A Shared Girls' Bedroom Featuring Amethyst and Plum

Professional Project

Project by: Jennifer Bishop Design
Location: Northern California

There were two inspirations that I took and really built the design of this room around. The first was the small scaled zig zag fabric print in shades of amethyst, olive, black and plum. The second was a "totem pole art hang" I had always wanted to use and felt this was the perfect room for it. I found the idea from The Lost Art Salon art hanging guide.

My next must have for this room was the teepee. Every kid needs a special little hideaway in which to read, play hide and seek…make memories in. To make the teepee extra cush I added a mini flokati rug and had custom pillows made. The suzani pattern went well with the zig zag as far as color and scale. I had some black faux leather fringe added for a fun detail.

Yellow star lanterns and a whimsical wall clock placed over the teepee were my way of insinuating sleeping under the moon and the stars.

Over each bed also hangs a bird cage with clothes pins to hang photos and mementos. Since the girls are young, we just clipped family photos up for now. As they get older, and each of them gain their own preferences towards things, they can each customize their own to suit themselves. In addition to the birdcages, I took inexpensive cork boards and re-covered them with a black and white tree-grain pattern from IKEA. I also crafted each girl a yarn wrapped initial to add a layer of color on top of the black and white print.

The custom built chalkboard was made with reclaimed barn wood and hung at toddler height for easy access. The pay telephone was added for imaginary play. Although we did not hook it up, it is an actual working phone.

Thanks, Jennifer!

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(Image credits: Photo Designs by Odessa)

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