Nadia's Tropical Paradise

Nadia's Tropical Paradise

Carrie McBride
Aug 5, 2010

Name: Nadia (5)
Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Room size: 230 sqf. (excluding the en-suite bathroom)

A visual trip to Nadia's bright, beautiful room will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated without having to pack your bags or board a plane. Her mother Clara revitalized a fairly ordinary (bordering on blah) room into this cheerful space that matches the family's tropical environs. Clara had more time than money on her hands so her allies were lots of paint, elbow grease and her own crafty ingenuity. Read on for our interview and to take the tour.

What was the inspiration for this makeover? Our tropical surroundings and Nadia's cultural heritage (Dominican and Danish)

Did your daughter collaborate with you on it? Absolutely. It was her bedroom after all. She helped me do some things, and I helped her do some projects too.

What was the biggest challenge decorating this room? There were a few, most importantly the many doors I had to paint (the closet has 14, plus the main door and the door to her bathroom.

How long did this makeover take? 3 weeks for the bedroom (I could only dedicate 2-3 hours to it everyday)

What is your favorite element in the room? It's hard to decide, but if I must it would be her craft/homework area.