Simplified Bee Location: San Francisco Peninsula, California Cristin Bisbee Priest wrestled with the challenge of creating a shared bedroom for two daughters, ages 7 and 10, and satisfying both parties on the issue of color scheme! One girl loved pink and the other loved purple, and Cristin rose to the occasion and created a room that delighted both. Here's what Cristin says about her project:
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For a client's seven year old who loves pink and her ten year old who loves purple, I started with matching neutral white bed linens and open fretwork headboards. Complimentary, custom Euro shams and bolster pillows were created for each girl with their favorite colors in mind. Whimsical prints of a pink flamingo and purple seahorse were found on Etsy, framed and placed above each bed. I love multi-functional pieces in a room, so a white lacquer mini Parsons desk was placed between the beds - it serves as a nightstand and study spot. The clear ghost chair was added because it didn't add too much visual weight to the space. The walls were painted a soft lavender, while a bold pink and white area rug was selected for the floor - it's 100% cotton and small enough to throw in a standard washing machine — perfect for kids! The dresser was painted a soft pink (Benjamin Moore's Bermuda Pink) and topped with a fun bubble gum table lamp, antique mirror and abstract art by Michaela Noelle Designs. Although a challenge to design at first, the room turned out beautifully and most importantly, both girls love that it reflects their unique style.