorous demeanour to it — since when you’re adult on theatre you’ve got to be glamorous,” she says. “That’s what we went for, not … a pop-star kind of thing.”
With Leake, a thesis is golf. A golfer who has excelled during a series of girl tournaments, Leake keeps her trophies and other golf mementos in her bureau area and atop a vast white armoire in a categorical room. Leake is also a beauty and health blogger who posts videos. She wanted a space that would yield “a cold background” to film these videos, she says.
‘Big girl’ room
Copas’ client, Tori McDuffie, loves selling and fashion. “We used high-fashion books in a room,” showcasing such settlement icons as Jimmy Choo and Chanel, Copas says.
McDuffie recently incited 17, and will be a youth in a tumble during Little Rock Christian Academy. This is a initial time she has had a space designed for her. The room is suggestive of an superb silver-screen actress. Its focal tone is coral, one of McDuffie’s favorites, accented with a willing sky blue. Walls bear a subtle, nonetheless dramatic, textured damask covering with architectural design. Here, as in Leake’s room, can be found white seat as good as mirrored pieces … there’s even a mirrored Chanel lamp. McDuffie says she “wanted a ‘big girl’ room” for her birthday.
Not surprisingly, teenage girls’ bedroom taste preferences differ from those of teenage boys, these experts say.
Teen girls go for what’s trending … and go for color, such as black/white combinations; bullion as good as churned metals and other elements of sparkle; and big, confidant patterns on upholstered pieces and pillows. Boys are some-more low-key and “tend to be some-more minimalistic and ride toward neutral colors,” Hunter says.
But these are teenagers, after all. Surely, even a many well-appointed teenager’s room could turn a misadventure of a hectic, untroubled lifestyle.
Right? Not for teenagers like Bailey. “I try to keep my room really purify and have good storage in it,” she says. “Everything has a place, so it doesn’t need to be messy.”
Hunter says she encourages her immature clients “to not usually take tenure of their space, though to take honour in their space as well.”
HomeStyle on 07/04/2015