Before & After: Lifeless Spare Room to Winsome Tween Retreat

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: Aparna Chacko)

Project by: Aparna Chacko / AjjC Design
Location: Fremont, California

This room needed an injection of personality before its new 10-year-old occupant moved in. It also needed a design that could carry this tween straight through the teen years.

(Image credit: Aparna Chacko)

From the designer:

Design brief: To convert the spare room into a space that the home owner’s 10-year-old daughter will not outgrow in the next 6-8 yrs. Shades of pale pink with navy and fuchsia accents were used to keep the space soft and feminine, and not too girly. The IKEA bookshelves and chair create a cozy reading nook and space to display her favorite stuffed toys.

Sources: The bed and headboard are from West Elm. The bookshelves and chair are from IKEA. And the wall decor, bedding and window shade are from Pottery Barn.

(Image credit: Aparna Chacko)
(Image credit: Aparna Chacko)

Thanks, Aparna!

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