Madeleine's Surprise Make Over

Madeleine's Surprise Make Over

Alejandra Valera
Aug 4, 2009

Imagine going away to camp and leaving your cute -- but dated -- room behind, and coming back to a sophisticated cool-as-heck new room? That's what happened to 14-year-old Madeleine when her mother redid her room as a birthday/going-to-high-school surprise. View more photos after the jump...

We're suckers for white rooms and Madeleine's is certainly a prime example of why: clean, so modern and with just enough punches of color. Madeleine's mom, AB, writes on her Web site, "…I decided she needed an all new big girl room design for her new big girl life. She went to a 3-week camp in mid-July, at which point Vince and I began working furiously to paint, refinish the floors, and redecorate her room. The whole thing was a big surprise, so I spent the last 3 weeks being alternately excited about the whole thing, and nervous that she would hate it. She didn't. A lot."

Before the Makeover

We have always been a great fan of IKEA's Lack shelves and the way they are used here shows how versatile and classic they are. We love the look of the layered rugs, which add great texture to the room. Other favorites include the Marimekko Bonbon Pillow from Crate and Barrel. Throw in some great finishing touches like fresh flowers, a Mason jar, a homemade sock monkey and you've got yourself a great room.

To read more about the makeover, visit Hashai.

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